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Clyde Lee Miller

May 28, 1928 March 10, 2018
Clyde Lee Miller
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Obituary for Clyde Lee Miller

Canton – Clyde Lee Miller, 89, of the Dutch Cove community, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals.

A lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Bill and Letha Reece Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, German (Nazi) Miller and a sister, Jacqueline Gibson. Clyde was a member of Dutch Cove Baptist Church and retired from Champion International with 38 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Thomasine Watts Miller; three daughters, Diane Cordell, Wanda Teague and husband, Russell, and Melissa Lee Hyatt and husband, Keith, all of Canton; one son, Danny Miller and wife, Kim, of Canton; one sister, Hazel Frederick and husband, C.E. of Canton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Clyde was an outstanding left fielder and star hitter in fast pitch for the Champions of Canton. He made the All-State team seven times, All-Southern All-American in 1949 when he was the leading hitter in the national tournament. Clyde played on seven state championship teams. Clyde was honored as a 1989 inductee into the North Carolina Softball Hall of Fame in Burlington.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Jason Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morning Star Community Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 1746, Canton, NC 28716.

The care of Mr. Miller has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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7:00 PM 3/13/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/13/2018 9:00:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716

Wells Funeral Home - Canton
3715 Asheville Highway Canton 28716 NC
United States





2:00 PM 3/14/2018 2:00:00 PM
Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy
Canton, NC 28716

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home
3715 Asheville Hwy Canton 28716 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

Hwy 19/23
Clyde, NC 28721

Hwy 19/23 Clyde 28721 NC
United States

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