Charles Miles - 1920-2009
Charles Miles, 88, of Ashland, now rests peacefully in the presence of the Lord following his passing on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. Miles was a son of the late Jerry and Esther Church Miles, born Nov. 17, 1920, in rural Boyd County. He served our great nation honorably with the United States Navy during World War II in the Normandy Invasion and Liberation of the Philippines. Charles retired from the AK Coke Plant after 30 years, was a Freewill Baptist minister for 48 years and a member of Mavity Freewill Baptist Church.
Sadly, Charles leaves behind a loving family, including his wife of 63 years, Ruth Church Miles; a son, John Mark Miles of Summit; and a sister, Ruth M. Sloan of Mebane, N.C.
Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Rose Allen and Bessie Marshall; and two brothers, Denver Miles and Jerry A. Miles.
A service in honor of Mr. Miles will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Officiating will be Pastors David Vaughn and Sheldon Wheeler. Music will be provided by his church family. Final rest will follow committal at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Those wishing to call on the Miles family may do so from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.