Couples: Mike and Suzan Miller

Suzan and Mike Miller are loving life in Conway County. “We like the small town atmosphere of Morrilton and the quality of life everyone can enjoy here,” they said. (Mike Kemp photos)

HIM Mike Miller

Native of: Laurel Springs, N.C. 

Education: Glade Valley Presbyterian Prep School in North Carolina; Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. (mechanical engineer).

Job: Owner of Cooling & Applied Tech in Russellville for 20 years; owner of 10 different companies and participated in each one, all located in Central Arkansas. 

Why did you choose your vocation: I grew up on a farm, working on equipment. I was always interested in how things worked. I studied engineering to help understand all the moving parts.  

A favorite Christmas memory: I have been able to go home every Christmas of my life to be with my family in North Carolina.  

Parents: Edgar and Jean Miller of North Carolina; I had wonderful parents – both have passed, Dad at age 89 and mom at age 94. 

Community activities: I participate in the chamber of commerce in the economic development and the expansion of any business in Morrilton. 

Hobbies/special interests: I enjoy the activities of maintaining and improving the property of our home at Point Remove Lodge.  

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Getting together with our family.

What is your motto: Life is good!

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: Most of the people you meet are nice and down to earth.  

HER Suzan Miller

Native of: Southern California. 

Where did you grow up: In Arkansas at Ola and Russellville. 

Education: Graduated from Ola High School; Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.  

Job: First grade teacher at Oakland Heights Elementary for 15 years; Russellville Middle School, sixth grade language arts, for two years; and event planner at Point Remove Lodge in Hattieville for 12 years.

Why did you choose your vocation: I enjoyed working with children in a very rewarding profession where you saw their little eyes light up when learning to read, write, etc. I enjoy meeting new people and working with the public.  

A favorite Christmas memory: I sold Christmas trees in Russellville for 27 years at “The Christmas Barn.” It was so fun helping kiddos or adults pick that perfect REAL tree! I enjoy putting up that special tree each year! 

Community activities: We make donations to the different organizations in our community and schools or make gift baskets for different events.  

Church activities: Member of the Presbyterian church.

Hobbies/special interests: I like traveling, especially to beaches or different islands with my besties…Turks & Caicos. 

What is one thing people don’t know about you: I enjoy mowing the lawn. 

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Traveling or going with my husband to a Razorback or Clemson game; horse races. 

What is your motto: Treat others like you want to be treated.  

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501?:  We are centrally located in the state! I can be in Russellville or Conway in minutes for shopping, movies or eating. The people are friendly and it’s a beautiful state that enjoys the four seasons! 


Residents of: Hattieville (Conway County).

How we met: We met at Suzan’s employer’s office in Russellville, when Mike was bringing a quote in.

The proposal: Not romantic. Mike said, “We’ve been dating three years, might as well get married!”

Wedding bells: We got married on “The Belle of Hot Springs” boat on Aug. 26, 1988.

Children: We have six children:  Cindy, Luke, Emily, twins Corinne and Adam, and Erin; and 12 grandchildren.

Pets: Two cats, Lucy and Linda, whose name changed to Leroy after a vet visit. 

Family activities enjoyed together: Getting together for monthly dinners; going to grandkids’ games and school activities.