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“Jeff & Family We did not find out about your son till August 10th and we are so sorry for your loss. Lynn and I thought alot of you from Ken Wilson...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynn & Joyce Cody - Robbinsville, NC

“Jeff, I just learned about Ethan, from long ago at FB I recognized that you and your wife were good parents and were into your kids. I never knew...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Howell Brown Jr - clyde, NC

“Dear Family of Ethan, As you remember Ethan, the one who loved people becaused he loved Jesus, may the Lord be a very strong help in this time. ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: janet webb - waynesville, NC

“Jeff, you will not remember us but are friends of your parents, Patsy and Louie. We met at Allen's Creek Church before they were married. We moved...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenton & Frankie Jean Cope - SC

“Dearest Patsy, Louie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our heart and our prayers. ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: JC Crayne, Kay Crayne Queen, Sharon Crayne Inman - SC

“Jeff & Theresa, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you're going through at this time, but I can & will continue to lift your...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Burkett Kidd - AL

“We just heard the news and We are are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your whole family. If there is anything we can do, we are here...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Brad & Alison Morgan - Clyde, NC

“So sad to hear. Ethan added so much to our school and student body from his first day there. He was a credit to your family. God bless in this...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Danny Miller - Canton, NC

“I will never forget the first time I met Ethan! I can remember it all... what he was wearing, how he acted. He was so full of life and was always...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Brittany - Cullowhee, NC

“Such a great loss..Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: melearly - canton, NC

“I was more than blessed to have known someone as special as Ethan. He was so warm and welcoming, living each day with the best intentions. I've never...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Erin Wells - Canton, NC

“Teresa and Jeff, I am so, so sorry to hear about Ethan. I just heard about it today or I would have been there for his service. I haven't seen...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Todd Kilpatrick - Cartersville, GA

13 of 100+ | Posted by: Canton Animal Hospital - Canton, NC

“I'm pretty sure you have been to my house with Joe or Colby, but either way, you always made me smile, even though I was never close to you. Keep...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Josey Warren - NC

“Dearest Mills family I only knew Ethan for a short time he was a great person, and will be greatly missed by all he always had a smile on his face,...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Morgan Turner - Waynesvile, NC

“Dearest Mills Family, We truly feel the pain and heartache that each of you bear today. Even going through the loss of our precious Leah, we still...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Chuck & Rebecca Setzer - Canton, NC

“Mills Family - We were saddened to hear about Ethan. He always had a big smile and was so friendly to everyone. Our family is faithfully praying...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Teresa - Canton, NC

“Jeff,Teresa and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our hearts are cryng. With Deepest Sympathy... ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott & Lesley Shanken - Clyde, NC

“So very sad to hear the loss of your son, but God had a differnet plan for him. Remember he may be gone today from earth but he will always live on...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Lyndia Massey - Maggie Valley, NC

“May all of Ethan's joy be remembered by those of us who loved him and may we share it with others in his sweet memory. Love, Donna & Ken ”
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna & Ken - Waynesville, NC

“Mills Family, Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Shana,Arlie,Jessica and Tucker Lokerson ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: shana lokerson - canton, NC

“Jeff, Teresa, Billy, Holder, and Ivy: We are very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! ”
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Joanna and Cody Parham - Canton, NC

“Ethan was such a great guy. He always had a smile on his face and always managed to get a smile out of you. I went to school with Ethan and I worked...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Ashley - Waynesville, NC

“Ethan was a great friend. He was one of the greatest people to be around and even though we has our differences at te he was still there for me. I...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda Davis - marietta, SC

“We were so sorry to here about Ethan's passing. He always brought a smile to my face when he came in the office at BCA. Your family is in our...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Wolfe - Asheville, NC

“Mills Family, We are so sorry for your loss, but we know that it is Heaven's gain. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Joy Liford - Canton, NC

