February 14, 2011

Robert Lee & Mary Louise Coffey Miller

Mary Lou Coffey Miller
Mary Louise was the last child of John William and Frances Little Coffey.  She was born Feb. 7, 1905 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC and died there on Jan. 5, 1983.  She married Robert Lee Miller, a native of Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC on Apr. 3, 1937 in Wake Co.  He was born there on Aug. 26, 1908 and died in Durham, Durham Co., NC on May 19, 1954.  Like most of their family, they too are buried at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

Obituary, The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, 20 May 1954.  and Coffey Family Archive
Robert Miller Dies at Duke

N.C. Banker, Husband of Former Raleigh Woman, to Be Buried Here

ROCKINGHAM, May 18--Robert Lee Miller, 46, executive vice president of the Richmond County Bank in Rockingham, died Wednesday afternoon in Duke Hospital following an illness of three weeks.

He was born in Concord and moved to Hamlet at an early age, where he attended the public schools.  He married Mary Lou Coffey of Raleigh in 1937 and she survives him.  He is also survived by a daughter, Linda Anne Miller; his stepmother, Mrs. T.W. Miller, of Hamlet; seven brothers: Cole Miller of Monroe, Arthur Miller of Greenville, S.C., Jack Miller of Petersburg, Va., Paul Miller, Earl Miller and Glenn Miller, all of Hamlet, T.W. Miller Jr. of California; two sisters, Mrs. Lethia Milson of Charlotte and Mrs. C.L. Barnard, of New Orleans, La.; three half-brothers: Max Miller, Baland Miller, both of Pittsburg, Pa., and Jimmy Miller, of Chapel Hill; and one half-sister, Mrs. Bill Berry of Chapel Hill.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Joseph G. Brown Chapel, Edenton Street Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Montlawn.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. L.A. Tilley of the First Methodist Church, Rockingham, assisted by the Rev. Howard P. Powell of Edenton Street Methodist Church here.  Mr. Miller was a member of the Official Board of the Rockingham church.

Picture and obituary courtesy John Coffey of Raleigh

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