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Mr. William Bert Milan, 59

Mr. William Bert Milan, 59, of Brooks, passed away peacefully Sept. 12.
William was born on Oct. 9, 1962, in Baxley. He attended Jeff Davis High School in Hazlehurst where he graduated at the top of his class. William then went on to attend The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He spent a majority of his career working for Delta Airlines, as an aircraft painter.
William was always humble and polite, treated everyone he met with respect, and was generous with his time. As a life-long animal lover, he would often bring home stray dogs and cats. William had a great sense of humor and always appreciated a good prank or joke. He enjoyed racing, fishing, hunting, and going to Georgia Tech and Braves games with his daughter, Jessica. But, most of all, William loved spending time with his large family. He played the role of the big brother/father-figure to many and made sure to put others’ well-being ahead of his own. He was deeply loved by many and will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.
William was predeceased by his father, John L. Milan of Hazlehurst in 1966; his step-father, John T. Mobley of Hazlehurst in 2000; his son Andrew Brown of Decatur in 2007; and his mother, Thelma (Carter) Mobley of Hazlehurst in 2011.
William is survived by his wife Annemarie Vohs-Milan of Brooks, as well by his first wife Theresa (Hill) Milan of Fayetteville, and their daughter Jessica Ann Milan of Atlanta. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Howard Milan of Woodstock, Kenneth Mobley of Athens, Maggie (Mobley) Wood of Stockbridge, John Mobley of Hazlehurst, and Edward Mobley of Hazlehurst. He will also be greatly missed by his brother-in-law, sister-in-laws, 16 nieces and nephews, his two step-children, and his three step-grandchildren.
In accordance with William’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, there will be a celebration of his life open to family and friends Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Hazlehurst at 50 Dr. Turfler Rd. Food and drinks will be provided in exchange for memories and hugs. Feel free to stop by and join in remembering and celebrating the amazing person William was. Please text 404.583.6988 to RSVP.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a small donation to either the Grady Health Foundation or Children’s Sibley Heart Center.

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