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Moody Funeral Home

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In the year 1902, Mr. E. A. Hannah and his wife arrived in Mount Airy from Indiana to go into business as a harness and coffin dealer. In 1915, Wade C. Moody, a young local resident, was hired by Hannah to be the janitor and to handle the two horses that pulled the funeral coach.

In 1918, Moody married and was later drafted into the army for two years in World War I. Upon returning to Mount Airy, he was re-hired by Hannah. By this time, Mr. Hannah was in failing health and sold a part of the funeral business to Mr. Moody. Then, in 1920-21, Mr. Hannah sold the rest of the business to Mr. D.E. Nelson, and the funeral business then became the Nelson-Moody Funeral Home.

In 1927-28, Mr. Nelson sold his half to Mr. Wade Moody, and the name was changed to Moody Funeral Home. The Business was then moved to the corner of Market and Franklin Street, and Mr. Moody became the sole owner.

In 1935, Dennis W. Moody, the son of Wade C. Moody, joined his father in the business. But like his father before him, Dennis had to leave the business temporarily to serve his four years in the Armed Services.

In 1947-48, Dennis became the President of Moody Funeral Home, which then extended into Dobson, North Carolina and Stuart, Virginia. This made the total of three facilities, which is what there is today. Dennis W. Moody, Jr. joined his father in 1969-70, and was with the business until his death in 1983.

Robert H. Moody, current President, joined the firm in 1978. As we are in the fourth generation of serving the people of Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, our charge is to live up to the slogan which Dennis W. Moody, Jr. created:

"We strive for a quality of service that will give you a service of quality."

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Moody Funeral Home pamphlet

Moody Funeral Home pamphlet with photos of the staff, motorized fleet, office of Harrison Mutual Burial Association, consultation office, modern funeral chapel, reposing rooms, garage and equipment room, preparation room and ambulance equipment

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Moody Funeral Home pamphlet

1947 Harrison Mutual Burial Association pamphlet for Moody Funeral Home with in memoriam list of those who joined, their date of death, date joined, age at death, date of birth and dollar amount.

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Moody Funeral Home pamphlet

Moody Funeral Home booklet with information describing services

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Moody Funeral Home calendar

Moody Funeral Home 1954 calendar with phone numbers for local doctors and pharmacies

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Moody Funeral Home pamphlet

Moody Funeral Home postcard reminder for 1958 assessment due in the Harrison Mutual Burial Association

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Moody Funeral Home pamphlet

Moody Funeral Home postcard reminder for 1963 assessment due in the Harrison Mutual Burial Association

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Moody Funeral Home Funeral Coach/Ambulance

photograph of a 1952 Superior Cadillac Funeral Coach or Ambulance from Moody Funeral Home. For many years Moodys was the only emergency medical service for auto accidents and other disasters.

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Moody Funeral Home and Equipment colored postcard

1939 postcard of Moody Funeral Home and Equipment

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Receipt from Moody Funeral Home to T.N. and W.E. Woodruff

Receipt from Moody Funeral Home to T.N. and W.E. Woodruff for the funeral of Mrs. W.M. Woodruff

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Photo of new hearse picked up from Loudonville, Ohio

Photograph of 3 new hearse that were picked up from Loudonville, Ohio, March 1, 1936

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Photo of Wade C. Moody and Benton Moody in the Original Office

Photograph taken in the original office on he corner of Franklin Street and Market Street. The three men photographed, from left to right, are: Wade C. Moody, Benton Moody, and an unidentified man.

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Photo of Casket Display Room

Photograph of the casket display room

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Photo of Casket Display Room

Photograph of the casket display room.

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Photo of Main Entrance at Franklin Street Location

Photograph of the main entrance of the location at 150 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Photo of Main Entrance at Franklin Street Location

Photograph of another view of the location at 150 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Photo of Main Entrance at Franklin Street Location

Photo of the front entrance at 150 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, N.C.; there was a change to an awning over the door of the entrance.

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Photo of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles

Photograph of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles parked along Market Street, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Photo of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles

Photograph of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles parked along Market Street, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Photo of the Moody Funeral Home Main Desk

Main Desk of the new location at 206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, N.C. The new location opened in 1959.

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Photo of the New Moody Funeral Home Front Entrance

Street front entrance to the new location of Moody Funeral Home at 206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy (N.C.).

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Photo of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles

Photograph of Moody Funeral Home Ambulance/Family Coach Vehicles parked along Market Street, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Photo of Chapel of Moody Funeral Home

Photograph of the Chapel of the Moody Funeral Home at the Franklin Street Location, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Sketch of New Moody Funeral Home Location

Sketch of the new location of Moody Funeral Home at 206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, N.C.; the new location opened in 1959.

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Photo of the Dobson Location of Moody Funeral Home

Photograph of Moody Funeral Home located on 215 W. Kapp Street, Dobson, N.C.

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Moody Funeral Home Hand Fan

Moody Funeral Home Hand Fan

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Photo of Dobson Police Vehicles

Photograph of Dobson Police Vehicles

TITLE

Moody Funeral Home

SUBJECT

Surry County (N.C.)

SOURCE

CREATOR

Moody Funeral Home

CONTRIBUTOR

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

PUBLISHER

DATE

1930-1960

TYPE

text

FORMAT

pamphlet

LANGUAGE