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

William Barnwell Tarrant

October 8, 1925 - October 18, 2017

LEXINGTON – William Barnwell Tarrant, 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Born in Columbia, he...
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James William Coggins

November 22, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Lexington- A Gathering of Friends and Family for James “Jim” William Coggins, Jr., 74, will be held at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street ChapelJim passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born on November 22, 1942 in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late James William Coggins, Sr. and Frederica Blakely Coggins. He attended...
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Adrone Maxine Davis

June 6, 1918 - October 18, 2017

LEXINGTON - Maxine Davis, 99, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday. A private burial will follow at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Maxine was born June 6, 1918 in Mullens, West Virginia but traveled the...
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Janie Judd Rountree

September 29, 1944 - October 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - Janie Palmer Judd Rountree, 73, passed away October 16, 2017.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Octo­ber 20, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Janie was born September 29. 1944 in Fuquay-Varina, NC to the late Dr. Glenn Ballentine Judd and Dora Rosemond El­liott Judd. She was a devoted mother to her twin daughters, a loving wife to her husband...
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Christie McCarthy Stier

January 27, 1949 - October 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Christie McCarthy Stier, 68, will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment in the church columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Christie died Monday, October 16, 2017 from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) peacefully at home surrounded by loving family....
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Barbara Martin Horne

June 9, 1933 - October 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barbara Martin Horne, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Christ Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Horne died Sunday, October 15, 2017. ...
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Geraldine Starling Cooper

December 13, 1926 - October 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Geraldine “Gerry” Starling Cooper, 90 of Lexington passed away October 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Gerry was born December 13, 1926 to Wesley H. Starling and Hazel Starling Fetner. She was a faithful member of The Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. In addition to her...
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Monte Darrel McGovern

July 10, 1943 - October 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lt. Col. Monte Darrel McGovern, U.S. Army (Ret.), 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Mr. McGovern passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born on July 10...
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BarBara Jean Callan

July 9, 1938 - October 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Barbara Jean Callan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Callan passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. Born in New...
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Mary Burke Davis

January 24, 1924 - October 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Burke Davis, 93, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Penn Branch Cemetery in North, South Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born in Alcolu, S.C. on January 24...
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Timothy Dean Godbold

August 4, 1950 - October 10, 2017

SUMTER - Timothy “Tim” Dean Godbold, 67, passed away October 10, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Tim was born August 4, 1950 in Marion, S.C. to Kenneth Lee Godbold,Sr. and Faye Smith Godbold. He is survived by his sister, Linda Carter; brother, Lee Godbold; niece, Shannon Elvington (Chris); two...
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Carmen Cecilia Dessau

December 5, 1930 - October 10, 2017

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Carmen Dessau passed away October 10, 2017 in Lexington, South Carolina. Carmen was born in Del Rio, Texas on December 5, 1930, the daughter of Gertrude and Cesar Gonzalez. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ralph B Dessau. Carmen studied at Sacred Heart in Del Rio and then Trinity University in San Antonio. She came to lead a very international life. First, she...
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Roy Eugene McGuire

September 8, 1948 - October 9, 2017

IRMO – Memorial service for Roy Eugene “Gene” McGuire, 69, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Irmo. Rev. Clark McCrary and Rev. Fred Seigfried will be officiating. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Gene went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 9, 2017. His passing was...
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Elise Brandenburg Campbell

February 12, 1932 - October 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elise Brandenburg Campbell, 85, passed away October 8, 2017. Born on February 12, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA., she was the daughter of the late John Martin Brandenburg, Sr. and Elizabeth Moody Brandenburg. Elise was preceded in death by her two sons, William Youmans Edens, Jr. and James Michael Edens. She is survived by her two brothers, John Martin Brandenburg, Jr. of Columbia...
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Veola Long Noble

September 11, 1922 - October 8, 2017

WAXHAW, N.C. - A graveside service for Veola Long Noble, 95, formerly of Blythewood, S.C., will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, with visitation following the service at the funeral home.Mrs. Noble passed away Sunday,...
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Joseph C. Looney

