George D. Miles, 86, of Orange, passed away Feb. 8, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, Feb. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Paul Masters. Burial will follow at Jett Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home.

Born in Dimmitt, on March 22, 1929, he was the son of Howard Miles and Willie Blanche Alsup Miles. George was a World War II veteran who was awarded six medals during his time in the Navy. He enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jeleta Miles; children, Helen Miles, of Tucson, Az, Leta Armstrong and husband Lyndon, of Vidor, Carolyn Austin and husband Bill, of Oroville, Ca, Dale Miles, of Louisiana, Cindy LaRue Tice and husband Darren, of Round Rock, Walter Miles, of Virginia Beach, Va. and Sheila Barnes and husband David, of Nederland; three granddaughters; two grandsons, Michael Shane Anderson and Jalon Thomas Barnes; four great-grandchildren and sisters, Louise Head, of El Paso, Irene Kerbow, of Coleman and Pauline Hall, of Hobbs, NM.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lyndon Armstrong, Darren Tice, David Barnes, Jalon Barnes, Mike Bilbo and Walter Miles. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cude, Leon Terry and Jimmy Penick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759 or to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.