From the Hopper Funeral Home Web Site

Rev. Lester Mills
(September 1, 1913 - February 23, 2007)

REV. LESTER MILLS AGE 93, OF BIMBLE, WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1913 AT MILLS, KENTUCKY. HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE CHESTER MILLS AND PATTY JACKSON MILLS. REV. MILLS DIED FRIDAY,FEBRUARY 23, IN THE PINEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN PINEVILLE., KENTUCKY. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN KNOX COUNTY BAPTIST MINISTER OF FIFTY FOUR YEARS. REV. MILLS WAS A MEMBER OF THE HIMYAR BAPTIST CHURCH FOR OVER TWENTY ONE YEARS. ON DECEMBER 3, 1933, HE UNITED IN MARRIAGE WITH DOROTHY MILLS. ALONG WITH HIS PARENTS AND WIFE, DOROTHY, HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY; THREE SONS; ALBERT, LESLIE AND ALVIE MILLS; A GRANDSON; TERRY MILLS; A SISTER; OPAL JACKSON; THREE BROTHERS; WESLEY, EARL AND VIRGIL MILLS; AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAWS; WANDA MILLS AND PATSY COMBS.

SURVIVING REV. MILLS; HIS BELOVED CHILDREN; WHITLEY MILLS AND WIFE, SUE OF TURKEY CREEK; KENNETH MILLS AND WIFE, SHIRLEY OF EWING, VIRIGINA; ARTHUR MILLS AND WIFE, BETTY OF GIRDLER; PERRY MILLS AND WIFE, MARY , LOIS MILLS,; ELIZABETH MILLS AND OPAL DOZIER AND HUSBAND, DOUGLAS ALL OF BIMBLE, KENTUCKY; HIS EIGHTEEN GRANDCHILDREN; TWENTY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; ONE GREAT GREAT GRANDCHIILD; TWO SPECILA GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; CAITLYN AND NICHOLAS JOHNSON; TWO STEP-GRANDCHILDREN; AND THREE STEP-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; HIS SISTER; BESSIE SMITH OF MANCHESTER, KENTUCKY; HIS BROTHERS; ORVILLE LEE MILLS OF BARBOURVILLE; AND MARK MILLS AND WIFE, AXIE OF NEW BETHEL; HIS DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW; BEULAH MILLS OF BAUGHMAN AND RUTH MILLS OF HIMYAR, KENTUCKY. HE ALSO LEAVES MANY DEAR NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR REV. LESTER MILLS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE HOPPER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007 AT 2:00 P.M. WITH REV. NASBY MILLS, REV. HERMAN MILLS AND REV. VERNON MORRIS OFFICIAITING. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE MILLS-BROUGHTON CEMETERY AT BAUGHMAN WITH REV. MILLS, SONS SERVING AS PALLBEARERS. HONORARY PALLBEARERS WILL BE; GRANDSONS, GRANDDAUGHTERS, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN;AND NEPHEWS OF REV. MILLS; ALL KNOX COUNTY MINISTERS; DR. WOOLUM, DR. COMBS, DR. HAYES ALL STAFF AND NURSING STAFF AT THE PINEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND ALL FRIENDS AND NEIIGHBORS. THE MILLS FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE HOPPER FUNERAL HOME SUNDAY 9:00 TO 9:00 P.M. AND MONDAY AFTER 9:00 A.M. UNTIL THE FUNERAL HOUR AT 2:00 P.M. HOPPER FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ALL ARRANGEMENTS.



Obituary Donated by Joyce Collins-Taylor


Barbourville Advocate - - Thursday, March 1, 2007


Lester MILLS

Lester Mills, 93, of Bimble, was born Sept. 1, 1913 at Mills, Ky. He was a son of the late Chester Mills and Patty Jackson Mills. Rev. Mills died Friday, Feb. 23 in Pineville Community Hospital in Pineville, Ky. He was a well-known Knox County Baptist minister for 54 years. Rev. Mills was a member of the Himyar Baptist Church for over 21 years. Surviving Rev. Mills: his beloved children, Whitley Mills and wife Sue of Turkey Creek; Kenneth Mills and wife Shirley of Ewing, Va.; Arthur Mills and wife Betty of Girdler; Perry Mills and wife Mary; Lois Mills; Elizabeth Mills and Opal Dozier and husband Douglas, all of Bimble, Ky. Funeral services were conducted in Hopper Funeral Home Chapel Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Revs. Nasby Mills, Herman Mills and Vernon Morris officiating. Interment was in Mills-Broughton Cemetery at Baughman.



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