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 Edward Kelly

January 5, 1947 - March 23, 2017

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

May 30, 1921 - March 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Col. George A. McIntosh (U.S. Army Ret.), age 95, a resident of Still Hopes Retirement Community, passed away on March 23rd. He was born on May 30, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were Eleanor H. and Floyd N. McIntosh. He grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Glenville H.S. in 1939. He attended Ohio University and early in 1942 was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was sent to...
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Geraldine Saviers Dameron

December 27, 1918 - March 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jerry Dameron – wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and active volunteer – lived a busy and fulfilling life. Outgoing and caring, she was well-known and loved in her community wherever she lived. Jerry grew up in Colorado: Canon City, Colorado Springs and Denver, and received her Associate of Arts degree from Colorado College. She had a part-time career as a...
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Bobby L. Haley

August 24, 1938 - March 20, 2017

Irmo - Rev. Bobby Haley passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017 at his home in Irmo, South Carolina from complications from Alzheimer’s. Bobby, son of the late Melvin Haley and the late Neva Travis McElhinney, was born on August 24, 1938 in Wesson, Mississippi. Bobby was a graduate of Mississippi College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon graduating from Southwestern...
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Beatrice Eleanor Osborn

November 8, 1916 - March 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Beatrice “Aunt Bobbi” Eleanor Durham Osborn, 100, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Columbia. Born in Takely, Essex, England in 1916, she served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing member in the British Red Cross Society during World War II where she met Geoffrey Alan Osborn while he was convalescing from injuries suffered as a bomber pilot, Royal Air Force. They...
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Barbara Rice Turbeville

October 12, 1928 - March 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Barbara Rice Turbeville will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with the burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the burial at the home of Bill and Megan Turbeville. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Turbeville died Sunday,...
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Joe Luther Allen

August 24, 1923 - March 19, 2017

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - A life time of public service ended March 19, 2017 with the death of Joe L. Allen, Jr. He was born August 24, 1923 in Florence, South Carolina, the son of Joe L. and Etta Gause Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Jo Ann Hornsby and her husband Dr. Guy Hornsby of Morgantown, West Virginia; his granddaughter, Teresa Ann DeLuca of Wilkes Barrie, Pennsylvania; a...
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Phyllis DuBose Scott

July 2, 1952 - March 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Phyllis DuBose Scott, 64, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Ms. Scott died Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Scott, Jr. and Ruby...
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Mary Zenobia Krueger Eargle

May 6, 1936 - March 18, 2017

Funeral service for Mary K. Eargle, 80, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mary Krueger Eargle was born May 6, 1936 to German immigrant Dr. Walther Krueger and his wife Frances Stevenson...
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Claude Blakely James

March 10, 1944 - March 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Claude Blakely James, born March 10, 1944, died unexpectedly on March 17, 2017. Claude was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. He worked for USC in the Information Technology Operations Department, and after he retired several years ago, he continued to work there as a contract employee until his untimely...
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Helen Hogan

October 25, 1928 - March 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Helen Lominick Hendrick Hogan, 88, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Hogan passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter the late Otis A. Lominick and Della...
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George Allen Deen

October 28, 1945 - March 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sgt. Major George Allen Deen, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was born in Baxley, Ga. on October 28, 1945. He served his country in posts around the world over the course of a long and distinguished career in the United States Army. Notably, he was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery while serving in Vietnam. He is survived by his...
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Robert Smith Thompson

November 28, 1937 - March 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Robert Smith Thompson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, beloved husband of Judith Curfman Thompson, died March 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Dr. Milton Needham Thompson and Marian Smith Thompson of Cambridge Ohio. He was born on November 28, 1937 in East Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Thompson was a graduate of Oberlin College AB in History; Harvard University Graduate School, AM in...
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Jesse Lee Lindler

April 6, 1950 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Ronnie Stevens

December 28, 1952 - March 14, 2017

IRMO Funeral service for Ronnie Stevens, 64, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial Park. Ronnie passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Born in Wilmington, NC, he was a son of Ethel Eloise Stevens and the late...
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Terry Lynn Noss

