Mary Miller

Mary Smith Miller

CONCORD - Mary Helen Smith Miller, 81, of Concord, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in McDowell County, a daughter of the late Eliza F. and Lela Garland Smith. She was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church.

For many years she worked as an inspector in the washcloth department of Plant 1, Cannon Mills, and later was product demonstrator for Promo Works.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, George "Bud" Miller, Jr. of the home; one son, Keith Miler of San Francisco, Calif., one daughter, Becky Miller Blakeley of Harrisburg; granddaughter Leah K. Blakeley of Wilmington; and two sisters, Martha Murray of Shelby and Joyce Gibson of Marion.

Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel conducted by Rev. Darrell Coble. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. At other times, they will be at the residence.

Memorials: May be made to Parkwood Baptist Church, 1069 Central Drive N.W., Concord, NC 28027.

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Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 9, 2012