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Miriam Liles Mathis

Miriam Liles Mathis passed away July 20; she was 90 years old. She was born in Spartanburg, SC and graduated from Converse College in 3 years. She earned her Master’s degree in Library Science from Emory University in Atlanta. She was on the library staff at the University of Florida until her children were born. When they were in the 4th and 8th grades, she returned to library work at Gainesville High School for 13 years. Since 1978 she has been retired.
Miriam has been a very active member of First United Methodist Church especially singing in the choir, ushering and being an active member of the Alter Guild.
She has been a member of the American Association of University Women for over 50 years, attaining an honorary life membership in 1999.
Mrs. Mathis was predeceased by her husband, Stanley in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Sellick and husband John of Savannah, GA and her son, Robert Stanley Mathis, Jr. and wife Beverly of Dallas, TX.
Her family will receive friends Friday, July 28, 2017 5-7pm at Milam Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 29 at 10:00am at First United Methodist Church. Burial in Forest Meadows Cemetery, 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!