June 29, 1926 - October 8, 2017

COLUMBIA – Services for Joe C. Looney, 91, will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Deaf Ministry, 1306 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201. Joe Looney died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Sumter Nursing Home. Surviving are his son, Jackie C. Looney (Brenda Looney); granddaughters, Tabitha Looney...
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Patricia Berne Mizell

June 16, 1939 - October 8, 2017

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Patricia Berne Mizell, 78, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, followed by a reception in Satterlee Hall. A private burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the home of Sally and Vance Lipe. Dunbar Funeral Home...
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Andrew Theodore Fiffick

December 14, 1946 - October 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Having passed through the valley of the shadow of death, Andrew Theodore "Terry" Fiffick, III, 70, received his eternal reward on Friday, October 6, 2017, and will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23).Terry was born in Johnstown, PA, on December 14, 1946, to the late Andrew Theodore Fiffick, Jr. and Marjorie Louise Kufel Fiffick.After attending Hillcrest High...
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Max Duane Smith

August 8, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Max Duane Smith, 82, died peacefully Thursday, October 5, 2017. Rather than having a funeral service, it was his will that his ashes be returned to the Earth in a private service. In leu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association online at heart.org or mailed to 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.Max was the son of the late Alva Dale and Marjorie...
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Carolyn Smith McComb

November 9, 1942 - October 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Carolyn Smith McComb of Woodlake Village in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, she would have celebrated her 75th birthday in November. Carolyn was born in Washington, DC on November 9, 1942. As the daughter of an Army Colonel, Carolyn traveled the United States and the world as a child. But she...
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Elliott Olin McElveen

December 23, 1930 - October 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elliott Olin McElveen Jr. passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Columbia on December 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Dr. Elliott Olin McElveen and Alice Allen McElveen. Mr. McElveen was a graduate of Dreher High School, attended The Citadel, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the...
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Bernice Stokes Folsom

September 22, 1924 - October 2, 2017

COLUMBIA – Bernice Stokes Folsom, 93, died Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Camden, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Stokes and Jennie Moss Marshall. Mrs. Folsom was a judge in Ikebana International and volunteered for 20 years at Baptist Primetimes Hospital. A member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, she was also a member of Landscape Design Council, Garden Club of South...
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Charlotte Elizabeth Groleau

July 14, 1958 - October 2, 2017

Memorial service for Charlotte Elizabeth “Beth” Grouleau, 59, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2107 at Ashland United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, is assisting the family. Beth passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Camp Zama, Japan, she was a daughter of Charles Eugene Eastburn and Martha Ann Horne Eastburn. She was a member of Ashland United...
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Evelyne Richards

December 18, 1930 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Frederick McClary Shackelford

May 25, 1939 - September 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Frederick McClary Shackelford, 78, of Columbia, died on Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017. Born in Columbia, Rick was the son of the late James McClary Shackelford and Ruth Jackson Shackelford.Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home in Northeast Columbia on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The family will receive friends 1- 2 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home prior to the service.He was an...
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Kenneth Roger Keener

June 19, 1981 - September 26, 2017

Funeral service for Kenneth Roger Keener, 36, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Ken passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Born in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of Louie Roger Keener, Jr. and Mary Eileen Murray Keener. Ken proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was currently employed with Amazon.Surviving in addition to his parents,...
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Walter Kreps Wolfe

November 1, 1926 - September 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Funeral Services for Walker K. Wolfe, Jr., 90, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia, SC. Pastor Kenneth Prill will speak at the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, at 3:30 p.m. Family visitation will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. prior to the...
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Mark George Holman

December 13, 1948 - September 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mark George Holman, 68, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late George Cecil and Ruth Marion Schubert Holman. Mr. Holman proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. After his service to his country, he worked as a Mill Wright in the steel mill. He was a loving husband and father who provided for his...
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Scott Temples Player

July 8, 1975 - September 24, 2017

CHAPIN - Scott Temples Player passed away on September 24, 2017. Scott was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 8, 1975 to his parents James Kenneth Player and Cheryl Temples Player. Scott attended school at Chapin Elementary School in Chapin, South Carolina and graduated from Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia. He attended college at Augusta State University and graduated from Midlands...
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James David Boruk

