JOHNS MILLER, VERNA MAE - Izard County, Arkansas | VERNA MAE JOHNS MILLER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Verna Mae JOHNS MILLER

Zion Hill Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

Feb. 27, 1926 Zion, Izard County, Arkansas
Oct. 30, 2005 Zion, Izard County, Arkansas

*Obituary

Verna Mae Miller, 79, of Sage died Sunday, October 30 at Pioneer Nursing Center in Melbourne. She was born February 27, 1926 at Zion and was the daughter of Homer C. and Nora Downing Johns. A graduate of Melbourne High School where she was valedictorian of her class, she worked as a secretary at Warren McArthur Aircraft Corporation during World War II. After the war, she and her husband owned and operated a general merchandise store at Zion. Later they moved to Fayetteville where her husband was enrolled at the University, and she also began training as a medical secretary and nurse at Hathcock Medical Clinic in Fayetteville and worked there several years. Eventually one of the doctors, Dr. A.H. Hathcock, moved to Batesville, and she worked for him several years there. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church and formerly a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and was a youth Sunday School teacher at both churches. Verna Mae was a devoted wife and mother and a loving homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, making hooked rugs, and all kinds of needle work. She especially liked designing and knitting sweaters. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Miller of the home; one son, Douglas Miller of Sage; two grandsons: Wesley Miller of West Monroe, New York and Daniel Miller of Sage; two granddaughters: Rebecca Sterling of Bernhards Bay, New York and Holly Miller of Sage; three great-grandchildren: Kyle Sterling, Thomas Sterling and Kiera Sterling all of Bernhards Bay. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry Miller and a sister, Mary Eva Smart. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday at Roller-Crouch Chapel in Melbourne. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel with Brother George Wright and Brother Ron Canard officiating. Pallbearers are Dale Finley, Ray Vanatta, Bill Richardson, Rayburn Finley, Daniel Miller and Richard Downing. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Zion Hill Cemetery Association, PO Box 792, Melbourne, AR 72566. Interment will be at Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.

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Submitted: 10/24/08 • Approved: 8/26/16 • Last Updated: 8/29/16 • R85238-G85237-S3

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