Obituary of Ila Pate Mitchum
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Ila Mae Pate Mitchum, 95, widow of Duffin Carlisle Mitchum, passed away Saturday November 21, 2020 at Lake Moultrie Nursing Home in St. Stephen. A graveside funeral service, directed by Graham Funeral Home, will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday November 24, 2020 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Masks and social distancing will be employed for the duration of the service. Born September 1, 1925 in Bishopville, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late James Clyde Pate and the late Eula Hancock Pate. Mrs. Mitchum was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and also a longtime member of Eastern Star. She worked at Belk of Georgetown for over 18 years where she was the head of the children’s department. Mrs. Mitchum was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for friends and family. She was well known for her pecan tarts. Mrs. Mitchum loved to shop, travel and fish. She and her husband went on many fishing trips together in their retirement. In her later years, Mrs. Mitchum enjoyed watching game shows and golf. Surviving are two daughters, Susan Ila Mitchum Rollins and her husband Weldon of Georgetown, Debbie Mitchum Hough and her husband Isaac of Moncks Corner; one son, Duffin Carlisle “Mitch” Mitchum, Jr. and his wife Lynn, of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Duffin Mitchum of Georgetown, Jennie McClellan and her husband Palmer of McClellanville, Jim Rollins and his wife Melanie of Georgetown, and Joe Rollins of Georgetown; three greatgrandchildren, Palmer McClellan, Henry McClellan, and Mary Ann Rollins; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitchum was predeceased by a sister, Christine Pack, and a brother, Richard Pate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ila Mitchum, please visit Tribute Store
Graveside Funeral Service
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens
1640 Pennyroyal Road
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
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