L.D. Miller

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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L.D. Miller, 87, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, May 23, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Johnny Roberts, Rev. Tim Harrell, and Rev. Tony Mock officiating. Interment will follow at New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with his grandsons, Cliff Mills II, Kevin Harrell, Tim Cothren, Matt Cothren, Preston Drake, Chris Miller, and William Mills serving as active pallbearers. Members of Loyal Soldiers, Gene Powell, Robert Stephens, Gerald White, Terry Hines, Floyd Mormon, Bill Story, Tony Wells, Buddy Johnston, Billy Charles Parker, Johnson Parker, Joe Peters, Greg Harrell, John Godwin, and Byrl Harrell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 601 Chason Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819 or New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Pat Williams, 6175 Three Notch Road, Iron City, GA 39859.

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L.D. Miller was born September 23, 1934, in Donalsonville, Ga., the son of O.C. and Myrtice Yawn Miller. He was a graduate of Seminole County High School. L.D. proudly served his country in the United States Army. His tour took him to Germany for three years where he worked as a dental technician. When he returned home, L.D. worked at the Colonial Food Store for a period then spent 32 years with Terminex. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served with the love of his life, Martha Miller.

Known to many in Southwest Georgia for his work ethic and giving spirit, L.D. Miller lived the mantra, “My word is my bond.” If L.D. Miller said it, you could bank on it. He was always busy doing something in the yard, at the church, at work, or for someone else. He loved gardening and sharing his bounty with friends and neighbors. Every now and then he would slip off to do a little fishing.

Survivors include his wife of almost 54 years, Martha Lee Miller; his children, Tawana & Jimmy Drake of Donalsonville, Kathy & Irby Gilder of Cataula, and Kay & Jack Cothren of Albany; his brother John D. Miller of Iron City; his twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family. In addition to his parents, L.D. was preceded in death by his sons, William Mills and Cliff Mills, and his brother, James Miller.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)