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Donations may be made to the Christy Moore Education Fund for the benefit of Sean and Molly Moore at Community Business Bank, 407 E. Maple St., Suite 104, Cumming, GA 30040.

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Friends and family will gather Friday to mourn the death of Christine Dowie Moore, a 33-year-old single mother of two and devoted local volunteer, outdoors enthusiast and Cub Scout leader.

Moore, who was a case manager for Lutheran Services of Georgia, was one of two people killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle wreck in Coweta County.

Brandon Mailman, 22, was driving Moore's 2008 Honda Civic on Interstate 85 south Sunday night when he lost control, crossed the median and collided with a van, authorities said.

Moore and Mailman, who Moore's friends identified as her cousin, died at the scene.

Friends say Moore was an outstanding woman who will be greatly missed.

Mary Catherine Tompkins of Alpharetta worked with Moore at Jesse's House for a number of years. She said Moore was "an absolutely fun person. Very friendly ... people warmed to her pretty easily. She always had a smile on her face."

During the four years they knew each other, Tompkins said it was obvious how much Moore appreciated friends and loved ones.

"There was nothing on earth she wouldn't do for the people she loved," Tompkins said. "Her family and friends and her children were her world."

Moore's children, Molly, 7, and Sean, 9, are staying with their grandmother, Carolyn Dowie, who lives in Forsyth County.

She also leaves behind her father, Don Dowie, and sister, Jennifer Knight, both of Conyers.

A celebration of life service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to a fund established for Moore's children.

Forsyth County Commissioner Patrick Bell, who worked with Moore through local scouting, said the fund was established to "get together and do what we can for these young kids right now,"

"Grandma will be raising them, but they do need financial help for their future," Bell said.

He said Moore, leader of Cub Scout Pack 424, was "a tremendous lady."

She also volunteered with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, the Junior Service League, Jesse's House and Hands on Forsyth and Forsyth County Community Connection.

Nicole McCoy, director of Community Connection, said Moore was "an amazing individual who made you feel loved the moment you met her."

"She really marched to her own drum, and I always liked that about her," said McCoy, adding that Moore was very much "the outdoorsy type."

Tompkins said Moore had recently picked up kayaking and would jump at just about anything that involved the great outdoors.

She said Moore's "love of life" made her tragic death that much more heartbreaking.

Bell said the accident shocked friends and loved ones.

"It's just awful," Bell said. "It really is. She was a good woman. We all need to pull together and do what we can to help her kids."