The Obit For Ray Moss

Moss Dies At 96
7:38 pm Eastern time, August 10, 1998
From Associated Press

  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Raymond Moss, a former major league baseball player who founded Golden Gallon convenience stores, has died. He was 96.

  A right-handed pitcher known for his curveball, Moss started his career with the minor league Memphis Chicks. He moved to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1926 and stayed for five years before going to the Boston Braves for 12 games during the 1931 season.

  Moss finished his career 22-18, with a 4.95 ERA. He was the oldest surviving former Braves player.

  Moss, who died at his home Sunday, returned to Chattanooga after retiring from baseball and built a dairy plant on a farm that began as Ray Moss Farms and became Golden Gallon.

  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday.