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.


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Edward Ray Hobbs

December 14, 1945 - March 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Mary Knuckley McKinney

December 30, 1942 - March 30, 2015

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

October 3, 1939 - March 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Lera Mae Kempson Wingard

September 3, 1919 - March 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Rose Agnes Hanko

August 15, 1928 - March 29, 2015

COLUMBIA Rose A. Hanko passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born in Pringle, Penn., she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Stegena Blannard. She worked in the Registrar’s Office at the University of S.C. for 35 years. During that time, she enjoyed going to work and seeing her work family. She always had candy on her desk and toys for any...
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Paul Eugene Williams

January 13, 1988 - March 28, 2015

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

January 14, 1933 - March 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Requiem Mass for William “Bill” Willoughby, II, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service. A service will also be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community....
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Isabella Anne Vandervelde

September 11, 1930 - March 27, 2015

IRMO - Isabel Ann Reichert Vandervelde, native of Ethan, South Dakota, and 60 year resident of Aiken, South Carolina, passed peacefully away in her sleep into the next life on March 27, 2015. Isabel, an alumni of USC with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and a Master's Degree in Theater Arts, graduated Summa Cum Laude. Isabel was an impassioned, dedicated, and accomplished...
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Diane Klimka Loney

July 19, 1953 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Diane Klimka Loney, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Loney died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she...
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Henry Haynesworth Plowden

September 30, 1927 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Henry Haynesworth Plowden, Jr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, with burial in the church Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the service in the church parish hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Plowden died Thursday,...
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Kittrell Lester Tucker

February 5, 1926 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Kittrell Lester Tucker, 89, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Keenan Chapel, with burial in the churchyard. The family will receive friends following the service at the church in the Stirling Room. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Tucker passed away Thursday, March 26...
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Joseph Stephen Konicki

October 20, 1961 - March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA - Captain Joseph S. Konicki, USN (retired) and CEO of Wamar International Group, passed away on March 24, 2015 as a result of a sudden heart attack. He was 53 years old. Captain Konicki was born in Los Angeles, CA to Joseph J. and Marilyn (LaHood) Konicki. He grew up in Butte, MT, Casper, WY, Denver, CO and finally in Spring, TX where he was an outstanding athlete and the 1980...
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Samuel Glenn Davis

August 11, 1939 - March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA- Funeral service for Samuel Glenn Davis, 75, will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church. There will be a Celebration of Life Reception following the service in the fellowship hall. The burial will follow the reception in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Mr. Davis passed away on Tuesday, March...
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Samuel Glenn Davis

August 11, 1939 - March 24, 2015

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

March 14, 1920 - March 23, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Bertha “Johnnie” Marie Grookett, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the funeral home.Mrs. Grookett died peacefully at her home on March 23, 2015, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born in Trenton,...
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Mary Jo Adkins

February 10, 1940 - March 22, 2015

Funeral Service for Mary Jo Adkins, 75, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, with burial to follow in Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. The family will greet friends Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Adkins passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. ...
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Harriet Gage Fairey

November 4, 1921 - March 22, 2015

COLUMBIA Harriet Harrington Gage Fairey, the wife and constant companion for 71 years of Dr. Philip Washington Fairey, Jr, M.D., known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Mama, died on March 22, 2015.Harriet was born to Elise Wannamaker Gage (also known as Mama) and George Williams Gage, on November 4, 1921. She was raised in and around Chester, South Carolina as her father tried his...
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Mary R. Burnette

December 10, 1927 - March 21, 2015

COLUMBIA Mary Malissa Ratliff Burnette, 87, passed away on March 21, 2015 with her family by her side. Born December 12, 1927 in Morven, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Katherine Ratliff. She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Harvey L. Burnette. Ms. Burnette graduated from Morven High School in 1944 and Greensboro College in 1948...
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Nicholas A. Guerra

