Carl E. Mills, 90

Carl E. Mills

Carl E. Mills

BROWNFIELD — Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Carl E. Mills, 90, of Brownfield, died at Bridgton Hospital on Oct. 4, 2013, after a brief illness.

He was born in Lovell on Feb. 18, 1923, a son of George and Frances (Andrews) Mills. Carl attended local schools and dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Army, proudly serving during World War II. He was very proud to have received his G.E.D. high school diploma in 1968. Carl was a woodsman and logger for most of his working life, starting out as a young man when teams of horses were used in the logging industry.

Carl was a member of the Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, serving as the treasurer for several years. He was a longtime member of the Brownfield Community Church, serving as sexton for many years. He served the town of Brownfield over the years as a founding member of the planning board, serving on the budget committee, and posting warrants during elections. He was Grand Marshall of the town parade on two occasions, including this past Aug. at age 90, with many of his family and friends there to cheer him on. He was also a member of the Brownfield Historical Society and the Hiram V.F.W. Post. Carl was honored as Brownfield Citizen of the Year in 1993.

Carl was a busy man. He kept a trash removal route going all the way through this past week, in addition to his camp firewood business. In his spare time, he enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word searches, reading his Draft Horse Journals, and the Bible on a daily basis. He faithfully visited his friends weekly at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and all who had the pleasure to know him.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Norma (Conley) Mills, in 1998; and two sons, Stanley and Donald Mills; a brother, Robert Mills; and three sisters: Josephine Libby, Sylvia Douglas and Maxine Chadbourne.

Carl is survived by a son, Philip Mills and wife Wendy of Brownfield; daughter Lorraine Crossley of Brownfield; and daughter-in-law Margaret Mills of Denmark; as well as by three brothers: Dwight Mills of Parsonsfield, Thurman Mills and wife Fern of Porter, and Wayne Mills and wife Sandra of Porter; a sister, Hilda Day and husband Forrest of Porter; five grandchildren: Jenne and husband Roger Langley, Sarah Milliken, Joshua McKenney, Ben Mills and wife Jaime, Nick Mills and wife Marcie; 17 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous well-loved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Brownfield Community Church. Arrangements are by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Carl's memory to The Brownfield Fire Department.

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