MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Betty Imogene Gammons Axsom, 74, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Golden Living Center. Mrs. Axsom was born in Surry County on June 3, 1939, to Adam and Lilly Mae Taylor Gammons. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Donathan of Dobson; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Billie Axsom of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Brandy A. Odum and husband, Cecil, of Mount Airy, Abby Axsom, also of Mount Airy, and Jessica Donathan of Dobson; great-granddaughters, Mercedes Childress, Adrian Odum, and "Little Boney" on the way; sisters and brother-in-law, Leona Smith, Edith and Lloyd Barbour, and Rosa Barbour, all of Mt. Airy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernie Gammons, Gilmer and Lynn Gammons, Leroy Gammons, all of Mount Airy, and Jimmy and Sue Gammons of Dobson; a stepbrother, Colon Forrest and special friends, Judy Willard and Jessie Mae Hatcher. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Axsom was preceded in death by a sister, Cleo Gammons; her stepmother, Bertha Lee Gammons; and a sister-in-law, Irene Gammons. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Indian Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Ricky Martin. Burial will follow in the Indian Grove Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2013