The Rev. Edward Willis Milner, Sr. ’50

The Rev. Dr. Edward Willis Milner, Sr. ’50 of Charlotte, N.C., died Aug. 9, 2005. He was a scholar, teacher, poet, musician, and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. He earned a B.S. degree from Davidson, a master of divinity from Columbia Seminary, a master of arts from the University of Chicago and UNC Charlotte and a doctor of education from UNC Greensboro. He taught in elementary and secondary public schools, as well as in colleges and universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. One of his poems, ‘To the Center,” is embronzed on the door of the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Survivors include his wife, Marian Holley Milner, 5920 Sharon Hills Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28210; four sons, Edward, Jr., Clinton, Christopher and Martin; and by six grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mimi Milner Elrod and Eleanor Milner Newland and two brothers, Benjamin Charles Milner, Jr. and Joseph O’Beirne Milner.