Jay A. Milligan Jr.

October 18, 1925October 9, 2012

Greensboro: Jay A. Milligan, Jr., died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. He was born in Lakeland, Florida on October 18, 1925 to Mary Lena Newman Milligan and Jay Alexander Milligan. Shortly thereafter they moved back to Dawson, Georgia. He attended schools in Terrell County and the Georgia Military Academy of Dalonaga. In 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps and served I India, China, and Burma. Upon returning home, he attended and graduated from the University of Georgia. He worked for Bibb Manufacturing Company and moved to Greensboro. Before retiring he was employed by Mount Vernon Mills. He is survived by his wife, Julia Brown Milligan; his son Andy (Debbie); daughter, Mary; two grandchildren – Andrea (Anthony) Byers, and Jayson (Elizabeth) Milligan- and three great grands – Isabelle, Adelaide, and Riker; and sister, Georgia Anne Arthur of Americus, Georgia. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 13, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2300 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice. On Line condolences may be made at


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Jay A. Milligan Jr.

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October 15, 2012

Jay has been like a Father to me , and he will be dearly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him.
The Bulldog nation is in mourning.
Love ,
Tommye , Neal, Neal111, and Rebecca

October 15, 2012

Judy, so sorry for your loss of Cousin Jay. Georgeanne sent us the notice. Although its been years since we have seen each other, we think about you, and you are in our prayers now. Tommy Hills, son of Doris Dunn Hills St.Clair in Atlanta.

Andrea Byers

October 13, 2012

I will miss my grandpa and all his stories he would tell. He was always so supportive especially with education. We will meet again one day.

October 11, 2012

Mrs. Milligan I am sorry for your loss. Your husband was a very bright spot in the day when he would come into the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. We will all truly miss him and his roasted pecans. You were truly a blessed to have had him with you on this earth as long as you did. May God comfort you and your family during this time.
Larry Smith and his daughter Kim

October 11, 2012

Julia (Miss Brown)so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Doug & Norma Webster Sharp (Madison High School Class of 1955)

October 11, 2012

Thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. May God give you strength and comfort. Pat Elliott

Susan Roach

October 11, 2012

Judy, Andy & Mary, the thing I remember most about Jay is the country ham he bought Daddy at Christmas, he always knew where to get the best and he did, also he would always speak no matter how much in a hurry he was. He was very special.