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Huel Crawford Millsaps

January 14, 1937 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 83)


Huel Crawford Millsaps, 83, of Robbinsville, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Harris Regional Hospital.

Huel was known for his kindness to everyone.  He was a loving, devoted husband and father.  He enjoyed hiking, fishing and hunting with his very special friends who shared this love with him.

He worked for North Carolina Department of Transportation for 31 years as a highway inspector and the Maintenance Director of Graham County.  He was dedicated to providing the best services to this county.

Huel is preceded in death by his parents, George and Iva Millsaps, his brothers, Lloyd and Paul Millsaps and his son in law, Bob Gore of Charlotte, NC.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Jane, his daughters, Karen (Keith) Hill of Knoxville, TN, and Kathy (Doug) Evans of Waxhaw, NC, his grandchildren, Ashley (Neal) Thornton of Coats, NC, Bryan Hill of Santa Cruz, CA, Mary (Michael) Pinto of Waxhaw, NC, Sarah Gore of Charlotte, NC, his adoring great grandchildren, Emma, Matthew, and John Thornton and Luca and Leo Pinto, and his sister, Edna Shelnut of Roanoke, AL.  He also has many nieces and nephews that loved him so much.

Huel loved the Lord and was honored to serve as deacon at Robbinsville First Baptist Church.  He was also a Mason and a Shriner for most of his life.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 27, 2020 at Old Mother Cemetery.  Reverends Noah Crowe and Neal Thornton will officiate.

Due to the risk of exposure to COVID19 it is requested that individuals attending the service practice social distancing.  In addition, NC Executive Order 147 requires anyone over age 11 to wear face coverings in public areas.

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Graveside Service
July 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Old Mother Cemetery
160 Five Point Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771

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