Ronald Lee Miller

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Dr. Ronald "Ron" Miller, 81, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Charleston after an extended illness.
A Magnolia native, Dr. Miller was the twelfth of thirteen children born to the late Charles Leslie Miller and Alta Miller on February 2, 1936.
Dr. Miller was a 1954 graduate of Magnolia High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and his master's degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Miller served as professor and medical researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for over 32 years. During his tenure at the Medical University of S.C. Dr. Miller received a patent for his research with slug lectin, which is used in cancer research.
Dr. Miller was a member of Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston and a former member of Magnolia Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Miller was preceded in death three brothers, Harold Burton Miller, Robert "Bobby" Miller, and twin brother Donald "Don" Miller; and five sisters, Ruby Lillian Cook, Edna Bernice Turner, Dorothy "Day" Tharp, Mary Evelyn "Dolly" Jackson, and Sue Carol Meredith.
Dr. Miller is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Janice Walter Miller of Charleston; four daughters, Elaine Sillivant (Stan) of Huntsville, Alabama; Vickie Musgrove (Clinton) of Columbia, South Carolina; Lisa LeNoir (Bub) of St. Johns, Florida; and Cindy Lou Smith (Cole) of Clemson, South Carolina; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Dr. Miller is also survived by a brother, Dr. James E. "Jimmie" Miller of Lexington; and three sisters, Helen "Tootsie" Catlett, Cleo Spratt, and Betty Ann Peace all of Hodgenville.
Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, January 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel in Charleston.
Funeral service for Dr. Miller was conducted Thursday, January 25, at Ashley River Baptist Church. Interment followed at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston.
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Jan. 31, 2018
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