September 19, 2017


Reather Dunaway Miller
January 12, 1932 – September 16, 2017

Reather Dunaway Miller was born on January 12, 1932 and passed away on September 16, 2017 in Bogalusa at the age of 85. She is the widow of U.S. Navy WWII Veteran Alvin David Miller.
She is also preceded in death by her father Heber Dunaway Sr. (Helen), her mother Etta M. Dunaway Hedrick (Howard Buddy Hedrick), a brother and sister-in-law C.J. Dunaway Sr. (Janie) her half-brother Howard Dunaway, her son Davie Alvin Miller, her grandson Jeffory Lane Miller.
Reather is survived by a sister Leatha Dunaway, her half-brother Heber Dunaway Jr., her daughter Alicia M. (Luke) Crain, her adopted son (grandson) Howard David (Melinda) Miller, her grandsons Michael Clay (Lila) Crain and Gregory Scott (Kathleen) Miller and one granddaughter Kandi Rae Crain. She is also survived by 17 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many treasured nieces and nephews.
She was the matriarch of five generations, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Now she rests in the arms of Jesus Christ. Reather was member of Palestine Baptist Church and will be buried at Lees Creek Church Cemetery, next to her husband, and baby girl.
Visitation will begin on Monday September 18, 2017, from 10:00a.m. until the time of the service time of 2:00p.m. all being held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, the Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate and pallbearers will be Clay Crain, Cade Crain, Gregory Miller, Zachory Miller, Joshua Miller, and Justin Rester.

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