Dunbar Funerals and Cremations

With a history dating back to 1884, Dunbar Funeral Homes have become a cornerstone of the Columbia community. Our caring, dedicated staff is what sets us apart. We take great pride in fulfilling each and every family's unique needs by providing the most dignified, professional service available, whether you are in need of immediate assistance or would like to plan your arrangements in advance. Since its founding, Dunbar Funeral Home has continued to grow and has remained a much respected establishment in the Columbia area. The business still lives up to the standards set forth by founder J.M. Van Metre in 1922 stating: Our inspiration�to do the right thing at the right time in the right way; to do some things better than they were ever done before; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for love of the work; to anticipate requirements; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing less than perfection. At Dunbar Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Dunbar offers three locations in the greater Columbia area to better serve your family. Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine Street, Columbia) John Dunbar, Jr. purchased our Devine Street location in 1962. Originally known as Oaklawn Funeral Home, this Dunbar facility was built in 1959. The Devine Street location underwent a renovation in 1999, doubling its size. The recent expansion is a reflection of Dunbar's commitment to the families of Columbia, and recognition of change within the community. Our beautiful funeral home is 18,000 square feet and features eight visitation rooms and an inspirational chapel with seating for up to 280 guests. Because of our increase in size, Dunbar is able to accommodate requests of all kinds in our large gathering and visitation spaces. In 2002, Dunbar Funeral Home received The American Institute of Architects, Columbia Section Merit Award, and in 2004 received The American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter Merit Award. Dunbar Funeral Home (IRMO) The Dunbar standards of quality and dignity continue throughout our Irmo location, which was opened to provide service to families in the Dutch Fork area. Built in 1989 and consisting of 11,000 square feet, the funeral home sits on beautifully landscaped grounds. It is a Southern Colonial adaptation of the Greek Revival style. Inside, you will find a spacious lobby and reception area and three visitation rooms that can expand to seven if necessary. A simple, beautiful chapel seats up to 300 guests in custom-made maple pews. Families may enter through a private, covered entrance and can choose to be seated in the privacy of a family room. A separate room is available for the minister, organs and choir to use before services. Between the main building and the chapel, an atrium space allows light to enter from both sides of the chapel. Dunar Funeral Home (Gervais Street, Columbia) Dunbar's Gervais Street funeral home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was first built as a private residence in 1885. In 1924, founder John Dunbar opened the doors of this impressive house as a funeral home. It encompasses 8,000 square feet and includes three visitation rooms and a chapel comfortably seating up to 150 guests.


Our Obituaries

Laudine Summer Shirley

June 25, 1925 - October 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Ann Wickenberg Williamson

March 11, 1958 - October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA Ann Wickenberg Kelly Williamson, 56, died on October 24, 2014, at her home in Columbia after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Ann was a daughter of the late Charles Herbert Wickenberg Jr. and the late Margaret Gall Wickenberg. She was born in Columbia on March 11, 1958, grew up in Columbia and attended city schools, graduating from A.C. Flora High School in 1976. She graduated...
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Karl Henry Hermann

November 22, 1930 - October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA – Karl Henry Hermann, 83, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014.Born in Hillside, NJ, he was a son of the late Carl and Jennie Kugelman Hermann.A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:30 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on...
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Alana Sue Mills

April 6, 1945 - October 23, 2014

A Memorial Service for Alana Sue Mills, 69, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow St. Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Alana passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born in Lima, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Kathryn Leslie Lee. Alana was a loving and...
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Lila A. Degenaro

August 17, 1951 - October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA Lila Stroud Degenaro, 63, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born in Detroit, MI, she was a daughter of the late Alan and Irene Marie Stroud. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Degenaro loved spending time with her family and volunteered with the local schools. She is survived by her loving...
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Katherine Poston Mockbee

October 16, 1920 - October 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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James Artimus Ruffin

July 18, 1927 - October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA - LTC James “Jim” A. Ruffin Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 following a long illness. Born July 18, 1927, in Somerset, Kentucky, he was the son of the late James A. Ruffin Sr. and Gertrude Elliott Ruffin. Jim entered the U.S. Navy in June 1945 and served as a Pharmacy Mate 3rd Class. He was discharged in January 1947. He joined the U.S. Army in...
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Jorawar Singh Dayel

