Blair Miller

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blair Miller

MOUNDS, Ill. -- Anthony Blair Miller, 54, of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

He was born Nov. 27, 1953, in Cairo, Ill., son of Clarence Lee and Juanita Ruth Ferguson Miller. He married Mary Elizabeth "Maribeth" Van Haren.

Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in cinema and photography from Southern Illinois University in 1989. He was a photographer with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, retiring recently.

He was recognized by veterans hospitals and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for professional achievements and earned numerous awards.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Elizabeth Miller of Carbondale, Ill.; his parents of Cape Girardeau; a stepson, Christopher Reilly of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Bridget Barisonek of Cincinnati; and a brother, Jeff Miller of Mechanicsville, Va.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Wetaug, Ill.