“Dear mills family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. He will be missed and loved always. May god help you get through this terrible time in your...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Casey - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff, Teresa, and family, I can still remember Ethan's smiling face at our wedding 11 years ago. Ivy was the most precious flower girl and Ethan...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: TJ and Kelli Messer - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff and Teresa, You are in our hearts and prayers. We love you and are thankful that God will continue to wrap His arms around you. Knowing...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel and Talina Royer - Clyde, NC

“Jeff and Family: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ethan. May your faith and the memories you have of him help you and be a comfort to all...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Peggy Evans - Waynesville, NC

“Dear precious friends, How shocked I was to hear of your loss! I am certain that Ethan is our LORD's gain in GLORY!!! I love you all soooo very much,...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Burkett - Waynesville, NC

“Prayers with all of the family during this difficult time. Heaven has gained it's newest angel and I know Ethan will be watching over his loved ones...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Aiken - Murphy, NC

“Jeff, Teresa, and Family, So very sorry for your loss but Heaven's gain. When I heard the news, the first thought I had of Ethan was way back in...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Truitt - Clyde, NC

“Jeff and Teresa, Charles and I are so very sorry to hear about Ethan. We seen Ethan a few months ago at the Ice Cream Shoppe and he knew us but...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Gwen Chambers - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff and Teresa: Our sincere sympathy to you and your family- Charlene and Tommy Carswell ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlene Millwood Carswell - NC

“Ethan was one of the best guys all around. I didn't know him too well and we never got to hang out like we had planned but many will miss him,...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Aleisha - Waynesville, NC

“We are so sad to hear about Ethan. He was such a wonderful young man; always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brannon...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Stamey - Canton, NC

“Teresa and Jeff We are so sorry for your loss. Sorry we can't be with you but please know we are thinking of you and your family at this time. Know...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul & Vicki Beaver - Murphy, NC

“Our sorrow is too great to describe. We just want you to know that our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with you at this sad time. I cannot...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Ila Knight - Balsam, NC

“Our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. Ethan was a good friend to our daughter, Bethany. Your family is in our prayers...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Mitch and Karen Decker - Canton, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Jesse's ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Dann, Mary, and Heather Jesse - NC

“Dear Mills Family, Please know that your friends are thinking about you. The years go by but we always remember those we shared time with when we...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Ferguson - Waynesville, NC

“We are so very sorry about Ethan! Our prayers are with all of you.We love you. ”
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynn, Gary, Misty and Laura Roberts - NC

“Dear Family, We are praying for you all during this time and remembering you all fondly.... you hold a special place in our lives... pre-k, BCA days,...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: The Caldwell Family - Canton, NC

“I first met Ethan when he escorted my daughter, Jessie, to the Junior/Senior Prom. It was easy to like him and enjoy his personality! I loved his...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Kelley Mosser - Waynesville, NC

“To Jeff and all the Family: It is so devastating and regretful to read of the passing of Ethan. I appreciate your family, and though we did not...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Keith & Ollie Gibson - NC

“We are so sad to hear of you loss, but thankful to hear of Ethan's love of Jesus. We hold all of you close in our prayers, and look forward to our...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Ben Ray and Annie Whitner - NC

“Jeff , Teresa and family, I wish there were words that could really comfort you now, but please accept my deepest sorrow. I am glad to have been a...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Rhinehart - Candler, NC

“Teresa and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard & Lorraine Kilpatrick - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. May God be with you till you meet again. ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve & Kila Thompson - Canton, NC

“With Deepest Sympathy!! ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: David & Kim Muse - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff, Teresa, Holder, Billy and Ivy-- I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son/brother. Faith consists of believing when it is beyone the power...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Renee Edwards - Candler, NC

53 of 100+ | Posted by: jim wyatt - clyde, NC

“Jeff, Teresa and kids, Jamie, Joshua and I express our deepest sympathy for you all in your loss. Ethan was an wonderful christian young man that...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim and Jamie Kelley - Clyde, NC

