Hugh Ammerman

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MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Hugh Turner Ammerman, 77, of 1312 Crescent Drive, Mount Airy, passed away Sunday night, Aug. 11, 2013, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Ammerman was born April 14, 1936, in Hamilton County, Tenn., the son of the late Hugh Turner Ammerman Sr. and Annie Craig Ammerman. Hugh was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He proudly served our country as a United States Naval aviator for seven years active duty and an additional 18 years in the reserves, attaining the rank of captain. Ammerman worked as an executive salesperson at Renfro Corporation from 1971 until 2000. Through the years, Hugh served on the board of directors of The Military Officers Association as well as The Christian Village of King. Mr. Ammerman was a faithful member of Dobson Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Aurelia "Aurie" Kantra Ammerman of the home; his daughter and a son-in-law, Karen and Bryan Carter of Greensboro; his daughter, Mary Catherine Ammerman of Asheville; his son and daughter-in-law, Hugh Turner Ammerman III and Elizabeth Hall Ammerman of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Matthew Carter and Andrew Carter, both of Greensboro, and Nora Ammerman of Nashville, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ammerman was preceded in death by four sisters, LuMary Ammerman, Sally Novak, Nancy Dorris and Frances Jarrett. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, with Pastor Ralph R. Sproles officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, with military honors by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dobson Church of Christ Building Fund, c/o Johnny Mullins, 485 Pineview Drive, 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 Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2013