The Southern Christian Advocate,
April 30, 1931 issue,
Vol 95, #18 pg 11 col 1:
S A McMillan
News of the death of S A McMillan, aged 67, at his home in Latta, April 25, brought sadness not only to the intimate circle and to all Latta but throughout the county and a wide section. In fact wherever he was known at all, Lex McMillan, as he was known by his friends, was universally loved and admired by all who knew him. He was a faithful counsellor, an efficient Sunday school superintendent of the Latta Sunday school through a period of some thirty years, and served his Church in all phases of its work. He came to Latta in the very beginning of its existence when the railroad known as the "Wilson Short Cut" first went through, helped lay out the town, organize a church and its Sunday school, and for forty years was a leader in business and in the better life of Latta, especially active in church service.
He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Sue Rogers, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Lott Rogers of Dothan, known as the outstanding figures in the life of Dothan through its greatest days. Three children, Miss Aileen, of Latta, Norman, of Kansas City, Mo., and Ernest, of the Union School faculty, survive, with his aged and honored mother, Mrs S E McMillan, of Marion, two brothers, F M McMillan, of Latta, R W McMillan of Myrtle Beach, and five sisters, Mrs W M Monroe of Marion, Mrs F M Bryant and Mrs S C Miles of Marion, Mrs J D Humphries of Bishopville, and Mrs W H Waller of Ninety-Six.
Funeral services were held from the Latta Methodist Church where the body lay in state for several hours so that those who had enjoyed the blessing of his leadership in the Sunday school and others who had learned to love him might look upon the face of their devoted and consecrated friend. The services were in charge of his pastor, Rev Woodrow Ward.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, July 23, 2002.