Barbara Miller


Barbara Ann Ashe Miller, age 80, of Whittier, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

She was born on April 29, 1940, in Jackson County, to the late Cornelious and Ethel King Ashe. Barbara was a member of Wilmot Baptist Church. She loved to cook and go camping, but her passion was spending time with family and friends; especially her great-grandboys.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Teresa (Mickey) Rathbone, Mary (Cale) Wilson; sisters, Shirley Bumgarner, Elaine (Marshall) Jones, Evelina (Ralph) Davis, Opal (L.C.) Bumgarner; brothers, Homer (Mary) Ashe, Cory (Peggy) Ashe; granddaughters, Brittany (Blake) Hawkins, Bethany Wilson; great-grandsons, Rylan and Axl Hawkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, J.V. Miller; sisters, Gerlene Ashe, Pauline Kalin; brother, Harl Ashe; and great-grandson, Easton Cagle.

A funeral service for Barbara was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Wilmot Baptist Church, 2029 Thomas Valley Road, Whittier, N.C., with Revs. Johnny Ray Davis and Eddie Stillwell officiating.

There was a one-hour visitation prior to services at 2 p.m.

Interment followed at Wilmot Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s name to Wilmot Cemetery Fund, c/o Belva Ham, 268 Sley Holler Road, Whittier NC, 28789.