Dorrigo's shock after fatalities

SHOCK and disbelief hung heavily over Dorrigo yesterday with news of the death of a second local woman as a result of separate car accidents at the weekend.

The passing of the 66-year-old local critically injured in an accident at Fernbrook on Saturday morning was still filtering through a town already trying to come to terms with the death of a woman well known to many.

Brian Darby said the death of Carol Miller had hit the town hard.

“She was such a lovely girl,” Mr Darby said. “Everyone knew Carol and everyone thought she was just a great person. She was always bright and friendly.

“The tragic circumstances of the accident are making it even harder for people to come to terms with it all. It is just so very sad for everyone.”

Neil Stocks said people were trying to put on a brave face but it was obvious Ms Miller’s death was not far from their thoughts.

“Everyone is hurting,” he said. “She was so popular. She loved everyone and always had a smile for everyone.”

Miss Miller, whose parents live at Ebor, was a well-known employee of Dorrigo’s bottom pub, the Commercial Hotel.

Licensee Karen Gardiner was yesterday finding it very difficult to comprehend Miss Miller’s death.

“Carol was like my daughter,” Mrs Gardiner said.

“She really was the most beautiful person.”

The funeral for Ms Miller will be held in the St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Dorrigo on Monday, May 24; service 10am.


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