September 23, 1932 - September 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - James David “Jim” Boruk, Sr., born to Annette Cook Boruk and John Boruk on September 23, 1922, died September 24, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, LaVonne Tyson Boruk; three sons, James David Boruk Jr. (Carol Boruk), Alvin Boruk and Thomas Gregory Boruk (Kathy Boruk); and great-grandson, Austin Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Claude Philip Metts

January 25, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Funeral Service for Claude P. Metts, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. Rev. John P. Trump will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the...
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Mary Donna York

February 2, 1953 - September 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Donna York, 64, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Miss York died Sunday, September 24, 2017. Born on February 2, 1953, she was...
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Amanda Carroll Blease Stegenga

July 25, 1984 - September 23, 2017

Memorial service for Amanda Carroll Blease Stegenga, 33, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Amanda passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born on July 25, 1984, in Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of Sandra N. Penland and the late Ernest C...
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Gail Lynn Hodges

January 27, 1948 - September 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Commander Gail Lynn Hodges, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 69, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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John Algie Spearen

October 29, 1945 - September 23, 2017

Mr. John Algie Spearen, Jr. passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He was born in Island Falls, Maine on October 29, 1945. He was the son of the late John A. Spearen, Sr. and Irma Jeanette Spearen. Mr. Spearen was married to Charlene Monahan Spearen for 48 years, and was the loving father of Aimee Parry, Alyse Thomas and Christian Spearen, and is also survived by two sons...
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Rachel Howell Thomas

August 13, 1932 - September 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Rachel Emaline Howell Thomas, 85, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 23, 2017, following a long illness. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday September 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Killian Baptist Church with her son, the Reverend Robert Joseph “Joe” Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the...
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Ronald Alvin Baldree

October 30, 1933 - September 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ronald Alvin Baldree, 84, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.Born in Madison, Fla., he was a son of the late Audrey Warren Baldree and Alvin...
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Robert Alan Brown

July 30, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Robert Alan Brown

July 30, 1937 - September 22, 2017

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

April 4, 1929 - September 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Joan J. Johnson, 88, of Columbia passed away at home peacefully on September 22, 2017. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Joan was born April 4, 1929 in Batesburg, SC, to Paul E. and Eugenia A. Johnson. She graduated from Winthrop College with a bachelor’s degree in Education,...
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Edwin Julius Zobel

January 30, 1937 - September 20, 2017

PROSPERITY – A Celebration of Life for Edwin Julius Zobel, III, 80, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Edwin passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home...
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Billie Herd LoCicero

April 12, 1929 - September 20, 2017

Billie Carnell Herd LoCicero COLUMBIA – Billie Carnell Herd LoCicero, of Columbia, died Sept. 20, 2017. Memorial services will be held at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3:00 p.m. A visitation will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the church service. Mrs. LoCicero was born in Union, Mississippi, on April 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry Grady...
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Dionne Rowell Sauls

March 4, 1938 - September 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Dionne Rowell Sauls, 79, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Dionne passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in...
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James Riley Morris

May 1, 1939 - September 19, 2017

Dr. James R. Morris, Jr. died Tuesday, September 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Friday, September 22, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, and immediately following the memorial service in the Family Life Center.Dr. Morris is...
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Rose B. Neighbors

April 21, 1945 - September 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sara Jewel-Rose Begg Neighbors, 72, of Columbia, SC, and formerly of Florence, SC, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Charleston, SC, surrounded by her loving family and her dearest friend, Mrs. Judy Howell. Born in Columbia on April 21, 1945, Rose was the daughter of the late John and Sara Charles Wahl Begg and the oldest of their five children. After graduating from Dreher High...
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William Henry Esterline

April 22, 1946 - September 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – William Henry Esterline, Jr., 71, passed away on September 19, 2017. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm on Monday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.A graveside service featuring military honors will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mr. Esterline was born in Lynch, KY on April 22, 1946 to the late...
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John Gorman Clarkson

December 31, 1954 - September 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - John Gorman Clarkson III, 62, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2017. Born December 31, 1954 in Batesburg, S.C., John was the son of Mary Frances Taylor Clarkson of Columbia and the late Rev. John Gorman Clarkson, Jr. John found a passion for flying in his teenage years when his family moved to Jamaica, and after attending the University of the West Indies, he pursued a...
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William James Harris

