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Albert Miller ~1914-1986

1.  Obituary: Albert Miller, 72. of RD 2, River Road died suddenly Friday in the Bridgeton Hospital emergency room.   Born in Stow Creek, the son of the late Leroy and Christina Gould Miller, he had been an area resident all his life.

Mr. Miller was a retired employee of Woodruff Oil, where he worked in the service department and air conditioning for 35 years.  He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church for the past 40 years, where he served as an usher, trustee and communion steward. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Ridgeway Miller; a son, Albert L. Miller Sr.; a daughter, Alberta F. Graves, both of Hopewell Township;  three sisters, Hellen Miller of Hopewell Township, Mary Dunn of Salem and Dorothy M. Pierce of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine E. Pierce.

Services will he held 11 am. Thursday from St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, with the Rev. Nyada Clark officiating.  Interment will be made in Gouldtown Cemetery.  Friends will be received at the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E.  Commerce St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

2. Death Notice:  MILLER — In Bridgeton Hospital F. R of RD 2 River Road, Hopewell Twp.. N.J., on Friday. Nov. 28, 1986. Albert Miller, husband of Christine Ridgeway Miller, father of Albert and Margaret Miller, Albert and James Graves, brother of Helen Miller, Mary Dunn, Dorothy M. Pierce, grandfather of Mary Brent, Milton W. Pierce Jr.,  Albert L. Pierce, Michelle L. Miller, Albert L. Miller Jr., Christine E. Miller, Iolanda Graves, Richard Graves, Duane Graves, Nadine Brent, Christopher Brent, Catienta Brent, Brian Davis Jr., aged 72 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Bridgeton at 11 am. on Thursday, Dec. 4. Interment at Gouldtown Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday evening at the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton from 7 - 9 p. m.  

3. Memorial:  In Memory Of Albert Miller.  Date Of Birth August 13, 1914.  Date Of Death November 28, 1986.  Place And Time Of Services:  Thursday, December 4, 1986 At 11 A.M.  St. John United Methodist Church Fordville Road, Bridgeton, N.J.  Clergyman Rev. Nyada Clarke, Place Of Interment Gouldtown Cemetery, Fairfield Township, N.J.  Arrangements By Lively Funeral Home Bridgeton, N.J.


Betty J. Miller ~1934-2009
24 Mar 2009

Betty J. Miller, 75, of Millsboro passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home. Betty was a member of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown. She is preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Edith Street Harmon; and her husband, Reginald N. Miller Sr. who passed in 1989. She is survived by her sons, Reginald N. Miller Jr. and wife Tina of Millsboro, and Anthony G. Miller and wife Marie of Millsboro; one daughter, Kathie Sunkett and husband Lester of Milton; three brothers, Thomas and Anette Harmon of Smyrna, Douglas and Delores Harmon of Dover, and Winfred Harmon of Millsboro; one sister, Sylvia Morris and husband Preston of Millsboro; five grandchildren, Steven and Karen Miller, Lamar and Tamaro Thompson, Rick and Morgan Thompson, Jody and John Brown, Jessie and Ronald Pritchet; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 21, at Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.


Christine M. Ridgeway Miller 1919-2009
10 Nov 2009

Christine M. Miller, 90, of Hopewell Township, passed away Saturday evening, November 7, 2009, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. She had been in failing health for the past two years. Born in Dover, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Fred H. and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (nee Mosley) Ridgeway, and the wife of the late Albert Miller. 

Christine had been a resident of the Hopewell area for the past 61 years and growing up as a child was active along with her many brothers and sisters helping their father on the family farm. She also worked as a store clerk, in C.B. Campbell's Store and the old Watson Can House, both in Greenwich, and the former Siebel and Stern, in Bridgeton. She was very active in her church, St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, which she joined in 1951, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Communion Steward and usher, and was a member of the Methodist Women's Society, and Building Committee. She was a member of the WCTU, of Cedarville, and a member of the Ionic Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Stars, where she formerly served as Grand Worthy Matron for two years, and as District Deputy for 8 years, and also as secretary. In 1954, she joined the Oziel Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars, and served as Grand Matron from 1972 to 1978, she served on the U.S. Flag Bearer Co., and was Chairman of Membership and Booklet. She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe, of Bridgetonand received her Indian name of Sunflower. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren, and would often say she was truly blessed as a mom-mom. 

