Funeral service for Mrs. Opal Sue Mills, age 90, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 4 PM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens next to her husband, Willie Joe Mills, Jr. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mills.
Opal was born on December 31, 1928 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Jesse and Lila Hardin Crabtree. Opal graduated from Central High School in 1946 and then went to work for Blue Ridge Shirt Plant and S&M Manufacturing as a seamstress before retiring after 38 years of public work. Opal enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and attending yard sales and estate auctions. Her oil lamp collection included over 100 lamps. She had received over 200 ribbons from entries in the sewing and baking categories at the Lincoln County Fair and of those 200 plus ribbons were 3 “Best in Show”. She and her husband were charter members of the Highland United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School Superintendent and teachers. Mrs. Mills passed away on May 29, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her sons, Mike (Pam) Mills of Petersburg, TN and Morris (Judy) Mills of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Kimberly (Benjie) Porterfield, Michael Joe Mills, Eddie (Kimberly) Mills; and great-grandchildren, Brittany Porterfield, Caroline Mills, Gracie Mills, and Ella Kate Mills. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ford, Roy, and McRady Crabtree, and sister, Evelyn Shaddy.
Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 12, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.