Clifton Miller

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Clifton Eugene "Butch" Miller, 58, of Olive Branch died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Charleston, Mo.

He was born Feb. 16, 1951, in Cairo, Ill., to Clifton and Lela Mae Cohen Miller. He married Ruthie Anderson July 2, 1971.

Clifton was a member of Crusaders of Christ Church in Mounds, Ill. He worked in transportation as a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthie of Olive Branch; a son, Garrett (Brandy) Miller of Charleston; a daughter, Sabrina (Archie) Busby of Cache, Ill.; two granddaughters, Morgan Busby of Cache, Jazmyne Miller of Charleston; his parents, Clifton and Lela Miller of Olive Branch; a sister, Doris Sims of Elco, Ill.; a brother, Eddie Miller of Elco; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Miller, and a grandson, Karl Eugene Miller.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time Thursday at Crusaders of Christ Church.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Pastor Dennis Clark officiating. Private interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery at a later date, with the Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating.

Memorials may be made to Lake Milligan Baptist Church and will be accepted at the church.

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

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