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Ralph Ayers
Ralph Connor Ayers Jr., 82, of Cana, Virginia, passed away on Monday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born on Oct. 25, 1939, in Carroll County, Virginia, to the late Ralph Connor Ayers Sr. and Opal Smith Ayers. Connor was a member of Mount... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Alene Gates
Alene "Tam" Patterson Gates, 101, of Mount Airy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital. Mrs. Gates was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Surry County, the daughter of the late Escar Floyd Patterson Sr. and Julila Whitaker Patterson. She retired from Amos and Smith... Read More
Moody Funeral Services - Stuart
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Ray Key
Ray Eugene Key, age 90, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Being the last of four children born to John Samuel and Maude Creed Key on Feb. 17, 1931, he was adored by his three sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lorene... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Denny McCraw
Denny Eugene McCraw, age 75, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Denny was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Mount Airy, and was the son of the late Thomas Eugene McCraw and Lucille Galyean McCraw. He was also preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Thomas... Read More
White Funeral and Cremation Service
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Anna Williams
Anna Elaine Turner Williams, 89, of Ararat, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Mason County, West Virginia, on July 23, 1932, to the late Simon Peter and Anna Blanche Rayburn Turner. Mrs. Williams was a loving mother, grandmother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Rev. Charlie Lee Goins
Rev. Charlie Lee Goins, age 94, of Mount Airy, passed away on Friday morning, Nov. 26, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital of Surry County. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with burial to follow at Skyline Memory... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Lee Kegley
Lee Charles Kegley, 96, of Mount Airy, went to his heavenly home, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. He was born in Grayson County, Virginia, June 21, 1925, to the late Charlie Lee and Claudia Higgins Kegley. At age 18, Mr. Kegley joined and bravely served in the U.S. Army during WWII earning... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Spencer Key
The Honorable Spencer Gray Key Jr., 54, of Pilot Mountain, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. He was born in Forsyth County, on Feb. 1, 1967, to Spencer G. Key Sr., and Shirley Tilley Key. Judge Key graduated from East Surry High School, serving as salutatorian of his class. He finished... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Judy McCraw
Judy Lynn McCraw, 66, of Mount Airy passed away at Northern Regional Hospital Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. She was born in Surry County June 19, 1955, to the late Billie Wyatt McCraw and Bernell Hawks McCraw. Ms. McCraw spent her life helping others as a registered nurse and volunteer EMT... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Emma Weaver
Emma M. Weaver, 85, of Mount Airy passed away Thursday, Nov.25, 2021, at Surry Community Health and Rehabilitation in Mount Airy. She was born in Alleghany County on August 12, 1936, to the late Vesper and Delta Hawks Mabe. Mrs. Weaver retired from Spencer's and was a member of Antioch... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Earl Roberts
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Earl D. Roberts, 90, of Summerville, South Carolina, formerly of Pilot Mountain, passed to eternal life on Nov. 22, 2021, in Summerville. Earl was born Nov. 5, 1931, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from McKeesport Area Senior High School... Read More
Parks Funeral Home
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Kate Badgett
Kate Leonard Badgett, age 93, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Badgett was born in Carroll County, Virginia, on March 31, 1928, to the late Frank and Ola Edwards Leonard. Mrs. Badgett retired from Northern Regional Hospital and was a member of Rockford... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
Robert Cagle
Robert "Bobby" N. Cagle, 87, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. He was born in Carroll County, Virginia, Aug. 30, 1934, to the late Grady Jones Cagle and Fred Cagle. Mr. Cagle was well known throughout the community, a kind man with a gentle tone. He worked with many... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
Eula Hawks
Eula Lee Creed Hawks, 94, of Mount Airy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on her birthday, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, from Surry Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Airy. She was born in Mercer County, West Virginia, Nov. 23, 1927, to the late James W. Creed and Mary... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
John Worth
John Gregory "Greg" Worth, age 67, of Mount Airy, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital. Mr. Worth was born in Surry County on Jan. 10, 1954, to John Leon and Velna Reynolds Worth. Greg was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Stella Marion
Stella Louellen Simpson Marion, 97, of Mount Airy, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 24, 2021, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mrs. Marion was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Surry County, one of twelve children born to the late Eugene and Josie Bingman Simpson... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2021.