June 1, 1961 - October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA – Jorawar Singh Dayel, 53, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.
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Elizabeth Jeanette Priester

November 1, 1921 - October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Jeanette Priester, 92, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Miss Priester passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born November 1, 1921, in Allendale, she was the daughter of the late Norman Eugene and Ella Green Priester. After 42 years of...
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DarLene McEntire

April 6, 1952 - October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Darlene McDonald McEntire, 62, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. McEntire died Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late D....
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Jane Cornwell Hearn

August 10, 1927 - October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA - Jane Cornwell Hearn, wife of James R. Hearn, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday October 21, 2014 at her residence. Born in Chester SC, she was a daughter of the late Inez Graves and Tom Douglas Cornwell. A celebration of life will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC, October 24, at 2PM with inurnment in the church columbarium. Jane attended Winthrop...
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Ruth D. Winburn

May 29, 1913 - October 19, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Ruth Douglas Winburn, 101, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Hartsville, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Miss Winburn died Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born in Hartsville, she was a...
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Harry Lee Goldson

July 22, 1917 - October 18, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Harry Lee “H.L.” Goldson Jr., 97, will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon prior to the service at the funeral home. H.L. passed away at his home on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born...
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Nell Sellers Abston

August 4, 1946 - October 17, 2014

Graveside service for Nell Sellers Abston will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Nell passed away Friday, October 17, 2014. Born in Hazlehurst, GA on August 4, 1946, she was a daughter of John Morgan and Wanell Sellers. She...
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Kathleen Cotter Schelhammer

September 23, 1940 - October 17, 2014

WHITE ROCK - Kathleen Cotter Schelhammer of White Rock, S.C., died on October 17, 2014, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, having been cared for with great tenderness and sensitivity by Hospice. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Schelhammer; her parents, Patrick and Anita Cotter; and her dear sister, Patricia Smith. Born September 23, 1940, in the Bronx NYC, Kathy and her...
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Mildred Kleckley Younginer

December 6, 1921 - October 17, 2014

Memorial service for Mildred Kleckley Younginer, 92, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church narthex. Mrs. Younginer was reunited with her husband, the late Norris A. Younginer on Friday, October 17, 2014. Born in Gaston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Adele Hammond...
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Billie Grace Peterson

May 3, 1934 - October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Billie Grace Peterson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church in Davis Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Billie Grace passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. Born...
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Laurice Isabel Earnheart Jackson

September 22, 1917 - October 14, 2014

IRMO -- Laurice Isabel Jackson, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 14, at Generations of Irmo assisted living facility. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Folkston United Methodist Church, Folkston, Ga., with burial following in Pineview Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Generations of Irmo. The last...
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Charlotte M. BROWN

March 29, 1923 - October 14, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Charlotte Hilborn Brown, widow of Charles Lloyd Brown, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.Mrs. Brown died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Lifecare Center of...
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Doris L. Brantley

February 24, 1927 - October 14, 2014

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Doris Lochmandy Brantley will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Immediately following the service, family and friends will be received in the parish hall. Mrs. Brantley passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Born in South Bend, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late...
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Charles Bragston Jones

August 25, 1944 - October 14, 2014

The family of Charles “Charlie” Bragston Jones, Jr., 70, will receive friends Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mr. Jones passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Alethea Toney Jones and the late Charles Bragston Jones, Sr. He was the husband of the late Eleanor Jones. Mr. Jones...
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Sherlock Terrence McNab

April 15, 1956 - October 13, 2014

COLUMBIA – Sherlock Terrence “Terry” McNab, III, 58, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014.Born in Tampa, Florida, he was a son of James Albert and Peggy Lorraine Sherouse McNab.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.Mr. McNab graduated from Wade...
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Clement Felder Goldson

June 12, 1944 - October 13, 2014

COLUMBIA - Clement F. “Clem” Goldson passed unto the arms of his Savior on Monday, October 13, 2014. Clem was born in Columbia, S.C., June 12, 1944 to the late Hubert F. Goldson and Evelyn Withers Goldson. He graduated from Dreher High School, attended Anderson Junior College and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Administration. He was...
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Betty Mae Rollings Williams

December 29, 1942 - October 13, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Betty Mae Rollings Williams, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the funeral home.Mrs. Williams passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born in Albermarle, N.C., she was a daughter of the...
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William Harold Crookham

