Luther Miles

1912

Luther Miles was born on 24 Oct 1912 in Florence, South Carolina, USA a child of Lonnie J. Camden Miles and Eva Fryer.

1934

When he was 21, he married Bessie McKenzie on 04 Sep 1934 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.

“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91F-LJ6M?cc=3161369 : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91F-LJFC?cc=3161369 : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

1940

Luther Miles was counted in the census on 05 Apr 1940 in Rossville, Chester, South Carolina, USA, as a twenty-seven-year-old, male, married, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Lonnie Miles; his mother Eva Miles; his wife, Bessie Miles; and a lodger Rogers McKinsey.

1953

On March 2, 1953, Luther Miles was listed as the brother in the obituary of Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Dixon.

1958

He died on 20 Oct 1958 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Luther Miles was buried on 22 Oct 1958 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. His cause of death was bilateral congenital polycystic kidneys with terminal uremia.

LUTHER MILES

BLANEY – Services were to be conducted for Luther Miles, 45, at 5 o’clock today in Union Baptist Church by the Rev. George Partridge, the Rev. Dean Clyde and the Rev. Mr. Franklin. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29 will have charge of the graveside services.

Luther Miles, 45, of Blaney

BLANEY (Special) – Luther Miles, 45, World War Two Navy veteran, died at the Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Monday night after an extended illness.

Mr. Miles operated the Blaney Motel and the Blaney Ladies Ready to Wear Shop. Born in Florence County, he was the son of L. J. Miles and the late Mrs. Eva Fryer Miles.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie McKenzie Miles of Blaney; three daughters, Kathy Miles and Faye Miles of the home, and Mrs. Douglas Cooper of Blaney, and his father of Blaney.

Mr. Miles was a member of the James Leroy Belk Post of the American Legion and a member of the Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29

Funeral services will be conducted from the Union Baptist Church at at 5 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. George Partridge, the Rev. Dean Clyde and the Rev. Mr. Franklin. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church two hours before the services. Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29 will have charge of graveside service. The body is at the Kornegay Funeral Home.

On October 22, 1958, Luther Miles was listed in the newspaper article “DEATHS.”

October 22, 1958  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 17
October 22, 1958  State (published as The State)
  Columbia, South Carolina
Page 16
“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91F-P8TM?cc=1417492 : 21 April 2016), > image 1 of 1; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
Located in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Caroline Burleson

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