The death Thursday of former Hamilton County Commissioner Lou Miller reminds local residents of the combined more than two decades of conscientious county government service by Lou and her late husband, Ben, whom she succeeded as a county commissioner from 2004 to 2006 after his death.
Both Lou and Ben were truly humble, good citizens. Both of them took their community service very seriously. And both of them served honorably and well.
They loved their Chattanooga community and were respected as fine officials. They never sought personal political prominence, but served only in the interests of their neighbors and their community.
Both Lou and Ben were admirable examples of really "grassroots" political service for us all in Hamilton County.