The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Louise Mills, age 99, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery Interment will follow at the cemetery.
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Mrs. Mills died Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at her home. She was born September 11, 1913 in Plant City, Florida to Josephus and Annie (Whidden) Grantham. She moved to Inverness in 1936 with her husband Snell Austin Mills and young son Snell, Jr. Louise and her husband owned and operated Sunshine Cleaners and she later worked at the Jewel Box in downtown Inverness. She worked as Elections Clerk for Precinct 10 of Citrus County from 1958 to 1988 and also became the Clerk of Inverness City elections in 1965. Her work for the county was honored by their proclamation of September 11 as the county's official "Louise Mills Day". Mrs. Mills was a devoted member of Eastern Star since 1944.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband and son as well as her brother Joseph Grantham and sisters Jeanette King and Helen Yates. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Olivia Mills and her grandchildren and their spouses Sharon Mills (Ed Hensley) and Snell Mills, III (Carrie).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to family friends and caregivers Julie Pemberton and Cindy Cook, as well as to Hospice of Citrus County for the special care and comfort they have provided.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2013