Rebecca Moore Kirven, 99, widow of John Ira Kirven, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the National Healthcare Center.

Born in Bullock County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Daisy Kernodle Moore.

She graduated from Register High School, Register, Georgia.

She was an active member of the Pinewood Baptist Church for more than 70 years, where she was also a member of the Fidelis Sunday class and Young at Heart.

She was a wonderful wife, parent, grandparent and great-grandparent.

Surviving are one daughter, Iris Painter (Bill) of Sumter; one son, John Kirven (Sallie) of Edisto; five grandchildren, Sheri Corbett Wall (Ron) of Manning, Mitchell Corbett of Columbia, John Kirven III (Carol) of Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Kirven (Emily) of New York, New York and Stephen Kirven (Tina) of Roswell, Georgia; nine great-grandchildren, Rebecca Wimsatt (Chris), Alison Corbett, Ryan Corbett, Wesley Corbett, Emily Kirven, Sallie Kirven, Johnny Kirven, Eve Kirven and James Kirven; two step-great-grandchildren, Parker Wall Johnson (Michael) and Jay Wall (Amanda); and four step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Pinewood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kirk Carlisle officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of Iris Painter, 132 Tucson Drive.

Burial will be in the Pinewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pinewood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Pinewood.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.