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MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Alice Frances Joyce Armfield, 90, of 518 Old U.S. Hwy. 52 S., Mount Airy, wife of Mr. Jack Armfield passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Surry County to the late Samuel Green and Elma Cook Joyce. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities with the music program and other positions in the church. Mrs. Armfield graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 1941 and started her teaching career with the Surry County School System, continuing to teach for 36 years and retiring from the Mount Airy City Schools. Surviving are her devoted husband of 68 years, Jack Edwin Armfield of the home: three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Hunter Joyce and Steve of Kernersville, H. Jo Armfield Barlow and Richard "Do" of Winston-Salem, Jackie Armfield Diamont and Ronnie of Pilot Mountain; six grandchildren and spouses, Sherri Greene and Paul, Scott Hunter and Julie, Chad Barlow and Gina and Todd Barlow all of Winston-Salem, Chris Diamont and Shannon of King, and Abby Diamont of Pilot Mountain; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rachel Church of Lenoir. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Armfield was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Edwards and Mary Lou Cooper. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Harry Sammons. Burial will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until time of the service at Moody Funeral Home. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Skilled Care Staff of Northern Hospital of Surry County for the care Mrs. Armfield received during her stay. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Tina Mooney, 107 Mark St., Mount Airy, NC 27030, or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2013
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