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 Image14.gif (11172 bytes)Valeria Burdine Miller
(Daughter of Ruth Standifer Burdine)

Bullet3.gif (148 bytes) This obituary was found in the DAR file of Luke Standifer.
The only notation on the newspaper clipping is that it was published in Amory News, Armory, MS in 1944.

Another Aged Pioneer Passes


Wednesday morning, November 1st, marked the passing of 84 year old Mrs. Valeria Burdine Miller, of Hamilton, widow of Charley J. Miller, who preceded her in death about six years. She was the daughter of Fletcher Burdine and Ruth Standifer Burdine, who were among the prominent settlers of Monroe County and who reared their family at the old Burdine home near Smithville.

The deceased was educated at Weir Female College, Verona, and was married to Mr. Miller a short time after that. They also reared their family in Smithville. Daughters and sons surviving are Mrs. L. W. Darrocott, Hamilton; Mrs. John Gwin, Kosciusko; Fletcher Miller, Armory; Frank Miller, Memphis, Tenn.; Raymond Miller, of South Carolina; Troy Miller, Vicksburg; Granville Miller, Clarksdale; and Aldine Miller, of Louisiana. Sisters and brothers surviving include Mrs. D. H. Streetman, Armory; Mrs. H. P. Crowe, Aurora, Ill., and Lee Burdine of Fulton. Mrs. Miller had lived in the home of Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Darracott since Mr. Miller’s death a few years ago. She was a sister to the late Dr. I. P. Burdine of Amory.

The body was brought to the Pickle Funeral Home to be prepared for burial, but was taken back to Hamilton Methodist Church where the last rites were conducted by her pastor Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The body was then returned to Amory for burial in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller untied with the Methodist Church in early girlhood and had been a loyal and conscientious worker down through the years. She was gentle and lovable and admired by a wide circle of friends.

Townsman Miller and other members of the family have the sympathy of the entire community.

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