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Haskel Thomas Mills

April 30, 1941 ~ March 27, 2017 (age 75)

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     Haskel Thomas Mills, Sr., 75, of Marion, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Mission Hospital in Asheville.

     Mr. Mills was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on April 30, 1941 to the late Guy Thomas and Maggie Lou Rumfelt Mills. He was married to his wife of fifty four years, Betty Jane Painter Mills. Mr. Mills was a member of Nebo First Baptist Church and was a supervisor at Coats American, where he retired after forty years of service. He was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Mills was an excellent carpenter, as he built both of his houses. He enjoyed helping other people and was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Mills loved his family with all his heart. His grandchildren were his life. He will be greatly missed.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty Painter Mills of the home; a son, Dr. Haskell T. Mills and wife Cris of Nebo; two brothers, Jim Mills and wife Rita and Roger Mills, all of Marion; and three grandchildren, Hope, Daniel, and Hannah Mills, all of Nebo.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Westmoreland Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with Rev. Doug Worley and Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.

     The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.

     Flowers will be welcomed and appreciated by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Rathbun House, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

     An online register is available at

 Service Information

March 29, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Marion, North Carolina

Funeral Service
March 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Marion, North Carolina

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