Gretta Sue Moses Cline
June 19, 1928 - October 19, 2013
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|Gretta Sue Moses Cline, 85, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, North Carolina. A resident of Princeton, WV and formerly of Mullens WV, Gretta had resided in Jacksonville, NC recently. She died following a brief battle with cancer. Gretta was born June 19, 1928 in Bluefield WV to the late Joseph Moses and his wife, the former Alice Ratcliffe. Survivors include two sons T. Dirk Cline and wife Laura Prince of Jacksonville NC, Douglas K. Cline and wife Dedra Lawrence Cline of Aynor SC; grandchildren Lindsey Diane Cline of Brooklyn NY, Maggie Cline of Aynor SC, and Charlie Cline of Aynor SC; a sister, Elreda “Theta” M. Cox of MD and a number of nephews and nieces including Ronnie Gearhart and wife Lorraine Gearhart of VA. In addition to her parents, Gretta was preceded in death by her husband, M.T. “Tommy” Cline and six sisters: Myrtle M.Gearhart, Geneva M.Christian, Eva “Lou” M. Driscoll, Delma M.Cumbow, Josephine “Josie” M. Miller, and Lois M. Gregory. Gretta leaves behind dear friends in Mullens WV where she and her husband lived from 1955 until 1989, as well as in Princeton WV where the couple retired in 1989. She was an active church member in both towns, teaching Sunday School and serving in other capacities. Most recently she supervised and ran the kitchen at Princeton’s Immanuel Baptist Church for a number of years until health required her to curtail those activities. The Sunday School class of which she was a member continued to correspond with her regularly. Following her graduation from Beaver High School in Bluefield WV in 1947, Gretta worked in downtown Bluefield at Kresge’s. In 1955, she married Tommy Cline and became a fulltime homemaker. Gretta was accomplished in a plethora of arts and crafts mastering crochet, quilting, candlewicking, ceramics, gardening, canning, sewing and cross stitch among others. Her excellence in these pursuits earned her many ribbons at various fairs. The objects she created, most of which she gave to friends and relatives during her lifetime, were a great source of pride and joy. However, her greatest source of happiness was her love for her God, her family, and her friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am-11:45am at Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton WV. Graveside services will follow at 12:00 noon in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28557. Members of the Green Valley Fire Department and the Horry County Fire Rescue will serve as pallbearers. The Cline family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.