Carolyn Pennington Miller

October 19, 1943 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Carolyn Miller Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Carolyn Pennington Miller

October 19, 1943 - December 30, 2023

Carolyn Pennington Miller, a woman of love, care, and creativity, passed away on December 30, 2023 at Watauga Medical Center at 80 years old, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of kindness. Mrs. Miller was born on October 19, 1943, in Ashe County, North Carolina, to the late Harrison David “Hack” and Bertha Belle Poe Pennington.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded by a brother, Larry Pennington.

Carolyn loved spending time working in her beloved flower garden, a place where she found solace and delight. She also found peace and joy watching the birds, especially cardinals that would come and go from her yard. Carolyn also enjoyed spending her free time drawing and coloring.

But above all, Carolyn's life was defined by her selflessness. She was a caretaker at heart, constantly tending to the needs of others with unwavering love and dedication. Her role as a loving wife, nurturing mother, and supportive sister epitomized her boundless capacity for compassion and generosity. Her family and friends remember her as the pillar of strength and love that she embodied every day.

In her cherished moments, she found solace casting lines along the North Fork of the New River, pursuing the elusive trout with a passion that mirrored the depth of her spirit.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Buddy Ray Miller, one daughter, Darla Sargeant and husband, David of Glendale Springs, one son, David Ray Miller of Warrensville, sister, Barbara Jean Pennington of Warrensville, two step-grandchildren, James Sargeant and Shea Sargeant as well as one niece, Hayley Mash.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Poe Cemetery by Pastors Terry Wagoner and Nathan Mash.

Mrs. Miller will lie in state on Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Ashe County Children’s Endowment; 1400 Mount Jefferson Rd, Suite 7, Box 135, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Carolyn Pennington Miller will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know her.

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Lie in State
January 4, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Badger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
300 E Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Graveside Service
January 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Poe Cemetery
Sugar Tree Road
Warrensville, NC 28693


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