Adora Ann Wood Mills-Powers, age 77, of Greensboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at her home in Reynolds Plantation.
Adora was born in Cedartown on June 20, 1936, 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, Adora worked for Fort McPherson and for Juliett Milling. 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. She was a member of Greensboro First United Methodist Church.
After Adora's husband retired, the couple moved to Lake Oconee, where they spent many happy hours with their family and friends.
In addition to her first husband, Franklin H. Mills, Adora was preceded in death by her second husband, William D. Powers, on October 20, 2009, as well as a sister, Bonnie Philips.
She is survived by her sons, Michael E. Mills, of Greensboro, and Mitchell L. Mills, of Tucker; grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Mills, Julian Christopher Mills, and Carter McKenzie Mills; sister, Miriam (Glenn) Harper; nephews, Timothy and Mark; niece, Cindy; and brother-in-law, Jerald Philips. Her surviving extended family includes her step-children, William R. (Susan) Powers, of Buford, Jan (Herb) Thurmond, of Greensboro, David (Denise) Powers, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Michael Powers, of Cumming; 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 at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the First United Methodist Church, North Campus, 202 West Broad Street, Greensboro, with the Rev. Drs. David Key and James Choomack officiating. Burial will follow at the Greensboro City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Family Life Center from 2 p.m. on Friday until the time of the service. A reception at the family's home will follow the service.
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 & Sciences, 124 Old College, Athens, GA 30602.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West Broad Street, Greensboro, is in charge of the arrangements.
McCommons Funeral Home - Greensboro
109 W. Broad Street P.O. Box 29
Greensboro, GA 30642
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 23, 2013