Adora Wood Mills-Powers

Born: Sat., Jun. 20, 1936
Died: Tue., Aug. 20, 2013

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Adora Ann Wood Mills-Powers, age 77, of Greensboro, GA passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at her home in Reynolds Plantation. She was born June 20, 1936 in Cedartown, GA, the daughter of the late Frederick W. Wood and Bonnie Glenn Wood. After graduating from Rockmart High School, she earned a Bachelor''s Degree from Young Harris College. On August 14, 1956, she married Franklin H. Mills who preceded her in death on September 25, 2001. During her career, she worked for Fort McPherson and for Juliett Milling. But more importantly she was a choral singer, played the piano and taught both classical guitar and recorder. She spent much of her time doing for others and sharing her talents. Adora was a member of Greensboro First United Methodist Church. After her husband''s retirement they moved to Lake Oconee where they spent many happy hours with their family and friends.

In addition to her first husband, Franklin H. Mills, she was preceded in death by her second husband, William D. Powers on October 20, 2009; and a sister, Bonnie Philips. She is survived by two sons, Michael E. Mills of Greensboro, Georgia and Mitchell L. Mills of Tucker Georgia; three grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Mills, Julian Christopher Mills and Carter McKenzie Mills; sister, Miriam Harper (Glenn); nephews, Timothy and Mark; niece, Cindy; brother-in-law, Jerald Philips and extended family: four stepchildren, William R. Powers and wife Susan of Buford, GA, Jan Thurmond and husband Herb of Greensboro, GA, David Powers and wife Denise of Knoxville, TN, and Michael Powers of Cumming, GA, step grandchildren, Bryan (Paula) Powers, Katie (Al) Roeder, Sallie (Scott) Willhite, Kim Thurmond, Traci (Chris) Martin, Kelly Thurmond, James Powers and Luke Powers, step great grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Mike Morgan, Rev. Dr. David Key and Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating. Burial will follow at the Greensboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday at the Family Life Center from 2:00 p.m. until time for the service. A reception will follow the service at the family''s home. In keeping with Adora''s cheerful spirit and to celebrate her life, please feel free to dress colorfully. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorials be made to the Adora W. Mills Scholarship In Music, University of Georgia, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 124 Old College, Athens, GA 30602. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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Tom Grovenstein
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Mike, Mitch and Family; Please accept my condolences and prayers for the loss of your wonderful Mom. Over the last year or so, I had the great fortune to visit her at her house. Ostensibly, I was there to do some minor maintenance on the house and grounds, but I really went so that I could be with Adora.Her love of life and the way she made me feel special is a memory that I will always cherish. God willing, I will be up for the service and hope to have an opportunity to say hello. If there is anything that I can do, please ask and if I can, I will. Till next time, and with fond memories; Peace, Tom Grovenstein

Jane Cobb
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. I have good memories of that fun lady at golf, on the trip to Hawaii and around the neighborhood. Jane Cobb

Ryan Thurmond
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
What an amazing woman!!!!!

Harry & Sue Thurmond
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Such a loving, caring and thoughtful person who has left her mark on so many of our lives. She will be greatly missed! With deep felt sympathy and love! Harry & Sue Thurmond

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Family, God Bless all of you at this time of your sorrow. With Love, Betty Jo

Marge Garrett
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
You meant so much to so many and I especially loved working with you with The Community Church Choir and The Reynolds Chorus. You will be missed here but I know where you will spend eternity and I look forward to seeing you on the other side. side.

Monica Heald
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Adora was such a sweet and kind woman ... always a smile on her face! It was an honor to know her, and she will be greatly missed by many! Keeping Mike, Mitch and her extended family in my thoughts. With sympathy, Monica Heald

Bill and Eva Bowen
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
We got to know Mrs Adora when she and Bill moved into Colleton Oaks in Athens. They were some of the nicest and energetic people I have ever know. They both were always very supportive of neighbors and the Property Owners Association. Prays go out to all the family.

Tom Grovenstein
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Please forgive my inability to come up tomorrow for the service. I have a medical procedure that I am unable to get changed in a timely manner. Please feel confident that if you need anything to cal me. My number is 912-481-2907. May all find peace and solace in the next day and weeks. With hope that I will hear from y'all, I am, yours; Tom Grovenstein

Eugenia Thompson - Colter
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
You will truly be missed!!!

Julia Baldwin
   Posted Tue September 03, 2013
Please accept our sympathy at the death of our friend Adora. We met while she and her family lived in Macon through our mutual friend, Susie Anderson. And we became sorority sisters when Adora was made an honorary initiate of Zeta Tau Alpha. I will always remember her warm smile and lilting voice. Julia Baldwin