Zolla ‘Papaw’ Lee Miller


Zolla “Papaw” Lee Miller, 87, of Brownstown passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Miller was of the Pentecostal faith. He retired from Kieffer Paper Mills in Brownstown, loved being with his grandbabies and great-grandbabies, working with livestock and tinkering with his tractor.

Born March 20, 1929, in Jamestown, Kentucky, he was the son of Estil and Bertha Foster Miller, both of whom preceded him in death. On Feb, 17, 1951, in Jamestown, Kentucky, he married Drettie Oakes, and she survives in Brownstown.

Other survivors include one son, Gary Lee Miller of Brownstown; one daughter, Doris D. Miller of Brownstown; two grandchildren, Paige Rightler (Devin) Davis and Dr. Jodi Lynn Rightler (Wilbert) McDaniels; and two great-grandchildren, Bayley Alexis Davis and Palmyr Bryn Davis.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by two brothers, James Miller and Virtreas Miller.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at White River Valley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at spurgeonfh.com.