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Helen Lee Johnson

December 18, 1934 ~ October 28, 2020

Services will be held: November 1, 2020

Naomi Jeanette Hord Thornton

April 12, 1932 ~ October 28, 2020

Services will be held: Private

Allyson Nicole Puskar

September 20, 1980 ~ October 25, 2020

Services will be held: November 7, 2020

Vara Hayes Fish

September 22, 1930 ~ October 27, 2020

Services will be held: October 30, 2020

Wayne Beale Lewter, Sr.

July 20, 1939 ~ October 27, 2020

Services will be held: October 31, 2020

Justin Tyler White

November 09, 1990 ~ October 22. 2020

Services will be held: November 8, 2020

Madge Lorraine Conis Creasy

Dec. 2, 1922 ~ Oct. 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Bonifacio Diego Gomez

June 5, 1974 ~ October 24, 2020

Services will be held: October 28, 2020

Archie Cairns Miller



October 28, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

CARY, N.C. – Archie Cairns Miller, age 89, of Preston Pointe in Cary, NC and formerly of Rocky Mount, NC, Jamestown, NY, and Buffalo, NY, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at WakeMed Hospital in Cary from COVID-19.

He was born on October 28, 1930 in McKeesport, PA the son of the late Archie Miller and Mary Brunton Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death, just 11 weeks ago, by his wife of 66 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Miller; and a son, Scott William Miller.

Archie was an educator his entire life. He graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College, got married and enlisted in the U.S Army for two years. After the army, he received his MBA from the University of Buffalo. He worked as an elementary principal in Western NY before retiring in 1987 and moving to NC.

Archie had a great sense of humor and had a knack for making his friends and family laugh. He was a great carpenter and handyman. He always told his children he could fix everything except the break of day and a broken heart. He loved to sing, loved to listen to music and played the trumpet and the ukulele. He was a published poet and most of his poems were dedicated to the love of his life, Bobbie.

This Life…
This life is a cheerful chapter;
This fate is a naughty boy;
This love is a crazy captor,
With jealousy and joy.
This world is a vagabond’s valley,
We gratefully greet and depart.
This life is a golden galley
Chaining a heart to a heart.

Archie made a positive impact on so many lives and will be greatly missed. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Alison Linske and husband, Kurt of Guilford, CT; son, Matthew Miller and wife, Laura of Raleigh, NC; daughter-in-law, Alexis Miller of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Luke Linske and wife, Kai of Mineral, VA, Garrett Linske and wife, Megan of Durham, CT, Elizabeth Linske of Washington DC, Leo Miller of Raleigh, NC, Isobel Miller, and Alison Miller both of Apex, NC; great grandchildren, Celia and Lillian Linske, and Archie Linske; sister, Anne Diedrich of Schenectady, NY; sister-in-law, Signe Ulrich of Orchard Park, NY; nephews, Alan Diedrich and wife, Beth of Schenectady, NY, Kurt Ulrich and wife, Linda of Orchard Park, NY; nieces, Tina Juliano and husband, Leonard of Arvada, CO and Barbara Diedrich of Atlanta, GA.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Englewood United Methodist Church 300 S. Circle Drive Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Raleigh.


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  1. Douglas Haeberle (Bishop)

    I’m so sorry to hear of Archie and Bobbie’s passing. I had so many memories of family picnics at their house in Eden and holiday dinners at Anne and Dicks house in West Seneca. My thoughts and prayers go out the entire family. Sincerely Doug Haeberle (Bishop) and family.

  2. Keith

    Matt and Alison,

    Sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of your parents.

    Keith Johnson

  3. Chris Nelson

    So sorry to hear of the passing of “Mr Miller” he was my principle and neighbor on Norby Rd. I live in Raleigh now and just learned he was my neighbor here too. He was a special man and he will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Kimberly (Hiller) Collver

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Miller’s passing. He was the best Principal our little elementary school in Frewsburg, NY ever had. He had a way of easing our nerves when we were scared little kids starting a new school year. He left a lasting memory on so many of us Frewsburg kids. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. Kimberly Stockwell Dilts

    I have fond memories of Mr. Miller the RHJ principal. He always had positive comments for the students and a great smile. I remember him serving food in the cafeteria line!

  6. David Pearson

    Sorry for your loss. He was a great man

  7. Beth Diedrich

    We will remember him as a tall, healthy, strong, witty, fun, and humble gentleman who was a blessing to all, especially his family, whom we’d like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to.

  8. Stephanie

    I remember him fondly as a wonderful principal when I was a child. Such a kind soul and such wonderful parting words to read.

  9. James and Victoria Sherman

    My condolences to you. Mr. Miller was my elementary principal.

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