Emily McMillan McCoy

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Emily Elliot McMillan McCoy, 98, died on Nov. 20, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Greenville.

She was born in Scotland County near Laurinburg on Dec. 15, 1916, the third of eight children of the late Joseph Archibald and Katherine Elliot Patterson McMillan. She graduated from Laurinburg High School and attended Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs.

She then attended business college in Washington, D.C. and worked as a government secretary. Here she met James Benjamin McCoy, Jr. of Camden, South Carolina and they married in June of 1939. Prior to her marriage she worked at the North Carolina Parole Office in Raleigh and later she worked for Brown Construction Company in Concord. For the majority of her life she worked at home caring for her husband and children.

Survivors include two children: James Benjamin (Ben) McCoy, III (wife Mary Beth) of Fayetteville and Anne Evans McCoy Nuttall (husband Carl) of Greenville, South Carolina, four grandsons: Joseph Booth McCoy (wife Lena) of Alexandria, Virginia, Michael Ross McCoy (wife Kaya) of Miami, Florida, Stephen Russell Nuttall (wife Leslie) and James Arthur Nuttall of Greenville, six great-grandchildren, and sister Eliza "Pat" Butler of Laurinburg.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Greenville and a lifelong active member of the Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to thank Interim Health Care and Hospice for their wonderful care.

Donations may made be to her family church, Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 15301 McFarland Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2015