Mary Benge Miller

Mary Benge Miller, 71, of Hays, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Grace Heights Nursing & Rehab in Morganton. Ms. Miller was born Feb. 18, 1950, in Wilkes County to Robert and Martha Meade Benge. Mary was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed word search books and coloring books. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby, Ralph, Dewey and James Benge; and sister, Geneva Reid.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Tammy Greene and spouse, Chris, of Hays; brother, Carlos Benge of North Wilkesboro; sisters, Joyce Jenkins of Lenoir, Emma Phillips and spouse, Wendell, of Statesville, Lorene Pinnix of State Road; grandchildren, Krista Greene and Cody Greene, both of Hays; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Brenda Benge of Millers Creek.

Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Hwy. 16 North with Rev. Brady Hayworth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wade Parsons, 240 McGlamery Road, Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

Family requests that face masks to be worn during visitation time.

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