June 26, 1939 - October 13, 2014

Funeral Service for William Harold Crookham, 75, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Crookham passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. Born in Leon, W.Va, he...
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Roland Elmore Geddings

July 20, 1921 - October 11, 2014

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Roland Elmore Geddings, 93, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, prior to the graveside service. Mr. Geddings died Saturday, October 11, 2014. Born in West Columbia, he was a son of the late Saint Julian...
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Alice Loretta Schrag

November 10, 1932 - October 10, 2014

LEXINGTON Funeral Mass for Alice Loretta Schrag, 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Schrag died Friday, October 10, 2014. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor Duquette Hauke. Surviving are her husband, William “Bill...
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Mayer Livingston Johnson

February 7, 1924 - October 10, 2014

Mayer L. Johnson, 90, died Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Heritage at Lowman. He was born in Kinards, SC, son of George W. and Katie Dreher Johnson. He was a life member of Sharon Methodist Church in Kinards and an associate member of Washington Street Methodist Church in Columbia.Always an A student, he attended Clinton High School and Furman University. He was a retired state employee from...
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Francis Warren Allen

May 28, 1921 - October 7, 2014

COLUMBIA - Francis Warren Allen, age 93, of Irmo passed away on October 7, 2014, after a brief illness. Funeral service for Francis Warren Allen, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Union United Methodist Church, with burial in Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel,...
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Lucy Ruth Folley

March 24, 1913 - October 7, 2014

Ruth FolleyColumbia- Funeral service for Ruth Folley, 101, will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Mrs. Folley, wife of the late Col. George M. Folley...
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David Edward Neeley

May 10, 1949 - October 7, 2014

COLUMBIA - David Edward Neeley II, 65, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 after a short heart related illness. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, October 10, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Denmark Cemetery, Denmark, S.C. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home,...
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Joel Archer Cannon

June 6, 1930 - October 7, 2014

COLUMBIA - “I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined to me and heard my cry” Psalms 40:1“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalms 23:6 Joel Archer Cannon passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He was born June 6, 1930 and was the son of Thomas Millard Cannon and Molise Martin and stepson of Thelma Ward Cannon. He is survived by his wife of...
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Eleanor B. Hammer

September 25, 1919 - October 7, 2014

COLUMBIA Longtime Columbia resident Eleanor Bernstein Hammer, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. Affectionately known as "Aunt El" to her many nieces, nephews and their friends, she was born in 1919 in Summerville, S. C. Daughter of the late Sam and Bessie Bernstein, both Eastern European immigrants who arrived in South Carolina during the...
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Ardelia H. Knox

December 27, 1940 - October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA Ardelia Hughes Knox passed away Monday, October 6, 2014. She was born December 27, 1940, in Columbia, to Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Hughes.She attended Olympia High School, where upon graduating in 1959, attended Columbia College. She was retired from the South Carolina National Guard. Ardelia was a lifetime member of Saint Luke Lutheran Church. She loved her church and worked tirelessly in all...
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Carey Woodson Randall

October 13, 1931 - October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Brig. Gen. Carey Woodson “Woody” Randall, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 82, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at Northeast Presbyterian Church. Burial with full military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home,...
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Ethel S. Brody

November 23, 1923 - October 5, 2014

COLUMBIA The artist and philanthropist Ethel Sobel Brody died peacefully on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Born November 23, 1923, in Middletown, N.Y., she grew up in NYC until she married Reuben Brody of Sumter, S.C. and moved there in 1946. While in Sumter, Mrs. Brody was active in Temple Sinai, serving on the Temple Board and as President of the Sisterhood. She was also a leader in the Girl...
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Serena Koester Hadwin

August 28, 1923 - October 5, 2014

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Serena Koester Hadwin, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Ms. Hadwin died Sunday, October 5, 2014. Born in Harrington, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Herman John Henry and Flora Heinrichmier Koester. She graduated from the Lutheran...
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Mary M. MacLean

December 17, 1920 - October 4, 2014

COLUMBIA Mary Fay McDonald MacLean, formerly of Charleston, lived with dedication, love, and purpose up to her last moments on Saturday evening, October 4, 2014. She was 93 years old, much loved, greatly admired, and surrounded by family at her passing. She is survived by her sisters, Jane McDonald Craver and Anne McDonald Bell; her daughters, Marion MacLean and Katharine MacLean Cannady (Mark);...
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Marylou Sanders

