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NORMAN L. MILLER

Norman L. Miller, 71, 6115 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born in Carter County to the late Roby Stewart and Cardie Elizabeth Scalf Miller.
Mr. Miller was owner and operator of Miller’s 66 Grocery Store in Limestone Cove for many years, and owner and operator of Miller’s Tire and Retreading in Unicoi for many years. He retired in 2001 as foreman with Poly Pipe Industries.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge # 681 F&AM.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mr. Miller also loved his church family and was very devoted to his church, Simerly Creek Believer’s Fellowship Church, where he was a faithful member and served as trustee.
Other than parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Edward Miller, and R.M. Miller, and one sister: Pearl Nickelson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Miller; two sons: Norman L. Miller Jr., and Jimmy L. Miller, both of Unicoi; one daughter: Donna and husband, Sidney “Chip” Lilly, Rogersville; two grandchildren: Brian Miller and wife, Sally, Unicoi and Sydney Lilly, Rogersville; four great grandchildren: Amanda, Lina Kay, Sierra, and Dalton; one brother: Gene Miller and wife, Christine, Johnson City; one sister: Naomi Britt and husband Leonard, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews, and very special friends, Barbara and Hurshell Scalf, Johnson City.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, in the chapel of Unicoi Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Holtsclaw, the Rev. B. F. McKinney Jr., and the Rev. Randy Gobble officiating.
Special music was provided by Janet Morrow and her daughters. At the conclusion of the funeral service, Unicoi Masonic Lodge held a memorial service for Mr. Miller.
Interment was at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, at Woodby Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Hurshell Scalf, Curtis Hyder, Conley Woodby, Junior Gentry, Steve Holtsclaw, and David Stevens. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Dean Hicks, John L. McKinney, and Roy Miller.
Unicoi Funeral Home was in charge.