MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Mary Ruth Atkins McGee, 73, of Mount Airy, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Surry County on Aug. 24, 1940, to the late Coy and Mary McHone Atkins. Mrs. McGee was a retired inspector from Spencer Corporation and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Paul Raymond McGee Jr. of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Dennis Wade Barker of Mount Airy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Susan McGee of King, Raymond McGee of Winston-Salem and Elizabeth McGee of King; two grandsons, Joseph Barker of Portland, Ore., and Zachary McGee of King; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sally Holder of Mount Airy and Sandra and Eddie Ray Draughn also of Mount Airy; and two brothers and sister-in-law, Bud Atkins of Mount Airy and Fox and Jackie Atkins of Ararat. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McGee was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Brintle and Alma Robertson; and five brothers, Nick Atkins, Coy Atkins Jr., Ernest Atkins, Curtis Atkins and Max Atkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Dobson Branch, by Elder B.J. Nelson with burial to follow in James Monroe Hiatt Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James Monroe Hiatt Memorial Cemetery Fund, c/o David P. Hiatt, 1010 S. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030; or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Moody-Davis Funeral Home is serving the McGee family. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2013