April 12, 1929 - October 4, 2014

Mary Lou Sanders (nee) Trucker passed away peacefully at The Lowman Home in Chapin, South Carolina on October 4, 2014. She was born April 12, 1929 to Walter and Estelle Trucker in Evanston IL. Wife of the late Donald Sanders, sister of the late Bernadine Herbon (nee) Trucker. Mary Lou is survived by her brother John Trucker II of Tampa FL, and five sons; Michael , John , Robert, Douglas and...
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Cathleen O'Brien Fede

December 28, 1925 - October 4, 2014

COLUMBIA Cathleen Marita Fede, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2014.The Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, with visitation following until 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will be in Arlington National...
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Miguel Spruill

June 28, 1955 - October 3, 2014

COLUMBIA - Miguel Spruill, the beloved son of the late Edwin Bernard Lato Spruill and Canary Frazier Spruill was born on June 28, 1955, in Ahoskie, N.C. He was affectionately called “Gouey” and “Juice” by his family and friends. Miguel departed this life on Friday, October 3, 2014, at his residence from a brief illness. At an early age, Miguel was baptized and received...
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Linda McKeown Young

March 13, 1943 - October 1, 2014

IRMO – Linda McKeown Young, 71, of Irmo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 11:00 am at Three Rivers Baptist Church, Irmo. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Burial will follow the service at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.Born in Columbia, she was...
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Patrick George Grogan

July 29, 1964 - October 1, 2014

A Requiem Mass for Patrick George Grogan, 50, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), 1512 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden of the church followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. The family will receive friends Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork...
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Christopher A. White

April 23, 1965 - September 29, 2014

COLUMBIA – Christopher Allen White, 49, of Columbia passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of George Allen White of Columbia and Jane Evelina Way White Garrison of Casa Grande, AZ. Chris was a graduate of Spring Valley High School. He loved...
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Howard Craton Dacus

October 8, 1926 - September 27, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC - Howard Craton Dacus, beloved husband of Margaret LaBoone Dacus for over 63 years, of 348 Lakeshore Drive, Asheville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014.Mr. Dacus was born in Dacusville, S.C. on October 8, 1926, the son of the late Prue Milton Dacus and the late Vera Elaine Friddle Dacus. The oldest of nine children, he was a member of First Baptist Church of...
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Truitt Holder Casey

September 20, 1934 - September 26, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Truitt Holder Casey, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205, with burial at a later date. Pallbearers will be Richard Carter, Jason Bray, Casey Greene, Kevin Adams, John B. Casey Jr., Jackson T. Casey, Stancel Kirkland Jr., Rhett Casey, and Alan Gardner. The family will...
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Janelle Skenes Turbeville

June 9, 1925 - September 26, 2014

COLUMBIA Janelle “Jennie” Turbeville of Columbia, S.C., 89, widow of Clemence D. Turbeville, passed away on September 26, 2014. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel S. “Bill” Skenes and Inez Patterson Skenes. She is survived by daughter, Joan Turbeville Mims and her husband, Paul, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Patti Turbeville Raines and her...
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Michael George Sullivan

July 3, 1945 - September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA Michael G. Sullivan, 69, died on September 25, 2014. Michael was born on July 3, 1945, on Staten Island in New York, to the late Mitchel C. and Shirley P. Sullivan. Michael served as a rifle platoon sergeant in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1965 through 1967. After the war, he graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1969. He served as a Trooper First...
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Delmar David Penny

April 7, 1920 - September 25, 2014

ROCK HILL - Memorial service for Delmar David “Red” Penny, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Chandler Place. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family.Mr. Penny died Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Sidney, Ill., he was a son of the late Earl Penny and...
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Marian Coleman Allen

March 9, 1942 - September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Marian Coleman Allen, 72, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.Mrs. Allen died Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Thalia Barbour Coleman and the late Raymond...
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Suzanne Harris Brown

May 8, 1942 - September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Suzanne H. Brown, 72, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
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Colleen McNeill Golden

