Dorothy Jean Goble Miller

February 12, 1912March 19, 2013

Dorothy Goble Miller, 101, formerly of Mocksville, Statesville, and Conover died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. She was born February 12, 1912, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late George Robert and Mary Etta Morrow Goble. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Statesville, where she was a charter member of the United Methodist Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Gilbert S. Miller, whom she was married on June 25, 1937; a sister, Phyllis Propst; and two brothers, Euel Goble and Harry J. Goble. She is survived by her son, Ronald Carroll (Beverly) Miller of Woodbridge, VA; and a brother, Joseph O. Goble of Newton. Funeral service celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Statesville, with the Rev. Naomi King and the Rev. Tony Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday in the church fellowship prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 168 Lookout Dam Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

March 23, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Gladys Sipes

March 22, 2013

Ron & Beverly and Family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Dorothy was a special person it was always a blessing to visit her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time God Bless You .

March 22, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My Father and Dorothy's Father were brothers. May The Lord be with you in your time of need.
Helen Goble Brown, Virginia Beach, VA

Larry Garrison

March 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. Mrs. Miller and my Mother were neighbors at Carillon for several years and my mother and I developed a special bond with her. Mrs. Miller and Mom often shared stories about their faith and family. I always enjoyed her cordial greeting and warm smile even when I knew she was in pain. In late summer and early fall, I take a variety of native grapes to Mom. Mom would always tell me that Mrs. Miller enjoyed grapes as much as she did….and Mom loves grapes! My Mom experienced a tremendous loss when Mrs. Miller left Carillon but felt God would be with her wherever she went.
Again, our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

March 22, 2013

I miss Dorothy so much, she was my sunshine. I enjoyed talking to her each day. I will keep her in my memories, as I will keep you and your family in my prayers. L Stout RN

March 22, 2013

Ron and Beverly, such treasured memories I have of your family while growing up in Cliffside. Your Dad and Mom became close friends to us and we thoroughly had grand times camping with the whole Talbert, Biggerstaff, Tarleton and Miller clan. I can still taste your mom's "sock soup." You did somehow survive being the only boy with that crowd of girls!!! Your mom was such a dear person and it has been special to me to have corresponded with her over the years and to share my children and grandchildren with her. She certainly loved you and Beverly and was always writing about you in her letters. Treasure your memories. In love and prayer,
Alta B. Aldrich, Belmont, North Carolina

Jean Aldridge

March 21, 2013

Ron and Beverly
I am so sorry for yours and my loss I loved Dorthy as though she was my Mom she will always hold a special place in my heart and I really enjoyed the time I spent with her at Carillon while I was there and being able to help take care of her she was special to me above all the rest. God sure has gained a very special angel Love in
Christ you will always be in my prayers and God will comfort you until we see her in Heaven

Rev Ron Setzer

March 21, 2013

Ron, Beverly I just want you both to know what a blessing your Mom was to Brenda and I during our ministry there at Bethel. She was such a tower of strength and love-it was truly the love of God from her own heart. I thank you for her memories that she has left with us. God bless you during these days. We found out last night at Bible Study that Gilbert and your mom served here at Pleasant Grove as well. This church sends their love and prayers.