MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Beverly Dee Neal Barnette, 66, of 257 Hylton St., Mount Airy, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at her home. She was born on Feb. 6, 1947, in Surry County to the late Bernard and Gladys Hodgin Neal. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She retired from Novant Health after 31 years in healthcare. Mrs. Barnette was a member and the First Lady of Grace Covenant Church. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Dennis Barnette of the home; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and her church family. Mrs. Barnette was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at Moody Funeral Home Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at 3 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until time for the service at Moody Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Covenant Church, 257 Hylton St., Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.