October 23, 1926 - September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Colleen Moore McNeill Golden, wife of the late Wayne Harris Golden, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The Rosary will be recited on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Golden will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014,...
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Frank Johnstone Dana

March 29, 1920 - September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA - Frank Johnstone Dana died on September 24, 2014. A funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014, with burial following in the churchyard. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. Mr. Dana was born in Columbia, South Carolina on March 29, 1920. He...
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James Conway Farley

June 28, 1925 - September 23, 2014

COLUMBIA Connie, Jim, J.C., Dad, Paw Paw, Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Builder, Engineer, Friend, Good Samaritan among other descriptions passed to his Master's arms on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He was 89 years old. His life was lived at full throttle knowing that his God was with him in all endeavors. Born in a lumber camp in Sweetens Cove, TN on June...
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Donna Dee Crump Lewis

May 28, 1942 - September 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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William James Quirk

November 13, 1933 - September 22, 2014

COLUMBIA William J. Quirk, a beloved law professor, prolific writer, revered intellectual, and the most senior active faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Law, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Columbia after a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old. Born in Orange, New Jersey, Professor Quirk was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph and Helen...
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Ronald Henry Sheppard

January 30, 1952 - September 21, 2014

CAYCE – Ronald Henry Sheppard, 62, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Brookland United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Hamlet, NC, he was a son of Esther Moore Sheppard and the late Rudolph Henry Sheppard. He retired from Carolina Eastman as...
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Jane Isabelle Patton

March 1, 1932 - September 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Margaret Pate Franklin

August 1, 1925 - September 20, 2014

Funeral services for Margaret Ann (Pate) Franklin will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014, at the funeral home.Mrs. Franklin passed away early Saturday, September 20, 2014, at her home. Born in Chester on...
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Anthony Charles Salyer

November 3, 1960 - September 19, 2014

Memorial Service for Anthony “Tony” Charles Salyer, 53, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Tony passed away Friday, September 19, 2014. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles J. Salyer and Catherine Accrocco Salyer. Tony was...
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Sotiris Pete Fikas

August 25, 1931 - September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA - Services for Sotiris P. Fikas “Sam”, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Sumter & Calhoun Streets). Burial will take place in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens (2603 Two Notch Road). The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 6:00 until 8...
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Betty White Aycock

July 5, 1931 - September 18, 2014

Funeral Service for Betty White Aycock will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Aycock passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born in Porterdale, GA, on July 5, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Thomas White and Lorene...
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Fredrick Manuel White

July 19, 1945 - September 17, 2014

The family and friends of Fim White are celebrating his life and blessings. At age 69, Fredrick Manuel White (Fim) found peace in Heaven after a brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsons disease. He passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Columbia, SC. Fim was born in Whiteville, NC on July 19, 1945 to the late Pearl Baldwin White and FM White, Jr. He has been the youngest...
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Gisela Reimann Wiegner

August 7, 1929 - September 16, 2014

COLUMBIA – Gisela E. Wiegner, 85, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 11:00 at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Liegnitz, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Otto and Hildegard Gertrude Krontil Reimann.She is survived by her...
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Gisela Reimann Wiegner

August 7, 1929 - September 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jesse Bryant Roddey

May 31, 1936 - September 16, 2014

Memorial service for Jesse Bryant “J.B.” Roddey III, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Mr. Roddey passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Jesse Bryant Roddey, Jr. and Mary Frances Shell...
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Lura Cowles Ellis-Newcome

September 7, 1950 - September 15, 2014

Memorial service for Lura Cowles Ellis-Newcome, 64, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Giggling Mackerel Restaurant, 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.Lura passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. Born in Statesville, NC, she was a daughter of the late James Shelton and Lura Kincaid Ellis. She was fun loving, enjoyed bowling and was an avid Parrot Head. She...
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Hugh Dave Whitener

May 22, 1944 - September 14, 2014

COLUMBIA - H. Dave Whitener, Jr., died early Sunday morning, September 14, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years young. He was the son of Hugh Dave Whitener, Sr. and Eunice Marie Jenkins Whitener. Dave was renowned as a raconteur whose stories made others happy. He loved to talk about his many fond memories growing up in the...
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Dollie Walker Townsend

May 6, 1924 - September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Miss Dollie Walker Townsend, 90, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Miss Townsend passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Born in Columbia on May 6, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Fred DuPre Townsend and Dollie Walker Townsend. She...
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Annie Jeffcoat

