I. Harby Moses, 92, of Sumter, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown.  Born March 4, 1920, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Perry and Sarah Moses Moses. Mr. Moses graduated from Edmunds High School, continuing his education at The Citadel, where he graduated with a degree in business administration. As the year was 1941, he immediately became a captain in the U.S. Army and spent the next several years in bases around the country as well as Europe, training troops and managing ordnance and resources. In 1946, Mr. Moses was discharged from the service and returned to Sumter where, out of necessity, he became an entrepreneur. He and a partner tried several ventures, including a pecan shelling company, until Mr. Moses joined a property and casualty insurance business. In 1951, he was recalled to the Army and served for a year as a military advisor to the Korean Army and later retired as a lieutenant colonel.  Mr. Moses was president and CEO of the Home Federal Savings and Loan Association and a partner in Commins-Moses Realtors (Coldwell Banker). He owned the I.H. Moses Insurance Agency and was secretary of the Palmetto Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He and two partners built and managed Savannah Square Apartments on Alice Drive.  In 1982, Home Federal, which relocated to the corner of Calhoun and Washington streets, merged with the South Carolina Federal Savings Bank. Mr. Moses became the city executive for the offices in Sumter and Manning. When Mr. Moses received the charter for Home Federal in 1952, the company claimed assets of $100,000. Thirty years later, during the merger, assets were valued at $50 million.  From 1951 until the early 1980s, Mr. Moses was a dedicated civic leader, serving on various community boards, as well as president of the Sumter Merchants Association in 1962. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1965 and a member of city council from 1968 to 1972. He served on the Sumter County Development Board for three years; the board of Tuomey Hospital for two years; and was a member of Sumter Rotary Club since 1956.  In retirement, he was active with the Sumter County Museum, Covenant Place, Temple Sinai, and the Salvation Army. He was married for 50 years to the former Harriett Carter Moses of Rock Hill and today has two surviving children, Harby Moses Jr. and wife, Susan, of Georgetown and Harriett Moses Hollis and husband, Rob, of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Henri Hollis, Carter Hollis, Frances Moses and Anna Moses; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Moses Unsworth, who died in 1984.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moses, 742 Mattison Ave., Sumter.  Private graveside services will be held at the Sumter Jewish Cemetery.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Sinai with Rabbi Dan Sherman officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mt. Vernon Coffee Club and the Fortnightly Club. Memorials may be made to Temple Sinai, 13 Church St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to the Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington St., Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com  Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386. Tags: 1941

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