Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Mrs. Annie Laura Miller of Rocky Point Dies at 100
Mrs. Annie Laura Johnston Miller, of Rocky Point, who recently was honored on her one hundreth birthday, died Friday night at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Miller was born in Pender County Oct. 3, 1869, the daughter of the late James H. and Margaret Westbrook Johnston. She moved with her family from New Hanover County to Rocky Point Community in 1895 and has made her home there since.
She was the widow of Christopher Jesse Miller, a Pender native, who died in August of 1911.
Survivors include one son, C. James Miller of Rocky Point, two daughters, Mrs. H. G. (Ethel) Speir of the home, and Mrs. C. B. (Annie) Morris, Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. John R. Morriss and Mrs. Lottie K. Johnston both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Lillie Woodbury of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington by the Rev. J. M. Rice. Burial was in the Acorn Branch Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Fred A. Jordan, Joe George Johnston, Colon Kerr, Horace Woodbury, R. Charles Morris, and R. A. Armstrong.
Source: Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, November 19, 1969