Ralph James Miller

Ralph James Miller, 96, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Lynn Care Center in Front Royal.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. Sherry Waddell officiating.  Burial to follow in Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller was born April 2, 1918 in Warren County, son of the late Simon and Eliza Deavers Miller.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Kathleen Bailey Miller, daughter Patsy Miller Casteel and son-in-law Joe A. Casteel, brothers Irvin Miller, Carl Miller and sisters Iva Totten and Elsie Miller.

Surviving are his son Larry Ralph Miller and wife Doris of Front Royal, granddaughter Yvonne Casteel Palmer of Winchester, granddaughter Cindy Jo Vaught and husband Willie of Front Royal, great-granddaughter Christina Palmer Cherry and husband Nick of Winchester, great-grandson Bailey Vaught of Front Royal and great-great granddaughter Jo Ann Cherry of Winchester and a brother Hillard Miller of Riverton.

He retired from Avtex Fibers in 1980.  He attended Bennett’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed caring for his cattle, tending his gardens and hunting on the mountain near his home.

Pallbearers will be Alfred (Buddy) Reel, Jr., Stewart Burke, Wayne Derflinger, John Sweeny, Mike Eshelman and Mitchell Sine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 or Bennett’s Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Robin Kelce, Treasurer, 115 W. 9th St, Front Royal, VA 22630.



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