Cleveland, Ga., resident and Van Buren County native Bonnie Mae Ward Miller, 83, was born Dec. 12, 1928 and died June 24 at NHC Healthcare McMinnville.
A homemaker and member of Willow Oak Baptist Church in Mulberry, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Titus Page and Tabitha Jane Simmons Ward. She was married to E.A. Miller Jr., who preceded her in death April 16, 1994. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Lee Miller; great-grandson, Coleman Scott Miller and an infant stillborn daughter.
She is survived by three daughters, Lois Tenpenny of McMinnville, Betty Jane Partin of Cleveland, Ga., and Inas Miller Howard of Dahlonega, Ga.; four sons, Albert Richard Miller of McMinnville, Joe Melton Miller of Plant City, Fla., and Titus Andrew Miller and John Thomas Miller, both of Mulberry, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marion Thomas Ward and Paul Thurman Ward, both of McMinnville; sister, Delma Violet Haston of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at High’s Chapel with Johnny Haston officiating. Burial will follow at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 27, 2012