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

Charles T. Gatch

January 13, 1937 - September 27, 2016

Funeral service for Tommy Gatch, 79, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church in Prosperity, with burial at 3:00 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery, Yemassee. The family will receive friends Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Gatch passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born in Ridgeland,...
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Ralph Webber Smoak

March 8, 1927 - September 27, 2016

A funeral service for Ralph Webber Smoak, Sr., 89, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with a private burial in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Mr. Smoak passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born in Bamberg, he was the...
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Dalton LeVern Ford

October 4, 1926 - September 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Dalton LeVern Ford, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery in Spring Hill, Rembert, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Ford died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born on October 4, 1926 in Lee County, S.C., he was a son of the late Dalton Lee Ford and Maggie...
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David Swing Meyer

April 12, 1938 - September 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - David “Swing” Starring Meyer, 78, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Providence Hospital following a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by family. Swing graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and then Yale, class of 1960. Swing’s career ranged from service in the U.S. Army National Guard to public relations and the...
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David H. Givens

April 10, 1962 - September 25, 2016

Memorial service for David H. Givens, 54, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. David passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Warren Thomas Givens, Sr. and Dorothy Merchant Givens. He was a 1980 graduate of...
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Pauline Allison Prichard

September 17, 1931 - September 24, 2016

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

July 31, 1937 - September 24, 2016

IRMO - Funeral Service for Florence Holcombe Bouknight, 79, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at The Columbia First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville, SC. The family will receive friends Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Bouknight...
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Kathleen Helen Clark

August 20, 1929 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Patricia Mealing Setzer

October 16, 1934 - September 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Patricia Mealing Setzer passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist following an extended and courageous battle with cancer. Pat spent her youth in North Augusta, South Carolina and graduated with honors from Furman University. A blind date between the Furman cheerleader “Pat” and a handsome Citadel Cadet “Hugh” led to a marriage that...
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Patricia Setzer

October 16, 1934 - September 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Patricia Mealing Setzer passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist following an extended and courageous battle with cancer. Pat spent her youth in North Augusta, South Carolina and graduated with honors from Furman University. A blind date between the Furman cheerleader “Pat” and a handsome Citadel Cadet “Hugh” led to a marriage that...
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Frank Garkisch

July 21, 1924 - September 22, 2016

LEXINGTON - A funeral service for Frank Garkisch, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sumter Highway. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ralph Rabon, Joshua Lang, Adam Rickards, Caleb Lang,...
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Nell Manuel Cox

March 11, 1918 - September 22, 2016

COLUMBIA – Nell Manuel Cox, 98, mother, grandmother and long-time Columbia resident, died peacefully in her sleep at the All Seasons Hospice just before midnight on Thursday, September 22, 2016. She was born March 11, 1918 in Allendale County near Sycamore to the late Mary Main Manuel and Fred Wilson Manuel, their 7th child. She was preceded in death by her 10 brothers and sisters, as well...
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Charles Montgomery Hill

December 12, 1921 - September 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - Charles M. Hill, 94, passed away September 22, 2016 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday September 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Elmwood Avenue. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with the...
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Clara Starling Hunter

February 23, 1931 - September 21, 2016

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

July 4, 1946 - September 20, 2016

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

October 15, 1967 - September 20, 2016

Eric Wayne Johnson, 48, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Chapin Baptist Church with a private burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Pallbearers will be Chris Waites, Paul Byram, Ben...
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Angela Christina Prince

July 15, 1973 - September 20, 2016

IRMO - A funeral service for Angela Christina Prince, 43, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Ms. Prince passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born on July 15, 1973 in Columbia, she was...
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Van Dorn Lott

February 15, 1927 - September 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Van Dorn Lott, Jr., 89, will be held at 3:00 Monday, September 26, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend Dr. Daniel H. Hank, PhD officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Lott died Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born on...
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Grace Shealy Phillips

July 10, 1925 - September 20, 2016

HOPKINS - A graveside service for Grace Shealy Phillips, 91, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. Mrs. Phillips died Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born in Eastover, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Lloyd and Viola Martin Shealy. Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of...
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Irene M. Mahood

February 2, 1920 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Jacqueline Lauren Martin

April 16, 1946 - September 18, 2016

COLUMBIA – Jacqueline Lauren Martin, 70, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth and Herbert Ross Snyder. She was a graduate of Dentsville High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She was the first...
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Jeanette Ludgate Kimbrough

