Last Rites Held for James Miller, Father Of Mrs. George Hughes
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for
James Miller, aged pioneer who passed away Saturday night following a prolonged
Rev. D. H. Bonner, pastor of the local First Baptist church, officiated and
burial was in Cemetery Hill,
C. E. Colton, former pastor, assisted.
Born December 10, 1859 in Carrollton, Ill., Mr. Miller came to Texas at the age
of 21 with his parents. He was married to Miss Ella Frances Hulsey, June 17,
1880. Three children were born to them, two having died in infancy.
He was convicted and joined the Baptist Church in 1880 which met then in a cabin
near where the Willow Springs Church now stands. He assisted in organizing the
Willow Springs Church and organized in first Sunday School. He was ordained a
Baptist deacon about 1890.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton and an active deacon
until his health failed him a few years ago. He was a member of the Woodmen of
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George Hughes, one sister,
Mrs. Harrison Nix and a
granddaughter, Ruth Hughes.
The Carrollton Chronicle
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams