Memorial Service Dec. 8 in Arab for Singer Wayne Mills; Case to go to Grand Jury

Posted on: 9:34 am, December 3, 2013, by , updated on: 10:51pm, December 8, 2013

ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – A memorial service for Wayne Mills, a country singer who died November 23, will be held this weekend in Arab.  Meanwhile, there is new information about his shooting case.

NewsChannel 5, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, reports an autopsy shows Mills was shot once in the back of the head, and that the case will go to a grand jury.

In the early morning hours of November 23, Nashville Police say Mills and the owner of the Pit and Barrel bar, Chris Ferrell, were arguing after the bar had closed.

Ferrell shot Mills one time, and says it was in self defense.  He has not been charged in the case at this time.

Visitation for Mills will be Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Arab High School. The memorial service will begin in the auditorium at 1:30 p.m. A private burial will follow.

No photography or video cameras are allowed, and cell phones must be turned off and kept out of view.

Arab High School is located at 511 Arabian Drive, Arab, AL 35016.

He was the lead singer of the Wayne Mills Band, which toured nationally for more than 15 years and was also well-known in Alabama college towns. Artists such as Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton and Taylor Hicks opened for the Wayne Mills Band early in their careers.

Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel is handling funeral details.

Mills is survived by his wife, Carol and son, Jack. The family lives in Nolensville, Tennessee.

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