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Gerald Russell "Jerry" Mills

Gerald Russell "Jerry" MillsGerald Russell "Jerry" Mills, 62, of Minerva, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his home.  Born March 9, 1948, in Canton, he was the son of the late Rex E. and Doris (Thompson) Mills. 

He was the owner of the Normandy Inn in Minerva for 35 years.  He loved hunting, fishing and golf.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 375, VFW Post 4120 and the Carrolton VFW Post.

He is survived by a brother, Ralph (Barbara) Mills of Miami, FL; nephew, Michael Mills of Miami, FL; niece, Tory Mills; long time girlfriend, Arden Vance of Minerva; grandson, Dylan Vance; granddaughter, T. J. Vance and great-grandson Sebastian "Scooter" Monk of Minerva.

Funeral Services were held June 7 at First Christian Church of Minerva with Mr. Ralph Norman officiating. Burial was in Augusta Cemetery.

It was Jerry's desire to continue the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Normandy.  A fund is being established in the Stark Community Fund for that purpose.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark Community Foundation in Jerry's name.

Friends unable to attend may register online at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.


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