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McMinn Memory Gardens
Friday December 27th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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James William Miller

James W. Miller, age 89, of Englewood, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late William Dan and Ruth Jerells Miller. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S Army, and was retired from Mayfields Dairy. He was an avid reader and was a Bus Driver for Athens City schools for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by:

  • His son, Jeffery Lynn Miller December 20, 2013;
  • Granddaughter, Calliope Carriker,
  • Sister, Mary Evelyn Walker.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of  69 years, Anna Ruth Torbett Miller of Engelwood;
  • Daughter, Lisa Ann Miller Soto of Athens;
  • Three grandchildren, Bethany Ann Carriker, Matthew Soto, and Michael Soto. 
  • Two great-grandchildren, Mayson Soto, Penelope Carriker.

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Dr. Bill Henard and Rev. Tim Ellis officiating.

The graveside service will be 11:00 am Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at McMinn Memory Gardens.

The pallbearers will be Rodney Parrott, Scott Oliver, Mike Shell, Matthew Soto, Michael Soto, Roberto Garcia.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe sent to the Alzheimers Association and the First Baptist Church of Athens Library Fund.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Jim-Miller  .

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.


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A candle was lit in memory of James Miller

Matthew Carriker Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Sending you sincere sympathy and lifting you in prayer. So sorry, Ann, Lisa and family.
Randall and Glenda Kyker

Randall and Glenda Kyker Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Miller

Beverly Khan Dec 25 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Jim's death. I have known Jim and his father for many years as his father worked in my Uncle Charley Scott's sawmill years ago. Jim now rests in peace in God's hands.

Dr. John McKenzie Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

Roberta and I want you to know that our heart reaches out to you and we are lifting you to the Father in our prayers. May Gods grace sustain you during this time of sorrow and in the days and weeks ahead.

Carl and Roberta Creasman Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Anna Ruth, I am so sorry to hear about J. W. I pray the good LORD will give you comfort and peace. Consider this a hug that I couldn't give you in person. Love, Joy

Joyce Rutherford Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Miller

Liz Carriker Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM