SPRINGFIELD - Oleta Miller, 90, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 28, 2002, at the Green Haven Care Center in Springfield.
Born May 29, 1912, in Tippah County, Miss., daughter of the late Homer P. and Kate Drewry Mathis, she lived in Dexter from 1939 until about seven years ago, when she moved to the Springfield area to be near her son. A graduate of Chalybeste (Miss.) High School, she received her registered nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She served as the school nurse for the Dexter Public Schools for many years before retiring.
Miller was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years and member of the Eighth District Nursing Association, Dexter Civic and Study Club, Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Education Society. On March 17, 1940, she joined the First Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until her death. She was an active member of the Dexter community since moving here in 1939 and will be remembered as a kind, good-hearted neighbor and friend and as a loving, caring mother and grandmother.
On June 9, 1939, in Memphis, she married George W. Miller who preceded her in death on July 29, 1976.
Survivors include: one son, George Mathis Miller of Springfield; one sister, Dell Brinkley of Athens, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Matt Miller, Jason Miller, Katie Miller and Danny Miller.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday until service time at 11:30 a.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Wayne Dismuke of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.