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James V. Miller service held Tuesday

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Retired from Wilson County Schools after a 30-year career teaching history at Lebanon High, Mr. Miller died April 11, 2008 at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville after suffering a heart attack.

Born July 3, 1939, in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Victor and Katherine Flowers Miller, and the grandson of the late Elmer and Blanche Flowers.

He attended McClain Elementary School, graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in 1957, and Lipscomb University in 1961.

A noted lecturer and writer on local history, his early interest in the Civil War was apparent by the time of the first grade, and his curiosity about the first residents of the area, American Indians, matured quickly into scholastic endeavors and led to his history teaching career and later contributions to the community.

He was an authority on Middle Tennessee Indian cultures and battles of the Civil War. Mr. Miller organized the Lebanon Historical Museum in City Hall and was instrumental in the development of the Sellars Farm.

He was a member of the Friends of the Nashville Symphony, Middle Cumberland Archaeological Society, Wilson County Historical Society and Sons of Confederate Veterans.

There are no survivors in family, but many students and lifelong friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to one of his membership organizations listed.

Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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