Dorothy Garner Mills Calhoun

Born: Thu., Aug. 26, 1915
Died: Thu., Dec. 30, 2010

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Dorothy Garner Mills "Dotsie" Calhoun, age 95, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s At East Georgia in Greensboro. Mrs. Calhoun was born August 26, 1915 in Sparta, GA to the late Sam Garner and Mary Lou Boyer Garner. She was a graduate of Faceville High School. For several years she worked in Atlanta and then began a career at Rich''s for twenty-two years retiring as manager of accounts receivable. Later she was head bookkeeper for Planned Community Services, Inc, where she worked for twelve years. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, playing bridge and watching her soap operas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Sharp Mills in 1956 and her second husband, Mack W. Calhoun in 1981; a son, Franklin Mills; siblings, Sam Garner, Margarite Garner and Louise Garner. She is survived by a son, Jere G. Mills and wife Bebe of Greensboro, GA; a daughter-in-law, Adora Mills Powers of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Madaline Corry of Pylesville, MD; a brother, C. Greene Garner and wife Peggy of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Michael E. Mills, Mitchell L. Mills, Rosemary Haley and husband Jason, Kelley Galvin, Courtney Anglin and husband Andy; great grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Mills, Julian Christopher Mills, Carter McKenzie Mills, Austin Washburn Haley, Madaline Hastings Haley and Kellett Padraig Galvin.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Dr. Joe King officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. Interment will be Monday, January 3, 2011 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA. The family requests that any memorials be made to Franklin H Mills Scholarship in Voice, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia, 250 River Road, Athens, Ga 30602. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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Bea, Cindy and Joe Fowler
   Posted Fri December 31, 2010
Dorothy was my best friend and a special part of our lives for many joyful years. I will miss her dearly. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family. With deepest sympathy, Bea Fowler and Family

Jane and Howell Cobb
   Posted Fri December 31, 2010
Our love and sympathy. Jane and Howell Cobb

Fred and Jan Harris
   Posted Sat January 01, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Fred and Jan Harris

Ed Jelks
   Posted Sat January 01, 2011
My condolences to old friend Jere and his family. What a great life she had.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sun January 02, 2011
Herb and I and the entire family wish to express our deepest sympathies in Dotsie's death. What a shock when the girls called us in Memphis to tell us the news. What a wonderful lady she was and I know Dad was so very fond of her. She truly had a full life and was so blessed with her large family who loved her and took very good care of her. She will indeed be missed. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers.