Lillie Mae (Rickenbaker) ShulerJune 16, 1919 ~ June 21, 2017 (age 98)
HOLLY HILL - Lillie Mae Rickenbaker Shuler, 98, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Columbia. She was the widow of Rutledge E. Shuler, Sr.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 on Sunday, June 25 in the chapel of Avinger Funeral Home. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service, and burial will follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. Her great-grandsons will serve honorably as pallbearers.
She was born June 16, 1919 in Elloree, SC, a daughter of the late William S. and Narvis Felkel Rickenbaker. She was a wonderful, lifelong homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynda Shuler Caughman of Lexington, SC; a sister, Lydia R. Hammond of Sumter, SC; four grandchildren, Montford Shuler (Kelly) Caughman of Lexington, SC, Heather Shuler (Chris) Stepp of Hendersonville, NC, Eliza Caughman (Caldwell) Spence of Lexington, SC, Holly Shuler (Jeff) Ollis of Greensboro, NC; 12 great-grandchildren, Caldwell Drake Spence, Jr., Clint Alexander Spence, Rutledge Lucas Spence, Logan Adam Caughman, Montford Whitfield Spence, Mattison Ward Caughman, Samuel Rutledge Stepp, Kirby Nichole Ollis, Truman Bonham Caughman, Micah Wade Ollis, Celeste Lellea Ollis, Lilly Margaret Ollis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rutledge E. Shuler, Jr.; a grandson, Christopher B. Caughman; a son-in-law, D. Don Caughman; a daughter-in-law Faye K. Shuler; two brothers, Josiah Lee Rickenbaker of Thomasville, NC and William Shuford Rickenbaker of Holly Hill; four sisters, Pauline R. Wiles of Cameron, Lucy R. Felkel of Elloree, Martha Sue R. Honeycutt of Orangeburg, and Justine R. Nimmo of Sumter.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill is serving the family.