September 13, 2014

CAYCE - Graveside service for Annie Corley Jeffcoat, 98, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Jeffcoat died Saturday, September 13, 2014. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Adoniron Judson Corley and Amanda Elvira Harmon. She retired after 30 years in the Social Security Administration and was a member of the First Baptist...
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Henry James Haynes

September 15, 1946 - September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Henry James “Jimmie” Haynes, 67, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church. Graveside service will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Jimmie died Saturday,...
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Alan Arthur Rehn

July 20, 1938 - September 13, 2014

Mr. Alan Arthur Rehn, 76, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Elmer and Helen Roll Rehn. Alan was a former member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he proudly served our country. He was also a member of the Mason of Ohio. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati having received his Bachelor’s...
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H. R. Sease

August 4, 1927 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Anna Bailey

July 24, 1932 - September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA Anna E. (Nancy) Bailey passed away on the 12th of September 2014 after a long battle with dementia. She was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1932 to the late Hubert and Anna Lynch. She was a military wife married to the late Robert (Beetle) Bailey for fifty-six years. Anna was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all. She was predeceased by her brother...
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Linda Reyes Reep

January 23, 1949 - September 12, 2014

ELGIN Funeral service for Linda Reyes Reep, 65, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be; Harry Adkins, Ricky Adkins, Brian Adkins, Daniel Denton, Chris Bailey and Jacob Coleman. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral...
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Margaret B. Shelburg

August 7, 1932 - September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Margaret Bumgardner Shelburg, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel with burial following in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Dr. George Bumgardner, Michael Bumgardner, Dr. Charles Bumgardner, John S. Bumgardner, Adam Bumgardner, E.G. Bumgardner III, and Phil Cirulli. Honorary...
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Charles Edward Derrick

November 9, 1943 - September 12, 2014

Funeral services for Charles Edward "Bubba" Derrick, 70, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, with visitation at the church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Mr. Derrick, husband of the late Rose...
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Charlotte Irene Ogle

November 22, 1931 - September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA Charlotte Irene Ogle, 82, died Friday, September 12, 2014. No services are scheduled.
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Bryan Hyman Bluestein

January 13, 1960 - September 11, 2014

COLUMBIA - Bryan Hyman Bluestein passed away quietly the morning of September 11, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 54.After graduating from Cardinal Newman High School, Bryan received his B.A. from the University of Georgia, where he was a letterman in swimming and graduated with a degree in business. Later, he received a J.D. from the University of South...
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Virginia L. Blackmon

December 8, 1944 - September 10, 2014

COLUMBIA - Ms. Virginia “Ginger” L. Blackmon, 69, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. She was born in Darlington, December 8, 1944, to the late Carlos S. Blackmon and Elizabeth Stewart Blackmon. She worked for the state of South...
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William Franklin Cone

October 11, 1934 - September 10, 2014

COLUMBIA William Franklin Cone, 79, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in Lodge, S.C. to the late Atward Jerome Cone and Iris Helena Bishop. Frank graduated from Lodge High School in 1952 and attended Clemson University. After serving three years in the Army Medical Corps, Frank was a lab analyst at Allied Signal until he retired in 1994. He was a very intelligent man and...
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Harriett Moore Gardner

December 6, 1934 - September 9, 2014

A graveside service for Harriett Moore Gardner, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mrs. Gardner passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Born in Columbia, she was the only child of the late Herbert B....
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Polly McKenzie Norris

July 10, 1918 - September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Polly McKenzie Norris, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Congaree, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Norris died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Born in Eastover, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Ross Scott McKenzie and Cornelia Truax Arthur. Polly graduated from the University of...
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Hugh Farquhar Robinson

October 16, 1927 - September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA Mr. Hugh Farquhar Robinson, 86, died September 9, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C. at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014. Friends may call following the service at the residence. Mr. Robinson was born in St. Mathews, S.C. and was the son of the late Peter Bartow Robinson and Sarah Wienges Robinson. He was a veteran of the U.S....
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Donna Maria Hunter

October 2, 1965 - September 9, 2014

Funeral service for Donna Maria Davis Hunter, 48, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.Donna passed away Tuesday, September 09, 2014. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Edmond and Betty...
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William Howard Kelley

