Benjamin "Bennie" Arder Miller

December 15, 1953June 27, 2019

Benjamin "Bennie" Arder Miller, age 65, of Tuscaloosa, passed away June 27, 2019 at CTCA of Newnan, Ga. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at First Wesleyan Church, 1501 McFarland Blvd N., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. prior to service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fletcher Miller, Sr. and Emily I. Miller. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Susan Townzen Miller; sons, Jamin Miller (Nicole) and Benjamin Miller; sister, Edith Miller Newman; brother, Fletcher Miller, Jr.; sister, Emily Miller Smith and sister, Carla Miller Hocutt; numerous nieces and nephews and all our "adopted kids." He was a songwriter, singer, business owner – Benny's Hot Dogs, and musician. He played many instruments but the drums were his passion playing in many bands with some of his best friends, Jack Denton, Dave Alford, Kenny Sanford, Randy Reed, Les Hamner, Willie Wood, Lee Hartley, Mark Bullington and many others in all types of music. He loved nothing more than to share his love of music. He truly believed where words often fail music speaks. Ben was a graduate of Holt High School Class of 1973, where he was Drum Captain. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church where he served his God for 15 years as a drummer on the worship team. He served Tuscaloosa County and City Schools for 15 years. But his most important role in life was husband, dad and brother. Nothing meant more than to spend time with family, extended family and friends. Pallbearers will be Brooke Phillips, Wes Hardin, Dusten Bybee, William Wade, Justin Williams, Jeremy Vaughn, Alexandra Smith, Jamin Miller and Benjamin Miller. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Baugh, Chris Miller, Ricky Wilkerson, Ed Berryhill, Jack Denton, Dave Alford, Mark Bullington, Randy Reed, Lee Hartley, and Kenny Sanford, Matthew Hurtubise, Trey Sterling, Cody Dowlin and members of the Holt Lunch Bunch.



  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019


  • Committal Service


Benjamin "Bennie" Arder Miller

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Gregory Franklin

July 3, 2019

Gregory B. Franklin(cousin to Susan) and (wife) Juanita R. Franklin living in Midwest City, Oklahoma. We both only knew Ben a short time. But in that time we knew him we like him very much. He was a great man. When he look at Susan we knew he loved her very much. When he was in the room he left everybody with a smile. We are going to miss him very much. Our condolences thoughts and prayers go out to Susan and her family!

Susan Miller

July 3, 2019

God sure knew what he was doing when he crossed out paths 37 years ago. He made a match like no other my sweet Benji-boo my heart now has a missing piece. Until we reunite