Vivian G. Miller (1921 - 2014)

  • "Mrs. Miller made music very special for so many of us at..."
    - Tracy Huemoeller
  • "Glenn, Allen I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing...."
    - Terry Keay
  • "Lovely lady. So sorry for your loss Glen and family."
    - Debbie Baldwin Jobe
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    - Pat Dowdy
  • "Please accept our sincere condolences, Allen and Glen. ..."
    - Joanne and Will Hackman

Vivian G. Miller

Vivian G. Miller, age 92 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Gateway Medical Center.

She was born in Sparland, IL to the late Cifford Charles Gibbs and Mary Ethel Watkins Gibbs. Mrs. Miller was also preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, C. Mell Miller, Jr.; three sisters, Ester, Lois and Lillian; and daughter-in-law, Linda F. Miller.

Vivian is surived by two sons, Glenn (Betty) Miller of Clarksville and Allen Miller of Nashville; two grandchildren, Cliff Nicholson and Stephen Nicholson; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 1:30 p.m., at Madison Street United Methodist Church, with Pastor Cliff Wright, Laurie Hynson, and Terrell Marcom officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 9th from 4 to 7 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Vivian was a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Choir, as well as a former member of Sango United Methodist Church.

She attained a Bachelor of Music degree, a Master of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, as well as 47 Post MA hours at Austin Peay State University, University of Memphis, Middle Tennessee State University, and George Peabody College. Vivian was a member of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity for over 70 years, during which time she held many offices.

Mrs. Miller taught in three Illinois townships for six years. After moving to Tennessee, she taught music in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for over 30 years, at Moore and Barksdale Elementary Schools. She also taught private students in their homes and at her studio, for over 60 years.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


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Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from May 9 to May 11, 2014
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