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Helen J. Kennington Miles

November 3, 1946 — May 18, 2022

Helen J. Kennington Miles

McBee, SC

Mrs. Helen Kennington Miles, age 75, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Beauford Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Williams with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The family will also greet friends on Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Miles was born November 3, 1946 in the Angelus Community of Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Carl and Nellie Gainey Kennington. She was a former employee of Kendall Textiles and a faithful member of Beauford Baptist Church. A true matriarch of her family, Helen’s heart was taking care of her family and friends. She also was an avid reader, and enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers, and working word search puzzles. One of her favorite stops with her husband was at the Hardee’s breakfast group in Hartsville.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miles was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Christopher Adams; and all of her siblings, James Kennington, Heyward Kennington, Grace Rankin, Bleaker Brock, Louise Terry, Lois Brock, Junior Kennington, Cletus Kennington, Evaughn Leophart, and Eloise (Logan) Odom.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 42 years, Don Miles of the home; daughters, Natalie Oliver of McBee, SC, Annette (Brian Diamond) Freeman of Bethune, SC; step-son, Donald (Holly) Miles, II of Whitfield, VA; grandchildren, Nichol Stroud of Hartsville, SC, Nia Stroud of McBee, SC, Brittany (J.P.) Neal of Bethune, SC, Erica (Dan Graham) Freeman of Hartsville, SC, Dylan Freeman of Bethune, SC, Thomas “Leget” Hill of McBee, SC, Alex Hill of Ashland, SC, Nichole Chestnut of Clarkesville, TN, and Skyler Miles of Whitfield, VA; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Brennen, Harley, Kali, Ravyn, Maria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Miles family.

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Past Services


Saturday, May 21, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Funeral Service

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm

Beauford Baptist Church

18172 SC-151, McBee, SC 29101

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Committal Following Funeral

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