Surviving her to cherish her memory are her two children, Albert L. Miller and his wife, Margaret, and Alberta F. Graves and her husband, James, all of Hopewell; her adopted daughter, Barbara Shultz and her godchild Cheryl; one brother, Norman Ridgeway, of Hopewell Township; and one sister, Pauline Gould, of Fairfield Township; one sister-in-law, Naomi Ridgeway; and her brother-in-law, Jacob Pierce; 9 grandchildren, Mary Pierce Brent and her husband, William, Milton Pierce, Albert Pierce and his wife, Rena, Richard Graves, Iolanda Graves, Duane Graves, Michelle Miller, Albert Miller, and Christine Miller; 16 great-grandchildren, Nadine Brent, Christopher Brent, Catina Brent, Brian Davis, Wesley Davis, Sahmar Cotto, Xavier Graves, Richard Roy Graves Jr., Shaemar Peterson, Allysia Graves, Kayla Rodriquez, Charimar Morales, Shawna Miller, Damien Hadden, Lakeisha Pierce and Albert Pierce Jr.; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Eziekiel Brent, John Cadogan IIII, Flor Nava, and Jayshawn Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her mother, father and husband by her daughter and son-in-law Christine E. and Milton Pierce; 5 brothers, Roland Paul Ridgeway, Carl Franklin Ridgeway, Harrison Ridgeway, Henry Ridgeway, and Fred Ridgeway; four sisters, Dorothy Pierce, Thelma Loatman, Elizabeth Carney, and Lillian Pierce; her great-grandchild, Franchesca Morales; four brother-in-laws, Carlton Pierce, David Loatman, John Carney, Marvin Gould; and two sister-in-laws, Irene Ridgeway and Edith Ridgeway; one granddaughter-in-law, Enid Graves; and one stepgrandson, Terry Schultz. 

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville at noon. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Gouldtown. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township, and again on Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at


David O. Miller ~1930-2000
March 28, 2000

Construction worker David O. Miller, 70, of Fairfield Township died Friday in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton. Born in Stow Creek Township, son of the late Alexander and Emma Pierce Miller, he was a lifelong Fairfield resident.

Prior to his retirement six years ago, he worked for 30 years with the South State Co., and earlier for Ackley's Tractor Sales, Lupton's Construction, and Slade Construction. A member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club, Cumberland County Beagle Club, lifetime member of Gouldtown Fire Co. 2 and lifetime member of the Cumberland County Fireman's Association, he was a former member of Bethany Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara (nee Durham); a son, David C. of Fairfield; five daughters, Beverly Hughes and Christine Gross, both of Millville, Frances Murphy of Rosenhayn, Barbara Johnson of Vineland, and Priscilla Jones of Fairfield; a brother, Alexander, of Greenwich Township; a sister, Ella Lively of Mays Landing; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at noon Saturday in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield.

Deborix Miller 1830-1903
Husband of Sarah Hutchinson Miller & the son of John Hughes Miller & Mariah Ann Grinnage

Newpaper notice

Ella Miller died 1983

In Memorium -- in memory of our mother Ella Miller who passed away February 3, 1983. Sadly missed by The Family.


Frank L. Miller ~1931-1995

(April 17, 1995, The Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA, Page: 24)

Frank L. Miller, 64, of Jacksonville, FL, a house remodeler and a veteran of the Coast Guard, died Tuesday in Riverside Memorial Hospital. Mr. Miller was a member of the Florida Boppers, a dance club, and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Born in Braintree, Mr. Miller lived in Weymouth before moving to Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Miller; three sons, Jeffrey Miller of Plymouth, Scott Miller of Braintree and Gregory Miller of Randolph; two daughters, Cynthia O'Keefe of East Taunton and Melinda Davila of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother Catherine H. (Murphy) Miller of Hingham; a brother and sister, Fred Miller and Marcia Miller Boehlke, both of Hingham, many grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral service was held in Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton, N.J. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bridgeton.


Freeman Ellsworth Miller 1915-1986
8 Feb 1986
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Freeman Ellsworth Miller, 70, of Bridgeton died Wednesday at Bridgeton Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year.

