Obituaries for Fri., Oct. 12, 2012

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 12, 2012


Tony George Miller, 59, of Birmingham, formerly of Andalusia, died Tues., Oct. 9, 2012, in a Birmingham Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., today Fri., Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia with the Rev. John Riddle officiating. The family will meet with friends at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. A private family graveside service will be held before the memorial. A memorial service will also be held on Sun., Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., at Mountain Brook Community Church in Birmingham.

He was a 1971 graduate of Andalusia High School, a summa cum laude graduate of South Alabama and Auburn University and Vanderbilt School of Law, where he earned the Founder’s Medalist for graduating first in his class. Upon graduation, he became an associate at Cabaniss Law Firm in 1980.

He later went on to become a founding member and shareholder in Maynard, Cooper & Gale, where he served as litigator for more than 25 years. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee and chairman of its legal ethics committee. He was also listed for the past several years among “The Best Lawyers in America” in litigation and “Alabama Super Lawyers” in litigation.

He was a tireless community supporter and served as a board member of both the Big Oak Ranch and Nearness Ministry. He attended Mountain Brook Community Church and the Church of the Highlands.

Survivors include his wife, Abbie Taylor Miller of Birmingham; his daughter, Chapman Miller of Birmingham; his sons, Joshua Miller of Dallas, Texas, John Taylor Miller and Luke Miller of Birmingham; a brother, Davaudrey Devon Miller of Andalusia; his mother-in-law, Abbie Taylor of Andalusia; sisters-in-law, Merrily (John) McCary of Birmingham and Cathy (Ronnie) McDaniel of Montgomery; his brothers-in-law, Jimbo Taylor of Andalusia and John (Kaye) Taylor of Andalusia; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Restoration Academy, P.O. Box 30, Fairfield, AL 35064 or the Big Oak Ranch P.O. Box 507 Springville, AL 35146.

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Matthew Alex Hutto, 23, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Wed., Oct. 10, in Atlanta.

Graveside services will be held on Sun., Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., from the Carolina Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Michele Hutto, and a sister, Melissa Hutto, all of Peachtree City, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hutto of Andalusia.

Other arrangements and family members will be announced later by Foreman Funeral Home.



Marshall Ronald “Ronnie” Pate, 70, of Andalusia, died Sun., Oct. 7, 2012 in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services were held Thurs., Oct. 11, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Watson officiating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Pate; his son, Ronald Kimbrell Pate; his daughter, Donita Pate; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Thomas Braxton and Judie Moore; stepdaughter, Somer Raquel Moore; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Willie Sasser of Florala; and a brother and sister-in-law, Aaron and Evelyn Pate of Andalusia.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Pate, and his brother, Doyle Pate.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Bryant, Clint Hughes, Braxton Moore, Red Piper, Zachary Piper and Dusty Piper.

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