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Eula Reece Milligan, 83, of Bristol, Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at NHC in Bristol, Virginia while recovering from a broken hip. She was born in Trade, TN on August 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Asa and Ida Greer Reece. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Harry Eugene Milligan.
She spent her childhood in Trade, TN and moved to Bristol, VA in 1946. Doing things for her family and other people made her the happiest. She dearly loved her granddaughter. She was a member of West Hills Christian Church and loved her church family. She was a past member and Noble Grand of Twin City Rebekah Lodge #102.
Eula is survived by her two sons, Darryl Milligan and wife Katie of Bristol, VA and Gerald Milligan of Lewisville, NC; one grandchild, Kinzel Milligan; one sister, Zola Wolfe of Bristol, VA; one sister-in-law, Sarah Akers of Norton, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5:00 pm until 6:45 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Blevins Funeral Cremation Services, 417 Lee St., Bristol, VA. The funeral service followed at 7:00 pm with Dr. Gary Knapp officiating the chapel service. The committal service and interment were conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA with Dr. Gary Knapp and Pastor Todd Crusenberry officiating the graveside service. Honarary pallbearers were Jerry Wolfe, Joe Wolfe, Bill Reece, Ron Rogers, John Thornburg, and Jimmy Harkleroad. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to West Hills Christian Church, 116 Elm St., Bristol, TN 37620 or Bristol Life Saving Crew, 1601 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting Mrs. Milligan and her family are in the care of Blevins Funeral Cremation Services. (276) 669-6141.