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Margaret Miles

March 4, 1919 — June 4, 2013

Born in Lineville, IA on March 4, 1919 Departed on June 4, 2013 and resided in Pegram, TN

MILES, Margaret Marcille "Marcy" age 94 of Nashville, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, Hubert W. Miles, her parents, George and Hinda Hooker, brother Edwin Moody, sister, Evelyn Moody, nephew Robert Moody survived by wife, Dottie Moody. Mrs. Miles is survived by her son, Gary G. Miles, Pegram, Tn., her son's long time friend, Patricia F. Gammon of Hendersonville, Tn. and her nephew, Edwin Moody wife, Helen Moody.
Mrs. Miles was born in Lineville, Missouri in 1919. Mrs. Miles graduated from Lineville High School in 1937, and later graduated from Business College at Chillicothe, Missouri. In 1940 she was employed with the Federal Agriculture Dept. in Corydon, Iowa, where she met her husband to be, Hubert Miles. Mr. Miles was employed with the Civil Conservation Core. She and Hubert married on August 9, 1941. She moved with her husband to St. Louis, Missouri where both went to work for the KATY railroad company. Following World War II, Mrs. Miles worked for Kilark Electric Company. Her son, Gary, was born in Feb. 1943. In 1950, the family moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon and in 1955, the family moved to Windsor, Calif. Mrs. Miles was employed with the Federal Civil Defense Dept., FEMA, and her husband was a Sporting Goods Manager for J.C. Penny Company in Santa Rosa, Calif. In 1994, they moved to Nashville, Tn. to be close to their son, Gary, who was a career employee with the Tennessee Dept of Health and later with the Tennessee Dept. of Human Services. Her husband, Hubert Miles died in Feb. 1999. Their son, Gary, retired from state government in Dec. 2000.
Margaret was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and had membership in General Daniel Smith Rock Castle Chapter-Hermitage, Tn. Her great, great grandfather Stephen Hatfield, born 1759 in New Jersey, joined the Continental Army on Jan. 7, 1777, as a drummer boy, with the rank of private. By 1780, he had been elevated to the rank of personal body guard to General George Washington. Family Civil War History Her grandfather John Hooker, and his three brothers, Sgt. William Hooker, James Hooker, and Jerimiah Hooker served under General Ulysses S. Grant, and fought at the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862. Her grandfather, John was taken prisoner of war, and her great uncle, William, was killed at the battle. Her other two great uncles survived the battle. Six months after the Shiloh battle, her grandfather, John, was returned home to Missouri after a prisoner of war exchange between the Union and the Confederate government officials.
A "Celebration of Life Ceremony" for Mrs. Miles will be conducted at the Bellevue United Methodist Church, 7501 Old Harding Road, Nashville, Tn. 37221 on Thursday, June 20th. Visitation will be from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. and the service will follow from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor her life may be sent to the Bellevue United Methodist Church or to the charity of one's own choosing.

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