September 22, 1941 - September 18, 2017

Funeral Service for William James Harris, 75, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude in Irmo, SC. Please join the family for a reception at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Bill passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, he was the son...
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Charles Anthony Ward

July 3, 1958 - September 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Charles Anthony “Tony” Ward, 59, will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Tony passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Charles S. Ward and Mary Ann Riddle Ward. He was...
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Francis Lewis Parker

February 21, 1923 - September 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Francis L. Parker, 94, will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Commendation and Farewell Prayers in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 with visitation following until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr....
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Juanita Feagle Cousins

September 1, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Funeral Service for Juanita Feagle Cousins, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at New Life Chapel, at the Heritage at Lowman, White Rock. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Little Mountain. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Cousins passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. Born in Little Mountain, she was a...
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Joseph Raymond Nadeau

March 26, 1935 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Nora Oeland Frye

October 1, 1930 - September 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nora Ann Oeland Frye, 86, died Friday, September 15, 2017. A lifelong resident of Columbia, she was the only child of the late William J. & India P. Oeland and the widow of R. Lawrence Frye, Jr. Nora was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and, prior to devoting her time to her family, she taught third grade at Logan and South Kilbourne elementary schools. A smart and...
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Brookie Smith Gomez

November 22, 1926 - September 14, 2017

After a lengthy illness, Brookie Smith Gomez of Columbia went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 14, 2017. Born on November 22, 1926, in Columbus County, North Carolina, to G. B. and Carrie Frink Smith, she attended school in North Carolina where she met and married Joe Gomez in 1945. Brookie worked for and retired from Bellsouth after many years of service where she served as chief...
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Bonnie C. Ellis

May 26, 1922 - September 13, 2017

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

December 31, 1945 - September 12, 2017

COLUMBIA – Charles E. Boswell III, 71, of 109 Rook Branch Lane, Columbia, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born December 31, 1945, in Richland County. He was the son of the late retired Marine Lt. Col. Charles Evans Boswell, Jr. and Frances Smith Boswell who resides at Wildwood Downs Assisted Living Facility in Columbia. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated...
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Neil Joseph Mahoney

August 26, 1936 - September 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Neil J. Mahoney, age 81, passed away peacefully at Agapé Hospice House in Lexington on September 12, 2017. Born and raised in Arlington, MA, Neil was a graduate of Boston College and served in the US Navy. Neil enjoyed a successful career as an executive in sales and marketing. He authored several books about business practices, as well as a memoir about his fifty year...
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Arthur DeWayne Strudwick

October 15, 1968 - September 11, 2017

IRMO – Funeral Service for Arthur DeWayne Strudwick, 48, will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude in Irmo, SC. Please join the family for a reception at the church following the service.Arthur passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Born in Atlanta, he was a son of the late Arthur Wright and Betty Jean Strudwick. Arthur was a...
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Claytor Brian Young

February 22, 1958 - September 11, 2017

HOPKINS - Claytor B. Young, 59 passed away Monday September 11, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Clay was born and raised in Hopkins on February 22, 1958 to Francis Claytor and the late...
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Patricia Anne Thing Bearden

March 9, 1941 - September 10, 2017

Funeral service for Patricia Anne Thing Bearden, 76, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Officiating will be The Rev. Dr. Tony Metze. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.Mrs. Bearden passed away Sunday...
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Gilbert R. Gredler

February 15, 1925 - September 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life service for Gilbert R. Gredler, 92, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Rutledge Chapel, USC Horseshoe. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A private burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mr. Gredler passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. ...
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Betty Brown Moss

October 30, 1932 - September 10, 2017

Graveside service for Betty Brown Moss, 84, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Spartanburg, SC, Saturday, September 16, 2017. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until noon, on Saturday the 16th, at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Mrs. Moss passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017,...
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Robert Forrest Cooper

February 12, 1952 - September 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Maj. Robert Forrest Cooper (U.S. Army Ret.), 65, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Spring Valley Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is in charge. Mr. Cooper died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 12, 1952,...
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George Sease Betsill

