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Maggie Miley

Maggie King Miley, 93, a longtime resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Jan. 2, 2020.

She was born on March 21, 1926, near Mendenhall, Miss. She attended Varnado High School, met her husband, Houston Miley, and married on June 7, 1941.

Besides being a homemaker, she worked as the bookkeeper for their business, Miley Timber Company, Inc.

She was a loving, devoted and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a dedicated member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and she loved her church family.

Over the course of her life, she was very active with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, making ceramics and many other crafts.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise Miley Rester of Baton Rouge, and Peggy Miley Cuervo, of Perkinston, Miss.; a sister, Christine King Chandler of Vancleave, Miss.; two grandsons, Keith Rester of Coldsprings, Texas, and Mark D. Miley of Greenwell Springs; one granddaughter, Melissa Ann Miley of Baton Rouge; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Rester, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Houston Miley and Elizabeth Miley (twins), of Greenwell Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Houston Miley; her son, Phil E. Miley; her father and mother, Benjamin King and Lucille King; brother, Dave King; sister, Sadie King Schilling; and grandson, Kevin Rester.

Visitation will be at Brown McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at noon. Interment will be at Lon Miley Memorial Cemetery.