Othela Georgia Millican
April 21, 1930 – December 23, 2018
Othela Georgia Millican, age 88 of El Dorado, left her earthly home on December 23, 2018 at Hudson Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. She was born April 21, 1930 in Waldo, Arkansas to T.J. and Marie Baker.
Othela is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Millican of Smackover and a son, Gary Millican (Karen) of El Dorado; three grandchildren, Meredith Ellerbe (Jeffery), Ali Gates (Jesse) of El Dorado, and Hunter Millican (Crysten) of Diana, Texas; eight great grandchildren, Jackson and Jace Ellerbe; Harper, Georgia, and Beckett Gates; and Peyton, Sadie, and Judson Millican.
Othela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, Autie V. Millican, and her brother, Denman Baker.
Othela was employed by West Department Store and Van-Atkins for 35 years. Many people may remember her as the sweet, little lady in the shoe department. Though she spent many days working in the store, her greatest passion was her family in which she took great pride.
Othela loved gardening, sewing, and rocking on the porch. There was always a place at her table for anyone who wanted to come eat. Her selfless demeanor was evident, even when her health failed her. She always put others first and made sure they were taken care of before herself. As a faithful Christian, she was a charter member of Hillsboro Street Church of Christ and attended regularly until her health prevented her from doing so.
Visitation will be held December 26 at 10:00 am in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Directors with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 am, with Rev. Bill Odom, Rev. David Bush, and Kent Jobe officiating. A private graveside service will be held for family and close friends Wednesday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle, El Dorado, Arkansas 71730 or Camp Kurios, P.O. Box 42, El Dorado, Arkansas 71730.
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- Hunter Millican
- Jackson Ellerbe
- Peyton Millican
- Jeffery Ellerbe
- Jesse Gates
- Jace Ellerbe
- Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- Private Interment
Othela Georgia Millican
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December 27, 2018
Sorry to learn of Othela's passing. May she rest in peace and leave us each with many fond memories.
December 25, 2018
Condolences to the family.