Russell Reed Milliken, age 89 of Dover, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Manor House of Dover. The funeral will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Anglin Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Edwards, Verlon Pritchett, and Carl Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Stewart County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.
He was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Stewart County, son of the late Garland and Goldie Keatts Milliken. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geneva Crain.
Mr. Milliken was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retired groundskeeper at Paris Landing State Park. He was a member of Rose Valley United Methodist Church, where he was a long time adult Sunday School Teacher.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Nina Gafford Milliken; four children, Ross Milliken (Faye), Donna Butts (Mack), Terry Milliken (Donna), all of Dover, and Jimmy Milliken, of Tennessee Ridge; eight grandchildren, Angie Lancaster, Michelle Odom, Lucynda Cook, Marcine Corlew, Tara Wiese, Russ, Gina, and Reed Milliken; five great grandchildren, Sara and Dylan Lancaster, Mackenzie and Darryll Cook, and Rachel Wiese, and one sister, Anna Rae Keatts.
Family will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to the Rose Valley Cemetery Fund.