Alfred "Al" Mills

Friday, September 13th, 1935 - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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CORDELE — Alfred “Al” Mills, 84, of Cordele died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Fellowship Home at Cordelia Manor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family has decided to postpone a service until a later date.

Mr. Mills was the son of a military family, Alfred Shultz Mills and Elisa Dellanoy Mills, and born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Alfred Michael Mills. He was a retired industrial engineer and plant manager for Cordele Uniform. He was a Past President for both the Cordele Lions Club and the Hawkinsville Lions Club. He was a Past Master with the Cordelia Masonic Lodge as well as a Past Commander for the Flint River Power Squadron. He served as a Board Director for the Pine Hills Country Club, a member of the Boy Scout Committee and as Band Booster President. He enjoyed his 17 years as a conductor for the Sam Shortline Excursion Train. His hobbies included golfing, wood carving, boating, his computer and RV’ing in every U. S. state.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Gay Boatright Mills of Cordele; his children, Katharine Ann Mills Strickland, Edwin Fredrick Mills and Walter Lee Mills; his brother, Edwin Mills; his grandchildren, Kristen Ann Selph, Ronald Andrew Selph, Shelly Linnville, Christopher Mills, Jonathon Mills and David Mills; and his seven great-grandchilren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Mills’ memory to Reflections Hospice, 202 East 4th Ave., Cordele, GA 31015.

Online condolences may be left at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Kristen Selph

Posted at 12:23pm
Homes for future Chatterboxes, a gift to the world. Just like you were a gift to us all. Thank you for being not only my grandpa, but also my friend.

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JP Hamilton

Posted at 01:13pm
Will always remember Mr Mills from taking pictures on the sidelines at Cougar Games. Not many will remember that he did so and loved and supported the Cougar Band Program.
Lee, praying for you and your family. We were in the band together and your dad was a huge part of it.

Janis Andre Bird

Posted at 04:33pm
Barbara and family, Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. We share some fond memories of him on the Sam Shortline and are happy the Sam train was important enough in his life over the past 18 years for you to use a photo of him in his conductor's hat.
Jan Bird

Sonny Kitchens

Posted at 10:32pm
Freddie and family so sorry for your loss.

Jill Temple

Posted at 07:57pm
You will be missed Al! I am so grateful I was able to have dinner with you and Barbara a few months ago. My prayers are with you Barbara. If I can do anything, call me!

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