Merle MacMillan

Merle Frances Floyd MacMillan - SAVANNAH - Merle Floyd MacMillan, 90, died March 6, 2013, at home under the care of Hospice Savannah with family members present. She was born May 21, 1922, at Taylor's Creek, a part of the Fort Stewart Reservation, and moved to Savannah as a child. She graduated from Savannah High School and then worked in the Mold Loft at the Mingledorff Shipyard during WWII, where she met her husband, Frank P. MacMillan, who she married in 1943. They were married for 51 years prior to his death in 1995. She was co-founder of the family business, Alloy Industrial Contractors, Inc. She began her Sunday School teaching at the age of 16 and was still the teacher of the Faithful Workers Class at Cresthill Baptist Church at her death. Surviving are her seven children: Rockey and his wife Melinda, Danny and his wife Linda, Billy and his wife Cherrie, Frances Martin and her husband Bill, Darlene Tilton and her husband Paul, Marilyn MacMillan and her husband Rick Hawkins, and the baby of the family Kelly and his wife Christine. She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and nine and soon to be ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters: Dale Weinreich of Buena Park, California, and Faye Smith of Savannah and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, March 8, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, at Cresthill Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Avenue, Savannah, Georgia. Interment will follow in Bonaventure Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Brandon MacMillan, Oliver Tilton, Travis MacMillan, Mark MacMillan, Jason MacMillan, Pierce MacMillan, Anthony Tilton, Alex Tilton, and Joshua MacMillan. Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or Cresthill Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406. Please sign our guest book on line at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News March 8, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries

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Published in Savannah Morning News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013