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Betty Miller

Mrs. Betty Miller, age 69, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born in Columbus, Georgia on October 4, 1951, to Erwin Chiles and Betty Jane Danforth. She was happily married to Mr. Arnold D Miller for many years until his passing in 2017. She was a proud member of the Board Camp Assembly of God. Mrs. Miller was an outdoors enthusiast who greatly enjoyed fishing and camping. She was also a very talented seamstress and musician who could play accordion, piano, organ, and loved to sing as well. Her motherly love knew no bounds as she was a babysitter for many, many local children.  But above all else, Mrs. Miller loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Franklin Sears and wife Sherry, Kevin Sears and wife Kimberly; daughters, Angela Kilpatrick, Janet Cook and husband Keith; grandchildren, Jason Sears, Jarred Sears, Jessica Sears, Joshua Jordan, Adam Jordan, Kalyn Jones, Christopher Cook, Ryan Cook, Schyler Cook, Issac Cook, Aaron Cook, Madeline Sears, Zachary Sears, and Lillian Sears; mother, Betty Jean Danforth; brothers, David Danforth and Joe Danforth; sisters, Sandra Harris, Becky Strong, and Beverly Bridwell; special niece, nurse, and caregiver, Beverly Ann Bridwell, as well as a host of family, friends, and neighbors.

Services will be held at Beasley-Wood Funeral Chapel, Monday, August 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Tim Rose officiating. Interment will follow at the Saline Cemetery in Athens, Arkansas, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Joshua Caleb Jordan, Adam Nicholas Jordan, Christopher Daniel Cook, Ryan Keith Cook, Schyler Blake Cook, and Zachary Kevin Sears.

Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Dale Bridwell and William Wesley Bridwell.

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