July 9, 1954 - March 14, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD – Terry Lynn Noss, 62, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Willow Lake Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Pasadena, California he was a son of Teddy “Ted” and Miriam...
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Raymond Richard Ricker

April 1, 1942 - March 12, 2017

IRMO – Raymond Richard Ricker, 74, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born April 1, 1942 in Newmarket, NH, he was a son of Florence Ricker. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; sons, Rick and his wife Nancy from Peachtree City, Ga. and Randy and his partner Laryssa Rod from Somerville, MA; daughter, Renee Dillon and her husband Bill Dillon from Chapin, S.C.; granddaughters,...
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Roland Ibra Quattlebaum

September 22, 1925 - March 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roland “Ronnie” Ibra Quattlebaum, 91, went home to Jesus on March 9th 2017. Born September 22, 1925 in Statesboro, Ga., he is the son of the late William Floyd and Thelma Porter Quattlebaum. Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years, Lenora Crapse Quattlebaum; sons, Larry Roland Quattlebaum (Stephanie) and Robert David Quattlebaum (Laura); daughters, Victoria Q....
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Benjamin Philip Gfell

December 8, 1979 - March 8, 2017

IRMO – Benjamin Philip Gfell, 37, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial following at Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Born in Lexington, Kentucky he was a...
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Jeffrey Allan Hale

April 26, 1970 - March 7, 2017

The family of Jeffrey Allan Hale, 46, will receive friends Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Jeff passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, he was a son of Ralph C. Hale and Idalia Mendoza Hale. Jeff was a graduate of Spring Valley High School. He was an avid Florida State Seminals fan, was a gun enthusiast...
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Jeffrey Allan Hale

April 26, 1970 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Charles Jerome Connor

November 15, 1931 - March 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - A private graveside service to celebrate the life of Mr. Charles Jerome Connor, will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Charles passed away, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Palmetto Health Richland. Born November 15, 1931, in Greenwood, S.C., he was the son of the late Joseph Connor and Ruth Riddlehoover Connor. Mr. Connor served his country proudly in the United States Army, with...
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Charles Jerome Connor

November 15, 1931 - March 7, 2017

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

July 21, 1934 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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John Joseph Horrigan

October 10, 1957 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Charles Wendell McAlister

August 13, 1940 - March 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Charles Wendell McAlister, fondly known as Coach Mac, of Columbia, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Cynthia Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at...
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Louise Brogdon Deneen

September 3, 1921 - March 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Louise Brogdon Deneen went to be with Jesus and her beloved husband on the morning of Sunday, March 5, 2017, as a result of complications from a stroke. She was united with her Bridegroom and reunited with “her Bob” on the day which would have been their 73rd wedding anniversary. She was born on September 3, 1921, in Columbia, SC, to Bertha Brogdon and Henry Grady Brogdon....
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Kristin G. Koosa

November 9, 1948 - March 4, 2017

Requiem Memorial Mass for Kristin G. Koosa, 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Kris passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in Knoxville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Richard O....
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John Eugenio Morales

February 18, 1930 - March 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - John Eugenio Morales, M.D. (Johnny) passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Columbia, S.C. Dr. Morales was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico on February 18, 1930 to the late Rosa Maria Yordan and Candelario Morales.Johnny had a wonderful childhood in his home town in the mountains of Puerto Rico. He grew up playing and enjoying the blessings of a small town where his father was the mayor...
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George E. Richards

September 10, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Funeral Service for Master Sergeant George E. Richards, U.S. Army (Ret.), 84, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. George passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Born in Sunfield, Michigan, he was a son of the...
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Frances Stogner Lee

June 18, 1933 - March 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Frances Stogner Lee died peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital after an illness. She was 83 years old. Born in Lancaster, S.C., she was the beloved daughter of Jane Small Hollis and Hamp Stogner. She was married to the late Captain Clyde Lee (USN-Ret). She was predeceased by her parents and her husband. She will be remembered for her devotion to her...
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Stephen Langton Thomas

