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James "Jim" Wiley Mills, Jr.

James “Jae” Wiley Mills, Jr., 52, died on Wednesday. He was born in Wake County and served his country in the U. S. Navy. James was big hearted, truly kind, and always thought of others even while he battled cancer. He loved computers and could fix them like nobody.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sarah Beth Pettry Mills, children, James Wiley Mills III (Ashley), Sarah Grace, Benjamin Dewey, and Megan Elizabeth Mills, all of the home, grandchildren, Evelyn & Ellie, his mother and father, James Wiley & Mary Jo Buchanan Mills, Sr., brothers, John Richard Mills (Carla) of Wake Forest, Joseph D. Mills (Karen) of Raleigh, father and mother-in-law, Allen & Thelma Pettry, Several beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, 5 nephews and 2 nieces.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Kramden Institute, Kramden.org, The American Lung Association, www.lung.org, or to Transitions Life Care, transitions lifecare.org.

Memorial funeral service, 2 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, with visitation from 12:30 -2 pm, prior to the service, and other times at the home. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery. www.strickland funeralhomes.net

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