Key Smotherman Harris (Wyatt), age 65, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. She graduated from Chattanooga City High School in 1971, attended The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and later graduated from the University of Tennessee. Key was a joyous woman and kindled friendships from every stage of her life. She previously resided in Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN, Young Harris, GA, Columbia, SC, Carbondale, IL, and Oxford, OH. Preceded in death by her late husband, Jeffrey G. Wyatt, and her parents, Glen W. and Mildred Smotherman. She is survived by her loving husband, Owen C. Harris, Sr., her daughter and best friend, Elizabeth Key (Libby) Wyatt of Atlanta, GA, sister Jane Smotherman Goodwin and her husband, Robert of Cape Coral, FL, brother Glen W. Smotherman III and his wife, Mary of Johns Creek, GA, step-son Owen C. Harris, Jr. and his wife Stacy of Trussville, AL, step-daughter Julia Deanne Grant and her wife Meryl of Belfast, ME, step-grandchildren Bailey L. Harris and Nathan C. Harris, several nieces and nephews that she adored, and her precious and beloved pets, Happy, Jasper and Boo. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church, 5918 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 (770-263-7005). Family and friends will gather in the fellowship hall at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers for the memorial service, the family has requested donations be made in Key’s honor to the Atlanta Humane Society ( or The Hearing Loss Association of America ( Condolences can be expressed to the family online at

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  1. Oh, how she will be missed by so many. A few years ago we reconnected when she moved to GA and we had some really fun times together. Her stories with laughter were so contagious and we’re so glad she found love again and passed on being a happy and content woman. Our hearts are so sad but we know she is in God’s hands now.

  2. What a loving friend- and fun, funny, funnier. When I think of Key, I have to smile..we had so many escapades in college, and she was a gift when we reconnected in ATL. Our next Reunion will be our best

  3. Key will be missed. She and I were classmates at Chattanooga High Schoo Rest in Peace my friend.

  4. There are not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful woman. It was a Blessing to have known her, and to have known her was to have loved her.

  5. Owen and family..I am so sorry to hear of Key`s death. Only knew her a short time but feel honored to have met y’all at GSPC she will be missed may God bless you with HIS Peace and Comfort sincerely, Peggy Trettel

  6. My thanks to the many friends and family who helped make Key’s Celebration of Life Memorial a wonderful tribute to her. She would have loved all the stories from her life and generous comments from those who loved her. We had such a short time together but I feel we had so many good times and made each other’s life richer because of our love. Her loving husband- Owen

  7. Revelation 21:4
     And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away

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