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Obituaries

October 16, 2013

Margaret Miller

Margaret Ann Hurst Miller, 76, a resident of Athens since 1961, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born in Amite County, Miss., on Nov. 30, 1936, to Jimmie Lou and Eugene Hunter (EH) Hurst Jr. On June 24, 1956, she married the love of her life, Marvin Wayne Miller, Sr. Together they raised four children, and she found a lifetime of happiness in watching them thrive and later gift her with nine beautiful grandchildren. Her best times came when as many of them as possible could gather together.

Margaret was an outgoing, fun-loving person, friend and “other mother” to many. The lover of a project or cause she believed in, her will to never give up was unparalleled. She loved to play bridge, pinochle and tennis. A wonderful cook, she hosted thousands of get-togethers and Sunday dinners. She was an avid reader, tree-, dairy-, and hay-farmer, librarian, business owner, and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Margaret also held the prestigious title of Special Platinum VIP at West End Outdoors.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Wayne Miller Sr.; children, Marvin Wayne Miller Jr. and wife Trudy, David Eugene Miller and wife Linda, Lisa Miller Marshall and husband Scott, Laura Miller Then ... grandchildren, Marvin Wayne (Cain) Miller III, Molly Caitlin Miller, Mitchell Allen Montgomery Miller, Steven Montgomery Miller, Jeanine Marie Montgomery Miller, Preston Scott Marshall, Steven Patrick Marshall, Paul Leonhard Then II, Caroline Elizabeth Then; and sister, Martha Jane Hurst Ragon.

She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family members and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by parents, and siblings Sidney Jean (Sene) Hurst, Eugene Hunter (Aychte) Hurst III, and William Joseph (Bones) Hurst.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, and a memorial celebration will follow. The family requests no flowers; instead donations may be made to Houston Memorial Library or The American Brain Tumor Association (http://www.abta.org/donate) 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631-3225.

Spry Funeral Home is directing.

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