Shelby Jean Stockman Miles was born March 11, 1936, in Kershaw County, South Carolina, daughter of Samuel Earl Stockman and Mary Dowey Stockman.
On October 7, 1962, Shelby Jean Miles was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Beatrice Stockman Coker.
LUGOFF – Services for Shelby Jean Stockman “Miss Shelby” Miles, 66, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Blaney Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Williams, Donald W. Boatwright, and George Cashwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Miles Family Plot in Old St. Paul Cemetery, Fort Jackson Road. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mrs. Miles died October 25, 2002, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Earl Stockman and Mary Dowey Stockman. Mrs. Miles was a graduate of Columbia Business College and vice president of C. Ray Miles Construction, Inc., for 30 years. She was also a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, where she served on the Legislative Committee, and also served on the AGC and SCDOT Joint Committee. She was a member of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Miles was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church, where she served as a church lay leader, secretary, and past president of the Jean Bowen (United Methodist Women) Circle, member of the Salem Finance Committee, chairwoman of the Salem Board of Trustees, secretary of the Joint UMW Circle, former chairwoman of the Salem Administrative Council and a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Miles was a longtime member of the Woodmen of the World Elgin Lodge #1101, where she served as treasurer for many years. She was a past National Representative-Metro Area for the Woodmen of the World, and also served two terms on the Fraternal Service Committee, which is a state office of the Woodmen of the World. Over the years, she supported Kershaw County Schools with countless donations and efforts. She was an accomplished businesswoman, but was quick to acknowledge that her greatest accomplishments were being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has been an inspiration and motivation to many and will be greatly missed.
“Miss Shelby” is survived by her husband of 46 years, C. Ray Miles; daughters, Rajena Miles of Columbia, Shannon Miles Smith and son-in-law Christopher Smith of Lugoff; son, C.R. Miles Jr. and daughter-in-law Debbie Miles of Lugoff; grandchildren, Charlie Ray Miles III, Casey Earl Miles and Chandler Layton Miles; sisters, Novice Boulware and Shirley Miles; brothers, Leon Stockman and Bobby Stockman.
She was predeceased by sister, Beatrice S. Coker.
On October 22, 2007, Shelby Jean Miles was mentioned as the deceased daughter in law in the obituary of Lula Viola Goff Miles.
On March 19, 2022, Shelby Jean Stockman Miles was mentioned as the deceased wife in law in the obituary of Charlie Ray “C. Ray” Miles.