December 9, 1930 - September 18, 2016

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

March 15, 1926 - September 17, 2016

LEXINGTON A memorial service for Rees Jenkins Jr., 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Jenkins died Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born to missionaries in Kobe, Japan, he was a son of the late Rev. Charles...
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Dorothy L. Sanders

July 29, 1924 - September 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dorothy Lane Sanders passed away on Saturday morning, September 17, 2016, surrounded by her beloved family and friends. She is finally free of the weakened body that has encased her tremendous spirit for the past decade. No more is she dependent on caring, helping hands to assist her in daily life; she is dancing with angels and free from pain. Although she lived to be 92 years...
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Robert William Degenhart

September 24, 1922 - September 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mass of the Resurrection for Robert W. Degenhart, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia, SC with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. The rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. with a visitation following until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia. Memorials may be made to St....
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Margaret LaBoone Dacus

June 18, 1930 - September 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Margaret LaBoone Dacus, 86 years old, devoted wife of the late Howard Craton Dacus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Mrs. Dacus was born in Easley on June 18, 1930, the daughter of the late Lawrence Joseph LaBoone (former Easley Police Chief) and the late Cleo Elizabeth Gaillard. She was a faithful wife and a devoted and loving caregiver of her beloved...
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Jesse Elvin Teel

April 30, 1942 - September 15, 2016

Dr. Jesse E. Teel, Jr., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Marketing, University of South Carolina, died on September 15, 2016. He was born on April 30, 1942, in Junction City, Arkansas, to Lena Highsmith Teel and Jesse Elvin Teel. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, San Francisco, and Charleston. While in Charleston, he married his wife of 52 years, Sandra...
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Margaret Zeigler Reed

March 4, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Margaret Zeigler Reed, 88 of Columbia passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Coralene Zeigler as well as her husband of 49 years Jack A. Reed. Born March 4, 1928 in Columbia she was one of seven children. Her brothers Kenneth and Douglas and her sisters Leola, Evelyn and Vivian have all preceded her in death. She is survived by her...
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William Franklin Amirante

September 1, 1944 - September 11, 2016

Funeral service for William “Bill” Franklin Amirante, 72, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Bill passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. Born in Chicago, Il, he was a son of the late Harry and Evelyn Amirante. Bill retired in...
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Nancy Ruth Worsham

November 20, 1950 - September 11, 2016

ELGIN – Nancy Lotz Worsham, 65, stepped into glory on September 11, 2016 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.Nancy was born in Roanoke, VA to the late Frances C. and William J. Lotz. After graduating from Cave...
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Lee Florence Reeves

December 31, 1954 - September 10, 2016

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

October 27, 1952 - September 8, 2016

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

March 21, 1950 - September 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - Virginia “Peggy” Sutherland, 66, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her home. Born March 21, 1950 in Abbeville, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Sutherland and Anna Belle Turner Sutherland. She resided at Babcock Center in Columbia since 1984. She is survived by her companion, Johnny Taylor; a sister, Sally Fithian of Hazelton, IN;...
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William Frederick Austin

February 12, 1930 - September 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - William Frederick “Bill” Austin, 86, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, he attended Greenwood High School. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Erskine College in 1953 and the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 1955. He was admitted to...
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Philip L. Meek

December 5, 1920 - September 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Colonel Philip Leslie Meek, age 95, died on September 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Esther Gardner and George William Meek of York, SC; and a sister Marjorie Meek Clark of Chester. He was born in York, SC on December 5, 1920. A service in celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Bethel United Methodist Church,...
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Mary Ann Ropeter

August 13, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Chapin – Mary Ann Ropeter, 73, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Lexington Extended Care, Carroll Campbell Place. A private celebration of life will be held by her friends at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting with the arrangements. Mary Ann was born in Inglewood, California, and was the daughter of the late Thomas Russell Schott and Marge Ross...
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Sharon Kay Jenkins

February 22, 1957 - September 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sharon Kay Jenkins, 59, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Ms. Jenkins died Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Born on February 22, 1957 in Columbia,...
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Margaret Windhorn Floyd

