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Virginia R. Huneycutt

February 5, 1944 — June 9, 2023



Virginia Ralston Huneycutt, 79, of Seneca, SC passed away at home on Friday, June 9, 2023, after a prolonged illness. Ginny was born on Feb 5, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA to John Harrison Ralston and Anna Thomas Hodges Ralston. After WWII, she moved with her family to Tokyo. She broadened her cultural awareness, living in 5 cities in Germany and Paris, France. After graduating from high school in Puerto Rico, she attended Palm Beach Junior College. It was there that she met her husband of 59 years, Tyler Bennett Huneycutt III, on a blind date when her sorority arranged a dinner with visiting USMA cadets.

Ginny enthusiastically supported her husband’s Air Force career, and they raised three daughters through assignments across the United States and Australia. Ben’s last Air Force assignment brought them to Clemson, where they decided to stay. Ginny often said, “It’s a beautiful day in The Upstate.” They enjoyed hiking in Highlands, NC and attended family holidays and reunions there.

Ginny received her South Carolina Master Gardener certification at Clemson University, and she loved landscapes, flowers, and the Clemson Tigers. She volunteered at the Clemson Botanical Gardens and served her church by organizing weddings and events and mentoring women. Ginny never met a stranger, and her beautiful smile was always welcoming. She never missed an opportunity to be silly with her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Her openness and encouragement helped form meaningful and lasting friendships.

Surviving is her husband Ben of Seneca; daughter Lisa (Kevin) Burgess of Tuscumbia, AL; daughter Julie (Patrick) Miller of LaPorte, IN; nine grandchildren - Tyler Burgess (Larissa) of Salem, OH, Kyle Burgess of Columbia, SC,  Ginny (Max) Dotson of Florence, AL, and Ben Burgess of Charlotte, NC; Talbot Dorr and Bennett Dorr of LaPorte, IN; and Jack, Olivia, and Sydney Riggins of Central, SC; four great-grandchildren; her brother Jack Ralston of Marietta, GA; her sister Barbara (Rick) Reddig of Lake Worth Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and her daughter, Carol Ann (Marc) Riggins.

Rev 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

The service in Ginny’s honor will be Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 PM at:

Community Bible Church

3645 Cashiers Road

Highlands, NC 28741


Memorial Contributions can be made in memory of Ginny to Hospice at:

Amedisys Foundation

3854 American Way, Suite A

Baton Rouge, LA 70816


Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.

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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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