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“I appreciated Mr. Mize and his beutiful choir direction during his many years at LUMC. As an aside my late Grandmother also remembered him as a...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Catherine Cavin - Royston, GA

“Renee, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was such a shining example to us as youth which made us better adults. I have so many...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kay and Mike Cox - Toccoa, GA

“We regret to hear of the passing of Bill and wish to send our sincere thoughts and prayers to the family. We shared many good times with Bill. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Betty and Lavern Cox - Toccoa, GA

“Rene I was a friend ,for many years , of your Mother and Father. I'm very sad to know Bill has passed.I know that you were so loved by your parents....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jacki Watson - Jacksonville, FL

“I am sorry to hear this Rene. You know that I loved your parents dearly and they both had a great influence on my life!! My deepest sympathy and my...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jonda Davis Erwin - Titusville, FL


Mr. William R. "Bill" Mize, Jr., age 90, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday May 12, 2019 at Legacy Heights Assisted Living in Charlotte, NC.

Born March 26, 1929, in Newton, NC, he was a son of the late William R. Mize, Sr. and Alma Lewallen Mize.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toccoa where he was the minister of music for many years. He later served as the minister of music for Lavonia First United Methodist Church.

Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Royall Lewis of Charlotte, NC; a nephew Sam Nixon; and a niece Lorraine Mize.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Crawford Mize; brother, Jim Mize; sister, Bernice Nixon; and a nephew, Christopher Mize.

Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Toccoa with the Rev. David Ritchey officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselane Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the First Baptist Church of Toccoa Music Fund or to the Lavonia First United Methodist Church Music Fund.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 11 am – 12:30 pm Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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