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; husband and brother, Russell Buffkin.


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, or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456 Bennettsville, SC 29512.

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November 1, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Bennettsville)

Funeral Service
November 1, 2020

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Bennettsville)

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