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Ruth Craig Hunnicutt

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“Ed and Cathy,We were saddened to hear of the news. Please know you are all in our prayers.Patrick and Cathy Tivnan ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Patrick Tivnan - Washington, DC

“Lee and Ed,My deepest condolences. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Thad Simmons - Friend

“My heart goes out to all of you. It is never easy to say goodbye to your mom. Her obituary is beautiful. All of you remain in my prayers. Ida...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ida Fressilli

“Susan, Lee, Cathy & Ed - what a wonderful great lady was Mrs Hunnicutt Know she will be missed & joy is to be found in her reunion with Mr Hunnicutt ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marie Condon - Friend

“Condolences to the Hunnicutt family. Lee, another angel gets her wings. I'm sure that your mom and dad will be happy together again. May she rest...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Chuck Zirkle - Mount Pleasant

“Lee and Ed....I have only great memories of your mom and dad. I can hear her voice now which was always pleasant and a soothing voice she had. I am...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Vincent Sottile


Ruth Craig Hunnicutt, 93, entered into eternal rest on July 17, 2020, peacefully at home in Mt. Pleasant, SC, surrounded by her family. She lived her life with joy and kindness, and faced her illness and death with grace and quiet strength. Ruth had the faith that she would be reunited with her husband of 75 years, Colonel Cecil Floyd Hunnicutt, who had gone on before in 2013.

Ruth was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, on August 22, 1926, the daughter of Palmer Craig and Ruth Lee Craig. In 1946 she met and married the love her life, Cecil Floyd Hunnicutt, a highly decorated World War ll officer just back from the war. Ruth was the consummate Army wife, devoted to her husband, to her country, to her two sons Lee and Ed, and to their families. She traveled the world, bore one of her sons in occupied Japan, moved her family to army bases in Germany and around this country every two years, served in the Army Wives Club and volunteered in the Red Cross. She bravely faced long months alone raising her boys while her husband was deployed in the Korean War and while he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. And when her son Lee was serving in a combat unit in Vietnam, she became a dutiful Army mom.

Ruth, or Mimi as she was called, was a devoted grandmother who was an active part of her grandkids' lives and a constant source of support in all their ventures. She loved a good joke and could tell one, and she loved working the crossword puzzle daily, in ink, up to the week of her death. Her life was a lesson in selflessness, her legacy is found in the love she showered upon her family, unconditional and never-ending.

Ruth is survived by her son, Lee and his wife Susan Mayfield Hunnicutt, her son Ed and his wife Cathy Gaughan Hunnicutt, granddaughter Jenny Hunnicutt and husband Kristian Millirons, granddaughter Sarah Hunnicutt Runion and husband Thomas Runion, grandson Matthew Hunnicutt and many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her funeral will be a private graveside service in Mt Pleasant Memorial Gardens, arrangements by J Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

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