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Gary Mills

April 11, 1945 — October 26, 2020

A Memorial service for Gary Mills, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church, 580 19th Street SW, Paris, TX with Elder Jimmie Stripland and Elder Shane Nix officiating. Lunch will be served after the memorial service. Interment will be in City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.  A visitation has been scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Mills passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Birchwood Nursing and Rehab in Cooper, TX.

He was born on, April 11, 1945 to Jasper Mills and Gladys Parish Mills in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He was married to Clara Cato who preceded him in death in 2019.  Mr. Mills worked for the Texas Department of Transportation before he retired and was a member of the Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include: daughter: Sandra Nowlin and husband, Lloyd of Sulphur Springs, TX; grandchildren: Nathanael, Savannah, Joshua and Paul Nowlin; sister: Jeanette Olesen and husband, Spencer; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jasper and Gladys Mills; wife: Clara Cato Mills; sister: Martha McKinley and brother-in-law: Lowell.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to  request that a memorial be donated to Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church c/o: Elder Jimmie Stripland 1100 Willowcrest Dr. Paris, TX 75462.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church

580 19th St SW, Paris, TX 75460

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