Donnie White
Donnie Roy White, age 70, of Dobson, fought a long and courageous battle against cancer, which ended peacefully on Nov. 22, 2021, at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was born in Surry County, on March 16, 1951, to Roy Garland White and Lela Agnes Fowler White, who preceded... Read More
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2021.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Fern Draughn
Fern Katherine Draughn, age 90, of Dobson, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Dunmore Plantation. She was born July 15, 1931. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the New Home Church of Christ Cemetery with Brother Tim Smith officiating. There will... Read More
Moody-Davis Funeral Services Inc - Dobson
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.
Betty Tate
Betty June McMillian Tate, 82, went to sleep here on earth on Saturday evening and woke up in heaven on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Mrs. Tate was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Carroll County, Virginia, to the late Robert Loman and Bertie Mazie Jones McMillian. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Harold Dalton
Harold Monroe Dalton, 71, of Ararat, passed away Friday, November 19 at Northern Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be held Monday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from noon until 1:00 p.m. at... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.
Alice Haggerty
Alice Hardwicke McCarty Haggerty, 88, died Thursday, November 18, at her home at Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, Virginia. She was predeceased by her father, Dr. David Sidney McCarty, her mother, Alice Hardwicke McCarty, and her husband, Col. Stanley King Haggerty, USAF (Ret.);... Read More
Bliley's Funeral Homes Central Chapel
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Mary Johnson
Mary Ann Needham Johnson, 88, of Pilot Mountain, passed away Nov. 16, 2021, at Arbor Ridge of Stanleyville. Born June 28, 1933, she was the daughter of Bart and Myrtle Needham-Needham. She leaves behind to cherish her precious memory, two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve (Karen) Johnson... Read More
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Shirley Hiatt
Shirley Hudson Hiatt passed away in her home Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at the age of 79 after courageously battling cancer for an extended time. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Shirley dedicated her life in service to others as a teacher her entire career and... Read More
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2021.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Larry Chilton
Larry Benford Chilton went home to be with his Lord on Nov. 12, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Isaacs Chilton; his children Laura Blose and David Chilton; and his grandchildren Emily Chilton, Ben Chilton, Hunter Blose, and Eli Blose; as well as his daughter-in-law... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2021.
David Farmer
David Cecil Farmer, age 64, threw away his wheelchair and walked again on Thursday Oct. 28, 2021. He was born April 27, 1957, to Barbara Seal of Dade City, Florida, and the late Cecil Coy Farmer. A 1976 Mount Airy High School graduate, David spent his life rolling between Mount Airy... Read More
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2021.
Margaret Frye
Margaret Ann Scott Frye, 76, of Winston-Salem passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem. She was born in Newport News, Virginia, on June 13, 1945, to the late Paul Harding and Anna Dean Kirkman Scott. Ms. Frye retired from Atrium Health... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2021.
Geneva Proffitt
Geneva Bell Main Proffitt, age 89, of Mount Airy, passed away at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mrs. Proffitt was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in Watauga County to the late Charlie James and Clemmie Elizabeth Riddle Main. Geneva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Elizabeth Nunn
On Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, Elizabeth Jacqueline Sleight Nunn, 88, passed away peacefully at her son's home in Greenville. Mrs. Nunn was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Surry County, the daughter of the late George Franklin and Minnie Ruth Payne Sleight. She lived most of her life in Ararat... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2021.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Patricia Branson
Patricia Ann Draughn Branson, 67, of Mount Airy, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2021, at Central Continuing Care. Mrs. Branson was born July 27, 1954, in Surry County, the daughter of the late Lester Monroe and Kathleen Dawson Draughn. Patricia graduated from North Surry High... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Charles Goins
Charles Wendell Goins, 78, of Rockingham passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Goins was born June 1, 1943, in Francisco, son of Clyde Levi Goins and Edith Clara Beasley Goins. He served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He also served his community... Read More
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Clarence Hawks
Clarence Lloyd Hawks, 73, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Clarence was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Surry County to the late Carroll Gray Hawks Sr. and Christine Walker Hawks. He was a member of Lambsburg Missionary Baptist Church. Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He had worked... Read More
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Mary Jones
Mary Lee Jones, 88, of Cana, Virginia, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after a brief illness. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Henry County, Virginia, to Elder Robert Lee and Mary Alice Holt Rodgers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Flossie Kirkman
Flossie Mae Inman Kirkman, 96, of Mount Airy, went to be with her heavenly family on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson surrounded by her family. She was born in Surry County to the late John and Charity Atkins Inman, Aug. 25, 1925. She was a... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Vera King Nachand
Vera King Nachand passed away the morning of Nov. 8, 2021. She was born Vera Loretta King on May 19, 1935, in a log cabin at "The Hollows" in Ararat, Virginia. She grew up in a large family, with three brothers and four sisters. She was the daughter of Clercy Clement King and Harvey... Read More
Salem Funerals & Cremations - Reynolda Rd.
