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Samuel Webster Mills Jr., 65, of St. Marys died Monday afternoon, April 27, 2020, at Hospice of the Golden Isles after an extended illness.

Mr. Mills was born in Concord, North Carolina, to the late Samuel Webster Mills Sr. and Ruth Robbins Mills and made St. Marys his home since 1984. He was retired from the United States Navy where he served his country faithfully as a personnel chief. He enjoyed watching TV when it was time to relax, but he loved being on the water fishing and working his garden when he was outside. 

Mr. Mills is survived by his wife, Leonora A. Mills of St. Marys; three sons, Christopher A. Mills of St. Marys, John E. Mills of St. Marys and Joshua B. Mills of Boston; one grandchild, Kelly Mills of St. Marys; his mother, Ruth Robbins Mills of Concord, North Carolina; a brother, Monty Mills of Concord; a sister, Robin Mills Overcash (husband Dale) of Raleigh, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in Oak Grove Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.