From tragedy to holiday cheer

By Lanier Laney

When lightning struck Earl and Elizabeth McMillen’s beautiful home three years ago, they had no idea they had ahead of them a complete grueling rebuild from the ground up (to meet stiffer new codes).  At the time they were just thankful they were not home when lighting had hit (and burned a hole in the bed pillow upstairs) so it was with extra joy and cheer that they were able to finally welcome old friends back into their rebuilt and redecorated home which they were able to make look remarkably similar to their old house.  Like a Phoenix rising from the flames and ashes of tragedy, the house was again lit with the holiday joy of Beaufort well wishers. Here are some pics.

Earl McMillen and Gay Fowler.
Elizabeth McMillen

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