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Miller Receives Thomas G. Oliphant Leadership Award

By Joe Starkey



The second annual Oliphant Award went to Mr. Floyd Miller. The award is to recognize leaders in the community and hold them up as role models to the children and to identify the true leaders of our community. Mr. Oliphant was one of the founding members of the NAACP chapter in Abilene and active in community affairs throughout his life. He pastured at four churches in the area before accepting the call to Macedonia Baptist Church where he remained for 31 years until retirement in 1996. {{more}}Mr. Miller credited Mr. Oliphant “with dealing with many of the pressure points in the black community” he said Mr. Oliphant efforts made it easier for himself to accomplish many of his goals. Mr. Miller has served on many city and community boards among those are Planning and Zoning Commission 10 years, President of Board of Hospice of The Big Country, President of Taylor County Extension Board, Mental Health Association Board. He also served as minister of the 10th and Treadaway church of Christ.. He currently serves as editor of the West Texas Tribune and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce and is an investment professional with Financial Services Corporation.He and his wife Marilyn have three children and one grandchild. They are members of the Baker Heights Church of Christ.Councilman Anthony Williams presented the award he said “Floyd has been a hard working community leader.”

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