Franklin D. Miller

BUD - Franklin David Miller, 61, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2001, following a long illness. Born Jan. 28, 1940, in Covel, he was the son of the late Dewey Miller and Eunice Gray Miller. Mr. Miller was a custodian at Herndon Consolidated and retired after 34 years. He also attended Herndon Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Elizabeth Miller. Survivors include his wife, Irene Mills Shrewsbury Miller; three stepdaughters, Jane Key of Kannapolis, N.C., Norma Hickok of Mabscott and Patricia Dillon of Mount Airy, N.C.; three stepsons, John Shrewsbury of Alpoca, Douglas Shrewsbury of Hurricane and David Shrewsbury of Alpoca; two sisters, Joan Murphy of Daniels and Judy Branch of Richmond, Va.; nine stepgrandchildren; eight great-stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. John Gray officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family members will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any children's fund or humane society of your choice. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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