Submitted by Wendy Maxey
Miles Suggs Dies Following Stroke and Short Illness
Funeral services for Miles Suggs, 79, were held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at Huie Cemetery by Bro. O.R. Perkins of Searcy. Mr. Suggs died December 31, 1951 at his home in Clinton following a stroke and four days of illness.
He was born November 24, 1872 and had been a resident of Van Buren County all his life. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Suggs. December 24, 1888, he was married to the former Ida Belle Jennings and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a charter member of the Choctaw Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Charles Suggs of San Jose, Calif., Sam Suggs of Hobbs, New Mexico and Owen Suggs of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Verlena O’Dell of Van Buren, Mo., Mrs. Mae Ramsey of San Pablo, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Harris of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Kidd of Choctaw and Mrs. Dovie Fisher of Los Angeles, Calif., 19 Grandchildren, and 15 Great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Huie Cemetery with members of the Choctaw Masonic Lodge as pallbearers. Coffman Funeral Home of Clinton was in charge.