Mr. De Wain Mills of San Augustine County, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at his residence at the age of 61.
De Wain was born May 7, 1959, in Navasota, Texas, and had been a lifelong resident of the San Augustine area. He graduated from San Augustine High School in 1977. He married the love of his life, Teresa (Sowell) Mills on June 21, 1980. He was a small business owner, having operated Ace Hardware Store and Ace Flower Shop for many years in downtown San Augustine. De Wain was a faithful member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church, where he had also served as a deacon.
His survivors include his wife, Teresa Mills of San Augustine; daughter, Jill Bennefield and husband Randy Ray of San Augustine; grandchildren, Dixie Bennefield, Emmileux Bennefield, and Gatlin Bennefield, all of San Augustine; mother, June Mills of San Augustine; and his sisters, Janice Smith and husband Joe of San Augustine and Cathy Crow and husband Bobby of Bronson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Mills.
Services are set for 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020, at San Augustine's First Baptist Church, located at 502 E. Columbia Street. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery on Hwy. 147 North.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.
Pallbearers: Charlie Franks, Adam Sharp, Clifford Perry, Bob Crow Jr., Chase Smith, and Cody Duffey.
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