January 30, 1940 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Mary Ellen O'Connor

August 21, 1917 - March 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mary Ellen (O’Brien) O’Connor, age 99, passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was born in New York City on August 21, 1917 to Irish immigrants, Michael O’Brien and Bridget (Barrett) O’Brien. Diseases of the 1920’s took her mother and two siblings (John and Catherine). Her stepmother, Ellen (Bowen) O’Brien, became a loving figure for...
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Robert Luis Werner

March 27, 1947 - February 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Robert “Bob” Luis Werner entered into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Eileen “Lynn” and his children, Adrienne (Tim), Matthew (Carine) and Bryan (Courtney). Bob was adored by his grandchildren and will be missed by Breeana, Declan, Alexander, Adeleine, Caden, Elliana,...
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Mamie S. Pruitt

September 21, 1915 - February 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mamie Gunter Small Pruitt, 101, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Opus Post Acute Rehab in West Columbia. Born September 21, 1915 in the Asheville, N.C. area, Mamie spent most of her childhood in Ridge Spring, S.C. and moved to Columbia as a teenager. She attended school and worked in Columbia, retiring from Baptist Hospital. Mamie lived the last 30 or more years of...
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Katherine Coleman Elliott

May 1, 1941 - February 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Katherine Coleman Elliott, 75, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. A private burial will be held following the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Fowble. Pallbearers for the service will be James Carlisle Oxner III...
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Meda Jean Peeples

August 12, 1934 - February 26, 2017

LAKE MURRAY – Funeral Service for Meda Jean “Susie” Peeples, 82, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. There will be a private interment in Bluffton Cemetery. Mrs. Peeples passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Born in Bishopville, she was...
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Katherine Victoria Jumper

May 6, 1931 - February 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - Katherine Victoria Jumper, 85, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was the youngest and last surviving child of the late Henry Francis Jumper, Sr. and the former Katherine Christine Bultman. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Jumper Lane; brothers, Lucius, Henry, Jr., Fred, and John; and brother-in-law, Pete Lane. She is survived by...
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Rosalie B. Dreher

August 15, 1924 - February 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - funeral service for Rosalie B. Dreher, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dr. Tony Metze officiating the service, and the burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the Good Shepherd Room at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel...
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Alice Eargle

October 8, 1941 - February 25, 2017

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

October 4, 1952 - February 24, 2017

PROSPERITY - A graveside service for John Christopher “Chris” Lazur, 64, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Chris entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel John W. Lazur, USMC and Julia C. Lazur, and...
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Margaret Shealy Rayfield

March 2, 1919 - February 24, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Margaret Shealey Rayfield, 97, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Rayfield died Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Ninety Six, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie...
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Wildie C. Hewitt

January 5, 1928 - February 24, 2017

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

October 8, 1932 - February 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for George Allen Grillo, 84, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will follow the Rosary at the funeral home until 7:00 p.m. Mr. Grillo passed away peacefully on Thursday, February...
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Carole Johanne Strange Vinck

April 20, 1939 - February 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Carole Johanne Strange Vinck, 77, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with Reverend Lee Butler officiating the service. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Vinck died Wednesday, February 22,...
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George Joseph Myers

May 17, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Bill J. Myers, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in Amity, Arkansas, he was the youngest son of George N. and Kathryn McMinnis Myers. Bill was the husband of 63 years to Vonnie Mumford Myers. He proudly served the United States in the USAF during WWII as well as the Korean War. He retired from Weingarten’s Grocery where he was Store Manager for many years. ...
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Ruth McClellion Martin

February 7, 1925 - February 21, 2017

LEXINGTON - Ruth “Mac” McClellion Martin, 92, passed away on February 21, 2017. Born in Williamston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Weston McClellion and Elizabeth Mackey. “Mac” graduated from Anderson County Hospital in 1947 as a registered nurse and continued her nursing career for 35 years. After retiring from nursing, “Mac” volunteered...
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Tracy Brigman Pritchard

