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Dr. William Asbury McMillan Sr.

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Holly Springs - DR. WILLIAM ASBURY McMILLIAN, SR., President Emeritus of Rust College, Holly Springs, MS, departed this life on March 14, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mildred G. Newlin; his granddaughter, Erin Jones; and his son, William Jr. Born on February 28, 1920 in Marsh Branch, NC to James C. McMillan and Lydia R. Gore, he earned a Bachelors Degree at Johnson C. Smith University (Cum Laude), Masters, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, life member of the NAACP, Boy Scouts of America, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Gamma Nu Boule, and many other community groups. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, 11 am at the W. A. McMillan Multi Purpose Center, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "W. A. McMillan-Gamma Nu Boule Endowed Scholarship Fund" or the "McMillan Scholarship Fund" at Rust College, Holly Springs, MS 38635. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home (662)252-2341
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 19, 2009
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