BERNIE -- Wendell Warren Mills, 80, died July 12, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.
Born Aug. 5, 1921, at Bernie, son of the late Marion and Florence Cross Mills, he was a former social worker for the State Department of Mental Health in Missouri. A navy veteran of World War II, he attended the Bethany General Baptist Church.
On March 13, 1945, he married Betty Jo Brown who preceded him in death on June 27, 1954.
On Aug. 18, 1955, at rural Broseley, he married Lura Cook who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Glenn Mills of Bernie; one sister, Chloe Book of Malden; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Everett Mills and Harold Mills, and two sisters, Ollie Petty and Etoil Howe, preceded him in death.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Dawsey Lee Brown officiated.
Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery at rural Campbell.