Myrtle Taylor

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MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Myrtle Dawson Taylor, 79, of Mount Airy, passed away at Central Continuing Care on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born in Carroll County, Va., on July 11, 1934, to the late George Lester and Sarah Elizabeth Edwards Dawson. Mrs. Taylor retired as payroll and personnel clerk from Myrtle Desk Company and was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Unselfishly, she devoted her life to caring for her family and friends. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Dr. Samuel J. Ray of Mount Airy; two adored grandsons, Samuel Adam Ray of McClellanville, S.C., and Jacob Taylor Ray of South Jordan, Utah; one sister, Irene Thompson of Cana, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Taylor; five sisters, Ruth McCraw, Ruby Sykes, Bertha Brannock, Clarsie Combs and Inez Dawson; and five brothers, Otto, Alph, Will, Edd and Howard Dawson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Billy Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the James Monroe Hiatt Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 249 Chatham Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030, for the Humanitarian Aid Fund. Online condolences may be made at


Published in Mount Airy News from July 17 to July 18, 2013