I am happy to report that I have had some success at the State Library of NC recently. I was researching my White family and trying to learn a little more about Surry County, NC. As I browsed the stacks where the Surry County books are kept, I came across a narrow volume with the title Records of Moody Funeral Services Mount Airy, NC 1903-1914 by Betty Camin and Ann Stewart. Not really expecting to find anything, I perused the index.
There she was--Jonah White, my great-great grandmother. (Her name was actually Joanna, but I have frequently found her listed as Jonah in records.) Her husband T. J. White was listed as next of kin. According to these funeral home records, Joanna died 6 Jun 1910 of heart failure.
You never know where you might find a piece of family history.