Mary Sease Riser PDF Print E-mail

Mary Sease Ruff Riser, 82, of Newberry, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on August 23, 1934, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late David Luther and Nell Lominick Ruff. She was a lifelong member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church and was an accomplished seamstress. Mrs. Riser was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Hollis Pickens Riser; daughters, Pamela (Ed) Branham and Donna (Vince) Branham both of Newberry; a sister, Lunelle (Harry) Harmon of Newberry; a sister-in-law, Patty Ruff; five grandchildren, Chris (Camryn) Branham, Kyle (Michelle) Branham, Andrew Branham, Amanda (Talbott) Tomsey and Lane Branham and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Henry Ruff.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, December 12, 2016, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Philip's Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Branham, Kyle Branham, Andrew Branham, Talbott Tomsey, Benji Harmon and Charles Ruff.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Golden Agers, Dr. C.W. Hendrix, Jessica Shealy, Rodney Wicker, Phil & Cynthia Frick and Bobby & Jenny Lee Lominick.

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#28 Phyllis B Jolley 2017-01-01 11:12
Sincere sympathy in your loss. Faith, family & friends will help during this difficult time. Keeping you in loving thoughts & prayer
#27 Allene Wise Dawkins 2016-12-13 16:55
My thoughts & prayers are with all of your family!!
#26 gc 2016-12-13 09:11
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#25 Becky Wicker 2016-12-12 15:13
I can't begin to tell you all how sorry I am to hear about Mary Sease's passing. I know she'll be missed by each of you. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time but I trust the good Lord will wrap his arms around each of you and get you through it.
#24 Harry/Debbie Griffin 2016-12-12 15:05
We will miss her greatly
#23 Sandi DeBrand 2016-12-12 14:16
Donna, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you during this difficult time.
#22 Bobby & Peggy Allen 2016-12-12 12:11
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that the family is in our prayers.
#21 Jenny Braswell 2016-12-12 09:59
Mr.Pick,Pam,Donna, & Families, I am so sad to hear about the loss of your sweet wife, mother,& grandmother. I know your hearts are hurting right now & I pray that our Lord will comfort you & give you peace. Jenny & Jimmy Braswell
#20 Click&Murriel Shealy 2016-12-12 09:46
Sending our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy to the family. Keep your beautiful memories close to your heart and may they help each of you during this difficult time.
Clifford and Murriel Shealy
#19 Kellie Moore 2016-12-12 07:59
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#18 Lynn Wessinger 2016-12-12 07:23
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Mary. Our hearts go out to all of you and our prayers will be with you in the days to come. Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#17 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2016-12-11 18:59
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the grace of God give you peace.
Frankie & Cathy Shealy & Family
#16 Marie & Dewey Earwood 2016-12-11 15:00
Know that all of you are in our Thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained another Beautiful,sweet and Loving lady who has touched so many lives... Blessings, God Bless
#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-12-11 09:17
Our family extends our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of this wonderful lady. The good life she lived is made obvious by the fine family she raised and nurtured. May the fond memories shared offer you some comfort in the grief along with the knowledge that you will see her again in Paradise. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#14 Tana Porter Bevil 2016-12-11 07:37
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Family and friends during this time. Ms. Mary was a precious lady and will be truly missed. We are very thankful to have known her and Mr. Pick through her grandson Kyle (nephew in love). We have been very fortunate to have been embraced by all of them as family. We know where you will be awaiting our reunion, Ms. Mary. In Christ's arms... Tana and family
#13 Terrie S Mayer 2016-12-11 00:37
Words cannot express the depth of my sympathy for all of your wonderful family.
Pam, Ed, Donna, Vince, and Mr.Pick.......I love y'all. What a treasure trove of beautiful memories you have........ and those will sustain you throughout the coming days, weeks, and months.
Please know that each of you will be in my prayers.
#12 Linda Hendrix 2016-12-10 22:50
My deepest sympathy for your families loss! Gods blessings be with you all, at this time!
#11 Marianne Carlisle 2016-12-10 20:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Marianne & Chris Carlisle
#10 Angela Bowers 2016-12-10 20:08
Donna & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will continue lifting you all in prayer. Angela
#9 Harriett Rucker 2016-12-10 17:43
Pick and Family, Johnny and I are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers at this sad time. You have wonderful memories that you have shared as a very devoted family to each other. Hold those memories dear and cherish the many years you have enjoyed together. May God's love, grace and peace be with you now and in the days to come. We are a phone call away if we can be of help in any way. Love you, Harriett and Johnny
#8 Bob and Margaret Ari 2016-12-10 17:27
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Mary Sease's passing. We have so many happy memories of her and all your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
#7 Lanel Crawford 2016-12-10 16:51
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#6 Allison KyzerGardner 2016-12-10 16:37
Mary Sease sure was a sweet lady and I know you all will miss her dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You!
#5 Lydia Merchant 2016-12-10 16:07
So sorry to hear about Ms. Mary. She was such a sweet lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Lydia Merchant
#4 Susan B. Smith 2016-12-10 15:10
We're so sorry for your loss. Ms. Mary Sease was a very sweet lady , whom will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. Love ya'll, Susan, Virgil, Nathan & Brandon
#3 Janice Smith 2016-12-10 13:48
My deepest prayers are with your entire family at this time. Just know that our Lord has gained another Angel. She is in no more pain. And we will all be reunited again. My love to all. Janice Smith and family
#2 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2016-12-10 13:29
Our sincere sympathy for all the family. Mrs.Mary was such a sweet person & I always enjoyed talking to her when I would see her (usually at WalMart). She adored her family & I know all of you will miss her very much. May our Lord console you and give you peace during your time of grief. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#1 Dean Lominick 2016-12-10 12:34
It is hard to think of something to say in such a short spot when there is so much to say. She was loved by family and friends with a willing heart to help anyone that needed a helping hand. She will be missed by many especially her family. My heart goes out to all of the family members and I want to express my condolences and let you know that God is with her and you; just reach out for his comforting touch and know she is there with him smiling down on you. May God bless your family.