Emma Lou Day Miller Reppond

Emma Lou Day Miller Reppond

Emma Lou Day Miller Reppond, 91, of Hamburg, went home to be with the Lord October 22, 2020.

She was born in Marion, Louisiana, on August 3, 1929.

In June 1948, she married Clayton Miller and moved to Ashley County.

Mrs. Reppond worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and as a clerk for Sterling’s Stores. After having children, she became a full-time housewife and mom. Upon the death of Clayton, she worked at the Hamburg Shirt Company. After she retired, she volunteered for the Foster Grandparents Program at Hamburg Elementary School.

In December 1998, she married her high school sweetheart, Bobby Reppond, and moved to Bastrop, Louisiana. With some encouragement from her younger brother, Dave Lee, she began doing 5K races in her early 60s. She completed over 100 races, with her last one being the 2014 Armadillo 5K Run at the age of 84.

She loved to fish, research genealogy, quilting, and spending time with family and friends. Every summer, there was always a house full of kids because Aunt Lou’s house was the place to escape to.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clayton Miller in 1982 and second husband, Bobby Reppond in 2009; a daughter, Betty Ann Wooten in 1999; her parents, Robert and Ola Smith Day; a sister, Clara Taylor and two brothers, Dave Lee Day and Johnny Day.

She is survived by a son, Wade Miller and wife, Cynthia, of Sugarland, Texas; two daughters, Carrie Simmons and husband, Randy, of Gulfport, Mississippi and Beth Clemons and husband, Basil, of Monticello; three stepdaughters, Judy Keys of Bastrop, Louisiana, Beth Holley and husband, Don, of Oak Grove, Louisiana and Sue Glass and husband, Dewayne, of Mer Rouge, Louisiana; a sister, Mary Ann Hammack of Bend, Oregon; seven grandchildren, one step-grandson, 17 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 25 at 4 p.m. at the Antioch Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Carter officiating.

There will be two visitations. The first will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Mrs. Reppond’s home in Hamburg. The second visitation will be held Sunday from 3:45 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the cemetery prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.