“Jeff, Teresa and the entire Mills Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Ethan's death. My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Liz Neuenschwander - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff, Teresa, & family, We just wanted to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and will be in the days ahead. We have such fond...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: The Conard Family - Canton, NC

“Dear Mills Family, I was so saddened to hear this news from my mom (Becky Winton) on Sunday. Although I personally did not know Ethan, I feel as...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Flanders - Apopka, FL

“We were so saddened to hear of Ethan's death Sunday at church, as was everyone else there. He had helped with our VBS for several years and was a...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed & Polly Leatherwood - NC

“Dear Mr. Jeff, Mrs. Teresa, Billy, Holder, Ivy, Mr. Louie, and Mrs. Patsy, I love y'all so so so much. The past couple of days have been a constant...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Murphy - Tampa, FL

“My Condolences on your loss, Ethan is a wonderful & polite young man who always had a smile on his face. I was one of the lucky people who got to...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Tony Norris - Canton, NC

“The Mills Family: Ethan always had a smile on his face, and was so very friendly to all those he came in contact with. Your pain and sorrow for the...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Anna - Waynesville, NC

“Dear Mills Family, I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I have a son the same age as Ethan and I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Krista O. - Brevard, NC

“Ivy may God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. I will continue praying for you and your family. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Racahel Moore - canton, NC

“I had the honor of going to school with ethan and shared many classes with him. He was the funniest guy that everybody loved being around. His smile...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Baley Woods - Canton, NC

“Ethan and I were like brothers. We always hung out and played basketball together. Everytime I needed help with some Ethan was always there and he...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeremy - Waynesville, NC

“Mills Family,I want you to know that I stand amazed at the legacy that Ethan has left. I was a year ahead of him at PHS, and although I wasn't close...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Christina Swanger - Bethel, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. My children, Emily and Jonathan Branch, remember Ethan from VBS at Hazelwood Baptist. They are only a couple of years...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Leatherwood Branch - NC

“To Jeff & Teresa Pat & Louie, I just can't imagine what all of you are dealing with right now. Just trust in the Lord with all of your heart and...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Patty Cothern Sutton - NC

“There wasn't a time that you saw Ethan that he wasn't smiling. His smile would say it all and just lift you up. Your family are in our thoughts and...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Darlene - Canton, NC

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Ethan as his basketball coach, and it didn't take long to call him my friend. His optimism, humor, dedication,...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Austin Thompson - Canton, NC

“I am so very sorry. I know there is nothing I can say at this time to ease your loss. I remember Ethan as a little boy when I went to Rehoboth. One...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Frohock - Canton, NC

“Mills Family, My deepest sympathies go out to you in your time of loss. I was not fortunate enough to teach Ethan at PHS, but he was impossible...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Morgan - Canton, NC

“Mills family, Your family is in my prayers. Ethan was a former student of mine. He was truly a joy to teach and be around. Just a few months...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Medford - Canton, NC

“Jeff, Teresa and kids, Our hearts break, no words can express our heartfelt sympathy. May "God" give you comfort. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Shirlene Erwin - Waynesville, NC

“Ethan was a joy to teach. He stayed engaged and asked questions and help to make the class enjoyable. What a respectful student!! My heart goes out...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: WC Godfrey - Canton, NC

“To Jeff and family, Louie and Patsy So sad to hear of the loss your son and grandson. I pray that God will give you grace and strength and mercy...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Smith Holmes - Canton, NC

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have been thinking of you all and praying for you. We have such fond memories of growing up together in...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracy Smith Plemmons - NC

“he waz a good bud and he will be missed. im so sorry for the lost ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: jamie conner - waynesville, NC

“Our hearts go out to your family. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Bryan and Susan Blaylock - TN

“I'll always remember the first time I met Ethan. His Aunt Nancy was at Pisgah to mentor new teachers. She came by the library and asked me to...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan Shumolis - Clyde, NC