November 21, 1972 - February 20, 2017

IRMO - Tracy Brigman Pritchard, 44, died suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017 due to heart complications. Born in Columbia on November 21, 1972, she was the daughter of Robert and Ruth Pritchard. She was educated in Irmo schools and was disabled due to a serious car fire. She is survived by her parents of Chapin; a son, Robert Donovan Pritchard of Gaston; her companion, David Spell of...
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Sarah Patterson Johnson

May 23, 1921 - February 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sarah Patterson Johnson passed away on February 20, 2017. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Rd in Columbia, SC.She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1921. She was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Irwin Johnson,...
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Sally Poulos Holmes

September 20, 1949 - February 20, 2017

ELGIN - Sally P. Holmes went to be with JESUS on February 20, 2017 after battling a lengthy illness. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Sally P. Holmes will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday February 25, 2017 at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Elgin. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.Sally was born September 20, 1949...
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Betty Keefe Harless

July 1, 1921 - February 20, 2017

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

April 2, 1927 - February 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – Elizabeth Ann Martin Werner, 89, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at her home, on Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. She returned to the Lord to be reunited with her family members and loved ones who have preceded her.Elizabeth was one of 12 children born to the late Peter and Marie Martin. She was born, along with her twin sister, the late Helen Martin, on...
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Elizabeth Gillam Felkel

October 18, 1926 - February 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Lib” Gillam Felkel, 90, died on Sunday, February 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Shandon Baptist Church with the Reverend Dennis Banks officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Felkel was the...
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Michael Thomas Rose

July 19, 1947 - February 18, 2017

HORRELL HILL - Michael T. Rose passed to the Church Triumphant on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The funeral service for Mr. Rose will be held 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, with Pastor Eric Fink officiating. A family burial will follow the service at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is...
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Jerry P. ALEXANDER

July 14, 1933 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Rev. Jerry Price Alexander, 83, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, with visitation following in Potts Hall. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Rev. Alexander died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in...
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Elisabeth Murphy Alford

May 18, 1936 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elisabeth "Libby" Murphy Alford, 80, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with visitation at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Alford died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Fredrick Murphy and...
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Michael Thomas Rose

July 19, 1947 - February 18, 2017

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

August 15, 1934 - February 17, 2017

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Carolyn Young King, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, with burial in the churchyard. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.Mrs. King died Friday, February, 17, 2017. Born in Hopkins, she was a daughter of the late...
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Furman Younginer

November 14, 1923 - February 16, 2017

IRMO - Furman Raymond Younginer passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born November 14, 1923, in Irmo, SC, he was the son of the late Raymond Samuel Younginer and Gertrue Petty Younginer of Irmo. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Louise O’Sheal Younginer.A lifelong resident of Irmo, Mr. Younginer was educated in the Irmo schools and graduated from Irmo...
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Jerry Samuel Watson

April 25, 1951 - February 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – Dr. Jerry S. Watson, Jr., 65, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. George Crow officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church atrium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast...
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Sol Stein

March 4, 1929 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Louis Benjamin Gilham

July 1, 1936 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Dr. Louis B. Gilham, Jr., 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Mike Baer officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Dr. Gilham died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. ...
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Rosemary Tung Chow

June 11, 1919 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Rosemary Tung Chow, beloved mother of Peter C. Chow, Stella C. Chow, and Dr. Jim C. Chow, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home. She was born in Beijing, China on June 11, 1918 where she graduated first in her class from Peking Medical School, specializing in internal medicine. After leaving China in 1948, she and her husband, Thomas, a general surgeon,...
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Larry Jack Blake

July 31, 1937 - February 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Larry Jack Blake of Columbia, SC, age 79, passed away February 14, 2017 at William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center after a long battle with end-stage renal failure. Mr. Blake was a son of the late Ernest Edwin and May Carver Blake and is survived by his wife of 38 years, Germaine Blease Blake, and two daughters: Sandy Blake Gates of Herriman, Utah, and Judy Blake Miller of...
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Charles Lee Patterson

August 29, 1936 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Joan Barwick Lare

