Joan (Buffkin) McMillan

February 6, 1933 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 87)



Mrs. Carrie Joan Buffkin McMillan, widow of Calvin Wingate McMillan, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her residence. She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Joan was born in Midland City, Alabama on February 6, 1933 to the late Earl Russell and Cora Smith Buffkin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. She loved the Lord and reading her Bible. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, watching NCIS, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Joan leaves behind to cherish her loving memory; daughter, Melissa Billingsley and husband Van of Rockingham, NC; son, Scott McMillan and wife Paige of Bennettsville, SC; brother, Dan Buffkin of Shalimar, FL; grandchildren, Gary C. Carter, Jr. and wife Marie, Christopher Scott McMillan, Katie Shannon McMillan, and Julie Elizabeth McMillan; great grandchildren, Ricki Claire Carter, Logan Carter, Kendall Carter, Tyler Carter, Connor McMillan, Bella McMillan, and Riley McMillan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above.

A Funeral Service will be held 2pm Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. A visitation will be held from 1-2 pm in the gathering room at the church.

***Due to COVID-19 regulations set forth by the CDC and the local government we ask that all attendees please abide by the social distancing guidelines and wear proper facial coverings. Thank you for your understanding. ***

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital,

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Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the McMillan family.


It is that time of year to sign up for First United Methodist Church Basketball League; however, as everyone is aware, 2020 has been a very unusual and difficult type of year. We had hoped that we would be able to have the 28th year of FUMC basketball, but unfortunately due to the Coronavirus we have decided to cancel the season this year. The virus has presented us with difficult situations which would require wearing masks, social distancing, and other safety measures which the program is not able to staff. The health and safety of the players, coaches, family and friends are important to the church, and we feel it is in the best interest of all that the program be canceled this year. We look forward to resuming the program in the future. Thank you for your understanding and continued support, and if you have any questions, please call Ricky Sheets at 843-439-3117.