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March 13, 2013

Ruth Mae Durham Miller

92; of New Albany

Ruth Mae Durham Miller, 92, of New Albany, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, with her children by her side.

 She was a dedicated and loving daughter, wife, mother, and homemaker.  She loved her family and valued close friendships. She enjoyed traveling, being out in nature, and tending to her garden. Always an inspiration and source of guiding principles for her children and grandchildren, she will be deeply missed and remembered with love. The only daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Mabel M. Taylor Durham, she was born Jan. 7, 1921 in Mayflower, Ark.

 She is survived by her children, Nancy C. Walsh and her husband, Thomas L., Joe A. Miller and his wife, Kathleen D., and Dr. David L. Miller and his wife, Karen W.; grandchildren, Thomas Lonnie Walsh III, Wendy Walsh Quinn, Bryan Scott Walsh, Kathie Walsh Roberson, Michael Curtis Walsh, Alan Jennings Miller, Deese R. Miller, Megan Elisabeth Miller, and Benjamin John Miller; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren, and six nephews; and one niece. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Jennings Miller.

A memorial service will take place at a later date in Mayflower, Ark.

Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, was entrusted with her care.

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