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George Augustus "Nip" Miller, Sr. Collection


George A. "Nip" Miller was born March 13, 1929 in Baxley, Georgia. He inherited his mother's interest in family history and genealogy and following service as a Chief Master Sergeant in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Miller returned to Western North Carolina and began to survey cemeteries in Haywood County. This project grew into collecting and compiling obituaries and death notices from newspapers and funeral homes.This collection and contains mostly cemetery and death records. Additional items include yearbooks and ephemera.

Title

George Augustus "Nip" Miller, Sr. Collection

Collection Number

PC.7016

Abstract

George A. "Nip" Miller was born March 13, 1929 in Baxley, Georgia. He inherited his mother's interest in family history and genealogy and following service as a Chief Master Sergeant in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Miller returned to Western North Carolina and began to survey cemeteries in Haywood County. This project grew into collecting and compiling obituaries and death notices from newspapers and funeral homes.

This collection and contains mostly cemetery and death records. Additional items include yearbooks and ephemera.

Creator

Miller, George A., Sr.

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Books are arranged by volume number. Death notices are arranged alphabetically in each volume.


George A. "Nip" Miller (1929 - 1999) and his twin brother Harvey or "Tuck", were born March 13 in Baxley, Georgia to William D. Miller, Sr. and his wife Caroline Pafford Miller. When George was four years old, his mother was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel  Lamb in His Bosom, set in the antebellum Georgia backwoods. George inherited his mother's interest in family history and genealogy, and following service as a Chief Master Sergeant in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Miller returned to Western North Carolina and began to survey cemeteries in Haywood County. This project grew into collecting and compiling obituaries and death notices from newspapers and funeral homes. His research provided a strong base for genealogical research in Haywood County.


George A. Miller's first book was published in 1979 and is a survey of cemeteries in Haywood County, while the remaining volumes are compilations of death notices from newspapers and funeral home notices for the years 1980 - 1986. The first half of 1986 is missing.

Additional non-related material in this collection includes Mountaineer yearbook, Waynesville Junior High School, Waynesville, NC 1976, 1977; Mountaineer yearbook, Waynesville High School, Waynesville, NC 1957, 1959; Catamount yearbook, Western Carolina University, 1969; 3 pieces ephemera from Bethel High School, Bethel High School Student Directory, 1960 (Dup), Program for Bethel High School P.T.A. 1941-1942, Football Banquet, Bethel High School 12/7/1951; V-Mail Christmas Greeting to Miss Velma Elhannon, Waynesville from Private William H. Honnoll stationed in San Francisco, December 1944


  • Cemeteries
  • Haywood County (N.C.)
  • Death notices
  • Obituaries
  • Yearbooks.

Cemeteries and Family Graveyards Vols 1 - 10.

Mountaineer yearbook, Waynesville Junior High School, Waynesville, NC 1976, 1977

Mountaineer yearbook, Waynesville High School, Waynesville, NC 1957, 1959

Catamount yearbook, Western Carolina University, 1969

3 pieces ephemera from Bethel High School

Bethel High School Student Directory, 1960 (Dup)

Program for Bethel High School P.T.A. 1941-1942

Football Banquet, Bethel High School 12/7/1951

V-Mail Christmas Greeting to Miss Velma Elhannon, Waynesville from Private William H. Honnoll stationed in San Francisco, December 1944