Notable Citizens

Andy Griffith 

Was born on June 1, 1926 and passed away on  July 3, 2012. He was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer and writer. 

Donna Fargo 

Was born on November 10, 1945. She is an American country singer and song writer and is known for a series of Top 10 country hits in the 1970's.

Melva Houston 

Was born on July 5, 1949 and passed away on May 14, 2020 . She was an American soul and jazz singer and is known as an international renowned jazz signer and her community volunteerism. 

Tommy Jarrell 

Was born on March 1, 1901 and passed away on January 28, 1985. He was an American fiddler, banjo and signer. He is known for his expressive fiddling style and complex rhythms and use of ornamentation by sliding on the fingerboard. 

Easter Brothers

Russell, James and Ed Easter were born and raised in Mount Airy in the early 1930's and have written over 400 songs. They are known for their 60 years of bluegrass singing and songwriting