Bertha Belle Cochran Miller

Born: Thu., Oct. 10, 1918
Died: Fri., Jul. 5, 2013


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2013
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 08, 2013

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Mrs. Bertha Belle Cochran Miller, 94, a resident of the Fair Haven Home in Bostic, was received into Heaven on July 5, 2013. She was born on October 10, 1918. She lived in the Washburn Community for 60 years. She was married to the late G. B. Miller for 59 years. She was a retired retail store manager and textile worker. She was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bostic. She was a Sunday School teacher sharing God's lessons for 75 years. She sang in the choir, and was very active in many Christian activities in her church, community, and county. She was a 4-H leader for many years and was a very active member of the Washburn Community Club. She loved to make jams, jellies, pickles, squash relish, etc. and shared them with everyone. She was known far and wide for her delicious pecan pies.
In addition to her husband G.B., she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie Cochran and 6 brothers, Guy, Ham, Zeb, Fred, Johnny Ray, and Horace Cochran; four sisters, Pearl C. Cobb, Estelle C. Russell Davis, Blanche C. Hutchins, and an infant sister; and many cousins as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children, Geary & Jackie Miller of Lawrenceville, GA, Marjorie and Steve Rothell of Bostic, and Max and Susan Miller of Shelby; a special nephew, Johnny Cochran of Spindale; she is also survived by 7 grandchildren and their families including 12 great grandchildren, Kathy & Brad Van Cleave, Ashton & Kristen of Magee, MS: Kandi & Scott Gibson, Andrew, Joey & TJ of Princeton, IA,; Eric & Ramona Rothell, Wyatt & Sarah of St. Cloud, FL; Joy Rothell Whiteside, Olivia, Victoria & Addison of Bostic; Walter & Heather Miller of Durham; Becca & Will Simmons, Anna-Kate & Benjamin of Raleigh; and Amanda Miller of Raleigh; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Bostic. Rev. Clay Earle, Rev. Amanda Miller, and Rev. Walter Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Rothell, Rick Edney, Walter Miller, Randy Jolley, Will Simmons, and Bill Yount.
The Visitation will be from 4 pm until 6 pm Sunday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service, and at other times the family will gather at the residence at 2809 Piney Mountain Church Road, Bostic.
The family would like to thank the loving family of the Fair Haven Home including the management, staff, residents, and visitors for their many acts of kindness.
Memorials may be made to the South Mountain Christian Camp, PO Box 9, Bostic, NC 28018 ; or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043; or First Baptist Church of Bostic, PO Box 225, Bostic, NC 28018.
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Pat & Ron Wood
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
Marjorie & Family,
Fair Haven has lost another wonderful resident, haven't they? Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. We know what a painful time this is and we are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. May God hold you close and give you the comfort, peace & strength for these days and in the days to come.

Jackie & Lillian Wyrick
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
Geary and Jackie you have our deepest sympathy. We know that your mother is in good hands today and forever with no more pain. May God bless you both during this time of sorrow.
Love in Christ,
Jackie & Lillian Wyrick

Alex Carroll
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Tom and Becky Estes
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
Max and family, you all remain in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of "Mom" and Grandma and Great Grandma. We wish we could have really know her and had the opportunity to glean much wisdom from her. You were blessed to have her in your life and we know the pain of her loss to each of you.
We grieve with you and yet rejoice with you in her Homecoming with Jesus. He is our hope and our great Savior. Here she knew Him in part but now she sees Him face to face. Praise God! Much love to you all.

Bobbi Jean Price
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I did not know or surely would have been there tonight to express my sympathy in person. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dean Cole
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Max and Marjorie:
Really sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I was about her like you were about my mom, Jeanette. Thought of her as a second mom. Never will forget when you and I hung out so much and I worked for her at Shoe Lane. She really treated me like a son. Max, I'll always consider you a good friend and my deepest sympathy goes to you at this time. Please get up with me when you can. The Lord's blessings be with you, Susan and your children at this time.

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