THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, March 17, 1949
James Joseph Miller died early Tuesday morning in his sleep at the home of his only child, Glenn Miller, at Flagler Beach.
Mr. Miller, who was 72 years of age, was a native of Georgia, but came to this area when but an infant, residing since in Flagler County.
He was known to hundreds of friends simply as "Uncle Joe" and became widely known during the eight years he was bridge tender at the Flagler Beach bridge over the inland waterway. Here he met and formed friendships with many people from all over the country who came to fish in the waterway. He retired in 1945.
He had been in failing health for several months but was up and around until his death, attributed to a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at. 2 o'clock from the Baptist Church at Flagler Beach, with Rev. W. W. Rhody, pastor of the Bunnell Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow in Espanola Cemetery, with Baggett-McIntosh of Daytona Beach in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Effie Miller, and one son, Glenn Miller, both of Flagler Beach; two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Severson, Daytona Beach, and Mrs. Carrie Deen, Winter Haven; three brothers, C. B. Miller of Ormond; George Miller of Hastings; and Dell Miller of Bunnell.