Jackson County colors changed from red & black and blue & white, to maroon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in memory of Alex Miller, a senior football stand-out from Roane County High School who collapsed during a football game against Clay County on Friday, Sept. 13. After being taken to the hospital, it was later announced that Miller had passed away.

People all across West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky decided to wear maroon and the number 80, Miller’s football number, as a way to honor his memory.

On Monday evening Sept. 16, during a Ravenswood High School junior varsity football game against Wahama, the Ravenswood High School Football Boosters “passed the helmet” to collect money to be given to Miller’s family. Members of the community as well as fans from both Ravenswood and Wahama made donations totaling $1,200.

Miller’s funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Roane County High School, with Pastor Russell Stump officiating.

Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the high school.

Taylor - Vandale Funeral Home, 206 Beauty Street, Spencer, West Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the scholarship fund for Alex. Checks can be made payable to the Miller Family, c/o Principal Bill Heis, 1 Raider Way, Spencer, WV 25276.