James Quenton Miller Sr.
Mr. James Quenton Miller Sr., 92, of, Ellijay, formerly of Norcross, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
He was born June 11, 1925, in Gilmer County to John A. Miller and Lela Gibson Miller of Boardtown Road.
Upon graduation from Ellijay High School, he went to work in Atlanta and attended evening college at the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia, which is now Georgia State University. He met his wife, Anne Smith Miller, and they were married March 5, 1947.
He was general manager and secretary/treasurer for E.R. Partridge Inc., Atlanta, for 40 years until his retirement in 1988. He and his wife moved to Ellijay in 1990, living on the Miller family farm where he was born.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His hobby was gardening — growing beautiful flowers, shrubs and vegetables.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ellijay.
He is preceded in death by beloved son, James Q. Miller Jr.; grandson, Brian James Miller; father, John A. Miller; mother, Lela G. Miller; and brothers, Johnny O. Miller and Jack K. Miller.
He is survived by wife Mary Anne Miller; son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. Miller and Sylvia Elliott, of Winterville; sister-in-law, Mildred T. Miller, of Ellijay; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hayden officiating.
Music was by the Rev. Scott Eaton and Austin O’Neal.
Interment was in the Mount Pleasant (Buckhorn) Church Cemetery on Boardtown Road.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Ellijay Building Fund, 164 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Condolences can be made at www.bernhardtfh.com.
Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.