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Carroll H. “Bud” Miles

September 7, 2013
Salem News

ALLIANCE - Carroll H. "Bud" Miles, 84, of Alliance, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Damascus, the son of the late Zalo and Lydia (Guindon) Miles.

Bud worked for 30 years for Butler Township and retired as foreman of the road crew. He also was a retired farmer and raised ponies. Bud was a graduate of the Olney Boarding School in Barnesville, a member of the Salem First Friends Church, Friendship Sunday School Class, a Sunday school teacher, worked with the Awana Program at the church, a former janitor of the church, caretaker of Quaker Canyon Camp, a 4-H leader, a member of the farm bureau, president of Damascus Historical Society, and a member of the Damascus Ruritan Club, where he held offices in the club for many years and had perfect attendance.

For 17 years Bud and Marlene were foster parents for more than 25 children.

His first wife, Marie (Baker) Miles, a son, Richard Miles and a stepdaughter, Marlena Miller also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene (Adams) Miller Miles, whom he married May 26, 1987; three sons, Robert (Connie) Miles of Seattle, Wash., Raymond (Patty) Miles of Fairfax Station, Va., and Ronald (Denise) Miles of Toledo; three daughters, Linda Rogers of Spokane, Wash., and Carolyn Birkhimer and Rosemary York, both of Louisiana; a stepson, Duane (Carol) Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Mary Aufrance of Alliance and Susan (John) Roth of Nelsonville; a brother, Richard Miles of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, Eric Lasky, Brandy Lasky, Chris Miles, Jason Birkhimer, Ryan Birkhimer, Jessica Miles, Kelly Miles, Danielle Miles, Craig Miles and Scott Miles; two step grandchildren, Hadley Miller and Tadd Miller; two step great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his faithful friend, his dog, Fluffy.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Salem First Friends Church with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and one hour before the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Bud's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


(Paid obituary)



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