Virginia Arledge Mills

Published 11:25 pm Sunday, January 10, 2016

Virginia Arledge Mills of Columbus, N.C. passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2016 in St. Luke’s Hospital.

A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Butler and Blanche Covil Arledge and widow of William “Brownie” Mills who died in 1988. Virginia was a faithful charter member of Midway Baptist Church her entire life. She retired from textiles.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dot Mills; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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She is survived by one son, William Mills (Linda); two daughters, Eva Mills McCallister (Ricky) and Deborah Mills Bradley (Joel) all of Columbus, N.C.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Jeanette Rhodes of Saluda, sisters, Clyde Henson of Tryon, N.C. and Harriett Case (Delbert) of Columbus, N.C.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 in Midway Baptist Church, Columbus, N.C. with Rev. Peter McDonald and Rev. Lloyd Howard officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the church.

Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Blanche Arledge Sunday School Class c/o Midway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 679, Columbus, NC 28722.

At other times, the family will be at the home of Deborah and Joel Bradley.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, N.C.