August 20, 1921 - September 6, 2014

GULFPORT, MISS. - William Howard “Bill” Kelley, 93, of The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., died peacefully on September 6th, 2014, while in the company of family and friends. Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Odom Kelley. He proudly left his two sister-in-laws, Eleanor "Ellie" O'Shea Odom, Frances "Sue"...
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William Baxter Harley

November 12, 1919 - September 5, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for William Baxter Harley, 94, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with a private burial. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Harley died Friday, September 5, 2014. Born in Spartanburg, he was a son of the late John...
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Henry T. STARLING

December 29, 1923 - September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Henry “Bill” Starling, 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Horrell Hill Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Bill died Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Born in Columbia, on...
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Plummer Joseph Jamison

October 21, 1921 - September 2, 2014

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Plummer Joseph “P.J.” Jamison, Jr., 92, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2014, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Jamison died Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Born in Eau Claire, Pa., on October 21, 1921, he was a son of the late Plummer Joseph...
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Harriet Argoe Graham

June 23, 1924 - August 31, 2014

COLUMBIA Harriet Argoe Graham, 90, died Sunday, August 31, 2014. Born June 23, 1924 in Springfield, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Carlos Duncan and Mable Dyches Argoe. Harriet graduated from Springfield High School and attended Winthrop College, now Winthrop University, where she earned a certificate in business administration. She then moved to Columbia where she met and married...
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Frances Peyton Anderson

May 24, 1922 - August 30, 2014

COLUMBIA - FRANCES IS FREE! Her fiery spirit finally broke free from her earthly body at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She had been tormented for much of the past decade by severe dementia, crippling arthritis and near total loss of sight and hearing. She can now soar with the spirits in the great beyond. We will miss her, but are delighted for her and hope to see her again someday....
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Charlotte Delorme Ariail

July 24, 1947 - August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Charlotte Delorme Ariail, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with a private burial. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Ariail passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. Born on July 24,...
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Ray C. Simmons

January 8, 1936 - August 29, 2014

IRMO Memorial service for Ray Carroll Simmons Sr., 78, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Mr. Simmons died Friday, August 29, 2014. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was a son of the late William Jay and Louise Moore Simmons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired as Vice President of Human Resources for Pepsi Co. in 1995. He graduated...
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Thomas Waddell Bruner

September 27, 1946 - August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA - Thomas Waddell Bruner of Columbia died on August 28, 2014. Burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Columbia, SC on September 27, 1946, Tom was the son of the late William Wallace Bruner and Grace Waddell. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1964 and then graduated from Baptist College at Charleston, where he majored in business management and minored in economics. Tom...
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Aurora Coloma Sumaydeng

August 30, 1921 - August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA Aurora Coloma Sumaydeng was born on February 20, 1921 in the Philippines and died on August 28, 2014. She was the eldest of the six children of Antonia Saquing and Venancio Coloma, Sr., who became the first elected Alcalde (mayor) of the town of Bagabag in 1934. Aurora spent her childhood on a farm where her family had rare white carabao (water buffalo) and wild orchids grew thick in...
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Richard Thomas Martin

January 2, 1953 - August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA - Richard T. Martin, 61, of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away on August 28, 2014 peacefully in his sleep. The Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit (at Still Hopes) 1 Still Hopes Dr.West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Richard was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1953. Richard attended schools in...
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John Jerome Megrey

December 7, 1919 - August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral Mass for John J. Megrey, 94, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with final commendation in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following from 6 until 8 p.m. Mr. Megrey died Thursday, August 28,...
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Carla Jean Hutchison

July 27, 1944 - August 28, 2014

WEST COLUMBIA - Carla Jean Hutchison, 70, affectionately known as “Grandmama” died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Born in Chicago, Ill., on July 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Carl Johnson and Hazel Schneider Johnson. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in nursing. She retired from Palmetto Health Baptist after serving many years as a registered...
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Elaina John Capilos

July 7, 1955 - August 27, 2014

COLUMBIA - Services for Elaina John Capilos, 59, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 1, 2014, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:30 p.m., with Trisagion Prayers from 6:30 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Miss Capilos died Wednesday...
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Martin Herbert Kiser

April 12, 1954 - August 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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