LOWELL EDWARD HEINMILLER
Aug. 29, 1918-Nov. 18, 2014
Funeral services for Lowell Edward Heinmiller, 96, of Hattiesburg, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 from the Chapel of Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the funeral home.
Following the funeral service, interment will take place at 3:30 p.m. at State Line Cemetery in State Line.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 29, 1918, he attended Albion College in Albion, Mich., where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and, following graduation, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Hattiesburg became his home when he was chosen as the first administrator of Hattiesburg Clinic.
He was also devoted to the careful management of family timberland and to the pine forests that he came to know so well. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was also a skill and enthusiastic gardener, equally adept at growing beautiful roses and savory tomatoes.
During his retired years, he was not only a voracious reader of history, politics and fiction, but also a world traveler who particularly enjoyed cruises. He was a longtime member of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church. He died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Boykin Heinmiller; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet Heinmiller and Mikal Pippins; an adopted daughter and her husband, Delilah and Raymond Heatherly; their daughter, Amara Heathlery; a brother, Allen Heinmiller; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward George Heinmiller and Mildred Taylor Heinmiller; a sister, Marian Heinmiller Polley; and a brother, Howard Heinmiller.
The family expresses its deepest gratitude to those who provided care for comfort, including Dr. Jeffery Johnson, Dr. Randy Ross, Home instead, Mallie Dade, Shirley Hudson, the staff of Provision Living and the staff of Community Hospice, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Parkway Heights United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.