|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1914|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2002|
Carolyn B. Miles, formerly of the 1300 block of Willow Drive, currently a resident of Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach died, Jan. 10, 2002.
Born in 1914 in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Miles was the daughter of Mendel and Marguerite Armistead Dickerson Behrend, both of Prince Edward County, Maryland, and later Washington, D.C.
A resident of Norfolk since 1936, Mrs. Miles was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church in Norfolk and the Christian Adult Bible Class. An active and respected community leader, she devoted much of her time, talents and efforts to church, children's health, education and development of public gardens.
Mrs. Miles was a charter member of the Women of Wesleyan, supporting Virginia Wesleyan College, where she served as treasurer for 10 years and took an active part in their annual flea market fundraiser since its inception. Mrs. Miles took a special interest in the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk. She was a member, and past president of the Lakewood Circle of The King's Daughters. Mrs. Miles also served on the Board of Directors of the Boys Club of Norfolk and the Norfolk General Hospital Auxiliary.
An avid gardener, Mrs. Miles was an active member and the first woman president of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. In addition, she was an active member of the Virginia Camellia Society, Norfolk Horticultural Society, the Norfolk Holly Society, and the Lakewood Garden Club, where she was past president and founding member.
The widow of Frank M. Miles, Mrs. Miles is survived by two sons, John R. (Jack) Miles and wife, Emily of Norfolk, and Richard D. Miles and wife, Renee of Virginia Beach; her daughter, Carol Anne Mizell and husband, Michael of Clemmons, N.C., and her sister, Erna Mae Behrend of Richmond. She was the proud grandmother of four, Christy Miles of Charlottesville, Sharon Hagler and husband Matthew of Charlotte, N.C., Kimberly Miles of Washington, D.C., and Susan Mizell and her fiance, John Shields of Cornelius, N.C. Her eldest son, F. Milton Miles, died in 1985.
A church service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Park Place Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 or a charity of one's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. Edition: FINAL
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - January 11, 2002 Page B6
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Frank Milton Miles (1913 - 1990)
Frank Milton Miles (____ - 1985)*
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Plot: East Center Lawn Lot 8N
Created by: Dottie
Record added: Dec 15, 2010
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