September 8, 1914 ~ June 15, 2008

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ernest Vance Miller, 93, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the WNC Baptist Home, where he had resided for several years. Mr. Miller was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County and was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville. After serving in the Army Air Corps during WW II he trained as a watchmaker and worked at several stores in Asheville. He later started his own business doing trade work for a number of Western North Carolina watch, clock and jewelry stores. He is survived by his wife, Louise Roberts Miller; one son, Dean Miller of University Park, MD; one sister, Rae M. Roberts of Asheville, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building One, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. Vance ‘Uncle Fudd’ Miller lit up any room he walked in. He had a quick wit and gentle sense of humor and his jokes always left me laughing for days afterward.
    Although I will miss him very, very much, I am so grateful for his long and rich life, and know that Heaven is a happier place with him there.

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  2. You all may not remember me, but I sure do you. I am Robert Morgan’s sister and lived in Sayles Village 19 years after marring Don Henderson
    I know the loss you are feeling now, because I went through that 17 months ago and only by God’s Grace and Mercy have I been able to live day by day. Each time I read of one of the people I knew for so many years, some very well and others as part of the Oakly Family
    I feel a little peice of my heart
    chips off and then I know as hard as giving up our loved ones for
    a short time can be , we will be reunited one blessed day. Only the peace God gives can carry us through until that time
    May God bless and comfort all of you until that glad reunion day

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  3. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending summers with Aunt Louise and Uncle Vance at their home in Asheville. They were always so good to me and I really enjoyed spending time with them. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, I didn’t have the opportunity to see much ‘wildlife’ up close. Uncle Vance used to tease me because I spent most days at their house looking for the rabbits in the backyard. He did like to joke and tease! I will miss him but I know that he lived a good, long life and he is in a better place now. I love you, Uncle Vance!

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