Obituary: Alta Myrtle Sloan Miller


Alta Myrtle Sloan Miller, of Baileyton, Alabama, passed away on Sep. 9, 2023, at the age of 95. Ms. Miller was born to Grady and Myrtle Whatley Sloan on April 24, 1928.

Alta was an active member of the Welcome Baptist Church family where she enjoyed worshipping with her friends and neighbors. She worked many years for Nicholson File in Cullman, and after retiring, Ms. Miller enjoyed traveling with her friends. They took several bus trips and went on cruises together, all of which Alta enjoyed immensely. Alta liked to cook, work in her flower gardens, and enjoyed her pecans – which she had a knack for growing. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nonna, and she will be greatly missed.

Ms. Miller is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester Dezell Miller; brothers, Gladdis Sloan, Bill Sloan; sister, Dean Harris; daughter-in-law, Donna Miller; sister-in-law, Jo Rice; and dear friend, Mary Glenn.

Those surviving Alta includes her sons, Larry Miller, Phillip Miller (Linda), Garry Miller (Anita); sister Shelba Farr; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown (Shane), P.J. Miller (Nicole), Stephanie Powell (Stephen), Leah Miller (Josh Wilborn), Courtney Ray (Michael), Erika Madigan (Matthew), Alec Miller; nine great-grandchildren; special friend, Lorene Mann; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Miller are 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2023, at Welcome Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family prior to services, from 12 noon until services begin at 2 p.m.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Miller family.