The son of the late Roscoe Miller and Elmira Miller Douglas, he had been a lifelong resident of Bridgeton. He had been employed by unreadable and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Mink Miller; two daughters, Aurelia Pierce of Pleasantville and Gail Whyte of Springfield, Mass.; a son-in-law, James Whyte; six grandchildren, Sherri, Asa Jr, Aurelius, Isaac, Gabriel and Olivia; a great grandchild, Antoine; and two sisters, Esther Willet of Bridgeton and Martina Rhea of Blackwood. He was predeceased by a brother, Talbert.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Sunday from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St. Interment will be made at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 2pm.


George Miller

George Miller, 80, of Carneys Point and formerly of Daretown died Tuesday in Park View Health Care Center, Carneys Point Township. Born in Richmond Town, he was the son of the late David Francis and Nellie VanMeter Miller. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and had worked for several years as a truck driver at the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., Bridgeton. He had also worked at several area farms.

He is survived by a cousin, Evelyn Davis of New Castle, Del.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Fernwood Memorial Park, Route 49, Hopewell Township, with the Rev. Donald L. Chroniger of the Seventh Day Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by the Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton.


Harriet Netha Miller ~1942-1954
(note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: Ruby Hughes Miller was the dau of Harriet Letha Durham who m James Hughes. Harriet Letha Durham was the dau of Danile and Caroline Carney Durham)

We regret to inform you of the death of Harriet Netha Miller, 12 years, which occurred on June 14, 1954. Services at Fordville M. E. Church; arrangements by Cornelius J. Mack, Jr., Funeral Director. Interment Fordville Memorial Park. (signed) Roland & Ruby Miller, Grandmother Juice.  


Harriet Sutton Gould Miller 1888-1961
15 Mar 1961
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Harriet Miller - In Fairfield Township, Gouldtown, NJ on Sunday, March 12, 1961. Harriet Miller, wife of Roscoe Miller, aged 72 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lively Funeral Home 85 S. Pine Street, Bridgeton. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.


Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Miller will be conducted by the Rev. J. Edward Foster, pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Church of Gouldtown, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lively Funeral Home, 85 South Pine Street.

Mrs. Miller passed away at the age of 72 Sunday morning at her late residence on Woodruff Road. She had been in failing health about three years. Mrs. Miller was born in New York State, but had lived in this area since childhood.

In addition to her husband, Roscoe, she is survived by three sons, Arthur Gould of Camden, Nathaniel Gould of Salem and Claude Gould of Bridgeton; five daughters, Emily Streets, Malvenia Saunders, Ada Hughes, Mary Warren and Julia Thompson, all of Bridgeton.

The interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.


Helen Edna Wright Miller 1898-2000

Helen Edna Wright Miller, of Greenwood died Friday, March 31, 2000, in Country Rest Home, Greenwood. She was 101. Mrs. Miller was born in October 1898, near Laurel, the daughter of the late George and Georgia Wright. She grew up in Sussex County, and lived on a farm just outside Smyrna from 1959 until entering Country Rest Home in 1996. Mrs. Miller had been a member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church since moving to Smyrna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus John Miller, in 1965. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Miller, of Marlboro Township, N.J., and Nancy Miller Short, of near Magnolia; a granddaughter; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

Memorial service will be Sunday, April 30, 2000, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Smyrna. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Smyrna.


James Littleton Miller ~1956-2004
 14 Nov 2004

James Littleton Miller of Millsboro died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere. He was 48.  Mr. Miller was born in Jamesville, Va., son of Rosa Lee Miller of Millsboro and the late Littleton Miller.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1972-1975, and later in the Navy from 1980-1986. While in the Navy he served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. He also served in the National Guard from 1987 to 1991.  Mr. Miller was a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. in Tennessee until illness forced his retirement about a year ago.

In addition to his mother, Rosa Lee Miller, he is survived by a brother, Daniel Lee Miller of Millsboro; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Joyce Ann Johnson of Wilmington, Evelyn Dale and Jack Johnson of Millsboro, Elizabeth G.P. Miller-Johnson and Kim Johnson, and Lisa B. and Ian Duncan of Hamben, Conn.; a paternal grandmother, Dorothy Ames of Millsboro; 10 nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Dickerson Chapel AME Church, U.S. 113, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. Richard Worthy will officiate.  Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

Lillian E. Miller~1926-2006
13 Jul 2006

Lillian E. Miller, 80, departed this life Monday morning, July 10, 2006, at Cumberland Manor, where she had been a resident for the past year. She had been in failing health for the last 3 years.  Lillian was the daughter of the late Ruth F. Pierce Hall and Thomas N. Hall. She was born in Bridgeton but lived most of her adult life in Atlantic County.

