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Melvin Lee Miller

August 16, 1935 ~ March 24, 2020 (age 84)

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Melvin Lee Miller, 84, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He was born August 16, 1935 in Union County, IL to the late Lester Miller and Margaret Gayette Miller. Melvin retired from the Navy after 24 years of service as a Master Chief E-9. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Carolina Mountain Woodturning, Old Bones Softball Senior League and the Brasstown Wood Turner Guild. He was of the Baptist faith.


Melvin is survived by his wife Christina Coutts Miller; two daughters, Lynn Michelle Unnerstall (Keane) of Orlando, FL. and Teresa Diane Miller (Barbara Tuttle) of Charleston, SC.; a son, Michael Lee Miller (Elisabeth Diffenderfer) of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren, Christopher Storey, Paige Miller, Meghan Miller and K.C. Diffenderfer; a sister, Patsy Ruth Lewis (Ron) of Mustang, OK. In addition to his parents, Melvin is preceded in death by his brother David Lester Miller.


A private funeral will be held Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Salisbury National Cemetery.


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Funeral Service
March 27, 2020

7:00 PM
Salisbury National Cemetery
202 Government Lane
Salisbury, NC 28144

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