James Mills was born March 10th, 1924 to Guy and Lula Mills.
He attended and graduated from Chilocco Agricultural School in Chilocca, Oklahoma where he excelled in boxing. He was class president in his senior year. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for and retired from Pac Bell. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing several times a week.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mills; his daughter, Frances Johnson; and three sisters, Juanita Scott, Bernice Smith and Louise Rogers.
He is survived by his son in law, Jack Johnson; his grandchildren, Gary Johnson, Kimbra and Lyle Swartz and Karen Johnson; along with his great- grandchildren, one great great grandchild with another on the way; his brother Gwen and wife, Darlene; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City with a Service at 1:00 pm.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from December 25 to December 26, 2012