Family-Placed Death Notice
QUILLIAN, Xara XARA TERRELL QUILLIAN November 22, 1931- October 9, 2012 One of Dunwoody's best-loved community members passed away Monday, October 8. Xara Terrell Quillian, affectionately known as Mickey, was born in Greenville, Georgia, in 1931. She grew up in Warrenton, Georgia, and graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, where she met the love of her life, her late husband, Judge Kelley Quillian. Mickey lived in Dunwoody for over forty years. She was a early champion of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, and an active member of the Dunwoody United Methodist Church and choir. She was an accomplished interior designer and played an important role in the restoration of the historic Spruill Farmhouse. Mickey contributed in many ways to the strong sense of community that defines Dunwoody today. Mickey was a proud mother of two daughters, Terrell Quillian Marshall and Sally Quillian Yates. She adored her three grandchildren, Kelley Malone Yates, 20; James Quillian Yates, 17; and Ashton Terrell Trumble, 19. The family welcomes friends to a memorial service at Dunwoody United Methodist Church on Friday, October 12, at 2:00pm.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 11, 2012.