OBITUARY

Rev. Bill Milam

July 24, 1933January 29, 2013
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The Reverend Bill Milam, 79, of Springdale, AR died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at home. He was born July 24, 1933 in Barling, AR to the late Henry and Jessie Milam. He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served for 47 years in the ministry in Michigan, Texas, and several churches in Arkansas within the Concord Clear Creek Associations. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and retired from the 188th Tactical Air Guard.

He is survived by his wife, June Milam, of the home; two daughters, Kim Hamilton and husband David of Olathe, KS, and Ditzi Dee Cameron of Springdale; a son, Billy Milam of Omaha, NE; three sisters, Vida Lee Frazier of Enid, OK, Lahoma Edwards of Greenwood, and Jane Robinson of Cedarville; nine grandchildren, Danya Johnson, Devon Cameron Nubbie, Deanna Gore, Amy Milam, Erin Brown, Rachel Milam, Ross Milam, Justin Hamilton, and Andrea Hamilton; and twelve great-grandchildren, Cameron Johnson, Cassie Johnson, Katie Gore, Chase Gore, Chandler Gore, Ava Nubbie, Marley Dittman, Harper Dittman, Dylan Dittman, Taylor Smalley, Danae Smalley, and Ellarie Hamilton.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Kibler Baptist Church Activities Building, Kibler, AR. Burial with military honors will be held privately under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Jason Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Justin Hamilton, Brad Nubbie, Brandon Gore, and Leo McKee.

The family will visit with friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Edwards Van Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren, AR.

Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762 (www.nwacircleoflife.com), or Baptist Vista Encampment, c/o Clear Creek Associational Office, P.O. Box 166, Ozark, AR 72949.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Rev. Bill Milam

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February 10, 2013

Will never forget the special place you both (Bill & June) hold in our hearts at Lamar Middle School. Thanks for being such great influences and wonderful people. Donna Watts

Luke Colley

February 5, 2013

God bless the family during this time. Bro. Bill was a great man of faith and mentor. Truly, those who knew him were blessed.

Mary Beth, David, MIke Nichols

February 1, 2013

Are thoughts and prayers are with you we will miss bro
Bill very much

January 31, 2013

Erin,
May the Lord and his Angels bring peace and comfort to you and your family.
Franklin McLure, Bonaire, Georgia

Joy McGee-Cory

January 31, 2013

June, Ditze, Kim, and Billy,
We cherish the memories of our times together at Phoenix Village Baptist Church--working and ministering with you, sharing sorrows/losses, and experiencing tremendous love for one another. Our lives were changed because of Bill and all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Daniel Arnold

January 31, 2013

I was very young when Bro. Bill was our pastor. I don't remember his sermons, but they were evident in his life. I still have many memories with him, June and Amy. I miss those simpler times. From Vacation Bible School to Church Camp, he was always involved. We will miss you Bro. Bill. We rest assured that we will see you again for those justified with Christ!

Jennifer Buckley

January 31, 2013

Erin and Family,
May you find sweet comfort in sharing your hearts, your sorrow, your memories and laughter.

April Curenton

January 31, 2013

Erin and Family,
My Thoughts and Prayer's will be with you!
April Curenton

Debbie Hicks-Griffin

January 31, 2013

May God Bless you during this time. Brother Bill was such a wonderful man of God. He has left a lasting legacy of lives changed for Christ. I am one of those. There are so many memories that I have of growing up at KBC. The trips, the church camps, the simple nights out to Dairy Queen after church. Bro. Bill always had a smile and a story. I never grew tired of hearing his testimony infact I have shared it several times through the years. What a blessing to have known him. May God comfort each of you and provide the peace that only He can give.

Michael Luebking

January 31, 2013

Nanny June and all the rest of the Arkansas Family. I was sad to hear of Daddy Bill's passing and only carry the fondest memories of all our visits with the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your loving great-nephew, Michael Luebking.