May 26, 1930 - September 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Windhorn Floyd, 86, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend David Bauser officiating the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Floyd passed away after a long illness on September 6, 2016 in Columbia. She was born May 26, 1930, to John Lomas...
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Philip Rosenthal

June 10, 1937 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Vu Nguyen

December 26, 1966 - September 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Vu “Tony” Nguyen, 49, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Nguyen died Monday, September 5, 2016. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he was a son of Lan and Lung Thi Nguyen. A graduate of Dreher...
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Juliette Roberts Dreher

August 17, 1923 - September 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Juliette Roberts Dreher, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Dreher died Monday, September 5, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late...
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Barry Daniel Hoover

April 14, 1961 - September 4, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barry Daniel Hoover, 55, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hoover died Sunday, September 4, 2016. Born in Richmond, Va., he was a son of the late Frazier Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth Leonard Hoover. Surviving are his brother, David Brian Hoover (Kimberly) of Clayton, N.C.;...
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Robert Louis Seymour

October 4, 1925 - September 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Robert Louis Seymour, 90, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a brief illness. He was born on October 4, 1925 in Yonkers, New York, and was predeceased by his parents, Basil and Emma Seymour. Robert is survived by Darian Whitehurst Scalard and her husband, Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Robert Seymour, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton St James Seymour, Mr. and Mrs....
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Thomas Ricks

August 7, 1950 - September 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Thomas “Cleo” Ricks, 66, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Ricks passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born on August 7, 1950 in Ridgeway, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Lizzie...
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Richard James Crawford

March 10, 1930 - September 3, 2016

Memorial Mass for Richard James Crawford, 86, will be conducted at one o’clock on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Father Sandy McDonald will be officiating. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Crawford passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was a son of the late Clarence Crawford (formerly Polish...
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Richard James Crawford

March 10, 1930 - September 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Lucretia Roper Neeley

January 19, 1927 - September 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lucretia “Pat” Roper Neeley, 89, died peacefully September 2, 2016 at her residence. Born in Troy, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Palmer West Roper and Sarah Desdamona Mullinax Roper and was married to Norbert “Nobby” Neeley for 55 years.She retired from the State of South Carolina Department of Education after 34 years as a computer operator. Pat was a...
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Clarence L. Mizell

January 2, 1931 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Clarence L. Mizell, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Mizell died Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born in Pensacola, Fla., he was a son of the late Jesse Theodore and Callie Catherine Flowers Mizell. He retired from the U.S. Army...
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Edmund H. Carpenter

August 16, 1938 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Col. Edmund Carpenter, Jr., age 78, will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Burial with full military honors will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery following the funeral service. Ed passed away Thursday, September 1,...
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Joel Wayne Lawson

February 27, 1916 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Colonel Joel Wayne "Jay" Lawson, 100, died peacefully at his residence on September 1, 2016. He was born January 27, 1916. His parents were Lott and Myrtle Ruth Lawson. He attended Taylor Grammar School, Wardlaw Junior High and Columbia High School where he was president of his Homeroom Class, president of the Student Body, and president of his Senior Class. He was voted...
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Dorothy Ann Slice Bauknight

May 16, 1943 - August 31, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy Ann Slice Bauknight, 73, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Chapin United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Dorothy Ann passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Barnie Evans Slice, Sr. and Viola Cessie Mixson Slice. She was a 1960...
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Rex Neal White

October 14, 1933 - August 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rex Neal White, Sr., 82, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Long Creek Church of Christ, 720 Longtown Road, Columbia, SC 29229. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. White died Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born in Conroe, TX on October 14, 1933, he was...
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Deborah Morton Pack

November 28, 1950 - August 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - Deborah Morton Pack, 65, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born on November 28, 1950 in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Bruce Morton and Betty Jean Chandler Morton. Mrs. Pack’s funeral service will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Pack graduated from Winthrop University and was a teacher at H.B. Rhame...
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Ryan Patrick Kennedy

June 7, 1981 - August 29, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Ryan Patrick Kennedy, 35, will be conducted at one o’clock on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Ryan passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Born in Manhassett, NY, he was a son of Denise Levane Kennedy and the late Robert R. Kennedy. Ryan was currently...
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Christopher Paul Viau

April 15, 1971 - August 28, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Christopher Paul Viau, 45, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Irmo. Mr. Viau passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born on April 15, 1971 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was a son of the late Paul Laurence Viau and Dorothy Joyce Dominick Viau. He is survived by his son, Michael Travis Viau and will...
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Magaiteh Jacqueline Dolo

