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Adora MILLS-POWERS Obituary

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Adora Ann Wood Mills-Powers, age 77, of Greensboro, GA passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at her home in Reynolds Plantation. She was born June 20, 1936 in Cedartown, GA, the daughter of the late Frederick W. Wood and Bonnie Glenn Wood. After graduating from Rockmart High School, she earned a Bachelor's Degree from Young Harris College. On August 14, 1956, she married Franklin H. Mills who preceded her in death on September 25, 2001. During her career, she worked for Fort McPherson and for Juliett Milling. But more importantly she was a choral singer, played the piano and taught both classical guitar and recorder. She spent much of her time doing for others and sharing her talents. Adora was a member of Greensboro First United Methodist Church. After her husband's retirement they moved to Lake Oconee where they spent many happy hours with their family and friends. In addition to her first husband, Franklin H. Mills, she was preceded in death by her second husband, William D. Powers on October 20, 2009; and a sister, Bonnie Philips. She is survived by two sons, Michael E. Mills of Greensboro, Georgia and Mitchell L. Mills of Tucker Georgia; three grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Mills, Julian Christopher Mills and Carter McKenzie Mills; sister, Miriam Harper (Glenn); nephews, Timothy and Mark; niece, Cindy; brother-in-law, Jerald Philips and extended family: four stepchildren, William R. Powers and wife Susan of Buford, GA, Jan Thurmond and husband Herb of Greensboro, GA, David Powers and wife Denise of Knoxville, TN, and Michael Powers of Cumming, GA, step grandchildren, Bryan (Paula) Powers, Katie (Al) Roeder, Sallie (Scott) Willhite, Kim Thurmond, Traci (Chris) Martin, Kelly Thurmond, James Powers and Luke Powers, step great grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Dr. David Key and Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating. Burial will follow at the Greensboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday at the Family Life Center from 2:00 p.m. until time for the service. A reception will follow the service at the family's home. In keeping with Adora's cheerful spirit and to celebrate her life, please feel free to dress colorfully. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be made to the Adora W. Mills Scholarship In Music, University of Georgia, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 124 Old College, Athens, GA 30602. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 23, 2013
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