She returned to Cumberland County after retiring from Lenox Chinaand Crystal in Pomona, New Jersey in 1992. After her retirement she returned to work in Food Services for Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc. for several years prior to her illness.  She was a member of the Nanticoke-Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton, New Jersey.  Lillian had many interests from doing volunteer work with Retired Senior Volunteer Program to attending many different craft classes, and her skills at crocheting and ceramics were shared by all. She was an avid collector and shopper of both bears and dolls and all things that were beautiful. She especially enjoyed cooking large meals for those she loved.

Survivors include; a daughter, Ethel Dewberry (Harvey Sr.) three sons, Randy Winchester Sr. (Sharon), Harold Miller (Angie) and Michael Fowlkes Sr. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Reginald A. Miller III in 2004 with whom she shared her home prior to her illness and Reginald’s death.  Lillian was blessed by having 10 loving grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, cousins and a host of many friends. She shared a very special bond of love and friendship with her granddaughter, Bernice L. Dewberry Street.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 15, at the Edwards And Son Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J.  Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Cemetery in Hopewell Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services.

Margaret L. Miller 1948-2014
August 26, 1948 - November 8, 2014!/Obituary

Margaret L. "Talking Violet" Miller, 66 , of Hopewell Twp., passed away early Saturday morning November 8, 2014 at her residence while under the care of hospice. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of Calvin Pierce and the late Margaret E. Pierce, and the wife of Albert L. Miller Sr. She had been an area resident all of her life.

Margaret was employed up until her health declined with Bayada Health Care as a Home Healthcare Aide. Margaret was a proud member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. She enjoyed playing Bingo, trips to the casinos, crocheting, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Besides her husband Albert, she is survived by her father Calvin Pierce, her three children, Michelle L. Miller, Albert L. Miller Jr. and Christine E. Miller, her sister, Anna Pierce, grandchildren, Kayla Rodriquez, Charimar Morales, Damion Hadden, Shawna Miller, Zukie Miller, Jedidiah Miller,and great grandchild, Dehana Milledge, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. from the SRAY-WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. Friends may call on Friday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Fordville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Oliver B. Miller ~1913-1998

1. Death notice: Of Belmont Avenue, Bridgeton, N.J. on Saturday, August 8, 1998. Oliver B. Miller, age 86 years, husband of P. Anna “Ann” Miller, father of Richard Allen Miller, stepfather of Joan Chapman and George R. Fay and grandfather of Vicky McCrae and Gwen Miller. Due notice of the funeral service will be announced upon completion of arrangements with the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton.

2. Obituary: Oliver B. Miller, 85, of Bridgeton died Sunday in South Jersey Hospital. Born in Stow Creek Township, son of the late Oliver Bryant and Louisa T. Miller, he was employed as a mechanic for LoBiondo Brothers Trucking in Rosenhayn for 17 years before retiring. He also worked at April Orchards in Carmel and as a welder at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard. He was a member of the Bridgeton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was an elder for 52 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are his wife P. Anna “Ann;” a son, Richard Allen Miller of Philadelphia; a stepdaughter, Joan Chapman of Mullica Hill; a stepson, George R. Fay of Cape Hatteras, N.C.; a half brother, Paul Jones of Bridgeton; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 7.30 pm. Friday in the Millville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1205 W. Main St., Millville. Burial will be private. Arrangements by the Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton.


Paul Wendell Miller 1940-2007
Memorial Service - For Wendell Miller
Contributed by Jon Miller and John C. Carter

Paul Wendell Miller, born June 28, 1940 in Lawnside, NJ, the son of the late Walter F. Miller and Sara Loatman Miller, of Lawnside New Jersey. He passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the Atlantic City Medical Center.

He attended Lawnside Elementary School, graduated from Haddon Heights High School, Echols College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia and attended Maryland State College in Princess Ann, MD. He resided in Pleasantville and most recently in Atlantic City. Wendell, as he was known, was a businessman with interests in the Entertainment Industry and Sporting World. He operated the Off Broadway Playhouse in Camden, NJ, was associated with the High Hat Club in Lawnside, and the former Wonder Garden in Atlantic City. He worked as a volunteer and Tribal member of the Powatan Renape Indian Tribe in Medford New Jersey and was associated with his many cousins with the Nanticoke Leni-Lenape Indians of NJ in Bridgeton. He enjoyed a successful career in the Atlantic City Casino Industry, as an original Resorts employee, as a Dealer, Floor Person and Casino Host until his retirement because of poor health. Wendell was well known for his love of Roller Skating, Antique Cars, and playing the game of "POOL" with his buddies. He had a special relationship with his brother-law, Robert Flipping Jr.of Atlantic City.

