Audrey Loftin Montgomery, 88, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Mrs. Montgomery was born June 3, 1933, in Troutman, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Foy Tate Loftin and Mary Katherine Haithcox Loftin. She was a graduate of Troutman High School and Queens College. She was married to the late David Oren Montgomery Jr., who passed away March 23, 2009, and together they were members of Broad Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. In her earlier years, Audrey worked for the Statesville Record & Landmark and was involved in the community theater and was also a member of the McDowell Music Club.

She is survived by three children, David O. Montgomery III of Statesville, Claire M. Bailey (David) of Anderson, S.C., and William Thomas Montgomery Sr. (Terry) of Fletcher, N.C.; four grandchildren, Erin B. Newberry (Derek), Allison Bailey, John Bailey, and William T. Montgomery Jr.; three great grandchildren, Dawson, Mac and Monty Newberry; two step grandchildren, Sarah Holt and Daniel Holt; and one sister-in-law, Martha H. “Pat” Loftin. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Philip Loftin.

A private family graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Sonny Reavis officiating.

Memorials may be made to Broad Street UMC, Gordon Hospice House or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.