CK0_3171-EditOur staff consists of handpicked professionals, each adding years of experience and expertise in their specific area. We live in the Conway, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, and Socastee areas—allowing us to address the unique needs of the communities that we serve. Our involvement in community activities is very important and includes Rotary International, Masons, and a number of church affiliations in the area.

Stephen L. (Steve) McMillan, Sr.

Founder and CEO of McMillan-Small Funeral Home


Stephen L. (Steve) McMillan, Sr., founder and CEO of McMillan-Small Funeral Home and a 1970 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He opened McMillan-Small Funeral Home in 1978 with his partner, Aaron Small who left the business in 1985. Mr. McMillan continues the excellence of caring for families each and everyday. He is married to Mary Catherine (Williams) McMillan and they have one son, Stephen L. (Lee) McMillan, Jr. who also works in the business. Steve has two granddaughters, Macie and Malley. He enjoys golf and a variety of other things to keep him busy and is a member Ocean View Baptist Church and the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, a mason and former President of the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club.

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Stephen L. (Lee) McMillan, Jr.

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Lee is a 1999 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, and joined the funeral home in April 1996. He assists on the day-to-day operations of the business with the other directors. Lee enjoys family time, sports and traveling. He is the current Vice-President of the Myrtle Beach High All-Sports Booster Club and a former Miracle League Board Member. Lee is married to Holly D. (Tanner) McMillan of Conway and they are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Macie and Malley.

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D. Craig Thomas

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Craig, resident of Myrtle Beach, SC graduated from Southern Wesleyan University, with a degree in Business Administration. Graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science with a degree in Mortuary Science. Craig has been licensed in Funeral Services since 1989, and has been in the business for 27 years.

He has one son, Noah Thomas. They are members of First United Methodist in Myrtle Beach. Craig loves golf and being outdoors. He is a big sports fan.

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Brad H. Stephens 

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Brad is a 1995 Graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College of Funeral Services in Fayetteville, NC with a Associate Degree in Mortuary Science.

Brad enjoys sports, hunting and fishing and spending family time with his son, Lance Daniel Stephens.

Brad is a member of Maple Baptist Church in Conway.


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Millie M. Lavin

Office Manager
Millie grew up in Florence and moved to the beach in 1984.  She was formerly employed with the Grand Strand Regional Medial Center before coming to McMillan-Small Funeral Home in 2001 as their Office Manager.

Millie and her husband, John of 12 years, reside in Myrtle Beach and have three children, Grant, JJ and Lauren.  She enjoys her family, cooking and their time at the beach.  They are members of First United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach.

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Louis Mitchell

Maintenance Supervisor

Louis, a Bucksport native and a graduate of Conway High School is McMillan-Small Funeral Home’s most tenured employee. Louis started working at the funeral home in 1991. Louis and his wife, Pasty have two children and one grandson.


Bill Hosford

Part-time Funeral Assistant

Bill has been working at McMillan-Small Funeral Home since 2006. He is married to Wilma Hosford and they are members of First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach where he serves as a deacon.


Robert V. (Bob) Burns, Sr.

Part-Time Funeral Assistant

Bob is a retired funeral director from Clarion, PA, moving to Myrtle Beach in 1999 following his retirement. Bob enjoys walking and playing golf anytime he is not working. Bob has two sons and a daughter and several grandchildren. His son, Rollie still operates his funeral home in Clarion, PA.


Jerry Robertson 

Funeral Assistant

Jerry was born in Greenville, SC and lived for thirty-one years in Bennettsville, SC before moving to Tidewater Plantation in North Myrtle Beach in 2010. He is married to the former Barbara Mishoe of Loris, SC.
He is a member and Deacon of Ocean View Baptist Church.



Gary Enos 

Part-time Funeral Assistant

Yvonne Dicks

Office Assistant




Annette and Ed Willett

Part Time Funeral Assistants


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