James Michael McMillin Sr.

Published 12:06 am Sunday, June 2, 2013

April 12, 1948 — June 1, 2013

MONTEREY — Funeral services for James Michael McMillin Sr., 65, of Monterey, who died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. John Rushing and Scott Ensminger officiating.

Burial will follow at Monterey First Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Monterey First Baptist Church.

James McMillin was born April 12, 1948, in Ferriday, the son of Mike and Edith Mae McMillin. He was a resident of Monterey, retired from International Paper after 40 years of service and was a mechanic for Rig Masters of Monterey. He was a deacon at Monterey First Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Vietnam veteran.

Mr. McMillin was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Michael McMillin Jr., and one sister, Kathy Coon.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mabelene McMillin; two daughters, Tracie Valazquez and husband, Juan, of Monterey, and Kristie Poole of Monterey; three grandsons, Christopher Hughes, Joseph Poole and Nicholas Poole; two granddaughters, Kaslyn Wilson and husband, Johnny, and Emily Brashier; three great-grandsons, Mayson, Benjamin and Gavin Wilson; one brother, Barry McMillin and wife, Jo, of Carthage, Texas; and one sister, Kay Ewing and husband, Mike, of Hattiesburg.

Pallbearers will be Vance Cross, Gene Baker, Richard Young, Kevin Clark, Doug Ward, Steve Cross, Marcus Paul and Jamie Morace.

Online condolences may be made to www.youngsfh.com.