Born in Rabun County, GA, she was the daughter of the late John D. Welborn and Dona King Welborn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lyle Raby, who died in 1993; sisters, Mae Kilby, Margie Coleman and Maude Mize; and brothers, J.D. Welborn, Edley Welborn and Dock Welborn. Millie worked at the Wayah Ranger District Office, Canteen of Dixie Vending Company, Macon County Register of Deeds, Belden and Bank of Clayton. She was an active member of Cowee Baptist Church where she was a choir member and children’s choir leader. Millie was a very special person who touched many lives; she will be missed by all.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Lou Bennett and husband David of Franklin; two grandchildren, Charles Bennett of Del Rio, TX and Patrick Bennett and wife Stephani of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law, Katherine Welborn; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at Cowee Baptist Church. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 27, at Macon Funeral Home.
Memorial donations can be made to Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or M.C.H., P.O. Box 698, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.