Mr. Preston Alphonza Miles was born March 29, 1938 to the late Mr. Robert Lee Miles and the late Naomi Faucette Miles in Alamance County, North Carolina. He departed this life on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell at the age of 76 years.
Preston was a 1956 graduate of Graham High School and enlisted into the United States Air Force July 18, 1956 and was honorably discharged July 16, 1960. He began and completed his career with Western-Electric-Lucent Technologies. After his retirement he was employed with the Times-News from January 18, 1990 until declining health required retirement in September 2014.
Preston was a devoted and faithful member of Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Stewards Board, sang in the Male Chorus and was Superintendent of Sunday School.
Survivors include: his son Marcus A. Miles and daughter: Raynelle A. Miles; grandchildren: Cassie, Matthew, Jasmine and Mya and great-granddaughter: Aaliyah; sister: Wanda Miles Allison (Tommy); brothers: Ronald L. Miles (Marion) and Larry D. Miles (Clara). He was preceded in death by one brother Cletis Faucette.
Services are 1:30pm Sunday, February 22, 2015 from the sanctuary of Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church. The family will greet relatives and friends thirty minutes prior to the services at the church and at other times at Mr. Miles’ home-1108 Morningside Drive. The interment will follow the services in the Clover Garden AME Church Cemetery. Public viewing will be on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 1:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home. Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. has the honor and pleasure of serving the family of Mr. Preston A. Miles.