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  • Leonard Talmadge ‘Pete’ Miller

Leonard Talmadge ‘Pete’ Miller

 Leonard Talmadge “Pete” Miller, 83, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Clay County, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 21, 2018. Pete served in the United States Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He worked for Kearfott for more than 35 years and retired in 1998. Pete loved working on the farm and gardening. He was a member of Pine Log Baptist Church, where he took part in singing, cooking and providing food for the church and community.

He was the son of the late Charles Russell and Eula Vaughn Reece Miller. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Goforth; and three brothers, Richard, Keith and Patt Miller.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Irene Harris Miller; four children, Cameron Miller and wife, Cheryl, of Hayesville, Teresa Pearce and husband, Jared, of Asheville, N.C.; Daryl Miller and wife, Joy, of Candler, N.C. and Pamela Worley and husband, Kenneth, of Swannanoa, N.C.; a sister, Joyce Ware, of Clay County; three brothers, Charles Miller, of Houston, Texas, and Gene Miller and B.N. Lygh, both of Clay County; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Pine Log Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Leonard Talmadge “Pete” Miller to the ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville: is in charge of arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997