July 24, 1992 - August 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service will be held for Magaiteh Jacqueline Dolo, 24, at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the church.Jackie was born on July 24, 1992 in Staten Island, New York to the union of Dunber Patrick Dolo and Miata...
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Dunber P. Dolo

February 28, 1961 - August 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service will be held for Dunber P. Dolo, 55, at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the church.Patrick was born February 28, 1961, in Nimba County, Liberia to the union of the late Dunber Patrick Dolo Sr. and Kou...
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Betty M. Walker

October 5, 1930 - August 27, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Betty G. Walker, 85, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley Street, Columbia, with the Rev. Bryan Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs....
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David Albert Dunn

November 29, 1936 - August 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - David Albert Dunn, 79, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home in Forest Acres, SC. Born in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of the late Nora Riley Dunn and the late Rev. James Otis Dunn, Sr. of Lexington, NC. He attended Churchland High School and then served 22 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), retiring as a Master Sergeant in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he had been...
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Rosalind Gardner

July 8, 1913 - August 26, 2016

COLUMBIA – Funeral Service for Rosalind P. Gardner, 103, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at The Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, 1110 Kinley Road, Irmo, SC 29063. Family and friends will be received following the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Mrs. Gardner passed...
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Fannie Bruedley Sikes

February 26, 1924 - August 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - Fannie “Fay” Sikes, 92, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J., passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. Fay was born on February 26, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Walter Bruedley Sr. and Fannie McKnight Bruedley. She grew up in Somerdale, N.J. and Westmont, N.J. and graduated from Collingswood High School, Collingswood, N.J. During WWII, she worked in a defense plant...
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Zachary R. Johnson

July 2, 1985 - August 26, 2016

COLUMBIA Zachary Rhoades Johnson, 31, died Friday, August 26, 2016. He died peacefully in his home after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. Zach was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 21, 1985, the son of David R. Johnson and Dr. Linda Veldheer. He attended Richland County Schools and graduated with honors from Ridgeview High School in 2004. He was the recipient of the National...
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Cathy Lee Weber

November 22, 1952 - August 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Cathy Lee Weber, 63, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Born in Washington, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Woodrow and Ethel Edwards Lupton. Cathy passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016, after a brief illness. She worked for Beltone Hearing for over twenty five years with her...
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Heung Yub Rosenberger

February 1, 1932 - August 24, 2016

COLUMBIA – “Kim” Heung Yub Rosenberger, 83, passed away at home on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Kim enjoyed a long marriage to the love of her life, Howard Rosenberger, until his death in 1999. She was a devoted member of Columbia Korean Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kim will be missed by her many friends whom she considered family. A memorial service for Kim will be held...
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John Bruce Blount

April 22, 1928 - August 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant General John Bruce Blount, 88, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, and is in God’s care now. John Bruce Blount was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 22, 1928, the son of Joseph Hagen Blount and Loretta Moody Blount. He played basketball in high school and set a school record that still stands, scoring 66 points in a...
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James Andrew Barwick

February 8, 1968 - August 21, 2016

Memorial service for James Andrew“Andy” Barwick, 48, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Andy passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Nina “Nan” Rutledge Barwick and the late Jackson LaVelle Barwick. Andy attended Chapin High School and was a graduate of Sloan Academy...
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Betty Parris

January 21, 1933 - August 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Betty Ann Stanley Parris, 83, will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Parris died Sunday, August 21, 2016. Born in Marion, she was a daughter of the late Foster Brown...
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Charles Archie Gedney

September 17, 1937 - August 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mass of Christian Burial for Charles A. Gedney Sr., 78, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, officiated by Father Sandy McDonald. Final commendations and Farewell Prayers will be held at noon in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, followed by a...
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Richard McKinne Kennedy

December 12, 1924 - August 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Richard M. Kennedy, Jr., 91, died Saturday, August 20, 2016. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he was born December 12, 1924, son of Richard M. Kennedy and Marie Wheeler Kennedy. He attended the public schools of Mountain Brook and the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1947 he received his B.A. Degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At Wisconsin he...
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Bernadette Marie McPherson

