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Evelyn Claire Ratchford Miles
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1919
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 2014

Father: James Ed Ratchford
Mother: Nellie Florence Hackney

Miles, Mrs. Evelyn Ratchford, age 95, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died November 10, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James Edwin and Nell Hackney Ratchford. Mrs. Miles was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Alabama. She was a homemaker "par excellence" and assisted her husband with his trucking business for many years. She enjoyed the friendships she made and the work she did as a member of the Princeton Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteers. She was an active member of Crumly Chapel United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she was a member of the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, the Mattie Miles Circle, and the Administrative Council. For eleven years she planned and led trips for the "Leisure Timers" group from her community. She loved her church, visiting with friends and family, travel, fashionable shoes, listening to big band music, and cheering for the Atlanta Braves. She moved in 2004 from Birmingham to Wilmington, Delaware, to be near family and then moved again in 2011 to Lakewood Ranch, Florida, to be near her niece. A highlight of every day after she relocated to Florida was a phone conversation with a good friend in Wilmington. Evelyn Miles' husband of 46 years, James Eudon Miles, died in 1987. They had one son, James Donald Miles, born April 22, 1947, and died April 24, 1947. Mrs. Miles is survived by two nieces Mary Nell Hill (James) of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Mary Evelyn Chase (Bill) of Key West, Florida; great nieces Kendra S. Baker (Rich) of Excelsior, Minnesota and Kirsten A. Zapotok (Dan) of Wilmington, DE; great, great niece Alexandra Faye "Lexie" Baker and great, great nephew Julian James "JJ" Baker of Excelsior, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews in Florida. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Crumly Chapel Cemetery near Birmingham
Published in The Birmingham News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2014
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  James Eudon Miles (1909 - 1987)
  James Donald Miles (1947 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Crumly Chapel Cemetery
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Christina Davis
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64297495
Evelyn Claire <i>Ratchford</i> Miles
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 Added: Nov. 13, 2014

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