December 14, 1940 - March 20, 2015

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

July 18, 1930 - March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Bruce R. Volk, Sr. U.S. Army (Ret.) died Thursday, March 19, 2015. Born in West New York, N.J., he was a son of the late John G. Volk and Naomi Marie Hewke Volk. Lt. Col. Volk retired from the U.S. Army after serving his country for twenty three years, which included serving in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. His distinguished military service included both a Bronze...
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Charles Leverett Adams Terreni

March 31, 1996 - March 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life for Charles Leverett Adams “Charlie” Terreni, Jr., 18, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Charlie died...
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Lucy M. Setzer

November 9, 1936 - March 18, 2015

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

November 3, 1946 - March 16, 2015

COLUMBIA – A graveside service for Samuel Madison Sutton, Jr., 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens followed by a memorial service at 4:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.Mr. Sutton passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Annie Mary Sutton and Samuel (Rueben) Madison...
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Dorothy Murray Culbreath

January 7, 1927 - March 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Dorothy Murray Culbreath will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Mrs. Culbreath died Sunday, March 15, 2015. Born in Morganton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Gray...
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Ruby Rabon Green Spears

March 21, 1925 - March 14, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Ruby Rabon Green Spears, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Greenlawn Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Spears died Saturday, March 14, 2015. Born in...
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Roy D. Shiver

May 28, 1931 - March 14, 2015

COLUMBIA Roy D. Shiver Sr. died peacefully at Still Hopes Retirement Community on March 14, 2015, at the age of 83. Roy is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Doman Shiver; children, Sara McBride (Wallace) and David Shiver; grandchildren, Ashley, Jonathan, and Jacob Shiver and Edgar McBride; siblings, Retha Clark of Albany, Ga., Laverne Gibson (John) of Ellijay, Ga., Jackie...
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Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls

January 17, 1947 - March 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls, 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Gateway Baptist Church Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Christina passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Born in Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Frans Medema and...
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Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls

January 17, 1947 - March 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls, 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Gateway Baptist Church Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Christina passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Born in Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Frans Medema and...
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Larry Elvin Strange

February 11, 1941 - March 13, 2015

IRMO Larry E Strange, Sr., 74, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was the son of the late Carl Bernard Strange and Maxine Elizabeth Vandever-Strange. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked as a C.P.A. and C.F.O. for Pioneer Steel. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Linda Diane Covington Strange; daughter, Tracy Elizabeth Gardiner; son, Larry E Strange, Jr....
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Matt Walter King

August 13, 1931 - March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA Matt Walter King, Jr., 83, of Columbia, beloved father of daughters, Marsha K. Richardson (Rick) and Paula K. King (Todd) passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, 1 Still Hopes Dr., West Columbia, SC, with Chaplain Johnnie Davis officiating. ...
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Arlie Hughes Garrett

August 25, 1947 - March 11, 2015

MORGAN MILL, TEXAS Arlie H. Garrett, 67, of Morgan Mill, Texas passed away March 11, 2015, in Columbia, S.C., with family by his side following a sudden stroke. Special thanks to Palmetto Hospitals, Fairfield Marriott Harbison/Columbiana for their TLC and our wonderful Craftsmen’s Classic customers, vendors, and staff for their selfless support. Arlie was born August 25, 1947, in...
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Lila Wilder Rhoden

November 28, 1922 - March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Lila Wilder Rhoden, formerly of Noble Drive in Abbeville, South Carolina, wife of the late Kerney Graham Rhoden Sr. of Columbia, S.C., died March 10, 2015, at Pruitt Health Care Center in Blythewood, Columbia. Mrs. Rhoden was 92 years old. Born November 28, 1922, in Sumter, South Carolina, she was the daughter of John Wigfall Wilder and Lila Bell Ingram. Mrs. Rhoden and her husband...
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Alexander Warren Montgomery

October 26, 1973 - March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Alexander Warren “Alex” Montgomery, 41, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Alex Montgomery passed into the care of the Lord on March...
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Guadalupe Soto

February 19, 1948 - March 9, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Guadalupe Soto, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. On March 9, 2015, Guadalupe lost his five year battle with cancer. Born February 19, 1948, in...
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Ann G. Jones