August 4, 1948 - August 18, 2016

BLAIR - The family of Bernadette Marie McPherson, 68, will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. McPherson passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Born in Olathe, KS, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Lewis. She was the wife of 51 years to Earl Henry McPherson, Sr. Mrs. McPherson retired as a...
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J. W. Arnold

September 15, 1951 - August 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for J W “Sonny” Arnold III, 64, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church, 806 Universal Drive, Columbia, SC 29209. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Arnold was born on September 15, 1951, in Searcy, Arkansas, and...
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JoAnne Goldson Gilham

June 15, 1939 - August 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for JoAnne Goldson Gilham, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Mike Baer and Reverend Roy Graves officiating the service, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the funeral home.Mrs. Gilham died...
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Kathryn Fetner Fulmer

February 21, 1926 - August 17, 2016

COLUMBIA – Mrs. Kathryn Fetner Fulmer passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 after a brief illness. Born on February 21, 1926 in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the last surviving child of the late Henry T. and Iva Fetner. She was preceded in death by her sister Martha Fetner Wells.Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, August 19, 2016, in Boyce Chapel at First Baptist Church,...
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Derelle E. Bigby

May 6, 1933 - August 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Derelle E. Bigby, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Dennis Banks and Reverend Jerry Long officiating the service, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Bigby died Tuesday, August 16, 2016...
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Norman Jerome Arnold

October 2, 1929 - August 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - Norman Jerome Arnold, passed away peacefully at his home in Columbia on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the age of 86 with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 Trenholm Road, Columbia. Interment at Synagogue Emanu-El Cemetery on Sycamore Avenue in Charleston, SC will take place at 2:30 p.m. Dunbar...
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William Andrew Dickinson

August 25, 1945 - August 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Memorial Service for William Andrew “Andy” Dickinson, Jr., 70, will be held at a later date in Roanoke, VA. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, assisted the family. Andy passed away Monday, August 15, 2016. Born in Roanoke, VA, he was a son of the late William Andrew Dickinson and Nancy Ring Dickinson. After his service in the US Navy, Andy enjoyed a career as the...
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Thomas Samuel Welsh

September 26, 1947 - August 15, 2016

St. Helena Island, SC - Funeral services for Thomas Samuel Welsh Sr., 68, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Chapin United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in Bishopville, SC. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.“Thomas” to his wife,...
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Diane Gunter Russell

May 13, 1944 - August 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Diane Gunter Russell, age 72, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, August 15, 2016 of lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Diane was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 13, 1944, the daughter of the late Francis Clyde and Mary Alyne (Booth) Gunter. Diane graduated from Ramona High School in Riverside, California. She lived and worked in...
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Emily Ann Hindersman

December 2, 1918 - August 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Emily Ann Hindersman, 97, beloved wife of the late Charles C. Hindersman, died Saturday, August 13, 2016. Surviving are her son, Dr. John Hindersman; stepdaughter, Margaret Stephens (James), grandchildren, James Hindersman (Candace), Alison McCarthy, Terri Shuffield (Steven); great-grandchildren, Mollie and Reilly McCarthy, Bradford, Pierce, and Rhodes Hindersman; and sister-in...
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Elaine Marie Frank

January 31, 1948 - August 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Elaine Frank went home to be with Jesus on Aug 12, 2016. Born on Jan 31, 1948, she was the daughter of Marshall and Persis Smith. Elaine was the loving wife of Dr. Robert L. Frank, and mother of Rebecca J. Morrison and mother-in-law of Wes Gravelle. She also is survived by siblings David Smith and Anne LeBlanc (Charles). Elaine was the loving grandmother of Steven J. Morrison, Micah...
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Georgia Lucile Stuckey

February 9, 1925 - August 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Cile Stuckey, 91, died on Friday, August 12, 2016, after brief illness.Born February 9, 1925 in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. Stuckey and Ruth Martin Stuckey. She was a 1946 graduate of Winthrop College and later received a business degree from Draughton’s Business College and a Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina. She...
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Gordon E. Wright

February 9, 1930 - August 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Gordon Edward Wright, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Wright died Thursday, August 11, 2016. Born on February 9, 1930 in Austin, Texas, he was a son of the late Lewis...
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Katherine B. Dent

September 26, 1919 - August 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Katherine B. Dent, 96, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Matt Yon officiating. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Dent, wife of the late Benjamin McDonald Dent, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born on September 26, 1919 in Lexington...
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Jules Williams Riley

