|Lewis Edmond ‘‘Ed’’ Milem was born on July 13, 1921, in Fenwick, West Virginia, son of Charles Wesley Milem and Sarah Ann Litteral. His death came suddenly at the Minden Medical Center on Sunday, April 21, 1985, at the age of 63,
Ed Milem received his Deacon’s Orders in 1958 and Elder’s orders in 1960 in the West Virginia Conference. After serving pastorates in West Virginia for eight years, he moved to Louisiana in 1963, transferring his conference affiliation to the Louisiana Annual Conference in 1964 as an associate member. He served churches in Louisiana for eleven years prior to taking disability leave and then retirement. He had been a resident of Louisiana, since 1981.
He was survived by his wife, Alma Vealy Milem; two sons: Lewis Milem, Jr. of Mansfield and David Wesley Milem of Nacogdoches, Texas; two grandchi1dren: Jason and Keila Milem of Mansfield; and three sisters.
The funeral services celebrating his entry into the heavenly home, of which he has been a citizen for many years, was held at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Nitro, West Virginia, on April 26, 1985, with Dr. Marvin G. Fram officiating.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1985; p. 255 By Robert L. Burgess|