July 31, 1934 - March 7, 2015

COLUMBIA Services for Lillie Ann Goff Jones, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Saluda County. The family will again receive friends in the...
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Edward James Mims

December 9, 1971 - March 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Edward James Mims, 43, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Mims died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Margaret Gunter Mims and the late...
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Carolyn Kimbrell Seigler

August 29, 1922 - March 5, 2015

Funeral Service for Carolyn Kimbrell Seigler, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Seigler passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Fort Mill...
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Dorothy Stone Conlon

July 17, 1919 - March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Stone Conlon, 95, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the Church Columbarium and rose garden. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Conlon died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Hazleton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Daniel John Stone...
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Fredrick Carl Bowen

March 16, 1960 - March 3, 2015

CHARLESTON - Funeral service for Fredrick Carl Bowen, 54, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C., with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. “Freddy” to some people and ...
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David Scott Ewan

September 12, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Funeral service for David Scott Ewan, 65, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. David, beloved father, brother, and friend drew his last breath peacefully with his daughters holding his hands, Tuesday,...
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Brendan Michael Egan

August 26, 1936 - March 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Diane Deppen Ufen

September 14, 1928 - March 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Raymond Edward Faucher

June 28, 1923 - March 3, 2015

COLUMBIA – Raymond E. Faucher, Major, US Army Retired, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Mr. Faucher was born in Windsor, Vermont on June 28, 1923. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and served with the 11th Tank...
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Elsie Maybin Wise

May 15, 1921 - March 2, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Frankie Carpenter Welch

September 17, 1942 - March 2, 2015

Services for Frankie Carpenter Welch will be at Chapin Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. with private interment in Sylva, North Carolina, at a later date. Visitation will follow the services.Frankie, born September 17, in Tampa, Florida, went to be with her Lord Monday, March 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. J. Walter Carpenter and Lucy McGuire Sells of...
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John Carter Shurr

March 15, 1947 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - John Carter Shurr, South Carolina Associated Press Bureau Chief for 20 years before his retirement in 2007, died at his home Sunday morning after a brief illness. He was 67. John was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1947 and was the son of Dr. Raymond Carter Shurr and Okla Gladys Dannenburg Shurr. He is survived by his widow, Debbie Ashe Shurr; sister-in-law and brother-in-law,...
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Renee Crystal Box

January 6, 1956 - March 1, 2015

Renee Crystal Dacus Box, 59, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Columbia, SC. Renee was born January 6, 1956 in Cumming, GA to Jim Norman and Della Ruth (Samples) Dacus. Renee graduated from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA in 1974 after which she worked as a bookkeeper at Georgia International Finance and then as the...
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Laura R. Harvel

December 13, 1927 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA – Laura R. Harvel, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Spring Valley Baptist Church on Polo Road with burial following the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Garner’s Ferry Road. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel...
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Doris Lucile Thigpen Stevens

January 12, 1930 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA – Doris Lucile Thigpen Stevens, 85, an elegant and dignified lady, peacefully and gracefully went to join her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 1, 2015. A funeral service will be held noon, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Jackson Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Her grandsons will...
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Mary Harden Androne

August 11, 1957 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - A celebration of life memorial reception for Mary Harden Androne, 57, will be held from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. Mary died unexpectedly Sunday, March 1, 2015 from complications due to surgery. Born on August 11, 1957, she was a daughter of Robert “Bob”...
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Allen D. MARTIN

November 28, 1920 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Allen David Martin Sr., 94, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Martin died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of...
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Paul H. Rowe

April 7, 1932 - March 1, 2015

Funeral service for Paul Hershel Rowe, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Rowe died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born in Danville, Ill., he was a son of the late John Hershel Rowe and Ruth Marie Coffey Rowe. He graduated from the...
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Clover Holly Wolf

February 5, 1914 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Clover Morrison Holly Gatling Wolf, Ph.D., 101, died March 1, 2015, after a long, happy, and interesting life. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. William D. Ladkau, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church where she was a founding member and attended Mass regularly until shortly before her final illness. Burial will be in Elmwood...
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William Russell Jordan

