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1914 Elton r. 2007

Elton R. Miller

October 27, 1914 — November 23, 2007

Graveside services for Elton R. Miller, 93, of Canadian, TX will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday, November 23, 2007 at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Dean English, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Mr. Miller passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007 in Canadian, Texas. Elton was born on October 27, 1914 in Hedley, TX to the late Mr. Houston Miller and Mrs. Ora Lee Frazier Miller. He attended grammar school in Clarendon, TX and was a graduate of Canadian High School. He then went on and attended the University of Texas. He moved to Canadian, TX in 1928 as a freshman in high school from Clarendon, TX. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and was a member of the Seabees. He married Josie Christine Baker on September 15, 1940 in Mineral Wells, TX. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2000. Elton owned and operated the grocery store here in Canadian, TX. The store had several names over the years, Piggly Wiggly, Miller’s Food Store and Miller’s Thriftway. Elton also owned a convenience store named Little Scotty, which later became known as Alexander’s Grocery and Deli. He served as past president of Canadian Rotary Club and Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He also served as past president for 29 years on the Board of Directors at the Edward Abraham Memorial Home, where he had a long and continuing interest in the Memorial Home and the people who live and work there. He was always very interested in athletics where he has also served as past president of the Booster Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He is survived by one daughter, Karen Van Hamersveld and husband Craig of Allen, TX one son, Mike Miller and wife Carol of Midland, TX; 7 grandchildren, Alecia Carley, Amy Miller, Shannon Osburn, Edge Archer, Kryston Miller, Christina Van Hamersveld, Kathryn Van Hamersveld, 6 great-grandchildren, four cousins, Jean Wright of Childress, TX; Ima Wattenbarger and Nina Mae King both of Amarillo, TX; Bill Frazier of Dallas, TX; two nephews, Terry Miller and wife Barbara of Frisco, TX; Joe Cross of New York, NY; one niece, Lisa Cross and one great niece, Ashley Cross. The family suggest memorials be made to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014 or Edward Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch St., Canadian, TX 79014.
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