Oliver Leon Miles

1924

Oliver Leon “Buster” Miles was born January 28, 1924 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, the son of Walter Leon Miles and Lillie Easter Owens Miles.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on May 3, 1930, Walter L Miles (41) owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife, Lillie E Miles (30). It was reported that they were married when he was 30 and she was 16. Also in the home was their children; Mildred E Miles (9), Oliver L Miles (6) Dorthy Miles (4) and Emmie D Miles (2); his mother; Nancy E Miles (69); and his niece, Margarite E Owens (13). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina. Walter L Miles was a farmer on a general farmer.

1940 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on April 12, 1940, W L Miles (51) owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife, Lillie E Miles (40) and their children; Mildred Miles (19), Oliver L Miles (16), Doris Miles (14), Emma Dora Miles (13), Fay Miles (9), Betty Miles (7), and William Preston Miles (1), and his brother-in-law, Owens Poynor Miles (28). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. W L Miles was an operator of a farm.

2001

ELGIN – Services for Oliver Leon Miles, 77, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2001, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial in Goff-Miles Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson and Rev. Jim Salters will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Elgin, SC 29045.

Mr. Oliver died Thursday, December 20, 2001. Born in Kershaw Co., he was the son of the late Walter L. Miles and Lillie Easter Owens Miles. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and in his younger days was a farmer. He was a loving and kind person and will be greatly missed by his family.

Surviving are his brother, William P. Miles and sister-in-law Shirley S. Miles, of Elgin; nephew, Gregory Miles; nieces, LaDonna Miles Dixon, Aniko Gordon; great nieces and a nephew, Morgan, Jessica, Bradley; six sisters.

Obituary Information:

December 22, 2001  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 17

Tombstone Information:

Located in Elizabeth Goff Family Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Caroline Burleson

2005

On August 21, 2005, Oliver Leon Miles was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of Emma Dora Miles Bilbo

2011

On January 25, 2011, Oliver Miles was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of William “Cuz” Preston Miles.

2016

On December 12, 2016, Buster Miles was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of Doris Miles Fulmer.

2018

On December 17, 2018, Buster Miles was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of Betty Miles Poole.

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