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Carrie Miller
Carrie Miller
Birth: 9 April 1902
Athens, Louisiana, USA
Death: 5 January 2010
Minden, Louisiana, USA
Age: 107 years, 271 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Carrie Lee Miller (née Thornton; 9 April 1902 – 5 January 2010) was an American centenarian.


Carrie Lee Thornton Miller was born in Athens, Louisiana, the daughter of Wylie and Dellie Thornton. She attended school in Athens and worked in private homes. She married with Arthur Miller and one child was born into this union, Milton C. Miller. Later, she married Mr. Carl McKinney.

Her hope in Christ was confessed at an early age at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Athens. She was a faithful member of the choir and custodian of the church until her health began to fail. She also loved Sunday school. Her mother was the founder of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Miller had two sisters who lived to be centenarians, Maggie Mae Thornton Renfro (14 November 1895 – 22 January 2010), aged 114 at her death, and Rosie Lee Thornton Warren (6 January 1906 – 18 December 2009), aged 103. On 8 November 2009, Miller and her sisters were recognized in a ceremony hosted by Cultural Crossroads at the Minden Civic Center.  They had the oldest combined age of three living siblings at 324 years. Like Renfro, Rosie lived in the care of relatives in Minden, while Carrie lived in an extensive care hospital in Shreveport. All three siblings died within six weeks of each other.


Sitting left to right: Rosie Warren (age 104), Maggie Renfro (age 114) and Carrie Miller (age 107).