George A. Mills, 82

March 29, 2011
  • George A. Mills
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SEPT. 4, 1928-MARCH 28, 2011

George Andrew Mills, 82, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro.

Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Antietam Furnace, Md., he was the son of the late Noah Washington and Mabel Edith (West) Mills.

George worked throughout his life as a dairy farmer. He was also employed for 11 years as a brakeman with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Brunswick, Md.

He was a member of the Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon, a member of the church board and also volunteered in many activities.

George and his wife, Alice (Babe), spent 24 winters in Mesa, Ariz., living at Carriage Manor and traveled together, visiting all 50 states in the union.

He was a member of the Antietam/Dargan Ruritan Club, serving as treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and a 32nd-degree Mason with the Medairy Lodge No. 140 AF & AM in Williamsport, Md.

George enjoyed bowling and billiards, having played on various teams in both Maryland and Arizona.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice E. (Myers) Mills; four children, Linda M. and her husband, Dave Draper, of Findlay, Ohio, Sharon M. and her husband, Ron Ingram, of Sharpsburg, Md., Earl E. Mills and his wife, Kim, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Ellen Arlene and her husband, Bob King, of Sharpsburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Snyder.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Friends are invited to visit beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 432, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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