Murry J. Mills, 78, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.
Born April 27, 1925 in Decaturville, Tenn., son of the late James Tavren and Allie Mae Ivey Mills, he was engaged in the trucking business for over 40 years and a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Caruthersville. He was U.S. Army veteran.
On May 31, 1941 in Piggott, Ark., he married Marilyn Ruth Clark, who preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, James Malcolm Mills, of Judsonia, Ark., and Philip Murry Mills, of Caruthersville; two daughters, Wanda Faye Hudgens and Marilyn Irene Talley, both of Caruthersville; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and one sister, Jettie Mae "Lee" Maddax, of Pensacola, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with Rev. James Mills officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Shaun Mills, Johnny Moore, Keith Creekmore, Jeremy Mills, Gene Walton and James Mills, Jr.