SHERIDAN - Maxine Hawkins Miller of Sheridan, Ark. was born October 18, 1938 in Sheridan, Ark., the daughter of the late Ruby and Minnie Rudkins Hawkins. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Sheridan. She had worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal for 46 years and 10 months, having been the longest civilian employee at the time of retirement. She was an excellent cook and she loved flowers.

Ms. Miller died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her home at the age of 78.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Miller, and a brother, Bob Hawkins.

Survivors: daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” and husband David Semelka; brother, Don and wife Brenda Hawkins; sister, Jo Ann and husband Shelby Taylor; grandchildren, Magan Semelka, Brandon Semelka and Ashlea Holloway, all of Sheridan and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cypert officiating. Burial will follow at Lost Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Butch Davis, Gray Allen, Micheal Volner, David Lunsford, Elbert Deer and Roy Tolson.

Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. To sign the online guestbook,