June 18, 1930 - February 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Joan B. Lare, 86, died Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born June 18, 1930, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Theodore Barwick and Esther Margaret Penny Barwick. Educated in the public school of Steubenville, Ohio, she graduated with a B.A. Degree in Music Education from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. As well as teaching music and kindergarten in Ohio,...
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Wilbur Lyman Goodwin

September 18, 1942 - February 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Wilbur Lyman Goodwin, 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Greenlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the...
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Jonathan David Burkhardt

October 10, 1987 - February 7, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. - A funeral service for Jonathan David “J.D.” Burkhardt, 29, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Crossings Community Church in Columbia, S.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. Jonathan passed into the...
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Jonathan David Burkhardt

October 10, 1987 - February 7, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. - A funeral service for Jonathan David “J.D.” Burkhardt, 29, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Crossings Community Church in Columbia, S.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. Jonathan passed into the...
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H. Vernon Benson

August 30, 1943 - February 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - H. Vernon Benson, 73, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The family will receive friends at the residence from 3 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.He was a son of the late Pearlie and Gussie Richardson Benson, becoming a successful HVAC businessman, both independently and with his business partner forming...
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Rodney Keith Sellers

February 1, 1947 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Cory Cordell Jansen

May 24, 1979 - February 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Jack Arthur Boyer

November 9, 1931 - February 6, 2017

EASTOVER - Jack Arthur Boyer, Sr., 85, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a long and fearless battle with cancer. Born in Columbia on November 9, 1931, Jack co-owned Boyer’s Country Meat Market with his brother Clyde. The meat market was originally founded by his late father, M. C. Boyer in 1925. Jack was kind and generous and loved by all who crossed his path, never meeting...
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Marion Thomas Ruple

May 8, 1934 - February 6, 2017

IRMO - Col. Marion Thomas “Tom” Ruple Jr., USAF (Ret.), passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Tom was born in Columbia S.C. on May 8, 1934 to Marion Thomas Ruple Sr. and Lorena Clifford Lowe Ruple. He grew up in Orangeburg S.C., graduated from Georgia Tech, and later earned his MA at the University of Wyoming. Tom had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force. He...
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Dalip Singh Bans

January 7, 1926 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Michael Patrick Coleman

July 20, 1967 - February 3, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Michael “Mike” Patrick Coleman, 49, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Horrell Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Coleman died Friday,...
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Helen Eargle Richardson

August 7, 1922 - February 3, 2017

Funeral service for Helen Eargle Richardson, 94, will be conducted at three o’clock Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Rev. John P. Trump will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the church parlor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Richardson...
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Hugh Thomas Arthur

June 22, 1945 - February 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hugh Thomas “Tom” Arthur II, 71, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Born on June 22, 1945 in Elkins, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Hugh Thomas Arthur and Violet Hoover Arthur. Tom was a graduate of Columbia High School and Wofford College. He received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of South Carolina and a Law degree from Mercer University. He taught...
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Janice Arline Dukes

November 28, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Thomas Russell Lind

July 13, 1932 - January 29, 2017

COLUMBIA – Thomas Russell Lind, 84, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church. Born in Bronx, New York he was a son of the late Sebastian Henry and Patricia Mary Lind. He was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering...
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True Dent Henderson

June 5, 1936 - January 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - True Dent Henderson died in Columbia early on the morning of January 30, 2017, as a result of a fire in her apartment complex. Born in Cartersville, G.A., on June 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leake Henderson and Francis Dent Henderson. A descendant of early settlers in the Etowah River Valley, True came from a family of farmers and bankers. When her mother...
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Andrew Orval Harris

April 24, 1933 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Andrew “Andy” O. Harris, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Dr. Christopher Denny. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Harris passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017....
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Jack D. Ashley

May 1, 1934 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jack Dillard Ashley died Saturday, January 28, 2017. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Charlotte, Tennessee. He was born in Charlotte and had been a longtime resident of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee and his master’s and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University,...
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Adrian Lawrence Cordoni

