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Betty Smith Miller

August 22, 1928 February 23, 2019
Betty Smith Miller
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Betty Smith Miller, 90 of Smyrna, Georgia passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at home. She was born on August 22, 1928, in Leighton, Alabama and was the daughter of Kittie Gambill Smith and Wesley Madding Smith. She graduated from Colbert County High School in 1946 and attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama and graduated college at Florence Teachers College, Florence Alabama in 1950. She began her teaching career in Jasper, Alabama and later married John Hugh Miller, Sr. on June 14, 1952. She lived in Birmingham, Alabama where she had two sons, John Hugh Miller, Jr, and Michael Grady Miller and later moved to Smyrna, Georgia in 1964. She continued her teaching career at King Spring Elementary School where she started teaching third grade in 1964 and taught for almost 30 years. She taught hundreds if not thousands of young boys and girls to which she devoted much of her life. Her hobbies included planting a flower garden every year which she loved to tend every day. She also enjoyed a weekly bridge game where she was very competitive and played to win each week. She loved to "power" walk each evening either around the neighborhood or at the Smyrna Recreational Center where she had many friends. She will be missed immensely by her family and friends and remembered fondly by both her teacher colleagues and numerous students she taught and loved. She was preceded in death by husband John Hugh Miller, Sr, to whom she was married for 60 years, mother Kittie Gambill Smith, father Wesley Madding Smith, and grandmother Sue Madding Smith. Survivors include sons John Hugh Miller, Jr, (Mary Kay), Michael Grady Miller (Lu) three grandchildren John Hugh Miller, III, Wesley Madding Miller, Mary Ellen Miller, one step-grandchild Anna Grace Antonell (Mike), Sisters Wesley Madding (Biddy) Merrell (Jim), Kitty Gambill (Sis) Smith, brother James Wesley (Bud) Smith (Carol). A funeral service will be held 12 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in the Sanctuary of the Smyrna First United Methodist Church 1315 Concord Rd.SE, Smyrna, Ga 30080. The family will receive friends from 10-11:30 AM Before the service at the Church. Interment will be held Wednesday the 27th at 1 PM CST. in Oakwood Cemetery in Tuscumbia Al. The family gratefully acknowledges and is eternally thankful to the wonderful, loving care provided by all the caregivers who cared for Betty for many years. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Smyrna First United Methodist Church where she worshiped her Lord since 1964.


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Visitation

Tuesday

26

Feb

10:00 AM 2/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/26/2019 11:30:00 AM
Smyrna First United Methodist Church

1315 Concord Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

Smyrna First United Methodist Church
1315 Concord Road Smyrna 30080 GA
United States

Service

Tuesday

26

Feb

12:00 PM 2/26/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2/26/2019 1:00:00 PM
Smyrna First United Methodist Church

1315 Concord Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

Smyrna First United Methodist Church
1315 Concord Road Smyrna 30080 GA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

27

Feb

1:00 PM 2/27/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2/27/2019 1:30:00 PM
Oakwood

Joe Wheeler Dr.
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674

Oakwood
Joe Wheeler Dr. Tuscumbia 35674 Alabama
United States
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