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Miles C. Hogan

February 28, 1918 — October 21, 2011

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 Miles C. Hogan was born on February 28, 1918 in Caledonia, Arkanss, the son of the late Shedirck and Hattie Hogan. Miles was a loving and caring son, brother, uncle and cousin. He was affectionately known as "M" or "M.C." by his siblings and those who knew him well. At an early age, he united with the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Caledonia, Arkansas. His humble beginning was centered in a one room schoolhouse under the leadership of his aunt, Della. At the age of fifteen, he enrolled in Washington High School in El Dorado, Arkansas. After graduation, he attended Wilburforce College. Miles was a veteran of World War II and served and his country proudly. While in the Army, he traveled extensively. He was awarded seven stars for his participation in various battles during the war. Miles received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and a European African Middle Easter Theater Ribbon. He was honorably discharged fromthe ARmy as a Master Sergeant in July 1945. later, Miles migrated to Syracuse, New York, where he sought employment with the Veteran's Administration, until the point of retirement. In 1983, Miles returned to El Droado to assist his agin gaunt. His caring and compassionate nature never ceased to diminish. Upon his return Miles united with First Baptist Church, where he remained until he was called into eternity. He was a member of the Male Chorus. As his health began to deteriorate, he moved to Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Miles was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, two sisters, Christine Hogan and Johnnie Land; two brothers, Dempsey(Betty) Hogan and O.D.(Ruby) Hogan; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends, Mrs. R. Thornton, Mrs. B. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. McFarland, Mrs. W. leichmon, Mrs. D. Elerson, Mrs. P. Jones and many others who will miss him tremendously. A Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Hogan will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Cordell, El Dorado, Arkansas with Rev. Pierce L. Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Junction City, Arkansas under the direction of the Sims Mortuary Staff. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday, October 28, 2011 from 9am to 4pm. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Miles C. Hogan, please visit our flower store.


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