September 11, 1956 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA William Russell “Billy” Jordan, 58, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A celebration of Billy’s life will be held at a later date. Born in Columbia, Billy was the youngest son of the late Richard and Leslie Peake Jordan. He worked at...
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Dorothy Kelly

November 29, 1925 - February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA - Dorothy Kelly, 89, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at her home in Columbia. Born November, 29, 1925 in Teaneck, N.J., she lived in Columbia for 8 years. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Rd. Columbia at 7:00 with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Gideons...
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Kellie W. Howle

April 26, 1926 - February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Kellie Mae “Dinky” Ward Howle, 88, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street...
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Anthony R. Martella

February 17, 1979 - February 27, 2015

LEXINGTON - Memorial service for Anthony Robert “Tony” Martella, 36, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 until 6:00 p.m. prior to the service.Tony passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Born in West Columbia, he was the son of the late Edgar Robert and Carole Ann...
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Patricia Ann Coffman Bryson

June 27, 1945 - February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA Pat Bryson, 69, passed away, Friday, February 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Edward James and Myrtle Evelyn Lovett Coffman. She was the wife of the late Thomas L. Bryson. She was an avid Gamecock fan. Surviving are her children, Ronald Rowe, Robert Estabrook, Shaw Bryson, Leslie Bryson, Amanda and Cheyenne;...
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Dorthea Morris Bardling

December 22, 1929 - February 26, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Dorthea Morris Bardling, 85, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Dutch Fork Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mrs. Bardling died Thursday, February 26, 2015. Born in Montgomery, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Stella...
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Ray Hampton Wallace

July 2, 1941 - February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA Ray Hampton Wallace, Jr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be held graveside at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Born in Martinsville, Va., he was a son of the late Ruby Belten Wallace...
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Emogene B. Dennis

November 17, 1927 - February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Emogene Broadrick Dennis, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Dennis died Monday, February 23, 2015....
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Harry Stone Lucas

January 5, 1961 - February 22, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Harry Stone Lucas, 54, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Lucas died Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born January 5, 1961, in Sumter County, he was a...
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Everett W. Ness

July 2, 1928 - February 22, 2015

COLUMBIA Everett W. Ness, 87, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. He was bravely determined to overcome pain, illness and diminished physical capacity with good cheer and dignity. Everett died in peace at home. His beloved wife, Shirley, was as always by his side. In addition to his parents, Everett was preceded in death by their infant son, Ben, and later by his sister, Shirley N....
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Patrick Estes

October 3, 1929 - February 22, 2015

COLUMBIA - After an enjoyable life and professional career, Patrick H. Estes, III passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home in Columbia, South Carolina. His loving wife, Christine Hayward Estes, was by his side. Pat was born on October 3, 1929, in South St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Freada and Patrick H. Estes, Jr. He spent his childhood and adolescence in South...
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Justin Matthew Wilson

February 19, 1982 - February 21, 2015

IRMO - Memorial service for Justin Matthew Wilson, 33, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Grace United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Justin died Friday, February 20, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Marjorie Mattox Wilson and the late...
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William W. Martin

January 31, 1942 - February 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for William Walter Martin, 73, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Martin died Saturday, February 21, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a...
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Dominick Tringali

June 6, 1923 - February 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Dominick Tringali, 91, husband of Dorothy Cameron Tringali, died Saturday, February 21, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. The son of Liborio and Marianna Tringali, he was born June 6, 1923, in New York City. He attended Brooklyn schools prior to enlisting in the Army and serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater, with combat in the Philippines. Returning home, he worked...
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Katherine Clarkson Sipple

July 23, 1924 - February 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Katherine Clarkson Sipple, 90, will be held 1:00 p.m. February 24, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Congaree. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Katherine died February 21, 2015 at Bishop Gadsden after a long illness. Born July 13, 1924, in Hopkins, SC, she was the daughter of...
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Charles Arthur Stiles

April 14, 1924 - February 20, 2015

Memorial service for Charles Arthur Stiles, 90, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Union United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Mr. Stiles passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. Born in Cambridge, Ohio, he was a son of the late Otho and...
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Robert Francis Wilkinson

