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Pate "Ellen" Futrell

March 1, 1931 — May 31, 2022


Pate "Ellen" Futrell

Pate “Ellen” Futrell, 91 of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Born on March 1, 1931 in Charleston, SC, Pate was the daughter of the late Rebecca Moseley Rowland and George Rowland.

Pate was a long-time member of The Church of the Nativity on James Island.  She was passionate about gardening, continually working towards having something blooming in all seasons in her yard.  Although she loved her many pets, she was especially fond of her cats having as many as five at one time.  She was proud of her employment as a sales clerk for many years at Huguley’s of Charleston (formerly Legerton’s).  Most of all, she loved her family.

Pate is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Andrew C. Futrell, Sr.; her parents, Rebecca and George Rowland; her two brothers, Harmon “Bunky” Rowland and Christopher Rowland; her four sisters, Virginia Lunney, Rebecca Lunney, Dorothy Craven and Jesse Stephens.

Pate is survived by her daughter, Rose Haselden (Will); her three sons Andy Futrell, (Cecile), Stewart Futrell and Timothy Futrell (Kim); eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 3:00–5:00 pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

A funeral service will be held for family and friends at a later date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nativity, 1061 Folly Road, Charleston, SC  29412.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island, 347 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

James Island Chapel McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation

347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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