Mr. Ernest Miller, 90 of Kingston, GA, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Ernest is the son of the late Mr. George Miller and Mrs. Maude Gentry Miller. He was born May 13, 1928, in Bartow County, GA.
Ernest was instrumental in establishing the Euharlee Volunteer Fire Department, later becoming the Chief of the Bartow County Fire Department. He was also a member of the Euharlee Masonic Lodge #457. Mr. Miller also served as a Magistrate Judge for Bartow County. Ernest was an avid woodworker. He loved to make things out of wood and share them with the ones he loved.
Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Lula Jane Hames Miller, sons; Calvin Miller and Ronnie Miller, granddaughter, Rebecca Greenway, siblings; Roberta Hightower, Bertha Martin, Lela Estes, Allen Miller, Austin Miller and George Miller.
Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter, Shirley Malone (Jerry), grandchildren; Chris (Jan) Howren, Melissa (Roger) Hawkins, Stella (John) Williams, Ronda (Brent) Tatum, Ron (Rebecca) Miller, Desiree (James) Blalock, Ernest (Candi) Miller II, 21 great-grandchildren also survive to cherish Ernest's memory. Also surviving are a special friend, Donald Goodwin, daughters-in-law, Charlene and Linda Miller.
A funeral service for Mr. Miller will be conducted Thursday, September 13, at four o'clock in the afternoon at Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church, Taylorsville, GA, with the Rev. Charles Garrett officiating. In honor of Mr. Miller's service to Bartow County, there will be a special procession from Owen Funeral Home to Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church leaving the funeral home at 3:30 pm. Serving as pallbearers will be: Chris Howren, Nolan Howren, Ernest Miller II, Ron Miller, Caleb and Joseph Hawkins. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from six in the evening until eight.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund at www.fundterry.org or Facebook "TerryFundGA"
Condolences for the family may be shared at www.owenfunerals.com.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, is honored to serve the Miller Family in this difficult time.