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Arbutus J. “Trudy” Miller, 78, of Prosperity, widow of William “Bill” Miller, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.

Born on October 7, 1939 in Charleston, W.V., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Myrtle Burdett Davis.

She is survived by a son William J. “Billy Joe” Miller of Proctorville, Ohio; two daughters, Terry (Bernard) Belville of Prosperity,and Sondra (Joe) Hansford of Irmo; a sister, Barbara Fowler of Sumerville; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a special niece and nephew, Michael and Tonya Fowler; and a daughter-in-law, Marcia Miller. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Miller and by a son, Robert “Robbie” Miller.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. JoAnn Means. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201.

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#11 Thelma Jones 2018-04-21 12:03
I am out in Houston Texas visiting my daughter and family. I was on the website and saw Trudie’s obituary, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.I enjoyed waiting on her at Bi-Lo. She was a total JOY to be around. I feel so blessed to have known her over the years. She will truly be missed. God be with all of you.
#10 Donna Watts 2018-04-17 09:55
So very sad to hear of the passing of my favorite cousin. She was avery special lady!Was planning to come up and spend a few days with her this summer.She said she would love that, We could catch up on old times. Fly High Miss Boots. You will be missed.
Love You Donna Jean
#9 John combow 2018-04-17 05:01
Billy joe, terry and sondra. Thinking of you guys today. Hated hearing the news of boots passing, she was a special lady. I’ll forever have many memories of uncle bill and boots, love you guys , john combow
#8 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-04-17 04:34
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.
At 2 Cor 1:3,4 the Bible states: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.
This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#7 Annie Marsh 2018-04-16 15:17
I am so very sorry to hear about Trudy... she had the world's biggest heart, and the world's biggest laugh! Lord, I loved it when she would laugh!!!

The entire Hale family has you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her!
#6 B.Gwyn & Family 2018-04-16 11:56
Ms. Trudy is a very lovely lady with a warm heart. Her 'southern charm' touched the lives of many that she encountered. Her passing is a true loss. My family wishes you all the strength you need to get through this very difficult time.
#5 Eddie & Jane Miller 2018-04-16 09:56
We are so sorry for the loss of Boots. She will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love all of you,
Eddie, Jane & Family
#4 Jason and Tina Catoe 2018-04-16 09:50
Thinking of and praying for you and your family.
#3 Connecting Elements 2018-04-16 09:47
Sondra, Joe, and Mrs. Miller's family,

Sondra and Joe hold a special place in our hearts, and we are all saddened to learn of Mrs. Miller's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.

With love, Matt Brosius and the Connecting Elements family
#2 Michael Fowler 2018-04-16 07:58
I am so saddened by the death of my favorite Aunt. She was such a wonderful and cheerful person who was always smiling and laughing. I will miss you tremendously but know you are in a better place and don't have to suffer anymore. I am praying for Billy joe, Terry and Sondra and all of her grandkids and great grandkids during this difficult time. You will always be remembered and loved. Rest in peace Aunt Boots.
#1 Sandy & Leif Kargaar 2018-04-15 15:14
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family