George W. Miller, 81, of Macon, formerly of Slater, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Rev. Mike Birdsong and Elaine Allred will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany Chris Palmer as he sings "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross". Burial with military honors will be in the Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shannon Palmer, Jason Stockman, Chris Palmer, Jonathan Lee, Rick Samuels, Steve Zdybel and Paul Mittenburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Weiker Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Slater Veterans Memorial Park or American Stroke Foundation.
Born Oct. 31, 1929, in Slater, he was the son of the late Susan (Susie) Miller Newton. On May 23, 1954, in Slater, he married Ida Pearl Hopkins, who preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 1997. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and worked at International Shoe Factory in Marshall for 41 years until his retirement.
He is survived by two sons, John Miller of Marshall Junction and Richard Miller of Kennsett, Ark.; three daughters, Georgia Palmer of Macon, Diana Samuels of Braymer and Rita Renfrow of Slater; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Juanita Jennings of Warrenton.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a sister and a granddaughter.