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MILLER Sr., Joseph Roger (1963)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Funeral for J. R. Miller Set Today

Joseph Roger Miller, Sr., died Sunday night at his residence near Castle Hayne, in Pender County.

He was born in New Hanover County April 15, 1892; the son of Annie Johnson Miller and the late Christopher Jesse Miller.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War 1 and was a member of American Legion Post NO. 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Manley Reece Post No. 2573, and the Veterans of World War I, Wilmington Barracks 722.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie Johnston Miller of Rocky Point, a son, Joseph Roger Miller II, of Wilmington; a daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Fore of Latta, S. C.; a brother, C. James Miller of Rocky Point; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Speir of Rocky Point and Mrs. C. B. Morris of Wilmington; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be conducted today (Wednesday) at 1:30 in the Chapel of Andrews Mortuary by the Rev. Fred Albright.  Burial was in the National Cemetery.

Source:  Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, December 11, 1963

MILLER, Annie Laura Johnston (1969)

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