J.W. Milam died on December 31, 1980, and his obituary was published in the Greenville Delta Democrat Times on Friday, January 3, 1981, p. 2A. Although the obituary lists Juanita Milam as his wife, the couple had actually divorced several years earlier. Milam never remarried. The photographs of the grave were taken on February 6, 2005. Milam does not appear to be buried near any other family members.
John William Milam, 61, 615 Pu-
rcell, Greenville, died Wednesday at
Veteran’s Hospital in Jackson.
Milam had lived in Greenville 15
years. He was a retired heavy equ-
ipment operator. A veteran of World
War II, Milam was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Ju-
anita Milam, and two sons, Horace
“Bill” Milam and Harvey
Thompson Milam, all of Greenville;
four brothers, Buddy Milam and
Roy Bryant, both of Ruleville, Dan
Milam of Pascagoula and Raymond
Bryant of Dresden, Tenn; three
sisters, Mary Louise Owens of
Cleveland, Allene MacWinston of
Bellbrook, Ohio, and Doris Bryant of
Ruleville, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
tomorrow in the chapel of National
Funeral Home in Greenville. The
Rev. John Rudd will officiate. Burial
will be in Greenlawn Memorial