Tifton Gazette


December 21, 2013

Miller B. Tucker

CHULA — Miller B. Tucker, 84, of Chula, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Tift Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Eureka Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Rabon Lord and Elder Daniel Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Tucker was born May 30, 1929, in Irwin County to the late George M. and Annie Mae Green Tucker. He was a graduate of Mystic High School and a lifelong farmer. He was known far-and-wide for his sweet potatoes and he continued to grow a family-line of butterbeans and sweet potatoes. Many would seek his advice and counsel on farming issues and Mr. Tucker was always willing to share his knowledge with his friends and neighbors. He was baptized in the Primitive Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children, Jenn and David Howell, and Wayne Tucker, all of Chula; Tina and Gary Batten of Tifton; as well as Nancy Tucker and Glenn and Elaine Tucker, all of Chula; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Vernice Ezell of Macon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Bush Tucker, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

To sign the online registery for Mr. Tucker, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com.

Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.


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