Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A scathing obituary for a Florida great-grandmother published in a North Carolina newspaper late last month is not true, according to her son, and parts of it may have been plagiarized from another obituary published in California in 2008.
The obituary in the Cherokee Scout described Cornelia June Rogers Miller, who died in February at the age of 82, as a woman who “made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life.”
It said “she spent a lifetime tearing apart” her family and that she had a lifelong drug addiction.
“Drugs were a major love in her life, as June (the name she went by) had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life.” It also said she would not be missed.”