Ashley Mills-Giar

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Ashley Raechelle Barker Mills-Giar, 36, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born May 2, 1981 in Knoxville, the daughter of Paul Eugene Barker and Marcia Raechelle Cole Barker Freels.
Ashley grew up in Oak Ridge, attending Oak Ridge schools and playing basketball, soccer and volleyball at school in her youth.
She loved animals and her job at Planned Pethood in Harriman was a dream come true for her.
She was also an avid sports fan, loving basketball, football and baseball.
Ashley was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Paul and Anna Ruth Barker.
She is survived by father, Gene Barker of Oak Ridge; mother, Marcia Cole Freels of Wartburg (formerly of Oak Ridge); husband, Brandon Mills of Rockwood; sister, Schuyler Barker of Oak Ridge; maternal grandparents, Doyle and Amy Cole of Karns; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
In keeping with Ashley's wishes, she will be cremated and her family will have a private gathering to celebrate her life.
Memorials, in Ashley's memory can be made to the , One Vantage Way, Ste. D-220, Nashville, TN 37228 or to Planned Pethood, 3699 Harriman Highway, Harriman, TN 37748.
Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book can be signed at

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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Published in Morgan County News from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, 2017
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