Tupelo – Mr. Herman Boyce Miller, 88, died peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. He was born in Pontotoc County, MS, on August 3, 1929 to Allen and Emma Sue Hill Miller. He was a graduate of Sherman High School and attended business school in Memphis. Boyce married Margaret O’Callaghan on July 14, 1950 and they shared sixty-seven years together. He worked as a route supervisor employed by Borden Ice Cream for over 30 years before retiring. After retirement he drove cars all over the southern states for surrounding car dealerships.
Boyce was a former member of the Round Table at Hardee’s, and was an avid Ole Miss Fan, never giving up on any of the athletic teams. He and Margaret enjoyed spending time at Panama City Beach, FL where they would meet up with 84 friends from across the U.S. He loved children, giving the neighborhood children popsicles and candy. He was a true southern gentleman who loved his wife, family and church family. He was a longtime member of Gumtree Presbyterian Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 PM, Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Charles Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM and Thursday from 12 noon to service time.
Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret Miller of Tupelo; two daughters, Penny Johns (Gerald) and Connie Morgan, all of Tupelo; one sister, Brenda Carter (Bobby) of Belden; grandchildren, Scottie Johns (Cory) of Dacula, GA, Katie Bates (David) of Sherman, and Callie Berryhill of Tupelo; great-grandchildren, Spence Johns and Grayson Johns of Dacula, GA, and Ava Bates of Sherman; extended family, Tommy Wright (Mary Ruth) and their children, Mary Elizabeth and Will. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be David Bates, Wesley Burks, Steve Vinson, Eddie Carter, Mark O’Callaghan, Jimmy Mackey and Danny Mackey.
Memorials in memory of Boyce may be sent to Gumtree Presbyterian Church, 1011 South Thomas Street, Tupelo, MS 38801, or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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So sorry to read of the passing of Boyce. Many fond memories of our time together at Borden Milk & Ice Cream. Our prayers will be with all the family during this time of grief that our Lord will give you peace & comfort.
Submitted by Jerry and Priscilla King on Apr 22 2018 08:47:39 AM
As I reflect on the time spent with uncle Boyce I remember all the great times our family spent together. All the fun vacations we took with him growing up and the weekends together as a family. All that were lucky enough to meet him know the special & loving man we just loss. I know he is in God’s hands now resting pain free. I know he is looking down on his love ones especially the love of his life, aunt Margarett.and knowing they will all be together again. Until that day comes RIP uncle Boyce and enjoy looking at the ocean you so loved. You will be missed dearly but, never forgotten. We love you. Lesia
Submitted by Lesia Jakubs on Apr 18 2018 05:03:35 AM
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Lesia Jakubs lit a candle on Apr 17 2018 06:12:38 PM
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
Please know our prayers are with you.
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Submitted by Dickie Rhea on Apr 17 2018 04:54:52 PM
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