Lon Junior Miller, 70, Army master sergeant

March 11, 2003

Lon Junior Miller, a retired master sergeant and produce business owner, died of a heart attack March 4 at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 70.

Born in Mount Carbon, W.Va., he was a graduate of East Bank High School in East Bank, W.Va.

He joined the Army at age 17 and served in what was then West Germany and in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He also played the trombone and tuba in military bands.

Sergeant Miller retired from military service in 1981. He then bought a produce business, R.J. Hardy Produce Co., in Annapolis. He delivered fruits and vegetables throughout Calvert County and gave up the business about five years ago.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing on the Eastern Shore.

Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Arlington National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Elizabeth Foy; two sons, Edward Lee Miller of Edgewood and Lon Thomas Miller of Hanover; a daughter, Elizabeth Colleen Mellies of Key West, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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