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John Emerson Milliken, of Shallotte, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home. He was 81.

He was born May 18, 1934, in Brunswick County, son of the late Shevie and Susie Leonard Milliken. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Britt and Charlotte Brown; brother, Alton Milliken; and two grandsons, Joseph Milliken and Jordan Milliken.

John worked for Cottrell Engineering as a dredge boat leverman.

Surviving are his wife, Hilda Milliken; son, John Milliken (Leigh Ann), of Shallotte; daughter, Patti Milliken, of Shallotte; brother, James Milliken, of Bolivia; sister, Delzora Evans, of Supply; seven grandchildren, Devan Grimes, Jade Milliken, Jenna Milliken, James Kohler, Jonathon Kohler, Cody Kohler and Cassie Kohler; and three great-grandchildren, Haley Grimes, Lilly Kohler and Aiden Kohler.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Brunswick Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Brunswick Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Billy Fergusen, Eric Cartrette, David Milliken, Paul Hrubik, Glenn Britt and Donald Milliken.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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