November 29, 1938 - February 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Robert F. Wilkinson, Sr., 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Wilkinson died Friday, February 20, 2015. Born in DuBois, PA, he was the son...
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Cathy Jane McBride-Bates

August 25, 1957 - February 19, 2015

.COLUMBIA A Memorial service for Cathy Jane McBride-Bates, 57, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Cathy died Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born in Hobbs, N.M., she was the daughter of the late Buck and Janie McBride. She was a graduate of Spring Valley High School and the University of South Carolina. Cathy was a computer...
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Margaret L. Garrett

December 12, 1913 - February 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Services for Margaret Lockee Garrett, 101, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church...
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Helen Willis Miller

May 8, 1946 - February 19, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. Helen Elizabeth Willis Miller, 68, wife of Ben Neely Miller III, died February 19, 2015, of breast cancer. Originally from Hickory, North Carolina, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late Emmett Clive Willis, Jr. and Mary Elliott Henderson Willis Reber. She was the mother of Benjamin Neely Miller, IV and Mary Elizabeth Miller Drury. The mother-in-law of J. Spencer Drury...
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David Kenneth Benner

June 9, 1947 - February 18, 2015

BLYTHEWOOD – A memorial service for David Kenneth Benner, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. Benner passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was a son of Kenneth and Ruth Kemmerer Benner.David was a...
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Glenn Emory Huch

June 5, 1945 - February 18, 2015

BLYTHEWOOD, SC – Glenn E. Huch, 69, beloved husband of Karen E. Huch passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Glenn and Karen have been residents of Blythewood since 1986 and married 48 years.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon at St. John Neumann Catholic Church at 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223 with Father Sandy McDonald officiating. ...
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James Franklin Dabels

June 23, 1939 - February 18, 2015

Irmo, SC – James, known to most as Jim, was born in Danville, Illinois, to the late Robert and Mary Dabels. He passed away on February 18, 2015. He graduated from Danville High School in 1957, attended Colorado College and graduated from the University of Illinois after joining the United States Navy in 1961, serving 4 years in Norfolk, VA as Yeoman 2nd class. He began his career at...
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Olivia Von Bachelle Mixon

May 28, 1927 - February 16, 2015

COLUMBIA - Olivia von Bachellé Mixon, 87, died Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Chicago, she was a daughter of the late Oliver von Bachellé and Margot Westerholdt von Bachellé. She grew up in Evanston, Ill., and after high school served as an interpreter with the U.S. Military Civil Service in Germany after WWII. Olivia loved to travel, especially throughout Europe. ...
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Barbara Roney Whittington

June 12, 1937 - February 16, 2015

The Funeral Service for Barbara Roney Whittington, 77, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mrs. Whittington passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Born in Shawnee,...
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John Havener Dowling

February 24, 1934 - February 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Funeral service for the Rev. John Havener Dowling, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Burial will be private in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Dowling died Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born February 24,...
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Cleatus Hardie Coleman

May 7, 1920 - February 14, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Cleatus Hardie Coleman, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at North Trenholm Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015, at 5728 Satchelford Road, Columbia, SC 29206Mrs. Coleman died Saturday, February 14, 2015. Born in Loris, she was a daughter...
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James Edward Neeley

September 21, 1935 - February 13, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for James Edward Neeley, 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015, at Capital City Baptist Church, with burial in Memorial Gardens of Columbia. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Neeley died Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in Richland County, he was a...
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Patricia A. Handel

June 27, 1953 - February 13, 2015

IRMO - Services for Patricia A. “Patti” Handel, 61, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial following in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, February 16, 2015 from 1-3 p.m., 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service.Mrs....
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Mamie Ford Coleman

February 23, 1920 - February 12, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Memorial service for Mamie Ford Coleman, 94, will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, February 16, 2015, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with Dr. Michael Guffee officiating. A reception for friends and family will be held following the service in Wesley Hall. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street...
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George Derrick Davis

