MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Peggy Newman Venable, 85, of 193 W. Old McKinney Road, Mount Airy, passed away Monday night, Oct. 15, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Venable was born May 7, 1927, in Surry County, one of 10 children born to the late Walter Garland and Nonnie Ellen Moser Newman. A loving mother and grandmother, Peggy retired from Renfro Corporation after 19 years of service. She was a devoted Christian and a lifetime member of Union Hill Friends Meeting. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Calvin Bell of Winston-Salem and Donna and Terry Haymore of Dobson; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Linda Venable of Mount Airy; five grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Leigh Bell of Pfafftown, Stacy and Lewana Bell of King, Shelly and Jamie Matthews of Yadkinville, Dacia and Nathan Benton of Whitsett and Toby and Matthew White of Mount Airy; five great-grandchildren, Dillon, Karsyn, Reece, Aiden and Collin; a sister, Loraine Swain of Clemmons; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Venable was preceded in death by her husband, William Edd Venable; an infant sister, Treva Newman; two sisters, Alma Tickle and Geneva Newman; and five brothers, Ray Newman, Wendell Newman, Wade Newman, Leroy Newman and Veto Newman. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Friends Meeting, with the Rev. Donald Tickle, the Rev. Linda Greene, the Rev. Jake Penley and the Rev. Loyd Pugh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, where her body will remain until carried to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. The family would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. James Dilley and the staff at Mount Airy Dialysis Center and the eighth floor renal staff at Forsyth Medical Center for the loving and compassionate care they provided. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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