Wendell is survived by his former wife Carol Miller of Absecon, NJ, his step-son, Stephen Baltera, one sister, Jane Miller Flipping of Egg Harbor Township; three brothers, William Preston Miller and wife Linda of Mesa Arizona; Dr. Albert Bernard Miller, Sr. and Wife Barbara Stratton Miller of Dover, Delaware; Jon Lloyd Miller Sr. and wife Beatrix Abelsma Miller of Durham, North Carolina. His sister Ruth Miller Walker and her husband James O. Walker predeceased Wendell, but they left two daughters, Nancy Walker Hunter of Pennsauken, NJ and Suzanne Walker of Springfield, VA. Nancy and husband Byron Hunter have two sons, Timothy and David. Suzanne and her husband Thomas have a son Malachi who had a special place in Wendell's life. Wendell also had a special love for all his nieces and nephews.

1. Robert L. Flipping III, wife Suzan, and children Roberta Dominque, Robyn, Ryan, Astiana and Robert IV.
2. Randall L. Flipping Sr., wife Jacqueline and Randall Jr
3. Albert B. Miller Jr. of York Pennsylvania
4. Leigh Miller Harris, husband Patrick Harris and daughter Marissa of Olney, Maryland.
5. Sara Miller Fuller and Daughter Morgan Fuller of Smyrna Delaware.
6. Jane Miller Wandless and husband Paul Wandless and their son Miles of Upland, Pennsylvania.
7. Kathryn Ann (Ansje) Miller, of Oakland, California and Jon Lloyd Miller Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina.
8. Joakim Miller, wife Holly Frazier Miller and childrenCassie Ann, Kaitlyn Ruth, and Nathan Paul.

Following his cremation, Wendell's resting place will be beside his mother and father in the Fordville Cemetery in Bridgeton, NJ. If you might like to say a few words, a memorial service refelecting his life will be held at Greenidge Funeral Homes Incorporated 301 Absecon Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 345-6305. May 5, 2007 from 2 to 4pm.


Roscoe Miller 1893-1981
9 Sep 1981
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Roscoe Miller, 88, of 110 E. Commerce Street died Monday morning in Bridgeton Hospital. Born in Stow Creek, he had been a lifetime resident of this area.

Mr. Miller was formerly employed with the Deerfield Nursery for 20 years. He was a member of the Union Baptist Temple.

He is survived by a son, Freeman Miller of Bridgeton; a daughter, Esther Willet of Bridgeton; three step daughters, Julia Thompson, Claudia Gould and Mary Jane Warren, all of Bridgeton; a sister, Hazel Washington of Bridgeton, three grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 1 pm from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday afternoon one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.


Sally "Rosie" Miller ~1924-1999
December 14, 1999

Sally "Rosie" Miller, 75, of Greenwich Township, died Sunday at her home. Born in Greenwich Township, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late Marvel and Rhoda Seeney Durham. She was a lifetime resident of Greenwich Township. She was a homemaker, as well as a member of the Bridgeton First Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Nanticoke-Lenape Indians.

Survivors include her husband, Alex H. Miller; three daughters, Penelope Pierce of Newport News, Va., Sharon Davis of Millville and Vicki Ross of Vineland; two sons, Alexander D. Miller Sr. of Fairton and Sherman L. Miller of Stow Creek Township; three brothers, Joseph Durham of Portland, Tenn., Edward Durham of Puyallup, Wash., and Ralph Durham of Bridgeton; one sister, Rhoda Durham of Dover, Del.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Richard Durham, Marvel Durham, Allen Durham and Jerry Durham and three sisters, Frances Morgan, Dolly Loatman and Lydia Morris.

Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will take place in Fernwood Memorial Park in Hopewell Township. Friends will be received Thursday between 7 and 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to either First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 36 Old Deerfield Pike, Bridgeton, NJ 08032 or American Cancer Society, Orchard Road and Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.

