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James M "Huck" Mills, 81, of Anderson, passed away April 27, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born on July 15, 1935, and was a resident of Anderson most of his life. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1953, and apprentice school where he served a four-year apprenticeship to become a tool and die maker. He retired from Fisher Guide as a tool room supervisor after 27 years of employment.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Anderson for more than 50 years.
Huck was an avid goose, duck and turkey hunter and loved all kinds of fishing. He traveled extensively with his wife, children and grandchildren. He and his wife, Beverly had visited many foreign countries and most of our nation's national parks.
He loved his family and treasured his time with them.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Beverly Stokes Mills, of Anderson; four children, Chris (Brent) Sylvester, of Northport, Florida, Tony Mills of Brunswick, Georgia, Brenna (Kevin) Monaghan, of Daleville and Amy Mills of Anderson; seven grandchildren, Heath Hensley, Kelsey and Sophia McGarity, Eliana and Cian Monaghan, Jessica Pinyon and Jocelyn Mills; eight great-grandchildren, Autumn, Adalyn, Hudson, Liam, Molly, Jeremiah, Jaziah and Adalaide; aunt, Mary Bennett of Anderson; and sister-in-law, Jean Mills, of Bradenton, Florida. Also surviving is good friend and hunting partner Reinhold Mueller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Kenneth Mills; daughter, Rachel Mills in 1982; and his only sibling, Larry "Burr" Mills in 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1030 Brown-Delaware St., Anderson, with Bishop William Smalley officiating. Burial will be in Bronnenberg Cemetery in Chesterfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Animal Protection League of Madison County.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com
Published on  April 29, 2017
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