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09 July 2017

Obituary of Cornelia June Rogers Miller goes viral

The obituary remains on the newspaper’s website.

AN OBITUARY published in a newspaper in the United States has gone viral after it said the woman would not be missed.

The family is now searching for the person responsible for the obituary about Cornelia June Rogers Miller that was published in the Cherokee Scout in Murphy, North Carolina.

Mrs Miller died in February but the obituary wasn’t published until four months later.

It stated that “drugs were a major love in her life as June had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life”.

“Please let June Miller’s life be a cautionary tale. Addiction and hatred are no es bueno for the living. We speak for the majority of her family when we say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed, and there will be no lamenting over her passing.

“But we truly believe at the end of the day all of us will really only miss what we never had – a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

“We hope she is finally at peace.

“There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart.”

It ends with “Goodbye, Mom”.

Fox 8 reported that Mrs Miller lived in Florida with her husband and owned a holiday home in Murphy.

Her son Robert Miller Jr told News Channel 9 the family was trying to find out who wrote the obituary.

“This whole thing is just sad,” he said.

“It’s unbelievable that someone would write this. She was a loving generous woman.”

Mr Miller said he believed one of his sisters had written the obituary, but one of the sisters contacted News Channel 9 denied being behind it.

Despite the backlash the obituary remains on the newspaper’s website.

Some sections of the obituary appear to have been plagiarised and are similar to the 2008 obituary for Dolores Aguilar ran in the Vallejo Times Herald in California

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