Albert James Miller

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HARRISBURG - Mr. Albert James Miller, 85, of Harrisburg, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

He was born near Bay Village, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in the Harrisburg area. He was a retired equipment operator for the Poinsett County Road Department and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Harrisburg.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Mannon Miller; two daughters, Velinda Fagan and Virgina Miller; his parents, Charlie and Mollie Smith Miller; two brothers, Elvis Galloway and Lindy Miller; one sister, Flois Wright, and two grandchildren, Miranda and Shane Fagan.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Parnell and Johnny Sr. of Harrisburg and Merita Merritt and Douglas of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Johnny Parnell Jr., Jennifer Parnell, James Merritt, Benjamin Merritt and Kim Passmore; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Kincade, Jace Passmore, Gracey Parnell and Zoe Merritt, and one great-great-grandchild, Braydon Kincade.

Funeral service were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Harrisburg with Leroy Franks, and Jason Goad officiating. Burial followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark., under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.

Active pallbearers were Paul Miller, Tiny Mannon, Bill Moore, Tony Rice, Terry Smith and Ronald Martin.

Honorary pallbearers were the grandsons, Ken Miller, Vernon Galloway and Randy Passmore, and the Men's Sunday School Classes at the Shiloh and Pleasant Hill Baptist Churches.

Visitation was Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital In Little Rock Ark.

An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.