Alva "Larry" Lawrence Mills, 88, of Winchester, passed away March 8, 2014 at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
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He was born July 29, 1925 in Lynn to Claud and Myrtle (Shook) Mills. He attended Lynn High School, was a mechanic at Gulley's Ford in Winchester for 40 years and a radiator repairmen at Newton's Auto and Radiator Service in Farmland. Larry was a WW II Army veteran and a member of the Bearcreek Friends Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and watching sports on TV. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Indiana Pacers fan. Larry loved bowling, fishing, pitching horseshoes and being around kids. He also coached little league in Winchester and was a former member of the Winchester Lions Club.
Survivors include a son, Stephen (Della) Mills of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Aaron (Stacy) Mills and Travis Mills, both of Lafayette; six sisters, Lorene Himebaugh of Richmond, Fae Bower of Winchester, Wanda Bowman of Mishawaka, Joan (Vernon) Huffman of Winchester, Barbara Maner of Richmond and Judy Hansen of Greenfield; one brother, Max (Marilyn) Mills of Union City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife of 26 years, Betty J. Mills; his third wife, Myrtle Dudley Martin Mills; and five brothers, Edwin, Ivan, Lloyd, Herman and Leland Mills.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bearcreek Friends Church, 4038 W. 500 N., Winchester, with The Rev. Vernon Huffman officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Walker Funeral Home, Winchester, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bearcreek Friends Church.
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Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on Mar. 12, 2014