Sammy Moss, 82, of Covington, passed away Aug. 20. Mr. Moss was a dedicated employee of Southern Bell, for 31 years, before retiring at the age of 51. He was a faithful member and deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church and was always willing to do anything the church needed of him. He always stayed busy around the house and especially enjoyed working in his flower and vegetable gardens. Papa, as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a loving husband to Nanny, a devoted father and grandfather, and a perfect example of how a Godly man should lead his family.
He loved to cook for his family and friends and would never let a soul go hungry. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. Mr. Moss was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his precious daughter Cindy Moss Savage and his parents Cloma and Stella (Craig) Moss.
Survivors include his best friend and loving wife of 63 years Nevada C. Moss; sons Gregg Moss of Covington, Derrick Moss of Mansfield; grandchildren Jason Savage, Marie S. Webb, Aimee M. Lawson, Cassie M. Singleton, Katie Moss, Craig Moss, Justin Moss, Abigail Moss; nine great-grandchildren; brother Frank Moss of Covington; two nephews and one niece.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 23, at the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with the Rev. Dickie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Covington City Cemetery. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Porterdale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 637, Porterdale, Ga. 30070. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.