- (Medical):Dutch Rayburn Moore, second child of Noah and Ruth Moore, was born at the family home near Fulton, Mississippi. Later that year his family moved from Itawamba County to Holmes County. Dutch attended elementary school at Bethesda Consolidated School and later transferred to Lexington High School.
He joined the Army on April 21, 1945. His basic training was at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He was also stationed at Fort Ord, California. He became a technical sergeant 4 operating engineer of heavy equipment. He was in Yokohama, Japan, for eighteen months in the clean up operation after the bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. His honors included an Overseas Service Bar and a Victory Ribbon. Dutch was honorably discharged from the Army on October 26, 1946.
Dutch married Juanita Lusk at the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Mississippi. Dutch and Juanita had one son, Anthony Jefferson Moore. Anthony was born December 22, 1957, at Holmes County Hospital in Lexington, Mississippi. Dutch and Juanita divorced on January 25, 1960. Juanita later married Luther S. Harper of Belzoni, Mississippi. Luther adopted Anthony on December 11, 1963. This was an illegal adoption, as Dutch was not notified, and did not sign the adoption papers. Anthony was killed in a motor vehicle accident March 28, 1996.
Dutch married Carolyn Murdock of Kosciusko, Mississippi, in Marshall, Texas. They have two sons, Charles Raburn and Hugh Ronald.
Dutch has helped build much of the interstate highway system in Mississippi as well as the state and county roads. He worked in Medina, Ohio; at Bell Chase Airport near New Orleans, Louisiana; on Interstate 59 at Laurel, Mississippi; for Lipsey Pipe Line in Lexington and Texas; and for Hammett Construction Company in Lexington. According to Carolyn, Dutch was considered one of the best bulldozer operators in the state. He retired after forty-six years of operating heavy equipment.
When he was younger, Dutch's hobbies included hunting, woodworking, rebuilding 8N Ford tractors, small engine repairs, gardening, playing dominos and cards, and going to auctions. Due to his failing health, Dutch can no longer participate in strenuous activities.
Dutch's travel experiences include Japan, California, Ohio, Charleston, New Orleans, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona. He and Carolyn cruised the Caribbean for seven days, stopping at many points of interest. They spent two days sightseeing in Miami.
Dutch and Carolyn have two granddaughters and three step-grandchildren. They all live in South Carolina. His son, Anthony, had three children. These grandchildren live with their mother in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Dutch and Carolyn live in Bath, South Carolina.