Margaret Ann Hurst Miller – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Margaret Ann Hurst Miller, age 76, a resident of Athens since 1961, passed away peacefully in her home on October 13, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born in Amite County, Miss., on November 30, 1936, to Jimmie Lou and Eugene Hunter (EH) Hurst Jr. On June 24, 1956, she married the love of her life, Marvin Wayne Miller Sr. Together they raised four children, and she found a lifetime of happiness in watching them thrive and later gift her with nine beautiful grandchildren. Her best times came when as many of them as possible could gather together.

Margaret was an outgoing, fun-loving person, friend and “other mother” to many. The lover of a project or cause she believed in, her will to never give up was unparalleled. She loved to play bridge, pinochle and tennis. A wonderful cook, she hosted thousands of get-togethers and Sunday dinners. She was an avid reader, tree, dairy and hay farmer, librarian, business owner, and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Margaret also held the prestigious title of Special Platinum VIP at West End Outdoors!

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Wayne Miller Sr.; children, Marvin Wayne Miller Jr. (Trudy), David Eugene Miller (Linda), Lisa Miller Marshall (Scott) and Laura Miller Then; grandchildren, Marvin Wayne (Cain) Miller III, Molly Caitlin Miller, Mitchell Allen Montgomery Miller, Steven Montgomery Miller, Jeanine Marie Montgomery Miller, Preston Scott Marshall, Steven Patrick Marshall, Paul Leonhard Then II, Caroline Elizabeth Then; and sister, Martha Jane Hurst Ragon. Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family members and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Sidney Jean (Sene) Hurst, Eugene Hunter (Aychte) Hurst III, and William Joseph (Bones) Hurst.

Visitation will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, November 9, 2013, from 2 to 3 p.m. and a memorial celebration will follow. The family request no flowers, instead donations may be made to Houston Memorial Library or The American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org/donate, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631-3225.

Spry Funeral Home, Athens, directing.

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