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Charley Dewey Miller

January 20, 1921 May 6, 2019
Charley Dewey Miller
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Obituary for Charley Dewey Miller

Funeral services for Charley Dewey Miller will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Laurel Hill Baptist Church with Reverends John Smith and Wesley Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
Visitation times for the family and friends of Mr. Miller will be held at Laurel Hill Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8th and again from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.
Charley Dewey Miller passed away on May 6, 2019, at his home while in hospice care and surrounded by his loving family. Dewey or “C.D.” was born on January 20, 1921. He grew up with two brothers and three sisters out in Stille, LA. In 1939, he married Tressie Carruth. They had three children – two boys, Lamar and Kenneth and their daughter, Mary Priscilla.
Dewey was always a hard worker and grew up picking cotton and working as a farm hand. After he married Tressie, he owned and operated a stump trucking business and worked for the Forestry Service. Later, he began a job at Fort Polk that lasted for more than 27 years. He was one of the original laborers that helped build Fort Polk and went on to work on military vehicles and tanks.
Dewey was proud to be a Mason and belonged to Fellowship Lodge #217 at Hineston. The Hineston Lodge is a chapter of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, F&AM, which is recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England. Dewey enjoyed his time as a Mason and attended meetings for many years.
Dewey was a strong man of God and served as a deacon at Laurel Hill Baptist Church and in other various roles for many, many years. Dewey was known to be a man of great patience, wisdom, and was well-respected in the community.
He enjoyed woodworking, and often made furniture to give to his family. He could also fix anything or grow anything, and many in the community enjoyed the bounty of his garden.
He never really got over the death of his beloved wife, Tressie, but he was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They were equally devoted to him. We will miss him terribly.
Dewey was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Tressie Carruth Miller; parents, Charley and Olive Miller; sisters, Venson Monk, Myrtle Gallion and Tressie Monk; and brothers, Roark Miller and Harold Miller.
Left to cherish their memories of him are his sons, Lamar Miller and wife Mary Anna and Kenneth Miller and wife Deborah
daughter, Mary Priscilla Lewis and husband Phillip
grandchildren, Terea McCarthy (Tim); April Doga (Ben); Trent Miller (Tonia); Belinda Savoie; Karl Miller (Noella); Steven Miller; and Kevin Miller (Tanya)
great grandchildren, Katie Thaxton (Bradley); Kasey McCarthy; Jeb Miller (Autumn); Clay Miller; Kayleigh Miller; Ashley Miller; Dakota Miller; Raelynn Rain Miller; Garrett Miller; Samuel Miller; Kaleb Miller; Jacob Miller; Emery Doga; Alexander Doga; Gavin Savoie; and Jacob Savoie
great-great grandchildren, Jace Thaxton and Samuel Dewey Thaxton
and a host of extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Trent Miller, Karl Miller, Steven Miller, Kevin Miller, Gavin Savoie, and Alex Doga. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Savoie, Jace Thaxton, and Samuel Dewey Thaxton.
Mr. Dewey’s family extends a special thank you to everyone who has prayed for them, Compassionate Care Hospice, and his wonderful sitters.
Words of comfort and encouragement for the family of Dewey may be left at www.jeanesfs.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

8

May

5:00 PM 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/8/2019 9:00:00 PM
Laurel Hill Baptist Church

1796 Laurel Hill Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Laurel Hill Baptist Church
1796 Laurel Hill Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

9

May

10:00 AM 5/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 5/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Laurel Hill Baptist Church

1796 Laurel Hill Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Laurel Hill Baptist Church
1796 Laurel Hill Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Thursday

9

May

1:00 PM 5/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Laurel Hill Baptist Church

1796 Laurel Hill Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Laurel Hill Baptist Church
1796 Laurel Hill Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Laurel Hill Final Resting Place

1796 Laurel Hill Road
Leesville, LA 71446

1796 Laurel Hill Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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