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Johnnie Ray Milliken

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Johnnie Ray Milliken, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.
Johnnie was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Columbus County, the son of the late Laney Milliken and Caroline Milliken. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
He worked as a foreman on a dredge boat for many years. Johnnie was a jokester and enjoyed making people laugh. His favorite hobby was fishing in the Waccamaw River with his brothers. He also enjoyed getting together with family to fry fish or eat oysters.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel, is serving the family.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Milliken of Whiteville; six children, Larena Joanne Milliken-Long and husband, Randy, of Whiteville, Cynthia Lynn Pulley and husband, Paul, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Tammy Faye Phillips and husband, Luke, of Seagrove, Theresa Doraray Pleasant of Asheboro, Robert Ray Cox II and wife, Michele, of Asheboro and John Martin Cox and wife, Amy, of Randleman; three brothers, Irvin Milliken of Ash, Norwood Milliken and wife, Marie, of Calabash and Jerry Milliken of Little River, S.C.; one sister, Nina Gail Lewis and husband, Frankie, of Little River, S.C.; 14 grandchildren, Leah, Lauren, Bethany, Jennifer, Tiffany, Michael, Karen, Christina, Amber, Joshua, Cody, Cecilia, Allen and Holly; and 36 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for the excellent care they provided.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shallottefunerals.com for the Milliken family.

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