AUGUSTA, Ga.- Mr. William R. "Will" Mills, 78, husband of Mrs. Emma Mae Mills, entered into rest Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia.
A native of Elberton, Ga., Mr. Mills had lived in Augusta for 52 years. He was retired from the Richmond County Recreation Dept. as a mechanic after 26 years of service. He was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School and Training Union teacher and a deacon. He was owner and operator of the Par 3 Citgo on Kissingbower Road for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Connie Elaine Shaw and her husband William, of Martinez; two sons, William Alvin Mills and wife, Virginia of Thomson and Larry Douglas Mills and wife, Cheryl McNab of Augusta; two grandchildren, Leslie Wise and her husband, Timothy and Haley Mills and one great-grandson, Jack Wise; two sisters, Betty Albertson and Jewel Madden, both of Elberton and a brother, Grady Mills.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Shaw.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, 2004 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with the Rev. Lloyd Green officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Tommy Boyles, William Alvin Mills, Larry D. Mills, Tim Wise, Jimmy Marsh and Gerald Kicklighter.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors was in charge of the funeral arrangements.