Lila Ruth Randall Harley
AIKEN, S.C. – Lila Ruth Randall Harley, 81, Beloved wife of the Late Julian Harley went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2013. Proclaiming “I am a sinner saved by Grace” A lifelong resident of Aiken. She was the daughter of the Late Arthur & Lillie Scott Randall and was a retired co-owner of Harley's Auto Parts.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Joanne Harley and her three sons and “daughters”, Tim and Ruth Anne Harley, Larry and Jadene Harley and David Harley; nine grandchildren, Julian and Ashli Harley, Charlene and Chris Whittle, Marc and Krystle Gregory, Tammy and David O’Berry and Lisa Kirby; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Whittle, Carly Whittle, Jared O”Berry, Liam Gregory and Makenzie Gregory … (She was so excited when Julian & Ashli told her she would be getting another great-grand in November.)
Along with her husband Julian Harley and her parents she was predeceased by 4 brothers … Lucius, Willie, Arthur, Jr. and George Randall. Numerous nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law Anita Harley, Louise Harley and Nellene and Sam Harley.
Mrs. Harley’s visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at Shellhouse Rivers Funeral home on the Southside. Her Home-going service will be Thursday at 1:03 PM at Redds Branch Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hanna, Rev Jamie Rogers and Rev. Dr. Ray Litts officiating, with special words of remembrance by her son Tim Harley. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Julian Harley, Marc Gregory, Chris Whittle, Christopher Whittle, her great-nephew David Redd and treasured friend Jimmy Canepa. Honorary Pallbear-ers will be Bruce Boatwright, Tommie Blackwell and her longtime friends Nancy Durst & Miriam Summers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redds Branch Baptist Church, 390 Redds Branch Rd., Aiken, SC, 29801.
Our Family wishes to offer our deepest appreciation to Rose Chavis for the care she gave our Mother over the last year and to her “Other Daughters” Rhonda Herron and Jennifer Smith.
SHELLHOUSE - RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC
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