Frank Edward Miles, age 91, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Bacon County Hospital.
Mr. Miles was born February 15, 1930 in Appling County to the late Lee Warren Miles and the late Mamie May Perdue Miles. He was a Godly man and a member and deacon of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church where he also served in various capacities. Mr. Miles was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the Korean War and achieved the rank of Captain as well as several other service metals. He was a teacher of Vocational Agriculture for 39 years with the Appling County Board of Education. During his career, he served as an advisor to the F.F.A. and was the founding advisor of the Appling County Young Farmers, which went on to become the largest chapter in the nation. He took great pride in the numerous students he mentored that went on to serve as national and state officers in the Young Farmers and F.F.A. He was inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Educators Hall of Fame. Mr. Miles was the owner & operator of Miles Tractor Company. He was a founding member of the Appling County Stockman’s Association and former director of the Altamaha Regional Soil & Water Conservation Board.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Loretta Murphy Miles of Baxley; daughters & son-in-law, Jana Dell Miles of Decatur and Gretta Anne & Jeff Lewis of Waycross; sons & daughters-in-law, Eddie Lee & Julia Miles of Baxley, Don Perdue Miles of Fayetteville, AR, Jon Murphy & Jackie Miles of Tifton and Brack Frank & Pam Miles of Baxley; brothers, Billy Warren Miles of Waycross and Phillip Ronald Miles of Baxley. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with Rev. David Barber, Rev. Tommy Daniels and Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Mr. Miles will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Ten Mile Creek Church Cemetery with Military Honors.
Active pallbearers will be Jana Dell Miles, Eddie Lee Miles, Gretta Anne Miles Lewis, Don Perdue Miles, Jon Murphy Miles, Brack Frank Miles, Preston Lee Miles, Hunter Adam Miles & Cuyler Miles Lewis.
Visitation will be Saturday, 6-8 p.m., at Swain Funeral Home.
Due to Covid-19, all attendees are asked to please follow the rules of social distancing and face masks are recommended at the service. Also, anyone that does not feel comfortable with attending the service, the family would like you to know they understand and covet your prayers.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
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