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Henry Stephen Milner
(September 28, 1924 - December 10, 2018)
Henry Stephen Milner, 94, of Vaiden passed away on December 10, 2018.
Visitation is Saturday, December 22, noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Oliver Funeral Home in Winona, Mississippi. A memorial service will follow
the visitation in the chapel. Burial will be in the Vaiden Mississippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stephen Barnette, Michael Ellis, Brian
Garrett, Daniel Lenard, Rob McEachern, and Robert Pinkston, Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Barnette, Dewayne Carpenter, Jerry
Eakin, Dr. Steven Gammel, Nik Gil, Scoot Hobson, Billy Johnson, Bobby Jones, Joe Don Jones, Shane Jones, Drew Lenard, Bob
McEachern, Jerry Summerhill, and Haggard Yates.
Mr. Milner was preceded in death by his parents, William Walter Milner and Pearl Ferguson Milner, two sisters, a brother and his beloved
wife of 52 years, Martha Blanch Pinkston Milner. Survivors are his daughter, Dianne Milner Barnette, and his grandson, Stephen Davaine
He was born and grew up in Vaiden and graduated from Vaiden High School in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II having served in
the U. S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Upon his discharge from the military in 1946, he returned to Vaiden to begin his civilian career.
Several years later, Mr. Milner joined the Illinois Central Railroad where his career spanned 35 years before his retirement in 1982. He
served the Vaiden Baptist Church as both Treasurer of the Church and Secretary of the Sunday School for 20 years. He was also a
member of the Board of Alderman of Vaiden for 22 years.
Mr. Milner was an avid outdoors man and was inducted into The Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2014. The mission of the
organization is to preserve the history, heritage, and traditions of hunting, fishing and the great outdoors in the State and to honor the
people that have been a part of it. Educating family and friends about the vast natural resources of the great state of Mississippi was a
favorite past time for Mr. Milner.
Also, Mr. Milner enjoyed woodcarving as a young boy. He continued to master the craft throughout his lifetime. His works included turkey
calls, walking canes, work boots, cowboy boots, and monkeys.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to one of the following.
Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, Inc.
855 S. Pear Orchard Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mississippi Animal Rescue League
5221 Greenway Dr. Ext.
Jackson, MS 39204
Mississippi Spay and Neuter Clinic
100 Business Center Parkway B
Pearl, MS 39208
Sat.urday, December 22
12 noon - 2 pm
Oliver Funeral Home
Saturday, December 22
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Milner has fought a good fight. Thoughts and prayers for family during the difficult days
ahead. Love in Christ, Dennis and Deborah
So sorry to hear of Mr. Milner's passing. He was a good friend to my Uncle Wilson Caddess for many years. Uncle
Wilson always spoke of Henry with respect. Prayers are with the Family and Friends through this sad time. Ron
My deepest sympathy to Henrys family and friend. I have many fond memories of working with and knowing Henry
Mac and Sherry Curington and Family
Mr. Henry was a very special, charming gentleman. It was an absolute honor and a pleasure to have known him.
|September 28, 1924
December 10, 2018