August 10, 1930 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Colonel Adrian L. “Hoss” Cordoni USAF (Ret.) died peacefully on January 28, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina at the age of 86. Lt. Col. Adrian Cordoni was born on August 10, 1930 in El Cerrito, California to Michael Cordoni and Dora L. Sherif. He graduated from high school in 1948 and attended Placer College for two years prior to joining the United States Air...
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Julienne Upton Fellers

December 23, 1921 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Julienne Upton “Tooie” Fellers, 95, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Fellers, widow of the late Frank Irvin...
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Floyd G. Aydelotte

January 24, 1926 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Donald Dwain Hotz

July 27, 1932 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA On Friday, January 27, 2017, our Heavenly Father called Sgt. 1st Class, Donald D. Hotz, 84, home.A native of Glendale, Kansas, born to the late James and Ruth Hotz, Don was the third oldest sibling to BettyMae, John, George, and Ann. Don grew up on a small farm in Glendale, Kansas. He attended school at a local one-room school house and graduated from Tescott High School in 1950.Don...
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Melvin Wesley McDill

April 28, 1939 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for SFC Melvin Wesley McDill, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. McDill passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Born on April 28, 1939 in Escanaba, Michigan, he was a son of the late Melvin James McDill and Fern...
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Vera Branham

January 5, 1927 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA Mrs. Vera Lee Gladden Branham, 90, died Friday, January 27, 2017. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Born in Great Falls, she was a daughter of the late William...
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Sylvia Sharpe Hancock

February 6, 1945 - January 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sylvia Sharpe Hancock, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Hancock passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born on February 6, 1945 in Columbia, she was a daughter...
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John J. Leech

June 27, 1936 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for MSGT John J. Leech Jr. USAF (Ret.), 80, will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with full military honors following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. John was the oldest son of Annabelle and John...
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Della Page Randolph

February 1, 1920 - January 25, 2017

CHAPIN - Della Mae Page Randolph passed away peacefully at home with her family on January 25, 2017, a week shy of her 97th birthday. She was born on February 1, 1920, in Aynor, SC to the parents of Cornelius and Della Page. She graduated from Aynor High School, attended Winthrop College and graduated from Draughon’s College of Commerce in Atlanta, GA. She moved to Columbia, SC in 1941. ...
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Elizabeth H. Young

September 11, 1936 - January 25, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Elizabeth H. “Libby” Young, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Lebanon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. ...
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David Ryan Kirchman

May 13, 1977 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Ryan was born May 13, 1977 in Crystal Lake, IL. He was a graduate of Dutch Fork High School and Winthrop University, and an avid Gamecocks, Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. ...
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Werner Walter Miller

March 13, 1928 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA – The family of Werner Walter Miller, 88, will receive friends Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Miller passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born in West Reading, PA, he was a son of the late Walter Miller and Ida Linde Miller. He was the husband of 63 years to Elizabeth...
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Julius Wells Hair

April 24, 1920 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Julius Wells Hair, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hair passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Born on April 24, 1920 in...
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Horace Edwin Williams

May 25, 1957 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Horace Edwin “Win” Williams, 59, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin with reception immediately following service at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Williams died...
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James William Bynum

January 8, 1949 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - James William “Bill” Bynum, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2017 of cardiac arrest. Bill was the son of the late Elizabeth Wells Bynum and James William Bynum, Sr. who were both of Columbia. He attended the University of South Carolina and worked for USC for over 40 years in various capacities. Bill was one of the longest serving staff members of the National...
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Kenneth David Taylor

February 4, 1959 - January 22, 2017

EASTOVER - A funeral service for Kenneth David Taylor, 57, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at McLeod United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Taylor died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, David was a son...
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Norma Niggel Rooney

September 23, 1922 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Norma Niggel Rooney, 94, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Elizabeth Modlin and Carl Joseph Niggel Sr. She lived her entire life in Columbia. She attended Shandon Grammar School and Hand Junior High School, where she was May Queen. She graduated from Ursuline Academy for girls and was awarded a scholarship to attend Ursuline...
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