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Larry H. Miller

Service: Graveside at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Gobbler Cemetery in Green Forest; Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest.

Larry H. Miller, age 72, of Osage, passed away Wednesday, July 3 (2019). 

He was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Berryville, the son of Hurschel Miller and Helen (Clayborn) Miller. 

Larry attended Alpena Schools, served as the manager of the boys basketball team and graduated with the class of 1964. He was employed at Green Forest School District for a number of years where he worked in the maintenance department. 

He learned how to play the fiddle at 7 years of age and later became a professional fiddler. Larry loved playing in the Backroads Bluegrass Band and The Bartenders. He played in places such as Silver Dollar City, Shepherd Of The Hills and various other places in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Larry enjoyed repairing antique clocks and sheetrock finishing. 

He is survived by two daughters, Chris Dawson, of Alpena, and Tammy Miller, of Green Forest; two sisters, Patti McGehee of Alpena, and Teresa Shafer and her husband Bobby, of Alpena; three grandchildren, Robert Eugene Briskey III, of Alpena, Sabrina Rose Miller, of Harrison, and Jeannie Miller, of Harrison; two great-grandchildren, Nicholus Whitaker and Trinity Emma Rose Briskey; and a number of nieces and nephews and fellow musicians. 

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Sue Smith and brother-in-law, Arlis McGehee. 

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Gobbler Cemetery in Green Forest, with Kay Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Gobbler Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Smith Family Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net