Doris Opal Miller

Aug 20, 2013

Waynesville — Doris Opal Miller, 77, of 374 Pigeon St., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Autumn Care.

A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Lynn (Red) Taylor Olvey and Etta Barnes Olvey. She was also preceded in death by a son, Logan Bumgarner and one sister, Elizabeth Olvey.

She worked as a seamstress in Sylva for more than 18 years.  Doris’ heart was her family. She loved and cared for her family and enjoyed relaxing with her husband, Ron, as well as spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ronald Miller; two daughters, Jana Sherrill of Waynesville and Sue Painter of Sylva; one son, Edward Bumgarner of Belmont; seven sisters, Shirley Long (Leroy), Mary Franklin (Jessie) and Brenda Buchanan (Junior), all of Sylva, Nell Holloway (Franklin) of Murphy, Bea Baker (Bobby) of Georgia, Katie Barker of Waynesville and Alice Mathews of Clyde; one brother, Jim Olvey (Geraldine) of High Point; seven grandchildren, Shane Bumgarner, Allen Carr, Susan Campbell, Jason Sherrill, and Logan, Tommy and Jonathan Painter; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Roy Kilby officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to services.

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