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


Due to the executive order issued by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, as of Monday, March 23, 2020, concerning the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and gatherings of more than 50 people, we (Moody Funeral Services, Inc.) are now only able to offer private family services, private graveside services, or private visitations until further notice.

At the beginning of this mandate, there was some initial confusion as to whether funerals are exempt from the mandate on public gatherings. State officials have now clarified that there are NO exemptions for funerals and like services. If found to be in violation of Governor Cooper's executive order, it is possible that local authorities could disband a funeral service or like service that exceeds the mandate and is assessed a monetary fine, in addition to being charged a Class 2 misdemeanor.

As you know, this is an unprecedented event and time in our state and country. We greatly appreciate everyone's support as we continue to navigate these unfolding developments and work to keep our families and employees' health and well-being first. We will do everything in our power to honor the wishes of the families we serve while abiding by the mandate of Governor Cooper's executive order.

Also, March 23, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam bans gatherings of 10 or more people. Therefore, our Stuart, Virginia location will be following the same guidelines stated in this COVID-19 notice until further notice.


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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