Funeral services were held May 17, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Bassfield for Mr. Lawrence Mills, age 89, of Bassfield, who passed away on May 8. Interment followed at Bethel Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of arrangements.
Bro. Joseph Brain, Rev. John Mills and Elder Freddy Mills, Sr. officiated. Pallbearers were Michael Mills, Jessie Broom, Phil Broom, Randy Bodie, Dennis Ray Whiddon and Paul Dyess. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Aultman, Sonny Dyess, Porky Breeland, Harvey Bodie, Neal Breeland, Allen Broom and Emmett Broom.
Lawrence Ray Mills was born on July 1, 1924, in Marion County. He was the son of John F. Mills and Pearlie Anderson Mills. He was a farmer and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Elder Freddy Mills, Sr. and his wife, Emma; two grandsons, Freddy Mills, Jr. and wife, Angela of Kathy, TX, and Bro. John Mills and wife, Michelle of Lucedale; and five great-grandchildren, C.J., Jordyn, Maelee, Walker and Alex.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edith Mills, three brothers and three sisters.