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In remembrance of…
Napoleon "Andy" Miller

Bobbie Tinsley Jordan contributed this message on Wednesday, February 28, 2018:

We all had the pleasure and good fortune to have Dr. Miller as our principal at Brevard High School. A wonderful caring, kind, patient and gentle man. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

Brevard, North Carolina
eMail: cejbcj@yahoo.com

Rev. Dr. Keith Elliott contributed this message on Tuesday, February 27, 2018:

My high school principal and one who encouraged me to continue my education. I carried many memories of Dr. Miller throughout my life and my thoughts are with the family at this time. My prayer is that God will grant you his peace and be the great comforter to all at this time.

Knoxville , Tn
eMail: Kelliott621@msn.com

Jenny Munro contributed this message on Tuesday, February 27, 2018:

I am so sorry to hear this news. Dr. Miller was principal when I went to Brevard High. My strongest memory of him is when he called my mother and me to his office shortly before I began my senior year. I planned to have an easy year and was taking home economics II. He said, "Jenny, you don't need home ec. I've signed you up for physics." My mother said that was fine so I took physics that year. I actually loved the class although I still don't understand electricity and think it is a miracle. He knew me better than I knew myself.

Greer, SC
eMail: jennymunro@yahoo.com

James Opie Wells, MD contributed this message on Tuesday, February 27, 2018:

He and his parents were neighbors two doors away on Broad Street. He taught me to swim at Camp Straus. A wonderful, kind, patient person who could make you feel at ease in tense situations. His record speaks of his effectiveness.

Atlanta, Georgia
eMail: drwells@bellsouth.net

David Loftis contributed this message on Monday, February 26, 2018:

He presided over Camp Straus in the summers and taught me to swim. He was our principal at Brevard High School. He had the patience of Job and the wisdom to address just about any issue it seemed. Over the years, I have thought how fortunate we were to have had Andy Miller as an influence in our lives.

Mills River, NC
eMail: davidloftis@bellsouth.net

Betty Llyn Nicholson Shook contributed this message on Monday, February 26, 2018:

When Dr Miller became Principal of Brevard High School, I was a student at BHS. At that time my dad told me that he and Dr Miller had been childhood friends growing up in Brevard. The last time I saw Dr Miller was when he came to our BHS Class of 65 Reunion about 12 years ago. He asked about my dad and some of their childhood playmates. At this time, I'm thinking of Dr Miller's family with deepest sympathy.

Hendersonville, NC
eMail: zippitime@yahoo.com

Tina Stovall contributed this message on Monday, February 26, 2018:

When Dr. Miller was the superintendent of Buncombe County Schools, I was a School Social Worker. He was one of the most genuine, caring and considerate men who I have ever known. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. When my son was in the hospital, Dr. Miller came to see him. It was an act of kindness that I will never forget. He has given all of us a wonderful example to follow.
May your memories give you comfort during the days to come.
Sincerely, Tina Stovall

Asheville, NC
eMail: jandtstovall@charter.net

Jack and Jane Henson contributed this message on Sunday, February 25, 2018:

We both had the good fortune to attend Watauga High School during Dr. Miller's tenure as principal. He was such a thoughtful and kind person who had a special ability to challenge you to be your best in a subtle and caring way. The high standards of professionalism he demonstrated serve as a bright example for all to follow in any endeavor, regardless of vocation. Looking back on his life, he is an American hero in so many ways. We both have many wonderful memories of Dr. Miller.

Susann, may you and your family find comfort and joy in many happy memories of a life well lived. Dr. Miller, may you rest in peace.

Lewisville, North Carolina
eMail: jhenson@triad.rr.com

Linda Bradley Taylor contributed this message on Sunday, February 25, 2018:

Dr. Miller was a kind thoughtful gentleman. I will always remember the encouraging notes he sent when I moved to a different school or job in the county. He will be missed. Linda

Arden, NC
eMail: Ruffytaylor@charter.net

Sandra Miller contributed this message on Saturday, February 24, 2018:

I sure will miss Andy! He was so loved here at Arbor Terrace. He was a kind and gentle man who loved a glass of ice tea! My thoughts are with his family and friends

Asheville, N.C.

Jo (White) Anderson contributed this message on Saturday, February 24, 2018:

What a blessing to have served with Dr. Miller at Watauga High School and on The NC Textbook Commission for The Social Studies. He was a brilliant educator,an amazing mentor and a consumate gentleman. May God comfort and sustain his family.

