Ellis Mills, 81, of Hendersonville passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was a son of the late Alice Tyler and Ellis Mills II. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gina Mills, and a grandson, Edward Archer.
Ellis was born in Hickory, NC but raised in Leesburg, VA. He retired as a stock broker after 30 years of service and has resided in Hendersonville for the last 26 years. He was a long-standing member of the Champion Hills Golf Club where he could enjoy his favorite hobby regularly. Ellis was also an avid fisherman and, in his younger years, he was quite the tennis player.
Survivors included his loving wife of 31 years, Pat Mills; son, Ellis Mills IV and wife Sharon of TX; daughters, Elizabeth Mills and husband Chris Craig and Amanda Mills and husband Jon Sarver, all of Asheville; five grandchildren, Lilah and Nigel Craig, Emma, Ellis and Medhanit Sarver; brother, John Mills and wife Robin of Hickory; Pat’s children, Reyn Archer and wife Robbie of VA, Rick Archer and wife Carol of TX, Sharon Funk and husband Fred of FL, Lisa Parker and husband Wayne of AL and Barbara Hadley and husband Ralph of TX; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Ellis’ life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, PO Box 1460, Hendersonville, NC 28793; The Blue Ridge Humane Society, 14 Towne Place Drive, #130, Hendersonville, NC 28792; or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.