Rev. Richard A. Miley (1935 - 2012)

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Rev. Richard A. Miley, Sr.

Oak Grove

Rev. Richard A. Miley, Sr., 77, of Oak Grove, died December 26, 2012 at Lamar Health and Rehab. Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 at Temple Baptist Church followed by burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bro. Miley served as a Southern Baptist Minister at New Home Baptist Church in Madison, Fla., Richburg Baptist Church and Beacon Baptist Church. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and served in the Mississippi National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Clemmie Miley; sisters, Corine Akins and Myrtle Small and Maude Tate; brothers, Billy Miley and William "Dub" Miley, Jr.; half sister, Fannie McMurry; and half brother, Chester Miley.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Miley of Oak Grove; two sons, Richard (Marcia) Miley, Jr. of Purvis and Matthew Daniel (Marissa) Miley of Spokane, WA; a daughter, Joanna Joyce (Joe)King of Purvis; sisters, Elizabeth Wilkes of Petal and Eddie Carol Lewis of Hattiesburg; a brother, Louis Miley of Sumrall; grandchildren, Richard III, Kelli, Noah, Anabelle, Adeline and Anna; and a great-grandson, Ryder.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.



Published in the Hattiesburg American on Dec. 30, 2012