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MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Olive Monday Riggs, 94, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Novant Health (Forsyth Medical Center) in Winston-Salem. She was born in Carroll County on Oct. 10, 1919, to the late Robert Seymour and Louvenia Leftwich Monday. Mrs. Riggs married Roger William Riggs Sr. in 1946. Olive was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She retired from Central Telephone Co. after 40 years of service. She was an avid and talented crafter. Olive was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was honored in 1994 with The Governor's Volunteer Award for her many years of service to the Mount Airy Library and blood donations to the American Red Cross. Olive joined First Baptist Church in Mount Airy in 1929 and was deeply involved in various activities. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger William Riggs Jr. and Muriel Riggs, and Richard Dean and Debbie Riggs, all of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Ashley Riggs, Adam Riggs (Merideth), and Laura Garlow (Mike); stepgrandchildren, Ryan Sills and Katie Brown (Sam); great-granddaughter, Merritt Riggs; a sister, Arline M. Brown of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Riggs was preceded in death by her husband, Roger William Riggs Sr.; a sister, Annie M. Smith; and a brother, Robert C. Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy with Dr. Roger Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 714 North Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2013