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Willie Ruth Simmons Mills

Willie Ruth Simmons Mills, 92, of Pikeville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at NHC Healthcare.

She was a member of Wheeler Hill church of Christ. Mrs. Mills received her formal education in Bledsoe County. She has earned two degrees from Tennessee Technological University, B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Elementary Counseling and Guidance.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.D. Mills Jr.; son, Allen Mills; parents, William and Iantha Simmons; two

brothers, Charles and Garlen Simmons; two sisters, Clara Mooneyham and Vera Wallace.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Fisher, Chattanooga, Carolyn (Tommy) Terry, Pikeville; son, William “Buster” (Helen Richardson) Mills, Pikeville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve Reel) Terry, Julia (Steve) Miller, Robert (Katrina) Fisher, Barrett (Anna) Fisher, Iantha (Jeremy) Lewis; great-grandchildren, Alexis Simmons, Zade Miller, Rett Fisher; sister, Donna (Jimmy) Boynton, Pikeville; brother-in-law, Gene Mills, Signal Mountain; and several nieces and nephews; and faithful dog, Honey.

Funeral services were held Monday at Wheeler Hill church of Christ with Minister Dale Barger officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Crest

Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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