Wanda Kay Harms Montgomery, 87, of Mount Airy, formerly of West Jefferson, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Twelve Oaks Nursing Center. She was born July 18, 1932, in Wilkes County to Harrison Columbus and Minnie Leola Brown Miller.
Her DNA says she was a mix of English, Welsh, Germanic, European, Irish Scottish and small percent of native American. Mrs. Montgomery was a great-great-great-grand-niece of Daniel Boone.
She moved to Savannah, Ga., in her early years and married William Harms Sr. In 1972, she married Walter A. Montgomery, who was in the military, and they traveled with their family all over the world before retiring in Ashe County.
Mrs. Montgomery was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Keith M. Miller; and her siblings, Thelma, Herman, Blanche, Beulah, Dorothy and Clyde.
Surviving are her husband, Walter A. Montgomery; her children, William S. Harms Jr. and spouse, Linda, of Ellabell, Ga., Lilly A. Harms of Vidalia, Ga., and Todd Stewart of Gainesville, Ga.; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
She will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Julius Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Union Baptist Church from 9 until 10 a.m. Friday, prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ashe County, 392 N.C. Highway 16 South, Jefferson, N.C. 28640.
Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.