Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Margaret Lucinda (Millen) McCuen

October 12, 1924December 24, 2019

A Very Elegant Lady

Margaret Lucinda Millen McCuen, 95, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday ~ December 24, 2019 while at the Robin Johnson Hospice House. She was born on October 12, 1924 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Lloyd Edward Millen and Mary Jane Dameron Millen. Margaret was an only child. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Ralph McCuen and a daughter-in-law Shelby Stephens McCuen.

Margaret is survived by her two sons: Kenneth McCuen and his wife Ann and David McCuen and his wife Jenny. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Todd McCuen and husband Scott; Robin Jacobs and husband Robert; Amy Duguid and husband John; Stacy McCuen and Susan Herd and husband Jason; six great-grandchildren: Leeann and Robbie Jacobs; Cailey and Gavin Duguid and Kenlee and Jasey Herd.

Margaret was a member of the Nellie Mae Millen Sunday School Class and was the niece of Nellie Mae and A.P. Millen, the first minister of Friendship Baptist Church.

Margaret cared deeply for her family and missed her husband, Ralph, of 57 years. In the hospital bed, she told her sons to take care of themselves as only a mother can do. She was a wonderful Maw-Maw, supportive and proud of her grandchildren. She was unwavering in her beliefs regarding religion and family. She loved hearing others talk about their families and typically found a connection, whether she had went to high school with someone’s grandparent or was a distant cousin to someone’s friend. She was a quiet but strong woman and gracious to those around her.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday ~ December 28, 2019 at Gaston Memorial Park with Pastor Jan Deans of Friendship Baptist Church delivering words of comfort and hope to Margaret’s family and friends.

The family will receive guests from 11:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepards Way Drive, Dallas, North Carolina, 28034.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Margaret’s guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the McCuen family.


  • Lloyd Edward Millen, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Jane Dameron Millen, Mother (deceased)
  • Ralph McCuen, Husband (deceased)
  • Shelby Stephens McCuen, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Kenneth McCuen (Ann), Son
  • David McCuen (Jenny), Son
  • Todd McCuen (Scott), Grandson
  • Robin Jacobs (Robert), Granddaughter
  • Amy Duguid (John), Granddaughter
  • Stacy McCuen, Granddaughter
  • Susan Herd (Jason), Granddaughter
  • Leeann Jacobs, Great Grandchild
  • Robbie Jacobs, Great Grandchild
  • Cailey Duguid, Great Grandchild
  • Gavin Duguid, Great Grandchild
  • Kenlee Herd, Great Grandchild
  • Jasey Herd, Great Grandchild


  • Receiving of Guests Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Graveside and Committal Service Saturday, December 28, 2019


Margaret Lucinda (Millen) McCuen

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Michelle Harris

December 27, 2019

I had the privilege to work with Mrs. McCuen at her house for the last 5years. She was a dear sweet lady. I will miss her!

Todd McCuen

December 26, 2019

This is one of my favorite pictures of my grandmother. I can see my "maw-maw" in this picture when she was a young girl. She loved flowers, birds and her rain gauge. I always got an update on how much rain we had or hadn't received. Little known fact: She could play the piano.

Lind McMahan

December 26, 2019

Aunt Margaret possessed a quiet dignity few people attain. She was a lovely lady in every sense of the word. I have many fond childhood memories of her, Uncle Bud, Ken and David. Deepest sympathy and prayers for the McCuen family.