Hugh Vaughn Miller, age 87, of Fleetwood, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living.

Born December 18, 1931 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Olen Carson Miller and Ella Lou Triplett Miller. Hugh was a member of Big Flatts Baptist Church, where he had previously served in many positions including Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Choir leader. Often times Hugh would visit nursing homes and shut-ins and share his gift of music with them. He was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. Hugh was a much sought after brick and block mason. He volunteered his block and brick laying services to Tri-State Childrens Homes and also to Stewart Simmons Fire Department.
Hugh is survived by three children, Jimmy Miller and wife Cynthia, David Miller and wife Kathy, and Deborah Miller, all of Boone, three grandchildren, Nicholas Miller of Tampa, Florida, Vernon Stevens of Boone and Leslie Crawford, three great grandchildren, Christen and Kolby Hatton and Dylan Stevens, five sisters, Faye Rhymer of Deep Gap, Betty Ford of Morganton, Lenda Eggers of Banner Elk, Claudia Aldridge of Foscoe and Leta Greene and husband Rick of Lenoir. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell & Earl Miller and an infant sister, Brenda Miller.
Funeral services for Mr. Hugh Miller will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1 oclock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Jack Lewis and Rev. Billy Norris. Burial with Military Graveside Rites provided by American Legion Post 130 will follow in the Rhymer Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from 11:30 until 1 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177.

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