Major Carroll Mills
ATLANTA, GA - Dr. Major Carroll Mills of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully on the night of Feb 7, 2010 surrounded by his family. Dr. Mills was born in Ozark, Ala. Oct 25, 1924 to Dr. Joseph Benjamin Mills and Ruth Carroll Mills.
He graduated from Carroll High School in Ozark, The University of Alabama, and Emory Dental School. While attending school in Atlanta he met and fell in love with his future wife, the former Betty Jane Wilkinson of Bainbridge, Ga. After marriage they returned to his hometown of Ozark where he practiced dentistry for almost 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Joseph Benjamin Mills and Ruth Carroll Mills and two beloved sons, Joseph Chason Mills and William Major Mills.
Dr. Mills is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Wilkinson Mills, of Atlanta; one son, James Wilkinson Mills and his wife Tammy of Atlanta; two grandsons, Jason Timothy Mills and his wife Kristen of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Jeremy Ryan Mills of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Dr. Judy Hall of Maryland and one brother Oscar Mills of North Carolina.
Memorial services were held 3 p.m. Feb 11 at Brighton Gardens in Atlanta, Ga. Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Feb 12 at Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ga.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of Atlanta, Ga.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of the South, 770-420-5557.