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Evelyn Ann Miley

November 7, 1936 September 5, 2019
Evelyn Ann Miley
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Evelyn Ann Miley was born on November 7, 1936, in Brinkley, AR.
Evelyn was the fourth child of Russell Johnson and Gladys Smith Johnson.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Gladys
Johnson, sister Wanda Henry and brother-in-law George “Bud” Henry,
sister Flo Ealey and brother-in-law Raymond Ealey, sister Donna Herring
and brother-in-law J.R. Herring, sister Baby Sister Johnson, brother-in-
law Garland Hancock, step-sons Terry A. Files and Randy Files,
grandsons Glenn and Terry “TAF” Files, and
granddaughter November Little.
Her survivors are sisters Carole Sue Hancock of Benton, AR,
sister Sandy (Don) Shaban of Sherwood, AR, and brother Larry (Mary) Johnson
of Albuquerque, NM, son Randal (Anna) Files of Appleton, WI, Steve Nash
of Brinkley, AR, and daughter Cindy (Keith) Lynch of Searcy, AR,
as well as 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Brinkley. In
the 1960’s, she was a member of the folk singing group, the
Mommettes, and appeared numerous times on Little Rock television
stations. She became a dental assistant to Dr. K.C. McGraw, and when
she left there when he retired, she opened The Top Shop in Brinkley.

She successfully ran her shop for 3 years, doing screen prints on T-Shirts
for people in the community, before she sold the business. She began
to wait tables at three restaurants, The Flames, Simon’s Old South
Pancake House, and Gene’s Bar-B-Que. Later, she worked for Monroe
County Home Health, where she offered her kindness and compassion
to those who could no longer clean or cook for themselves. She was a
lifelong sports fan and her favorite team was the Arkansas Razorbacks.
She doted on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
volunteered for many school projects, including cake walks to
chaperoning trips. Her love of the community shone through in every
aspect of her life.


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