Virginia W. Gregory
1928 - 2019
Groce Funeral Home- Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Rd
Arden, NC
Virginia W. Gregory

Asheville - Virginia Toxey Wood Gregory, 91, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Givens Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late John Langston Wood and Virginia Toxey Gregory. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Burgher.

Virginia was a graduate of the Women's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a major in primary education. She was a member of Biltmore United Methodist Church and a Ruby Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Worth B. Gregory, Jr., whom she married in 1949; one son, Charles S. Gregory and his wife, Jane Ann, of Blacksburg, VA as well as one grandson, Christopher R. Gregory, also of Blacksburg, VA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Biltmore United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Private burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Navy Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family. To send words of comfort or to share a fond memory of Virginia with the family, please visit

Published by Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 15, 2019.
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Dear Worth,
You are in our thoughts and prayers with the recent loss of your wonderful wife, Virginia. You are a loving husband to Virginia and a nurturing father to Charlie. May God continue to guide you on your journey through life. We feel so fortunate to have visited you, Virginia, and John Hartness just 12 days ago.
With heartfelt sympathy,
John and Frankie
John & Frankie Olmsted
August 16, 2019
Dr. Worth, Charles, and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on Virginia's passing. I will always remember how special she made me feel when I went to work for Dr. Gregory in his Endodontic practice when they first moved to Asheville. Her kindness, sweet smile, her homemade cookies and fruitcake at Christmas along with the gifts she chose for each of his staff, she was lovely inside and out. Heaven is sweeter because of her presence. Dr. Worth you both will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and your family.
Marsha Sams
August 15, 2019
Dr. Worth, and Charles,

Please accept my sincere condolences on Virginia's passing. What a sweet blessing she was to all who knew her. I will never forget her kindness, sweet smiles, wonderful cookies and fruit cake, at Christmas along with the special gifts she chose for Dr. Gregory's staff. I still have each Christmas card from the two of you, and think of her each time I use the lovely baking dish she gave me when John and I got married. She was lovely inside and out! Heaven is sweeter because of her presence. Sending you my love and prayers Dr. Worth, and Charles.
Marsha Sams
August 15, 2019
Marsha Sams
August 15, 2019
Cousin "Little" Virginia had a big personality. I always looked forward to our times together, like Christmas, many years ago. My wife, Sue, and I will remember the visit we made to Asheville several years ago. I will continue to picture "Little" Virginia just that way!
Charles Don Gregory
August 14, 2019
My cousin was a "Little" Virginia with a big personality. I always enjoyed the limited times we were together in Shiloh, NC many years ago. One of my best times was when my wife, Sue, and I visited Worth and "Little" Virginia in Asheville several years ago. We will always remember her just that way!

Don & Sue Gregory
Charles Don Gregory
August 14, 2019
Dear family,Charles, Don shared with me today of your mom's passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I always looked forward to the times she and your dad would stop by the house. Enjoyed the conversation and family stories she and daddy would talk about. Just wish I could remember it all!Blessings and peace.Your cousin, Denise
Denise Gregory
August 14, 2019
We will miss her smiling face at Biltmore Methodist Church. She and Worth sat behind us every Sunday and welcomed us warmly each Sunday just as they both did when we joined that church last year. from Harry and Mary Lee Mamlin
August 14, 2019
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