Luther Raymond Still, 85, of Hilda, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the home of his sister.
Mr. Raymond was born in Hilda on Aug. 15, 1928. He was the son Ansel R. and Susie Mae Hutto Still.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Creech Still.
He was a retired merchant having owned and operated Still's Grocery and Still's Hardware in Hilda for a number of years. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Gideons International, Hilda Fire Department, S.C. Forestry Commission - Barnwell County, and Reedy Branch Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a former member of the local First Citizens Bank Board, Barnwell County Hospital Board, and a former member of the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Raymond will be fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Feb.14, at Reedy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Warren and Rev. John Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 13, at Mole Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214, or Reedy Branch Baptist Church, 411 Reedy Branch Road., Barnwell, S.C. 29812.
He is survived by his son, Aiken Raymond "Ray" (Myrna) Still of Hilda; sisters, Peggy S. Williams of Hilda and Addie Sue S. Ficken of Barnwell; brother, Roy Allen (Betty Lou) Still of Lancaster; aunts, Mary Elizabeth Rowell of Hilda and Addie Evelyn (Ralph) Moody of Barnwell; grandchildren, Allison S. Beasley and Jonathan (April) Still; stepgrandchildren, Shelia (Rich) Crabtree and Brian (Meredith) Wilson; three great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Still's family wishes to thank The Agape Hospice of Orangeburg for the care and kindness given to their loved one.
Mole Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 02/12/14
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