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Jimmy McMillin

December 7, 1925 — September 13, 2012

Mr. Jimmy McMillin, 86, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Sept. 15th, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Benjamin Pittman officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Mr. McMillin was born December 7, 1925, in Louisville, MS. He served in the Merchant Marines and was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, and attended Bowling Green University. He had been in business in Louisville for many years, having owned the Louisville Hotel, Louisville Ready Mix, M & M Construction; and McMillin Realty and Insurance Company. He served as chairman of the Democratic Party in Winston County for 40 years; and served on the Louisville Utility Board for 30 years, and as its president for 25 years. He served as president of the Board of Directors of Winston County Hospital; and was the youngest director chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Louisville. He was one of the founders of Winston Academy. He was a Mason, and a member of First Baptist Church for over 80 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Barbara McMillin; a daughter, Julie McMillin Sloan; his parents, Burris William and Mattie Irene McMillin; a sister, Becky Tidwell; and two brothers, Bill McMillin and Dr. Carlton McMillin. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Giffin McMillin of Louisville; a son, Jamie (Lisa) McMillin of Louisville; a daughter, Suzie McMillin Lawson of Louisville; nine grandchildren, Chris Lawson, Kirk Lawson, Barbara Lawson, Jay McMillin, Paul McMillin, Barbara McMillin,, Jonathan (Meredith) McMillin, Daniel (Tia) Parker, and Jamie Lee Parker; one great grandson, Jayson McMillin; and two step-daughters, Beth Weingarden and Jean Monroe. Pallbearers are William Edwards, Jonathan McMillin, Jay McMillin, Paul McMillin, Daniel Parker, Kirk Lawson, and Chris Lawson. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Hughes, Henry Moore, Harold Hudson, Jerry Donald, Bobby Land, Dale Saulters, Sherman Presley, James R. Wilson, Bubba Hudspeth, Charles Thomas, David Wilson, Ester Taylor, Roy Roberts, Roger Crowder, Dickie Caperton, Tommy Mitchell, Moe Yarbrough, Wilson Webb, Frank Whites, Charles Gully, and Charles Sanders. Memorials may be made to Winston Academy, P. O. Box 545, Louisville, MS, 39339.
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