Milton Eugene Lyles

Milton Eugene Lyles, 88, beloved husband of Mary Anne Hodge Lyles, died on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at National Health Care.


He was born on October 14, 1929 in Sumter, a son of the late Harvey Lyles, Sr. and Orie McCall Lyles.


Milton was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from the Sumter Police Department as a Lt. Detective after serving 34 years of service, and was an active member of Northside Memorial Baptist Church.


Surviving are his wife of Sumter; a daughter, Connie Shumate of Florence; two sons, Donald Milton Lyles (Cindy) of Santee, and Jason M. Lyles of Sumter; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Stanley Lyles (Belvia) of Montgomery, Al; and three sisters, Sylvia Butler, Mavis Lynch, and Peggy Grooms (Furman) all of Sumter.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Annette Lyles; two brothers, Harvey Lyles, Jr., and James M. Lyles; and two sisters, Nellie Mae Hatchell, and Sally Campbell.


Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M.  Thursday at Northside Memorial Baptist Church with the Reverend Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


Due to inclement weather, the family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. at the church.


Pallbearers will be Mike Mixon, Larry Holloman, William Baker, Charles Dowless, Eddie Bradshaw, and Robert Duby.


Honorary Pallbearers will be the Sumter Police Department, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Melvin Holloman, George Geddings, and Tommy Rogers.


Memorials may be made to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150


The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all of the staff at National Health Care for all of the care and compassion they showed to Mr. Lyles and to them during his time there.


On-line condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.