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7/19/2022 1:56:00 PM
Carlos Ray "CR" Miller
February 2, 1943 - July 16, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Carlos Ray “CR” Miller, 79, of Columbia formerly of Catawba, N.C. passed away on Friday, July 16, 2022 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.

He was born February 2, 1943 in Catawba County to the late Ray Miller and Willie Bumgarner Miller. CR was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Columbia and a United States Navy veteran. He was also a member of Newton Conover American Legion Post 16 and enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR, and spending time with his pets.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Miller; sisters, Leona Little and Shelby Robinson; and stepson, Ricky Raybon.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years Thelma Stewart Miller of the home; stepson Randy Raybon and wife Rebecca of Lexington, S.C.; grandchild Riley Steele (Joshua); step-grandsons Andrew Carnes and Brandon Carnes.

A service to celebrate CR’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawba, N.C. Rev. Walt Harper and Rev. Michael Daniels will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Catawba. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Bill Little, Mike Little, Russ Little, Joshua Little, Robert Robinson, and Allen Bumgarner.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 187, Catawba, NC 28609 or to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1541 Lake Murray Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212

Condolences may be sent to the Miller family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Miller family.

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