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Mary Elizabeth Culler Ragin

August 29, 1934 — May 10, 2024

Marietta, GA

Mary Elizabeth Culler Ragin

 Mary Elizabeth Culler Ragin, 89, of Marietta Georgia, passed away on Friday May 10,2024. Born in Columbia, SC, August 29, 1934, daughter of the late Michael Salley Culler and the late Ernestine Peele Culler.  She graduated from Columbia High School and attended The University of South Carolina. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi social sorority, Sigma Alpha Sigma honorary sorority and a Literary Society at the University. 

She married Robert W. Ragin on September 9,1954 in Columbia, SC. She was an executive level secretary and supported her husband attending the University of South Carolina. In 1966 the family moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC, where they joined Hibben United Methodist, and she was very active in Mt. Pleasant Garden Club. The family later joined Eastbridge Presbyterian Church (PCA). 

She was a gifted gardener and flower arranger and loved sharing her gifts with others and was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved playing bridge, planning social events, cross-stitching, and playing board games. She was the best at catching crabs off any dock and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren her crabbing secrets. She also had a deep love for animals, rescuing quite a collection over the years. 

Mrs. Ragin is survived by her loving husband, Robert W. Ragin of 69 years, four children, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild:

Four Children:  Andrew P. Ragin (Andrea) Atlanta, Ga., Diane R. Masciale (Frank) Orlando, Fl., Melinda R. Cauthen (Bret) Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Karen R. Burch (Brec) Harrison, TN.    

Twelve grandchildren:  Jonathan S. Lindvig (Summer), Emily L. Smith, Bryan N. Lindvig, Vincent R-W Masciale, Franc A. Masciale IV, Marc A. Ragin (Carol), Michelle R. Philabaum (Rick), Benjamin C. Ragin (Cara), Jeremy B. Cauthen, Jordan C. Culbreth (John Keith), James H. Burch (Andrea) & William C. Burch (Taylor).   

Sixteen great grandchildren:  Leala Orr (Lucas), Elyse Lindvig, Sanders Lindvig, Nora Philabaum, Brooke Philabaum, Chase Philabaum, Sara Beth Ragin, Caroline Ragin, Jango Culbreth, June Culler Culbreth, Emma Ragin, Atley Burch, Breck Burch, Caroline Burch, Irving Masciale, and Franck Masciale.

One great great granddaughter: Evelyn Orr

Mary Ragin is survived by one sister, Jean C. Pruett, Claremont, CA., and one brother Michael S. Culler, Jr. (Norma) Surfside Beach, SC. 

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 123 West Antrim Drive, Greenville SC 29607.

Burial will be private. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 22, 2024 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, from 10:00 until 11:00 am.


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