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Carolyn Jane Miller - Obituary




Carolyn Miller with 2002 World Champion Cash's Luck Be A Lady

Carolyn Miller of Elberton, Ga., passed away on June 1, 2014.

Carolyn’s love of the Tennessee Walking Horse began in her teens. Her first Walking Horse, Traveler, accompanied her while she attended Lander College in Greenwood, SC. While there, she earned a scholarship teaching riding lessons as part of the physical education department. Traveler earned an honorary degree for his four-year participation.

After college Carolyn began showing on the Georgia circuit. She enjoyed success with one of her first show horses, Black Baron, under the direction of Boyd Hudgins in the 1960‘s. Later she continued with many memorable rides aboard such champions as My Beauty Mark and Generators’s Unwinder with Allan Callaway.

In 1993 her first World Championship was won by Gen’s Etched In Gold with Wink Groover in the Two-Year-Old Mare division. Carolyn rode to her first Celebration blue in 1995 aboard Charge Me Up in the 50 and Over division.

In the following years, she won multiple World and Reserve World Championships with horses such as Cash’s Luck Be a Lady, He’s Etched in Stone and Command at Sunrise all under the supervision of Allan Callaway. However, she was most proud of the fact that she also bred both Stone and Command. In 2004 Carolyn was elected to the TWHNC Hall of Fame.

Carolyn’s other great love in life was basketball. She coached a member of the National Women’s Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Patsy Neal. She has been an avid fan of the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs for over three decades.

In addition to her love of horses and basketball, she was a active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames Society. She was also a former Executive Board Member of the Elberton Granite Association .

Carolyn graduated from Lander College and the University of Georgia with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She was a PE and business education teacher and girls basketball coach at both Elberton High School and Samuel Elbert Academy. Later she served as an elementary school principal.

After her career in education, she joined the family granite business. She served as Secretary/Treasurer of both Service Granite Company and Lexington Blue Granite Company until September 2013.

Carolyn is survived by her sister-in-law, Carmelita Miller; two nieces: Elizabeth Miller and Carrie Kate Miller and a great-niece, Alex Oglesby, all of Elberton, Ga.

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