MILLER, BETTY ANNE - Izard County, Arkansas | BETTY ANNE MILLER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Betty Anne MILLER

Gray (aka Felts) (Near Sage) Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

Betty-Birth: Aug. 3, 1922
Death: Nov. 4, 1997
Thomas-Birth: Jul. 8, 1919
Death: Jun. 27, 2007
Beebe
White County
Arkansas, USA

Thomas Wesley Miller

BEEBE -- Thomas Wesley Miller, 87, of Beebe was born July 8, 1919, and went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he earned two Bronze Stars. He was the director of the Arkansas Veterans Affairs office in Little Rock for more than 10 years and was instrumental in establishing the Arkansas Veterans Home there. He was also a volunteer at the VA Hospital for more than 20 years.

He was an insurance and real estate agent at Jonesboro for more than 25 years. He was the state director of the 55 Alive driving program for senior adults.

Tom was a member of the Scottish Rite since 1951, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of American Legion for 60 years and served as state commander and was an officer in the UCT.

An active deacon in First Baptist Churches at Jonesboro, Hot Springs and Pulaski Heights Baptist at Little Rock, Tom was always faithful in bringing his family to church. He was a member of Calvary Baptist at Little Rock, but recently, he attended First Baptist Church at Beebe with his son and daughter-in-law. He loved being a greeter at church, loved gospel music, Sunday school and worship.

He enjoyed helping other people and spent years at Lake Hamilton where he liked to cut firewood and give it away to friends and family. He spent many days at Hot Springs distributing food to needy people. He had a heart for service to others throughout his life.

The love of his life was his wife, Betty Anne, who passed away November 1997 after 57 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling together and had made trips to Russia, Europe, Israel and South America. The day before he died, he told his son, Tom, that he was going to see his bride. He also had heard of a tour to Yellowstone National Park and wanted to find a way to go even though he couldn't walk.

Surviving Tom are two sons, Tom B. Miller and his wife Debbie of Beebe and Wesley Miller and his wife Esperanza Palacio of Sebastopol, Calif. There are five grandchildren, Faran Hearyman and husband Marty, Liann Loftin and husband Toby, twins Benjamin G. Penn and Veronica J. Penn, and Suzanna M. Bailis. There are three great-grandchildren, Zoe, Lily and Ellie, who were the pride of his life.

He had 11 brothers and sisters, two of which are surviving: his sister, Margaret Womack of Jonesboro; and his brother, John E. Miller of Melbourne.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Westbrook Funeral Home with burial to follow at 4:30 p.m. in Gray Cemetery, Sage

Contributed on 10/24/08 by richardson10
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Submitted: 10/24/08 • Approved: 10/24/08 • Last Updated: 9/4/12 • R84932-G84931-S3

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