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Coleman Wade Miles, 24

Coleman Wade Miles, 24 years, passed away on Sept. 30, 2012 at Ava, Mo., from an auto accident.

Coleman was born March 7, 1988 in Springfield, Mo., to Eulas Wade and Kimberley Cay (Terrell) Miles. He graduated from Ava High School.

Coleman was raised in Ava, Mo. He was known to his friends as “Shorty.” He had been working as a carpenter and construction worker.

Coleman was surrounded and loved by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved his grandmothers and his brothers. He was an avid hunter and a ladies’ man and loved his dogs. He also enjoyed fishing, horses, his gun collection and working on cars.

Coleman was a hard working man who would give the shirt off his back to help a friend in need. Coleman was often the smallest in the crowd but had the biggest heart. He thought the world of his brothers, family and friends. Family came first and if you were a friend of Coleman’s, you were as good as family. If anyone’s vehicle had trouble, Coleman would say, “We can fix it,” and he always did. Coleman Miles was the definition of a real man and a true friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Coleman is survived by his father and stepmother, Eulas Wade and Michelle Miles, Ava, Mo.; his mother, Kim Miles, Nixa, Mo.; two brothers, Caleb Miles, Ava, Mo., and Colby Miles, Nixa, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Morris and Alma Terrell; paternal grandparents, Francis Miles, Pauline and Bob Bryant; aunts and uncles, Lorie and Jimmy Taylor, Pam and Haley Taylor; cousins, Brinna Taylor, Tony and Teresa Wood, James and Andrea Christian, Charity Jarrell, Lejean and Billy Rogers, Jared and Joshua; a special friend, Amanda Yellets; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Coleman was preceded by a great-uncle, Billy Dykes, and great-aunt, Norma Siggins.

Funeral services for Coleman will be Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Visitation was Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating is Pastor Buddy  Boyd. Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.

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