HARRELLSVILLE, NC – Hilton Earl Miller, age 73, of Swain’s Mill Road, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.
Mr. Miller was born on November 6, 1947 to Talmon Conner “T.C.” and Macy Harrington Miller in Suffolk, VA. Upon graduating high school, Hilton went into the United States Marine Corps and serving his country proudly during the Vietnam War during which time he was injured. He was also a proud recipient of The Purple Heart Award. Once Hilton was released with an honorable discharge he settled down in Alaska, before returning home to help care for his ailing father. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved to travel back to Alaska to visit the friends that he had made during his stay there. Along with his parents, Hilton was preceded in death by his sister, Teresa Miller Futrell.
Hilton is survived by his aunt, Edith Harrington Smith of Aulander and numerous cousins.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with military honors and Pastor Greg Hurdle, officiating. The family ask that due to COVID-19 guest wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Miller family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
I have many good memories of Hilton when he was just a young boy visiting Proctor’s Store for candy and ice cream. TC, Macy, Hilton and Teresa lived just a few houses from us. My Dad was always teasing Hilton about something. Miss you my military brother, God rest your soul with your Dad, Mom and Sister.
Jon & I met Hilton when we moved to NC on the river. A few years later our motor home was hit by a tornado & was demolished. Hilton came to our aide & let us rent his Mother’s house for a while. Such a kind & thoughtful person. We moved away 2 years later but Hilton & Jon remained good friends & talked often over the years. I know Jon will miss those chats. He was a good friend. God Bless Him ❤️
Hilton was our neighbor for over 12 years. Hilton was an avid Sportsman. I will miss his texts and emails, where he asked if I was awake yet? or watching soaps on TV. He was a a Great neighbor and Friend! He will be missed! Cliff & Jean Kumpf
I am so sorry to hear of Hilton’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Edith and his family. May God wrap His arms around you all in the days to come. Prayers and love to all.
I was so sad to learn of Hilton’s passing. He was the best landlord ever for the past 17 years, even though he would tell me every day that I could break an anvil! I loved his voice, and that he kept me laughing.
R.I.P., Hilton. I used to hear tales of Hilton’s adventures from his cousin, Glenda.
I was sadden to hear the news that Mr. Hilton had passed. My condolences to the family.
I remember hunting with Hilton and my dad, Ronnie. He loved it! He came alive when he was talking about it. I will miss him dreadfully. And I will remember his voice and that Miller face whenever I see deer.