Peatsy Hollings’ funeral is Wednesday

Peatsy Hollings smiles at her husband, retired U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, after unveiling his portrait during a special ceremony in 2005 in the Senate Chamber at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Peatsy Hollings died Sunday, Oct. 14. (File/AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

The funeral for Rita Liddy “Peatsy” Hollings, wife of former U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, is set for Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle St., Sullivans Island.

The Rite of Committal will be at Bethany Cemetery, Cunnington Avenue, Charleston.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Highway.

A Vigil Service will begin at 5 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Peatsy Hollings Memorial Fund at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston 29425.

Her guestbook may be signed at

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