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April 24, 2024

Lois Wiles Millsaps

Lois Wiles Millsaps

Lois Wiles Millsaps, 83, of Hiddenite, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Lois was born November 8, 1937, in Alexander County, to the late Emerson Peter Wiles and Minnie Johnson Wiles.

She was a graduate of Hiddenite High School and a retired self-employed poultry farmer. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Hiddenite. She loved to sing gospel music and sang in several groups over the years including The Shepherd’s Quartet, Alexander Singing Seniors, and the church choir.

She was a wonderful cook and loved gardening and preserving fruits and vegetables. Lois loved spending time with her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who called her Mamoo, and she loved spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by three infant siblings, Jimmie Hall Wiles, Elizabeth Ann Wiles, and Judy Carol Wiles; a sister, Betty Wiles Hedden of Princeton, Indiana; brothers-in-law, Jennis Millsaps, Jerry Barnes, and Jimmy Adams; and sisters-in-law, Lorene Wallace (Jake) and Emogene Barnette.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Bobby Ray Millsaps of Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro; children, Danny R. Millsaps (Donna), Philip Lynn Millsaps (Gail), and Christopher Joel Millsaps (Gina), all of Hiddenite; grandchildren, Adam Millsaps (Natalie), Lydia Gwaltney (Aron), Daniel Millsaps (Katelyn), Aaron Millsaps (Heather), Jonathan Millsaps (Fiancée Jesse Bost), Matthew Millsaps, Brayden Millsaps, and Brenna Millsaps; great-grandchildren, Carson and Chase Millsaps, Malachi and Beau Gwaltney, Rhett Millsaps, Cheyanne Keller, and Braidon, Stormalynne and Serenity Millsaps; sisters, Evelyn Barnes and Doris Adams, both of Taylorsville; brothers-in-law, Larry Millsaps (Joy) of Hiddenite, and Billy Millsaps (Cozette) of Taylorsville; and sister-in-law, Louise Millsaps of Taylorsville.

The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Joplin, Rev. James Safrit, and Rev. Dennis Barnette will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:30-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are Adam Millsaps, Daniel Millsaps, Aaron Millsaps, Jonathan Millsaps, Matthew Millsaps, and Brayden Millsaps.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be given to Gideons International Taylorsville Camp, PO Box 517, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Lois Wiles Millsaps.


  1. Iris Windsor May on July 19, 2021 at 11:30 am

    So sad to hear of Lois’ passing. I remember her beautiful voice and love of music as well as her dedication to and love for her family. May the Lord bring peace to all family members and friends.

  2. Helen Jones on July 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    So sad to hear of Lois’s passing but what a joy to know she resting healthy and whole in the arms of her Heavenly Father. I have known Lois since I was a little girl attending Linneys Grove. Loved her beautiful singing voice, especially “Star of the East”” during Christmas. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s choir gain!

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