This I my mom, Dorothy "Dot" Beam Moody born 7-11-1948. She was birthed at home by a midwife and Dr. Tubb . In this photo she was about 14. She met my dad soon after and had 3 children by the time she was 20 and another by the time she was 27. She cooked 3 meals a day.(real country cooking), raised a garden, made our clothes, spread gravel for my dad, brought in the wood for the fire place, milked the cows, fed the hogs and chickens, and played doctor, to name just a few hats she wore. She has competed with the big businessmen in her ownership of restaurants and country stores. And for the record she won every battle. But I can say even though she worked tirelessly all her life, she never lost her smile or her huge loving heart. I found out lately that she came by her morals honestly, her family is unbelievable. Once I came in from my travels to visit and could not find her in the house. I decided I would help her by washing her dishes. About that time her pastor called and, as I began looking for her, I took the opportunity to brag on myself for washing moms dishes for her. When I found mom it was kinda embarassing to tell the preacher that she was changing the oil in the car while I was doing dishes. But don't get me wrong in a crowd of classy women, she outshines the most elegant of Stars. Through all the hard times in my life, as well as my siblings, she remains the rock that we all lean on. I want to compete just a second with my good friend Mona Mills. She has lately posted stories on her blog "Itawamba Connections" about Beck's fried chicken and cornbread. I am sure the women in her family are awesome cooks, but NO, NO! My mom Makes the VERY VERY best fried chicken in the world. And her cornbread recipe was past down from Jesus Christ himself. So I would like to challenge Ms. Mona or Mr. Mike to a fried chicken contest with an unbiased panel of judges. Anyway back to mom. Dot is married to Larry Leon Moody of Belmont, and is the daughter of Samual Carl Beam and Lemer Cleveland Beam of the Salem Community. She has 5 children, Kenny Ray Dulaney, Lowell Glenn Dulaney, Donald Carl Dulaney, Jennifer Lynn Moody and Crystal Dawn Dulaney Parker. She has 10 grandchildren. She is a dedicated member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, where she is loved by every member.