December 25, 1924 - February 12, 2015

A celebration of life for George Derrick Davis of West Columbia, will be held at 1:00pm on February 16, 2015 at Dixiana Baptist Church, with a burial to follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm on February 15 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.Mr. Davis died February 12, 2015. He was born...
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Mary C. Anderson

July 21, 1922 - February 12, 2015

WEST COLUMBIA - Mary Augusta Crow Anderson, Ph.D., a native of South Carolina, died early Thursday morning, February 12, 2015, of natural causes. Dr. Anderson is the widow of the late James Robert Dickie Anderson and is predeceased by her son, James Orin Anderson and daughter, Barbara Innis Anderson Ryan. She is survived by her son, Richard Cothonneau Anderson, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth...
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Marion Elaine Howe

December 2, 1941 - February 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Marvin Chernoff

August 30, 1932 - February 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Preston Scott Apatang Cabrera

January 28, 1997 - February 11, 2015

COLUMBIA - Preston Scott Apatang Cabrera passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.
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James Patrick Kriston

May 13, 1935 - February 11, 2015

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

August 31, 1955 - February 10, 2015

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David Jackson Cooper

July 14, 1940 - February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Services for David Jackson Cooper, Jr., 74, will be held at 3pm Sunday, February 15, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat St. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Heyward Hall. Private burial services will be announced later. Memorials may be made to the Carolina Wildlife Center, 5551 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212. Mr. Cooper, a native...
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Robert Woodrum Lewis

May 2, 1943 - February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. - SFC Robert W. “Bob” Lewis, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at his residence in Columbia. Born May 2, 1943, in Oak Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul J. and Lillian Lewis. The 1961 Dunbar High School graduate was a decorated 20-year veteran and also worked 24 years for Civil Service at Fort Jackson, S.C., following his active-duty...
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Robert M. ALFORD

July 8, 1940 - February 10, 2015

Col (Ret.) Robert Marlin Alford of Irmo, SC, died February 10, 2015 at the age of 74 with his wife and sons by his side at Newberry County Hospital in Newberry, SC. He was the son of Marlin W. and Clara Alford. He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of 52 years; sons, Robert Marlin Alford, Jr. (and his wife, Marcy) of Simpsonville, SC, Wyman Bradly Alford (and his wife, Amanda) of...
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Beth WALKER

December 12, 1907 - February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA - Beth Walker, an elegant and dignified lady, peacefully and gracefully went to join her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2015. Service will be held on Friday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park and interment to follow in the mausoleum. Born on December 12, 1907 near Pond Creek, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late John Vantile and Myrtie...
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Sidney Ray Ferguson

May 29, 1916 - February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA Sidney R. Ferguson, age 98, peacefully passed to heaven on Monday, February 9, 2015. No words will adequately express how he will be missed and remembered by those who knew and loved him. Mr. Ferguson was born May 29, 1916, in Evanston, Ill., a son of the late Louis Bangs Ferguson and Ethel Wiley Ferguson. His wife of 63 years, Marion Bowen Ferguson died July 13, 2006. Mr. Ferguson...
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Tula K. Valassakis

August 8, 1923 - February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Tula Kotsiakos Valassakis, 91, will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in the Old Sanctuary at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:00 noon at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms....
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Amy Louise Dobbins

August 2, 1960 - February 8, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Amy Strait Dobbins, 54, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Amy passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Strait, II and Louise Petty Strait. She was a preschool...
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Christine Elmina Bunch

February 28, 1928 - February 7, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Christine Elmina Ritchie Bunch, 86, will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:00 noon at the funeral home prior to the service. Mrs. Bunch died Saturday, February 7, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was the...
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Patrick Bernard Takach

August 8, 1950 - February 7, 2015

CHAPIN A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Bernard “Pat” Takach, 64, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Christian Life Assembly of God, Brown’s Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Please come dressed casually for the celebration of Pat’s life. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork...
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Ronald Cecil Crapps

October 18, 1932 - February 6, 2015

WEST COLUMBIA - Funeral Service for Ronald Cecil “RC” Crapps, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Crapps, husband of the late...
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