FRANKLIN - Mildred Louise Dills, 90, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.
Born and raised in Lenoir City, Tennessee, Louise was the daughter of the late Roy and Laura Belle Stalcup Spoon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Barbara Ann Gardner and Kathleen B. Hartline; and a brother, Glenn “Sonny” Spoon.
She spent her career as a secretary for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Louise was a member of Higdonville Baptist Church, where she played the piano. Prior to her attending Higdonville, she was a very active member at Sugarfork Baptist Church.
Louise enjoyed visiting local nursing homes, where she sang and played the piano. Her most enjoyable times were those spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
Louise is survived by her children, Sherry Dills Sanders and husband James Michael, and Michael Ray Dills and wife, Eva Jane, all of Franklin; three grandsons, David Ray McCoy, Justin Michael Dills and Cody Landon Dills; and 10 great-grandchildren, McKenzee Brooke Heath, Ryder McCoy, Isaiah Grasty, Riley Love, Charlie Dills, Canaan Drake, Cal Drake, Hudson Dills, Landon Dills and Maddox Dills.
A private graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at Higdonville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jason Smith and Carson Gibson officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David McCoy, Isaiah Grasty, Justin Dills and Cody Dills.
Ms. Dills laid in state Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Macon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Higdonville Baptist Church, C/O Harold Rayborn, 1459 Cat Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.