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Originally published: 2014-01-14 15:41:52
Last modified: 2014-01-14 15:42:38

Margaret Hollars Miller

Margaret Hollars "Peggy" Miller, 71, of Blackberry Road, Lenoir, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home.

Born May 21, 1942, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of Horace and Ruth Trexler Hollars. Peggy's love in life was her family, especially enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her favorite hobbies was tending to her flower gardens. Peggy was known as "Mamaw' to her many friends and customers at various Boone convenience stores where she was employed as a clerk for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Kent Miller; son, Jeff Miller of Lenoir; three grandchildren, Aaron Messer and Michelle Greene, both of Boone, and Nicole Messer and friend, Joseph Stevenson, of Lenoir; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Greene and J. J. Stephens, both of Lenoir; and her sister, Margaret Cochran of Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Krystal Messer.

Memorial services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by the Rev. William Adams and the Rev. Charles E. McKinney. The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday prior to service at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery will be private.

The family respectfully requests no food or flowers, and suggests memorials to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 136 Furman Road, Suite 2, Boone, NC 28607, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Miller family.