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Willa Harless Miller

Originally published: Jan. 17, 2013
Last modified: Jan. 17, 2013

Mrs. Willa Grey Harless Miller, 83, of Creston, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2013, at Margate Health and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie McCoy officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Miller was born in Ashe County on Friday, Oct. 11, 1929, to the late Dave and Nellie Lou Little Harless. She retired from Riverview Elementary School, where she was the cafeteria manager. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her good home cooked meals. She also had a love for animals, especially dogs.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William "Ralph" Miller, and a brother, Jack Harless.

Mrs. Miller is survived by two sons, Edward Miller and wife, Carolyn, of Creston, and Lloyd Miller and special friend, Diane Miller, of Creston; a sister, Martha Jane Lane and husband, Frankie, of Millers Creek; two brothers, Mack Daniel Harless and wife, Alene, of Winston-Salem, and Gwen Ursel Harless and wife, Grace, of West Jefferson; two grandchildren, Heather Hartsog, of Nashville, Tenn., and Anglea Miller, of Winston-Salem; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideon's, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may give the family your condolences at our website http://www.boonefuneralhome.com.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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