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Robert Cullen Lytton: Little River

1933 – 2021

     Robert Cullen “Bob” Lytton, 87, formerly of “Bay Tree” in Little River, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at River Park Assisted Living in Little River.

     He was born Nov. 19, 1933 in Lumberton. Growing up in Elizabethtown, Bob excelled in the classroom and in athletics, playing baseball in high school and at Mars Hill Junior College.

     Bob was drafted during the Korean Conflict and served three years in the US Army. After his military service, Bob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Wake Forest University and later a Master’s Degree in Education at East Carolina University.

     While at Wake Forest, Bob and his longtime friend, the late Harrell Powell of Winston Salem did “Play by Play” announcing for the Demon Deacons football team.

     Bob worked in Forsyth and Columbus counties in North Carolina as an educator. He was also a principal in the Horry County School System for 37 years.

     Bob was a member of the VFW Post 804 in Little River. He was a member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.

     Survivors include two sons, Brian (Robin) Lytton of Green Sea and Brett Lytton of Winston Salem; five grandchildren, Courtney Lytton, Bleu Lytton, Kodi Lytton, Dena Lytton, Olivia Thorton and three great-grandchildren, a special sister-in-law, Beth Kneif Lytton of El Dorado Hills, California; and several nieces and nephews.

     Bob was predeceased by his wife Norma Long Lytton, parents George Dewey and Lora Edwards Lytton, brother George W. Lytton, and a grandson, William Trevor Lytton.

     Bob was a devout supporter of The Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations/memorials may be made to: The Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in the Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Little River.

     Graveside services were planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton.

     A guest register is available here.