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Celebrating the life of
Evalyn W. Miles
July 03, 1921 - September 17, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • First Baptist Church of Savannah
  • 223 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-234-2671

Many years ago, I remember Evalyn from our League of Women Voters association. Though I have worked and lived in many places since then, I'll always remember her professionalism...and her wonderful smile. Godspeed, Evalyn.

Colleen Sanders, Kingsland, ga

Evelyn could light up your life with her smile and her charm and brilliance. What a gift to have known her in my lifetime. My love and comfort to her daughter Jo Ann.

Miriam Center, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Miles family. At Revelation 21:4 God promises to do away with death forever. For more comfort and encouragement, please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Miles sounds like she was one remarkable lady. During this difficult time, keep in mind the hope God has given us that one day "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29).

B.b, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. The good news is God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the Miles Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared by many and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had promised at John 5:28 ( to resurrect those asleep in death). May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrevceville,

Mrs. Evalyn Willey Miles of Savannah passed away peacefully on September 17.  Mrs. Miles, nee Evalyn Knox Willey, was born July 3, 1921 in Pontotoc, MS, the daughter of Dr. Warner Moore Willey and Mrs. Cornelia Knox Willey.  Her family settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Dr. Willey was Professor of Education at Western Kentucky University.  Mrs. Miles was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and received a Master’s Degree of Library Science from Peabody University in Nashville.  During World War II, she worked as a school librarian at Oak Ridge Tennessee, site of the Manhattan Project for the secret development of the atomic bomb.  After the war, while living in Louisville, KY, she married James W. Miles of Owensboro, KY, in 1951.  After several years in Kentucky, the couple moved permanently to Savannah in 1959, where Dr. Miles, a chemist, worked at the Centers for Disease Control on Oatland Island.  Mrs. Miles worked as a reference librarian for the Savannah Public Library, including several years at the Ola Wyeth Branch on River Street, throughout the 1960’s and into the 1970’s.  After several years in Atlanta, the couple retired in Savannah in 1984.   She often said that her favorite job was working on the bookmobile that served rural parts of Chatham County in the early 60’s.  Mrs. Miles was a lively, hospitable and intellectually curious lady who enjoyed and revered the arts.  She never missed an opportunity to attend concerts and museums.  Though she was genteel and very kind, a friend described her also as having “a certain fierce intelligence, cultural awareness, strong will and progressive outlook.” She had many beloved friends in Savannah and Kentucky and was a proud member of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Savannah for many years.  She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Miles Miller of Philadelphia; granddaughter Laura E. G. Miller of New York City; one niece and four nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Oscar Moore Willey; sister, Cornelia W. Graham; son-in-law, Gary G. Miller and grandson, James G. E. Miller.  A memorial service will be held October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Savannah.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church.

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Many years ago, I remember Evalyn from our League of Women Voters association. Though I have worked and lived in many places since then, I'll always remember her professionalism...and her wonderful smile. Godspeed, Evalyn.

Colleen Sanders, Kingsland, ga

Evelyn could light up your life with her smile and her charm and brilliance. What a gift to have known her in my lifetime. My love and comfort to her daughter Jo Ann.

Miriam Center, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Miles family. At Revelation 21:4 God promises to do away with death forever. For more comfort and encouragement, please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Miles sounds like she was one remarkable lady. During this difficult time, keep in mind the hope God has given us that one day "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29).

B.b, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. The good news is God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the Miles Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared by many and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had promised at John 5:28 ( to resurrect those asleep in death). May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrevceville,


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