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Louisiana Horseman Leroy Miller Dies


A memorial gathering will be held from 12-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 for Louisiana horseman Leroy Miller.

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VINTON, LA—JANUARY 27, 2020—Horseman Leroy Miller, 76, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

He was a native of Florida and had been a resident of Vinton, Louisiana, for the last 45 years, coming from Opelousas. He worked as a jockey for 28 years, then as a horse trainer for several years, before ponying horses until his retirement. Leroy was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lorna Sue Wyble Miller; his daughter, Regena Stelly and husband, Darrell of Opelousas; his sister, Jean Spicer of Virginia; five grandchildren, Kealy Stelly, Kaitlin Stelly, Broty Stelly, Koty Deville, and Brandon Stelly; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-niece, Madison Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his mother, Letha Mae Brady; and sisters, Faye Mills and Beverly Petree.

A memorial gathering will be held from 12-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at hixsonbrothers.com.


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