Helen "Patty" Millwood (1926 - 2013)

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Helen "Patty" Millwood

Seneca

Helen "Patty" Newton Millwood, 86, formerly of 523 Benton St., died April 6, 2013 at Cottingham Hospice House, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Langdale, AL, daughter of the late Charlie and Rozelle Newton, a graduate of the Hillman School of Nursing in Birmingham, AL, and a member of the U.S. Army Nurses Corp during the Korean War. She was a retired Registered Nurse with the Veteran's Administration, where she worked until the age of 72; she then volunteered with the Greenville Hospital System, Greer Campus until the age of 84. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, John William "Bill" Millwood, Sr., of Greer; one daughter, Sidney Davenport and her husband, George of Salem, SC; one granddaughter, Shannon Burgess of Greer; one great-granddaughter, Paris Burgess of Greer; two step-sons, Leroy Lackey of Bowling Green, KY and Wayne Lackey of Napa, CA; one step-daughter-in-law, Cathy Millwood of Tryon, NC; three step-grandsons, J.W. Millwood, Skip Davenport, and Mark Davenport all of Greer; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Millwood was predeceased by one brother, Charlie Newton and one sister, Hazel Roberts.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:00 p.m. at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Dr. Drew Hines. Visitation will follow the service at the mortuary.

There will be a private interment service.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at Belvedere Commons and the Cottingham Hospice House of Seneca for their special love and care.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 8, 2013
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