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Delborah Lou Clayton Miles

March 31, 1954 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 64)

Delborah Lou Clayton Miles, age 64, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at home in Bowling Green, KY.

Delborah was born March 31, 1954, the youngest of four daughters in Lawrenceburg, TN to the late Otis Ray and Mozella Marie Wright Clayton.

Delborah was a 1972 LCHS graduate and attended UNA in Florence, AL majoring in criminal justice and journalism.

Mrs. Miles retired with GM, Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, belonging to Local UAW 2164.

She was proud of her Native American Ancestry and was an enrolled member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama thru the noted Cherokee Ward Family.

Delborah was a member of the National Society of the DAR through her maternal line, Isaac Horton.  She spent countless hours after her retirement helping friends and family trace their lineage and respectfully attributed her love of genealogy thru her sister, Martha and brother-in-law, Robert.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her paternal grandparents, Will and Tessie Thomas Clayton; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Comilla Joiner Wright; a sister, Martha Ann Clayton Foster; and a half-brother, Dennis Wright.

Survivors include her husband, Meredith Davis "Dave" Miles, Bowling Green, KY; a daughter, Kimberly Leigh Brown Gowen (Chris), Bowling Green, KY; granddaughters, Taylor Nicole Gowen and Kady Marie Gowen, both of Bowling Green, KY; sisters, June Wray Clayton Howell (Gerald) of Hazel Green, AL; and Mary Margaret Clayton Chapman (Gary) from Lawrenceburg, TN.

Also surviving are nieces, Dawn Apollo Wesley (Rick) from Christianna, TN; Kelly Renea Powers (Ty) from Murfreesboro, TN; Kristiane Diane Johnson (Steve) from Toney, AL; Holly Leighann Hester (Chris) from Toney, AL; Jenna Lynn Miles Stephens (Jeff) from Tallahassee, FL; nephew, Chad Everett Wright (Jill) of Colorado Springs, CO, and brother-in-law, Robert (Peggy) Foster,

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018, with Mike Jones officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. 

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