MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Virginia Carty Self Black, 89, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born in Abingdon, Va., Dec. 12, 1921, to Maiden and Ella Holbrooks Carty. She was an avid bowler, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister who dearly loved all her family and friends. She dearly loved her church family and her extended family that she worked with. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine Brannock of Mount Airy, Shirley and Kenneth Upchurch of Denver, Vonna Easter of Mount Airy, Betty and Bill Smith of Thomasville and Glenda and Burley Johnson of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Linda Self of Mount Airy and David and Charlotte Self of Powhatan, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Wooten of Kingsport, Tenn.; and a brother, Clarence Ray Carty of Wilkesboro; as well as very special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Black was preceded in death by the father of her children, Vince M. Self; her second husband, David A. Black; a son, Douglas Self; a great-great-granddaughter, Keturah Buford; sisters, Ozelle Huttle, Rosabelle Richardson and Frances Carty; and brothers, John Carty, Bill Carty, Hess Carty, Bob Carty, Walter Carty and Hoover Carty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Friendly Tabernacle by the Rev. Dud Spencer, the Rev. Roby Wilcox and the Rev. Kenneth Upchurch. Entombment will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendly Tabernacle at 185 Beauty Shop Road, Lambsburg, VA 24351, c/o Virginia Black Memorials. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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