AMERICUS -- Donald Ray Miles, age 73, of 136 Sylvan Dr., died at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany early Sunday, March 24, 2013.

A native of Cottondale, Florida, he was born February 18, 1940 to the late Lemmie Martin Miles and Ressie Jones Miles. A visitation and time of reflection will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. The family has requested casual attire for the visitation and time of reflection. The family also has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to The American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6241.

Mr. Miles was a graduate of Cottondale High School in the year of 1958. He was an avid reader, golfer, and handyman. He enjoyed the outdoors as well as working in the yard and fishing. Mr. Miles was the production manager for Davidson Rubber/Textron for almost 35 years until he retired in August of 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Miles of Americus; two daughters and son-in-law, JoAnn and Dale Carr of Albany and Janet Miles of Americus; three sisters, Eliza Ann Tippen of Jackson County, FL., Patsy Newsome of Marianna, FL., and Mabelle Grantham of Blountstown, FL.; one brother, A.C. Miles of Jackson County, FL; and his loving dog, Max. He was preceded in death by one sister, Melba, and five brothers, R.L., B.H., Adell, Odell, and Artis.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

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