May 12, 1950 - August 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Memorial Mass for Jules W. Riley, Jr., 66, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Devine Street. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Riley was born May 12, 1950, the son of the late Jules Williams Riley, Sr. and Jean Harvey Riley of...
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Ronald Lee Holtzapple

September 1, 1943 - August 10, 2016

Memorial Service for Ronald Lee Holtzapple, 72, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Holtzapple passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born in Dallastown...
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Christina Anne Harrington

July 23, 1931 - August 8, 2016

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Christina Anne Harrington, 85, will be conducted at three o’clock on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin, S.C. Reverend Dennis B. Willey will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August...
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Sura Wolff Wengrow

November 28, 1908 - August 8, 2016

ASHEVILLE, NC Sura Wolff Wengrow, a native of Allendale, SC, passed away at her home with her son, Arnold Wengrow, in Asheville, NC, on August 8, 2016. She was the daughter of Henry Wolff and Rachel Pearlstine Wolff of Allendale. She had an older sister, Cecile, and a younger brother, Louis Michael. All are deceased.She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1928 and at the time of...
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Louise Ewell Pugh

February 21, 1920 - August 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - Louise Ewell Pugh died Monday, August 8, 2016. She was born February, 21, 1920, in Ruckersville, Virginia to Nathaniel McGregor Ewell and Mary Louise Camper Ewell. She was the oldest of six children and was called Camper by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Sharpe Pugh, as well as her brother, Nathaniel and sister, Helen. She is survived by her three...
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Boyd Emerson Ray

March 4, 1943 - August 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - The Amazing Buddy Ray, 73, passed away August 6, at Providence Hospital. He was born March 4, 1943 on Sullivan’s Island, the son of the late Boyd E. Ray, Sr. and Leona M. Ray. Buddy graduated from Dentsville High School after his family returned from Verdun, France where his father was stationed in the Army. It was here that he started his illustrious music career, forming...
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Beverley Cook Blackwell

January 9, 1934 - August 4, 2016

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Beverley Cook Blackwell, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Shandon Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the church Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Blackwell passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born on January 9,...
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Dorothy Kaminer

January 16, 1932 - August 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Dorothy Lucas Kaminer, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Kaminer died August 4, 2016. Born on January 16, 1932 in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Henry Dean Lucas and Juanita Avaritt Lucas. She was a member of Greene Street United...
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Anne Maxwell Elizabeth Julian

August 3, 2016 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Anne Maxwell Elizabeth Julian, infant daughter of Marsh and Carla Julian, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church, with a burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Edward Earl Mangum

November 24, 1935 - August 3, 2016

SANDY RUN - A funeral service for MSgt Edward Earl Mangum USMC (Ret.), 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Mangum died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born on November 24, 1935 in Columbia,...
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Emily Meek Camp

October 24, 1919 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Emily Meek Camp, 96, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St Mark United Methodist Church with Pastor John Adams Officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service at the church. The family will hold a private burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Camp passed away on Wednesday, August 3,...
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Theron Tilton Garrett

August 23, 1934 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service with full Military Honors for MSG Theron Tilton “Ted” Garrett, USAF (Ret) Jr., 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow the service. Mr. Garrett died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born on August 23, 1934 in Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Theron Tilton...
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Thomas Seward Smith

July 25, 1962 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Thomas Seward Smith, 54, will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, 6408 Bridgewood Rd., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Tommy died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born in Kingsville, Texas, he was...
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Belinda Jane Jones

December 4, 1954 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Belinda Jane “BJ” Jones will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Shandon Presbyterian Church Activities Center. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The burial will be private at Millcreek Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.BJ was born on December 4, 1954 in...
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Garry Arnold Beasley

February 19, 1956 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Garry A. Beasley, 60, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The family will receive visitors at First Baptist Church of Columbia, Monday, August 8th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Services will be held in his home state of Indiana. Born on February 19, 1956 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Ben A. Beasley and Helen Nichter Beasley of Columbus, Indiana. Garry was a beloved son, husband,...
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Patricia Cannizzaro

November 4, 1952 - August 2, 2016

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Rebecca Peek Greer

June 17, 1960 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rebecca Peek Greer, 56, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at St. Andrews Baptist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the St. Andrews Baptist Church chapel prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Greer died...
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