BATESBURG-LEESVILLE—Lucy Ann Strain Muthig, 92, passed away Sept. 28. 

Her service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Wilson St., Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, with the Rev. Teddy Higgins officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Rome, Georgia, Ann was the only child of Laurens Calvitte Strain and Rosa Brisendine Strain Wisehart.

She was married to the late James Vincent “Jim” Muthig. 

She loved her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “GiGi.” 

Ann was a voracious reader and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan for years. 

After raising her children, her second life was politics, where she was active in a number of major state level election campaigns. She also enjoyed traveling all over the USA with her late husband Jim in their camper after his retirement.

Ann is survived by her eight children, Patricia “Patty” Burks of Raleigh, North Carolina, Carolyn Carder and husband Ashley of Batesburg-Leesville, Mary Jeffcoat and husband Allen of Myrtle Beach, William “Bill” Muthig  and wife Bobbie Sue of Beaufort, Paul Muthig and wife Billie of Columbia, David Muthig and wife Cindy of Columbia, Michael Muthig of Adelaide, Australia, and Margaret Hines and husband Dan of Childersburg, Alabama.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Wilson St, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina 29006. Condolences may be expressed at

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