MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Dorothy Miriam Childress Slate, 81, of Mount Airy, widow of Coy Slate, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Surry County to the late Benjamin Harrison and Alice Thomas Childress. She was retired from Perry Manufacturing and was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Kyle Southern of Mount Airy; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen (Doc) and Elaine Newman of Bryan, Ohio; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Jolene and C.W. Gentry of Mount Airy and Faye and Earl Martin of Mount Airy; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Vannie Felts of Cana, Va., Loudean Jackson of Mount Airy, Faye Bernelle Easter and Jimmie of Mount Airy and Ann Riggs of Statesville; and brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Sandra Childress of Mount Airy. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Slate was preceded in death by five brothers and a stepgrandson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Trent Lyons. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.