Sarah Allene Duffy Miller  1920-2007
16 Oct 2007

Sarah Allene Duffy Miller, 87, Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007,  at home, surrounded by her loving family members after a lengthy illness.  Sarah was born June 9, 1920 in Rehoboth Beach, to the late John E. and Rebecca (Cannon) Duffy.

She spent her entire life in Rehoboth Beach. Sarah worked for many years for the John Lynch family ofRehoboth Beach. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, formerlyMt. Pleasant, serving as a United Methodist Woman, church treasurer, communion steward and Sunday school teacher.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Henry K. Miller, in 1983. She was survived by her two sons, Richard C. and his wife Janie Miller and Alphonso K. and his wife Linda Miller, all of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Gloria D. Miller of Rehoboth Beach, and Regina M. and her husband William Batson of Lewes; a sister Flonnie R. Duffy of Rehoboth Beach; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Edna M. (Walter) Harmon of Rehoboth Beach, Edna Mae Miller of Lewes, and Irene Duffy of Rehoboth Beach; a cousin, John Cannon of Rehoboth Beach; her longtime friends, Bertha Turner, Ruth Tunnell, Gertrude Vann, Barbara Sumlin, Henrietta Pierson and the Norwood sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, adopted children and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Q. Hall and the staff atBeebe Medical Center, Lewes, the Christiana Visiting Nurses and Meals on Wheels of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Services were held in Faith United Methodist Church, Church Street,Rehoboth Beach, with burial in People’s Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services.


Sarah Ann Hutchinson (Mrs. Deberec) Miller 1830-1918
Deborix the son of John Hughes Miller & Mariah Ann Grinnage




Thelma Hitchens Miller ~1932-2007
6 Feb 2007

Thelma Hitchens Miller of Millsboro died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in her home. She was 75.

Mrs. Miller cleaned houses for 38 years. She loved the outdoors, flowers and especially loved children. She never had enough babies. She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. Mrs. Miller attended Friendship United Methodist Church in Millsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey E. and Virgie M. Thompson Hitchens; her husband, Edward Sylvester Miller, in 1983; and two brothers, Reginald Hitchens and Harvey Hitchens. She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Larry S. and Barbara Miller of Millsboro; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra L. and Ambrosio Zacamitzin of Millsboro, Jocelyn L. and Edward Cannon of Millsboro, Sharon K. and Michael Harmon of Millsboro; two sisters, Virgie Rivera of Georgetown and Sarah Johnson of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren, Leslie, Larissa, Dino, Ranada, Aaron, Heather, Jeremiah, Jordan, Michael, Shawnie; and 13 great-grandchildren, Carissa, Larry, Lakota, Tacoma, Nevaeh, Ronnie Jr., Rayna, Mason, Jalen, Christopher, Kaydea, Caleb and Gabriel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Friendship United Methodist Church Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Gordon Bacon will officiate.

William F. Miller Jr. ~1932-1985

William F. Miller Jr., of rural Lewes, was pronounced dead on arrival at Beebe Hospital Saturday, Sept. 28, 1985, of heart failure. He was 53. He was a mechanic for J.G Townsend Company, of Georgetown, for 25 years before he retired three years ago because of a disability.

Surviving are two brothers, Nelson Miller, of Lewes, Frederick Miller of Millsboro; three sisters, Meredith Street, of Lewes, Sarah Jackson, of Seaford, Lillian Wright, of Millsboro.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at Cape Henlopen Funeral Home on Del. 1 near Lewes.

William S. "Bill" Miller 1931-2010

William S. "Bill" Miller of Dover, Delaware passed away at home Wednesday May 12, 2010. He was 77. Mr. Miller was born October 4, 1932 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of the late Samuel S. and Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry Miller.

He was a self-employed truck driver for most of his life before retirement. Mr. Miller enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was known as a great story teller and for tinkering with anything he could take apart and put back together. Mr. Miller enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling in his motorhome and spending his winters at his home in Naples, FL. Mr. Miller served in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Durham in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Pritchett Miller; three children, Judy L. Sherwood of Dover, E. Diane Davis and her husband, Dave of Hartly, DE and William S. Miller, Jr.and his wife, Alice of Smyrna, DE; his brothers, Robert, Samuel, Floyd, Raymond and Johnnie Miller; his sisters, Sadie Miller, Clara Thibodeau and Esther Miller; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday May 18, 2010 at 11am in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main Street Smyrna, DE where friends may call Monday from 6 to 8pm. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park Dover, DE. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713.




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