Alvin B. Miller US Army Retired Dies In El Paso

Published 4:20 pm Sunday, August 15, 2010

TEXAS, May 21 – Master Sergeant Alvin B. Miller, U.S. Army Retired, died on Friday, May 15, 2009 in El Paso, Texas. As quietly as he lived, he died.

He was born the fifth of seven brothers and two sisters to his parents, the late William and Maria Miller on April 29, 1939 in Cumberland County. It was there where he spent the early part of his life. His formal educational experiences were received in the county public schools, graduating from the former Luther P. Jackson High School. He also attended Virginia State University before serving his country through the United States Army where his tours of duty included several foreign countries such as Korea and Germany. He was Honorably Discharged with the Rank of Master Sergeant with more than 20 years of service.

In addition to his parents; five brothers, William, Frank, Richard, Beauford, and Kenneth Miller, and two sisters, Irene Miller and Mary Sims preceded him in death.

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He was a former member of the Tearwallet Baptist Church in Cumberland County.

His survivors include, a loving and devoted wife, Barbara H. Miller of the home; a daughter, Gwendolyn Morgan and husband, Jeff of Dallas, Texas; three sons, Lonnie Hamilton of Northern Virginia, Michael Hamilton and wife, Anna of El Paso, Texas, and Fred Hamilton and wife, Tracey of Pennsylvania; brother, Erenest Miller and wife, Alice of Cumberland; a sister-in-law, Camile Miller of Montclair, NJ; a brother-in-law, David Sims of Red Bank, NJ; six grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Community Baptist Church in El Paso. Interment with full military rights followed in the Fort Bliss Military Cemetery.

The Hillcrest Funeral Home of El Paso, Texas, served the family.

Local announcement by the E. B. Allen Funeral Home of Farmville.