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Junior Glenn Miller: Loris

1936 – 2019

     Junior Glenn Miller of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at his home. He was 83.

     Mr. Miller was born on Dec. 5, 1936 in Boone to the late James Frank Miller and the late Clara Pearl Trivette Miller.

     Mr. Glenn was a longtime member of New Life Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, played the guitar, and helped with talent night. He had a passion for gospel music and the mountains. He enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Mr. Glenn also spent most of his life working with heavy machinery involved with highway construction.

     Survivors include his four sons, James “Junior” Miller- Becker and Matthew of St. Petersburg, Florida, Shawn Miller of Jonesville, Glenn Junior Miller and Kevin McGowan of Jonesville, and Amos Miller and Tracy of Loris; six daughters, Teresa Miller and Jackie Groom Hester of Lexington, North Carolina, Kathy Miller of Elkin, Barbara Miller, and Melinda Miller, all of Jonesville, Glenda Nunez and Armando of Las Vegas, Nevada, and E.K. Miller and Tony Perez of Pleasant Garden; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; three step-children, Ricky Dale Graham and Chip of Chadbourn, Major Sammy Joe Graham and Lacey of Fort Bliss, Texas, and Linda Tyree of Chadbourn; and two brothers, Jerry Miller and Worth Miller both of Hickory.

     Mr. Miller was predeceased by his first wife, Lily Ann Ward Miller and his second wife, Lillie Mae Graham Miller, his brother, Russell Miller, and his sister, Dorothy Miller Roberts.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Colter Fox officiating, committal services following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at Hardwick Memorial Chapel.

     Memorials may be made to The American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 or online at

     A guest register is available here.