Elvin Miller, 1931-2016
Elvin Miller, 85, of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, doing what he loved—hunting. An avid outdoorsman as a hunter and fisherman, Elvin was also a premier brick mason who launched the careers of many bricklayers by taking them under his wing and teaching them the art of perfection masonry.
He was a lifelong member and cornerstone of St. Paul Maumelle UMC Little Rock, and served on the board of trustees for the Southwest Annual Conference in the Central Jurisdiction at the time that the segregated Central Jurisdiction was dissolved. The Southwest Conference was the last conference to be united with others, and its churches became members of the Oklahoma, Little Rock and North Arkansas Conferences of the United Methodist Church.
Elvin was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran and Worshipful Master of Oak Spring Lodge #487 Prince Hall Masons. He was a loving husband and provider to his wife and family for 65 years. Left with a cache of cherished memories are his wife, Samella Miller; sons, Carey, Clark (Lisa) and Denva (Amanda) Miller; daughters, Eleanor Miller-Settlers, Cathy Miller-Hunter, Audrey Miller-Liggins (Ron), Cheryl, Jennifer and Veronica Miller; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; and sisters, June Walker and Joyce Watson, both of Detroit, and Janice Bowen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Paul Maumelle UMC. Visitation with Masonic rites was held Oct. 28.