|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1961|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1984|
The Hammon Advocate, Thursday, September 3, 1959, pg 1, Col. 6
T-Sgt. and Mrs. Carroll W. Miller Brady Air Force Base, Japan, are the parents of twins, Marla Ann and Mark Austin, born August 10. Sgt. and Mrs. Miller have another son, Mickey, who was two years old August 27. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Buford Ackley and Me. and Mrs. Willis Travis. The Millers expect to return home in the Fall of 1962.
The Cheyenne Star, Thursday, May 3, 1979, pg 8
Mark Miller is the son of Hammon
Carroll and Lawana(sic) Miller. Seniors 1979
He plans to work on an oil rig.
Mark graduated from Hammon High School on May 7, 1979 at 7pm.
The Cheyenne Star, Thursday, August 2, 1984, pg 1
Shooting Victim Dies; Leedey Man Charged
A Leedey man is being held without bail in the Custer County Jail on first-degree murder charges in the July 23 shooting of a Hammon man.
Buddy Taylor, 46, allegedly shot Mark A. Miller, 22, following an argument at a party on the shores of Foss Lake.
Custer County Sheriff Richard Mueller said Taylor eluded police for "probably less than one hour," as roadblocks were set up around the area.
Custer County Deputy Sheriff Boyd O'Dell said Taylor had apparently tried to escape by boat, but was forced to row ashore when the engine died, and officers were waiting for him as he landed.
"He surrendered with no resistance," O'Dell said.
O'Dell said there were approximately 12 people at the party, and added, "there's probably going to be about six witnesses" at the trial.
Although police said there appeared to be drinking involved at the party, O'Dell said no blood test was administered to Taylor.
"He didn't appear to be drunk," O'Dell said.
Taylor had originally been arraigned July 24 on shooting with intent to kill charges, and bail was set at $100,000.
Miller had been listed in critical condition at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital. He died Thursday night, July 26.
Friday, first-degree murder charges were filed against Taylor, according to Custer County Assistant District Attorney Scott Julian.
First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of either life imprisonment or the death penalty. Julian was unsure which penalty would be asked for.
"The decision is made by the district attorney," he said, "and we haven't made a decision yet."
Funeral services for Miller were held Tuesday(sic) at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Hammon. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery.
Miller is survived by his father, Carrol(sic) Miller, of Rujadh, Saudi Arabia; mother Lawauna Miller, Hammon; Anna Jones, of the home; maternal grandmother Hallie Travis, Hammon; brother Mickey Miller, Hammon; sisters Marla Marable, Elk City, Myra Baker, Camargo and Mona Miller, Oklahoma City; several aunts and uncles.
The Cheyenne Star, Thursday, August 9, 1984, pg 2
Mrs. Patt Hodge
Funeral services were held for Mark Austin Miller on July 30(sic) in the First Baptist Church of Hammon. Mark was born Aug. 10, 1961 in Fukuoka, Japan, and died in the Oklahoma Memorial Hospital July 26 at the age of 22. He moved with his family to Honolulu, Hawaii, where they loved for three years until they moved to San Antonio, Texas; they lived there before moving to Hammon in 1970, where he graduated from high school in 1979. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include father, Carrol(sic) Miller, Rujadh, Saudi Arabia; his mother Lawanna(sic) Miller of Hammon; Anna Jones, of the home; one brother, Mickey Miller, of Hammon; Mark's twin sister, Marla Marable of Elk City; two other sisters, Myra Baker of Camargo and Mona Miller of Oklahoma City; his maternal grandmother, Hallie Travis of Hammon and several aunts and uncles. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery.
Carroll Wayne Miller (1929 - 1995)
Lawauna Gayle Travis Miller (1930 - 1993)
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Record added: Jan 13, 2012
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