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Brenda Payne
Brenda Gay Shuskey Payne, age 80, of Lowgap, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Payne was born on Jan. 23, 1941, in Surry County to the late Mamie Sue Norman Farris. Brenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She will... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Bobby Tate
Bobby Ray Tate, 85, of Ararat, Virginia, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital. Mr. Tate was born March 17, 1936, in Carroll County, Virginia, to the late Ernest and Viola Edwards Tate. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Sunday, November 7, 2021
John Cooper
John Cooper, 94, of Pittsboro, died on Nov. 4, 2021. John was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Joyce Cooper, who preceded him in death in 2011. John was survived by three sons: Steve Cooper and wife, Mary Campbell Cooper of Pittsboro; Sam Cooper and partner... Read More
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, Griffin Chapel
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Jimmy Cox
Jimmy Ray Cox, 82, of Winston-Salem, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Surry County to the late Rhoten Garfield Cox and Mabel Easter Cox. He was a member of the 1957 graduating class of Mount Airy High School. Jimmy... Read More
Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home - Winston-Salem
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Janice Hooker
Janice Alene Watson Parker Hooker, 78, of Mount Airy, passed away at her home on Thursday night, Nov. 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Surry County on Sept. 29, 1943, to the late Ernest Jiles Watson and Mecie Alice Atkins Watson. She was a loving wife, mother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Marlene Johnson
Marlene Simmons Johnson, age 86, of Pilot Mountain, widow of Mr. James Clayton Johnson, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Yadkinville. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Surry County to the late John and Zella Gammons Simmons. She was retired from the Mount Airy Housing Authority... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Sharon Lambert
Sharon Kay Tucker Lambert, 73, of Pilot Mountain, passed away at her home after a lengthy illness, Nov. 5, 2021. Born April 16, 1948, she was the daughter of Lester Henderson and Georgie Bernice Childress Tucker. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 54 years, Weldon... Read More
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Danny Martin
Danny Dean Martin, age 76, of Mount Airy passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Martin was born on June 3, 1945, in Surry County to the late Walter Lee and Fannie Bowman Martin. Danny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Lila Mowry
Lila Lamb Reid Mowry, 100, of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed away Nov. 4, 2021. She was born Saturday, March 26, 1921, in Augusta County, Virginia, the daughter of George Edward "Opie" and Rachel Trimble Lamb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William... Read More
McDow Funeral Home & Crematory - Waynesboro
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Ronald Scott
Sgt. Ronald Wayne Scott (Scotty), age 81, of Mount Airy, Maryland, passed away Oct. 29, 2021. He was born in Surry County to the late William T. and Belle Nichols Scott. He was the loving husband of the late Peggy Ann (Strouth) Scott; devoted father of Randall Scott (Marci), William... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021.
Friday, November 5, 2021
William Gilley
William Stephen Gilley Jr., 48, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. He was born in Surry County, on Dec. 22, 1972, the son of Pauline S. Gilley and the late William Stephen Gilley Sr. Mr. Gilley was a graduate of Mount Airy High School and Western Carolina University. Stephen loved... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Nancy Helen Lovill (Edwards)
Nancy Helen Edwards Lovill, 88, of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy. She was born in Surry County on Feb. 23, 1933, to the late Ernest and Mary Norman Edwards. Mrs. Lovill was retired from Northern Hospital, and a member... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Dalton Orndorff
Dalton Ray Orndorff, age 24, of Mount Airy, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Church of God of Prophecy with services conducted by Rev. Thomas Baily... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Lester Simmons
Lester Leo Simmons passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Lester was born on Feb. 9, 1924, to Edgar Simmons and Della Morefield Simmons, who preceded him in death. Lester lived all of his life in the Westfield Community. He was a member of Jessup Grove Baptist Church and attended Pine... Read More
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Kathy Arrington
Kathy Leigh Arrington, 60, of Mount Airy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. The funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Dr. David Sparks and the Rev. Tony Goins officiating... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2021.
Bobby Easter
Bobby Wayne "BW" Easter, 41, of Mount Airy passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Surry County on Oct. 28, 1980, to Pamela Pickett Easter and the late Michael "Mike" Wayne Easter. Mr. Easter was a self-employed mechanic. In addition... Read More
Moody Funeral Service & Crematory - Mt. Airy
Published in Mount Airy News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2021.
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