AMORY – Eloise Miller, 93, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Born Feb. 25, 1921, in Itawamba County, she was a daughter of James ""Jim"" Franklin and Harriet Edna Pace Owens. She married James A. ""Bill"" Miller in 1963 while living in Kenosha, Wis. |
In her earlier years she attended New Hope Baptist Church. After moving back to Parham community, they owned and operated Millers Grocery, to which she added a material and flower shop. A hard worker, she made many funeral and cemetery floral arrangements for the community. A dedicated mother and grandmother, she raised her four children alone and also raised a granddaughter, even helping with her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed making quilt tops, cushions and purses. She loved life, her family and staying busy.
She is survived by her daughters, Ivy Holland, Red Bay, Wanda Wright (Bob), Tupelo, and Linda Barrett, Tupelo; son, James Barrett (Ruth), Ohio; sisters, Lynn Williams, Oplean Duckworth and Tupel Patterson, all of Fulton; grandchildren, Randy Holland (Kathy), Rhonda Hester, Randle Holland (Regina), Craig Wright (JC), Robbie Wright (Angie), Jimmy Barrett, Lisa Barrett, Todd Puckett (Lisa) and Melinda Cagle; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Quay; brothers, Troy, Allen, Auvern, Delores and Delynn Owens; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jerry Grammer and Bro. James Richardson officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Holland, Randle Holland, Craig Wright, Robbie Wright, Kyle Palmer and Cameron Wright.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on May 2, 2014