January 9, 1928 ~ August 13, 2019

Born in: Elizabeth City, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville – Virginia Toxey Wood Gregory, 91, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Givens Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late John Langston Wood and Virginia Toxey Gregory. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Burgher.

Virginia was a graduate of the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a major in primary education. She was a member of Biltmore United Methodist Church and a Ruby Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Worth B. Gregory, Jr., whom she married in 1949; one son, Charles S. Gregory and his wife, Jane Ann, of Blacksburg, VA as well as one grandson, Christopher R. Gregory, also of Blacksburg, VA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Biltmore United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Private burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Navy Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203.


Memorial Service: August 17, 2019 11:00 am

Biltmore United Methodist Church
376 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

274 2379

Visitation: August 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Biltmore United Methodist Church
376 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

274 2379

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Dr. Worth, Charles, and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on Virginia’s passing. I will always remember her kindness, sweet smile, and how special she made me feel when I started working for Dr. Worth when he first opened his Endodontic practice in Asheville. Her cookies and fruitcake at Christmas, the gifts she chose, she made Dr. Gregory’s staff all feel special, and she was a blessing to each one of us. She was a lovely lady inside and out! Heaven is sweeter because of her presence. My thoughts, prayers, and love, are with you Dr. Worth, you both will always hold a very special place in my heart.

  2. Hi. My name is Nora Mae Eason Sanborn from Elizabeth City, NC. I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Virgina Toxey Wood Gregory. I saw her obit in the local Elizabeth City paper. My grandfather was Milton Eason. His sister was Mary Christian Eason who was married to John Langston Wood, Sr. Their son, John, Jr. married Virginia Toxey Gregory who had your wife, mother, Virginia Toxey Wood. I am interested in our Eason genealogy. I only knew my great aunt, Mary Christian’s sister, Lula Belle. Of course, I was too young to care about our family history then. Do you have any history for the Eason family? I am having trouble going beyond my great grandparents, Augustus and Charlottee Halstead Eason. If you are interested in helping me or have info on the Eason ancestry, I would love to talk to you via email at carnor1@roadrunner.com or phone 252-331-9112. Thank you.


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