“So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. The Buchanans: Keturah, Manuel, Noah, and Trevor ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Keturah Buchanan - Canton, NC

“There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We were thrilled to be able to know Ethan and experience his warm, loving spirit. ...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: The Woodard Family - Fort Mill, SC

“Ethan was Amazing,he was a great friend, he always had a smile on his face were going to miss you Ethan and will always love you. ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: vickie rohers - Waynesville, NC

“I was stunned late this afternoon to see Ethan's name in the newspaper. Loss of a young, promising man cannot be described. The tragic impact on...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Wilson - Waynesville, NC

“Cousin Teresa and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Words can not express how our hearts are breaking for you all. Continue...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Smith Family - Cumming, GA

“Ethan mills family is my condolence. ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray Gupta - Waynesville, NC

“Teresa and family and to dear sweet Patsy. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. I pray that God will shine His light on all...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Martin - Crowe - Waynesville, NC

“My prayers are with your family. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Downs - clyde, NC

89 of 100+ | Posted by: DIANA & SCOTT GUTHRIE - Murphy, NC

“Dearest Mills Family, Our hearts were broken at this most dreaded news. We are praying that the Comforter will give you a measure of peace until...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry & Teresa Webb - Clyde, NC

“Ron and I are saddened to hear of your son's accident. We also have a son the same age and can't imagine the pain you both must be going through. Our...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan Breese - Waynesville, NC

“Jeff and Teresa, we are praying for you and your family during this most difficult and tragic time. Ethan was a friend to all who knew him. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott and Leslie Gant - NC

“Iam so sorry to hear of your tragic loss.Ethan was such a sweet, loving boy. My love and prayers go out to all of you.Love, Donna Messer ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Messer - waynesville, NC

“Our love and prayers to the family. Our hearts hurt for you. Remember that the Lord never takes His arms from around you. We will continue to lift...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Don & Joan Letzring - Palm Harbor, FL

“Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of Ethan. What a bright light heaven has received. May God Bless your family in the days ahead as He...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim and Mary Milner - Waynesville, NC

96 of 100+ | Posted by: NANCY RIGGINS PATTERSON - NC

“Dear Mills family, I know that there are no words that can truly comfort your family at this time but Ethan touched so many lives as is apparent...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn W. Hyatt - Canton, NC

“My condolences to his family and all of his friends. It was a real tragedy and a life cut short. You will be missed. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Matthew William - Clyde, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Ethan was so full of life and craziness; he made me smile even when he was in my office because he was in trouble. Tim...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Cochran Hollingsworth - NC

“Dear Mills Family, Our hearts are heavy imagining your pain. Ethan lit up a room when he walked in. Such a great loss for all of you. We are...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna and Dick McCotter - NC

Canton, Ethan Jeffery Mills, age 20, of Evans Road, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at MedWest Haywood. Born in Asheville, NC, he was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and was the son of Jeff and Teresa Beaver Mills. Ethan attended Bethel Christian Academy and was a 2010 graduate of Pisgah High School, where he was a member of the soccer team and chorus and was most recently employed as a chef at Papa John's Pizza. He was voted "Friendliest" of his senior class, enjoyed spending time with his many friends, singing Karaoke and playing basketball and disc golf. He was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Ivy, William, and Holder Mills, all of Canton; maternal grandparents, Betty Clonts Beaver of Murphy and Andy Beaver of Spring Hill, Florida; paternal grandparents, Louie and Patsy Mills of Waynesville; five aunts and uncles; and twelve cousins. Ethan never met a stranger and everyone he knew loved him. He always had a smile on his face and the love and joy of Jesus in his heart and his life. His care and concern for people was evident in his desire to give of himself to others, whether he had known them for years or only a day. The pride of his parents every day of his life, heaven's gain is truly our loss; he will be missed by many. "Good night sweet prince and flights of angels gently sing thee to thy rest." Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Pastor Craig Connor and Pastor Kevin McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to services at the church.

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