Edith Jean Miller, age 91, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Mountain Home Community Living Center (CLC) following a brief illness.
A lifelong native of Johnson City, she was a daughter of the late William Steele McCormick and Edith Range Bolton Mallett. Mrs. Miller was a World War II Veteran, having served as Captain in both the Women’s Auxiliary Air Corps and in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps.
She was a lifetime member of the Johnson City Community Theater. Mrs. Miller was a charter member of the Mountain Empire Sweet Adeline’s, and had received a lifetime achievement award from the Sweet Adeline’s International.
Mrs. Miller was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City. She was a former member of CAR — Children of the Daughters of the American Revolution — and of DAR — Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Miller, in October of 2007.
Survivors include a son, William “Bo” Miller, Blountville; one daughter, Elizabeth “Betts” Miller Leach; a granddaughter, Stacy Catherine Miller, Johnson City; a grandson, Andrew “Drew” Scott Miller, Johnson City.
The funeral service for Mrs. Miller will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Monday, March 26, 2012, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 27 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday to travel in procession to the cemetery.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Miller to a charity of your choice.
The Miller family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to all the staff of the Community Living Center (CLC) of the Mountain Home Veterans Administration.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Miller Family. (423) 928-6111