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McMillan Funeral Home of Lumberton, North Carolina was founded on the banks of 

the Gum Branch Canal on Highway 41 South in 1932 by Douglas McMillan Sr. and his father J. Dodd McMillan. A defining moment initiated by the late Dr. John Henry Hayswood in asking young McMillan to attend mortuary college in Nashville, Tennessee 

instead of attending Meharry Medical College to become a pharmacist can be attributed to the founding of the funeral establishment. Dr. Hayswood was a native of Louisburg, North Carolina was the principal and administrator of Redstone Academy in Lumberton where young McMillan was a student. This happened soon after the transition of Dr. Haywood’s wife. 

A new facility was built adjacent to the original location in 1964. McMillan Funeral Home has a modern funeral chapel, offers final expense insurance, pre-need, at-need funeral plans, and cremation services. McMillan Funeral Home serves Robeson, Bladen, 

Cumberland, Hoke, and surrounding counties in North Carolina, and the northern counties in South Carolina. The funeral establishment serves families nationwide and has 

contacts worldwide to assist families.     

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