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Transcribed by Bradley Jeffreys February 5, 2017
Hazlehurst Courier (Hazlehurst, Mississippi)
October 20, 1910

Death of a Good Woman
Mrs. Martha Miller died at the family home near Gallman Saturday night, October 15th, 1910, in the 85th year of her age.
Mrs. Miller was a truly good woman.  She was wise in counsel and tender and quick in sympathy.  All her days were spent in Copiah County.  She was the daughter and oldest child of Sandy Slay, one of the pioneer citizens of Northeast Copiah - a vigorous, active, strong man – a leader in his day and time in every worthy undertaking.  Her husband was the lamented William Miller, who preceded her in death about twenty years.
The children who survive her are:  J.L. Miller and Mrs. L.L. Brittain of Hazlehurst; Mrs. W.J. Hampton of Crystal Springs; Mrs. J.M. Shivers of Poplarville; and two daughters who made their home with their mother at the time of her death.
Mrs. Miller, at the time of her death, was a member of the Gallman Baptist Church.  She had been a consistent member of the Baptist church since early girlhood.  She appropriated to her own life the teachings of the Great Teacher, and lived her religion day by day in humility and serenity.  Her fortitude, wisdom and faith met every vicissitude of life calmly and wisely.  The clouds were never so dark but that she could see a silver lining.
Mrs. Miller will be greatly missed in her community by neighbors and friends, but the loss falls heaviest upon the members of her own family, who through long years have had in her comforter, friend and counselor.  To these The Courier extends its profound sympathy.

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