Dunedin, FL
eMail: bonniejoanderson@yahoo.com

Mrs Gant contributed this message on Saturday, February 24, 2018:

I know this is a difficult time for your family and I hope during a quiet moment you find solace in the reassurance that is found in the bible at Rev 21:4 it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore� Please accept our sincere condolences. In our thoughts and prayers. Please visit www.jw.org for more encouragement.

, NC
eMail: Ninefruits@icloud.com

Alice Hart contributed this message on Saturday, February 24, 2018:

Dr Miller was a champion for public education. He cared deeply about students, their teachers and the principals with whom he worked on a daily basis. He opened doors for many of us giving opportunities we might not have had otherwise. He enriched my life immeasurably. I loved his phone calls and continuing interest in my career long after he retired. He was a role model, a mentor and dear friend.

Fletcher, NC
eMail: Hartalic@bellsouth.net

Jane Rogers contributed this message on Saturday, February 24, 2018:

As a WHS student during the years of 1967-1971, Dr. Miller was my principal and a powerful force for education, for fairness, and a huge supporter of respect for all. Although high school is not the most exciting experience for every student and the phrase "these are the best years of your life" do not ring true for every student, I will always remember Dr. Miller as a dedicated and gentle leader who illustrated EVERY DAY what it means to be kind and considerate to all. He saw no differences as roadblocks to developing relationships and enjoyed and appreciated each student. I was one of those students that he respected, appreciated, and enjoyed for who I was and what I could be. May he rest in peace from his labors - a job very well done!
Jane Bolick Rogers

eMail: rejaboro@yahoo.com

Beth Dixon Layton contributed this message on Friday, February 23, 2018:

Dr. Miller was my high school principal, chairman of the department of secondary education at Appalachian State when I went back to get my teaching certification, and the father of one of my best friends. I spent time with him in all three of those capacities. I admired and respected and, yes, loved him. Having now spent most of my adult life in education, my respect for him is greater than ever. For more than 25 years I have been a high school math teacher (spent some time in higher educations classrooms also) and I have always hoped to work with a principal like him. I am gratified now to read tributes from other educators who did work with him and know that my hopes were not unfounded.
I don't think I knew of his service during WWII until now. That just solidifies my respect for him. He and my own Daddy were born the same year and were thrust into the same war. Men like them are some of my true heroes.
The world is a better place because Andy Miller lived in it for so long! Love and condolences to his family, especially my friend Susann.

Lewisville, NC
eMail: beth.d.layton@gmail.com

Claire Mamola contributed this message on Friday, February 23, 2018:

Andy, always Dr. Miller to me when we were both at Watauga High School and then ASU, you were the best. It is hard to call you Andy even now. Because you were the principal, and then department chair, you were at a lofty height to me, even though you Never acted like it. I never heard the Napoleon part. Everything you signed was N. Andy Miller. You were the ideal of what an administrator should be. Every day in every circumstance. Entirely professional and entirely caring about students, faculty and staff. Rest in peace, Dr. Miller. How can we begin to comprehend what we have lost in losing you?

Portland, Oregon
eMail: Mamolacz@hotmail.com

David Mielke contributed this message on Friday, February 23, 2018:

I owe my professorial life to Andy Miller. We shared two members of our doctoral committees at UT and I interviewed with him for a position at ASU in 1972. He was a mentor and friend who tempered my immaturity and brought me into a fold of relative incompetents he had to manage as department head. He and Rusty were always looking out for us and our young family.
I was devastated when he announced he was leaving to go to Asheville. Putting it succinctly, he was one of the major figures in my life and I will cherish the memory of association with him.
May God bless his family as they mourn his death while remembering his long life.

Boone, NC
eMail: davidnmielke@gmail.com

Julia Hernandez contributed this message on Friday, February 23, 2018:

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I too have suffered the loss of a loved one, and the pain can seem overwhelming. However I found comfort in the Bible's promise for the future. Acts 24:15 speaks of a resurrection, a time when God will reunite us with our loved ones again! I hope this helps bring some comfort in this time of sorrow.

Crestwood, IL
eMail: j.hernandez81791@gmail.com

Anne Garrett contributed this message on Friday, February 23, 2018:

Dr. Miller was such an outstanding educator. His gentle voice could calm any situation. It was indeed an honor working with him.

Waynesville, North Carolina
eMail: annegarrett3@yahoo.com