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Obituary: Orville Miller; Umpire


miller-papersOrville Miller, age 82, of Umpire, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

He was born Jan. 31, 1934, at Fancy Hill, the son of Lonnie James Miller and Dora Arizona Beezley Miller.

He married Wynell Gatlin on May 16, 1953 and they were married for 63 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Hulen Miller, Olen Miller and Glen Miller.

Orville worked as a school bus driver, shaving truck driver, logger, cattle and chicken farmer, and minister. He served as pastor of the Bissell Chapel Church for many years. His lifelong hobbies included hunting in the Ouachita Mountains, fishing along Blaylock Creek, and storytelling. Orville will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and as someone who was always ready to help out those in need.

He is survived by: his wife, Wynell Miller of Umpire; three children and their spouses, Randy and Ann Miller of Umpire, Mark and Kathy Miller of Waynesville, Mo., and Janet and Terry Terrill of Hot Springs; six grandchildren; two step-grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Imogene Dowdy and Florene Walker, both of Fancy Hill, and Connie Dowdy of Caddo Gap; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood, with Bro. Joe Isham and Bro. Rodger Robbins officiating.

Visitation was Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment was in Athens Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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