OBITUARY

John Dewey Mills, Jr.

August 8, 1952March 13, 2019
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Mr. John Dewey Mills, Jr., age 66 of Locust Grove went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2019. He was a beloved husband, father, Pop, brother, uncle and friend. John was born on August 8, 1952 to John Dewey Mills, Sr. and Mary Ruth Mills of Rome, GA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ellen H. Mills and three daughters; Kimberly (Scott) Stephens, Caitlin (Ray) Malcolm and Neville (Jayson) Mills. He is survived by eight grandchildren; Ashley, Michael, Mackenzie, Bailey, Jonathan, Will, Brooks and Elle. He is also survived by two sisters Ann Barnes, Chris (Ken) Worrell and four nieces and nephews; Tony Barnes, Brian (Mindy) Barnes, Jason (Amy) Barnes and Amanda (Doug) Holton. Also, five great nieces and nephews; Ian Rosemond, Alex Worrell, Jesse Barnes, Casey Barnes, Peyton Worrell.

Pop was all about Ellen, his wife, and family. He loved watching and coaching his kids, grandkids and their teammates. He was known as Pop to all on the ball fields. He loved going camping, fishing and any day at the beach. Pop never met a stranger, he was a man among men, he was known by all in his community as "the go to guy" and loved by many.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on March 16, 2019 in our chapel and the family will receive friends from 9:00am -11:00am. In lieu of flowers those desiring may send contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Haisten Funeral and Cremations 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Mills is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ellen H. Mills and three daughters; Kimberly (Scott) Stephens, Caitlin (Ray) Malcolm and Neville (Jayson) Mills. He is survived by eight grandchildren; Ashley, Michael, Mackenzie, Bailey, Jonathan, Will, Brooks and Elle. He is also survived by two sisters Ann Barnes, Chris (Ken) Worrell and four nieces and nephews; Tony Barnes, Brian (Mindy) Barnes, Jason (Amy) Barnes and Amanda (Doug) Holton. Also, five great nieces and nephews; Ian Rosemond, Alex Worrell, Jesse Barnes, Casey Barnes, Peyton Worrell.

Services

  • Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service - Haisten Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, March 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

John Dewey Mills, Jr.

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Joel Benton

March 18, 2019

Ellen, I'm so sorry to hear about John. Although I didn't know John extremely well, I remember that he seemed to always be in good spirits every time I would see him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

patrick harvey

March 16, 2019

John Mills, my brother in law, was my friend for 45 years. In family matters he was a generous person with his time and his efforts. He always tried to help those of us who had troubles beyond our capacity. He gave me a job in his old sanitation business when I really needed one. For that I owe him big time. He was sympathetic to the faults and failures of others the way people are who have had troubles of their own . He was a fountain of American family values. And whether personal or professional he pursued goals with a fierce independence and determination. A guided tour around Atlanta suburbs will testify to the dozens of houses he built; for the benefit of the families who live there; for the benefit of the workers who built those houses. Certainly, he was ambitious but never at the expense of those he really cared about. Certainly he was an over-achiever but never at the expense of family He was a good guy. Don't take my word. read his obituary. It's a glowing report, five star A plus. Ask his daughters and his grandchildren about Pop. they'll tel you true. As a family man he had a Natural goodness, which creates its own validation.
For Those of us who knew him well his passing is a punch in the gut, a gnawing desolation and dissatisfaction with his absence from the world..
It is correct to say of John Mills that he left the world a much better place than he found it. pax tecum frater meus. May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.

David & Susan Kemmerer

March 16, 2019

Ellen, Caitlin, Neville and family,
So sorry to hear of John's passing. We are reminded of all the fun and laughs we had playing softball with your girls. John was always full of laughter and I know you will miss him terribly. Our hearts go out to you all.
David & Susan Kemmerer

Bonnie Yeargin

March 15, 2019

Ellen,
I am so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May the Lord give you strength and peace. May you find comfort in your memories. May friends surround you.
If I can do anything for you, please let me know.
Bonnie Yeargin

RHONDA RESPRESS

March 15, 2019

ELLEN,
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I PRAY GOD'S COMFORT FOR YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME OF BEREAVEMENT. IN THE DAYS AHEAD COMFORT YE ONE ANOTHER WITH YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF "POP".
WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY,
RHONDA S. RESPRESS
MACON COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONER
P O BOX 485
OGLETHORPE, GA 31068
478-472-7031

Merrilee and Rex Norman

March 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We have thought of you guys often and talked of our wonderful softball memories, including our very wet camping trip! Brings a smile to our faces even today. John was a very special man and always a treat to spend time with him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your many memories and love of friends and family get you through this tough time. Love y’all.

Kathleen Stephens (Maddox)

March 14, 2019

Ellen, Kimberly, Caitlin, Neville and family,

Praying you will feel God's comfort and peace as you celebrate Pop's going home. Thinking of you all and sending waves of love, peace and strength as you move forward.

With much love,
Kathleen Stephens (Maddox)

Towns County

March 14, 2019

Lifting you and your family up thru this time, love to all.

DORTHERIA BOLDEN

March 14, 2019

When tomorrow starts without me,And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things,We didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, and said my place was ready,In heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had If I could re-live yesterday Just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile.But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne. He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you."Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same way There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven And now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand And share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me,Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm in your heart.

Vicki Swann

March 14, 2019

Ellen, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. My sincere condolences for you and your entire family at this sad time.

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Biography

Pop was all about Ellen, his wife, and family. He loved watching and coaching his kids, grandkids and their teammates. He was known as Pop to all on the ball fields. He loved going camping, fishing and any day at the beach. Pop never met a stranger, he was a man among men, he was known by all in his community as "the go to guy" and loved by many.