- February 12, 1922 - December 2, 2012
- Saluda, South Carolina
of Varie "Pete"'s Passing
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“My parents both died 5 years ago in December. Messages from fellow Selected members meant a lot to me then.
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1 of 24 | Posted by: Adam Robinson, Jr. - Pine Bluff, AR
“Was very saddened to hear of Miss "Pete" passing. I have very fond memories of her;what a sweet lady she was. I know her and my Mom are having a...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Davis - Lexington, SC
I am certainly sorry about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thinking of you,
Bobby...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Bobby McCreight - sumter
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ms. Miller. My fondest memories are of the care and love shown by her to my two sons, Larry and Les. I was...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: linda marchant killian - SC
“Dear Nieces and Nephews
Our prayers are with you during this sad time...
Love Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Travis
5 of 24 | Posted by: Travis and Bobbie Miller - Aiken, SC
“Remembering you during this time.
6 of 24 | Posted by: Fran Bagwell - Spartanburg, SC
Paula, Emily and I would like to express our sorrow upon hearing of your mother's passing. The last of the Leaphart Rd. neighbors has gone...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Chuck Lundy - West Columbia, SC
The entire Padgett and King orginization sends our sincerest sympathy at the loss of your mother. If there is anything we can do for you or...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Shane Earley-The Padgett and King Mortuary - NC
“SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
9 of 24 | Posted by: LUCIUS H MILLER - AIKEN, SC
Myself, and the entire staff of Eggers Funeral Homes expresses our sympathy to you and your family. If we can help you in anyway please feel...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Tommy Harris - Chesnee, SC
“To Glenn and all the family
My sincere sympathy to all and so sorry about your mother and brother. I still consider myself a member of the Sanders...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Peggy Sanders Longshore - Pomaria, SC
“To the miller family i am so sorry for your loss my love and payerrs karen craven
12 of 24 | Posted by: karen craven - newberry science , SC
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.We know that your mother is in a place where there is no...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Nick Small - spartanburg, SC
The entire staff of McLean Funeral Directors wishes to express our sincere sympathy to you and the Miller and Seay families during...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Jeff Barbour - Gastonia, NC
“Sonja, Glenn, Barbara, Don, Cheryl, Janet and Gayle, our prayers are with each of you at this sad time in your lives. May God wrap his arms around...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Donna and John Miller - Aiken, SC
“Glenn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jeff and Emily Temples - SC
“Glenn and family
So sorry to hear about your mother's death. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
17 of 24 | Posted by: Pete Hoogendonk - Florence,, SC
“Aunt Pete will always be one of my favorite aunts. Some of my best memories growing up were the times spent at her house. We had some awesome...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Willing - Aiken, SC
“Mr. Glenn and family,
Cindy, Maquel and I lift prayers for you.
19 of 24 | Posted by: Wilson Blizzard - Wagener, SC
We are very sorry to hear about your Mother. We are all praying for you and your family during these next few difficult days and weeks...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Alexander - SC
“Glenn and family:
We know the last few months have been a rough time in your family and this week you will celebrate the long life your mother has...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Mike & Brenda Craig - Charlotte, NC
We are sorry to hear about your dear mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here if you need us for...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jason Pack - SC
“I have so many memories with Mama Seay, but the one that stands out the most is my childhood blanket she kept for me at her house. I used my beloved...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Allison Kyzer
“Glenn,sorry to hear about your mother. Alice and I send our prayers and
Thoughts to you and all of the family. See you soon, Tom.
24 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Rampey
Varie Elizabeth Sanders Miller Seay, 90, of Kempson Bridge Road, Saluda, died, Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington, SC. Born February, 12, 1922 in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late James Otto and Sallie Elizabeth Schumpert Sanders. She was formerly married to the late Smith Harold Miller and was the widow of Virley Haston Seay.
Mrs. Seay was a resident of West Columbia from 1948 to 1977 and retired from Lown Town Piggly Wiggly after 22 years of service and served on the supervisory committee of the SC Food Retailers Association.
She was a member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church in West Columbia where she had taught in the Infant Nursery Department for over 60 years and was named the first "Teacher of the Year" and the nursery was named in her honor in 1973. The church presented her with a certificate of appreciation for devoted service to the church nursery in 1994. She helped organize the first Cub Scout Pack at Mt. Hebron and was a Den Mother for several years. She was a member and helped organize the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. She was the last surviving member of the 1939 class of Hollywood High School.
She was predeceased by a son, H. Dale Miller on October 16, 2012; sisters, Helen Sanders Nichols and Ruby Lee Sanders Gibson; and a brother, James B. Sanders.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sonja M. (Harry) Huggins of Hemingway, Barbara Miller of Newberry, SC, Glenn C. Miller (Patricia Kekas) of Spartanburg, SC, Don Miller of Lexington, SC, Cheryl M. (Murvis) Mims of Turbeville, SC, Janet M. (Thomas) Kurgan of Milwaukee, WI, and Gayle Miller of Gilbert, SC; Dell Miller of Silverstreet, SC; grandchildren, Sherri Alston, Andrea Huggins Wise, Nicholas Miller, Stephan Miller, Christopher Shealy, Candace Miller Hartley, Ryan Miller, Erin Mims Kell, Julie Mims Douglas, Tyson Mims, Bryce Mims, Michael Abstance, Austin Miller, and Crystal Miller-Owen; great-grandchildren, Noah Wise, Lauren Wise, Ansley Wise, Luke Nicholas Miller, Ryan Nicholas Miller, Tyler Hartley, Amber Hartley, Anna Kell, Caitlyn Kell, David Kell, Micah Kell, Levi Kell, David Douglas, Miller Douglas, Riley Douglas, Ellie Douglas, Mara Pierce, Madden Pierce, Lizzie Mims, Jack Mims, Hannah Abstance, Michaela Abstance, Michael Abstance, II, and Heidi Abstance; and sister, Lona Pugh of West Columbia, SC.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Thompson Funeral Home in Lexington, SC. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 7, 2012, at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169, by the Rev. Timothy L. Rogers and the Rev. Larry F. Hays. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205; Ronald McDonald House, 2955 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203; or Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169.
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, SC, and Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington, SC, are in charge of arrangements.