Jimmy Miller

Friday, August 2, 2002

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Jimmy Miller, 93, of Waterproof, La., died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La.

He was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Warren, Ark., son of Jim and Laura Johnson Miller. He and Birtha Johnson were married in February 1930. She died Nov. 5, 2001.

Miller farmed in Mississippi County, and was a landowner and farmer in Ferriday. He was a member of the First Church of God in Ferriday. He was formerly of East Prairie.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond and M.L. Miller of Waterproof, George and Sam Miller of East Prairie; three daughters, Betty Wilson of Jackson, Miss., Mary Carpenter of Brandon, Miss., Patty Vandeven of St. Joseph, La.; a brother, Johnny Miller of Des Arc, Mo.; two sisters, Cleopus Manaker of Oran, Mo., Vashti Arington of East Prairie, 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, a brother, and a sister.

Friends may call at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie after 6 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Larry Smith and Rob Kespelher officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.