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Laurel M. Miller

Laurel M. Miller, age 84, of Alexander, Arkansas, died Friday, August 6, 2021, at Southern Trace Rehabilitation and Care Center in Bryant. Laurel was born April 12, 1937, in Wickes, Arkansas. She and Joel were married September 9,1956, at the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother. She was a teacher in various private schools over the years and ended her career as an employee of USDA Veterinary Services in Little Rock, Arkansas. In retirement, she worked in volunteer services for the Red Cross in Little Rock.

Laurel had an infectious laugh and a beaming smile. She loved doing jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. She had a beautiful alto voice and enjoyed listening to and singing Southern gospel music. She loved babies, puppies, and kittens, not necessarily in that order.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joel Miller; her parents, Nolan and Ora Jenkins; her two brothers, Loyd Jenkins and Lacey Jenkins and two of her sisters, Lady Jenkins and Lily Bell.

Laurel is survived by her son, Paul Miller; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Scottie Jones; two sisters, Lora Taylor and Lila Jenkins and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wickes Church of the Nazarene, immediately followed by a funeral service. Interment will follow in the Duckett Cemetery near Wickes, Arkansas, under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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