November 17, 1919 - September 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - George Sease Betsill, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the age of 97. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes. Mr. Betsill was born on November 17, 1919, in Enoree, South Carolina, the second son of Varina Feagle and William...
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Samuel Leon Kramer

September 19, 1950 - September 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Samuel Leon Kramer, 66, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial to follow in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, 720 Blanding Street. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Kramer died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in...
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Jananne Pettis Cheshire

February 24, 1943 - September 9, 2017

IRMO - Jananne Pettis Cheshire, 74, of Irmo, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, September 9, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. “Mimama” was born on February 23, 1943 in Macon, GA to the late Albert Woodrow and Sara Edna Pettis....
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Pearl Newton Desilet

June 9, 1928 - September 9, 2017

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

December 21, 1934 - September 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - Rex Howland Dillingham, MD, formerly of Columbia, died on September 7, 2017 in Orange Park, Florida. He was born on December 21, 1934, in Lancaster, SC, to Rex H. Dillingham, Sr., and Mafalda Wilson Dillingham. He was the oldest of five children. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Dillingham Lovelace, and brothers, Richard Dillingham and William Dillingham. He is survived...
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Patsy G. Robinson

March 21, 1931 - September 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Patsy Glover Robinson, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Rev. Mark Smith officiating the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Robinson passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Gastonia, N.C. on March 31, 1931, she...
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Johnny E. James

October 6, 1939 - September 6, 2017

I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life and will not be condemned; he had crossed over from death to life. John 5:24Johnny Ephraim James, 77, of Irmo, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Richland County, SC, he was the son of the late Johnnie James and Eloise Norris James. Johnny grew up in Greenwood, SC, attended Greenwood High School and...
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Alvaree Newsome Hanley

August 8, 1922 - September 5, 2017

Alvaree Newsome HanleyAugust 08, 1922 – September 5, 2017 Columbia – Alvaree N. Hanley, 95, wife of the late Edward Bradshaw Hanley, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017.She was born on August 8, 1922 to the late Irving Ellison Newsome “Newsome” and Inez Folk Newsome “Nina” of Branchville, S.C. She graduated from Branchville High School in 1939 and continued her...
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John H. Moore

October 20, 1924 - September 2, 2017

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

January 5, 1947 - September 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Charles Gregory Eaddy, Jr., 70, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior the service at the funeral home. Mr. Eaddy died Sat., Sept. 2, 2017. Born in Hemingway, SC he was a son of the late Charles...
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Vonnie Mildred Myers

June 26, 1929 - September 2, 2017

IRMO – Vonnie Mildred Myers, 88, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. The family requests memorials to Agape Hospice, 1624 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Born in Fayetteville, NC, Vonnie was the youngest and last surviving of seven children born to John and Bessie Daniels Munford. She was the wife of the late Bill Myers. Vonnie retired following over 37 years of service with...
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Jean Nicholson Watkins

June 3, 1933 - September 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jean Eleanor Nicholson (Kinnie) Watkins passed away in her home September 1, 2017.Jean was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of Robert Louis and Virginia Lee Cox Nicholson and sister to Lois Anne. Her father lovingly called her "Jeannie bug".At 84 years of age she left a legacy of kindness, compassion and servant leadership. She truly showed us the love of...
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Donald Parks Gardiner

January 14, 1933 - September 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - Donald Parks Gardiner, affectionately known as “Dah,” 84, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017. Born on January 14, 1933, in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Anderson and Lois Gardiner. He attended Grady High School in Atlanta, GA. An avid athlete, he was named to the State of Georgia All-Star team for football and basketball. He went on to play football...
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Cecil C. Seigler

May 23, 1922 - August 31, 2017

Funeral Service for Cecil Caldwell Seigler, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Mr. Seigler passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.Born in Edgefield,...
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Glen D. Saathoff

January 17, 1940 - August 30, 2017

Memorial Celebration of Life for Glen D. Saathoff, 77, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.Mr. Saathoff passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Glendale, CA, he was the son of the late Vern and Geraldine Saathoff. Glen served in the US Army. He worked for...
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Virginia Ball Loveless

June 4, 1925 - August 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Our sweet mother, Virginia Ball Loveless, 92, passed away quietly at the Columbia Presbyterian Community on August 30, 2017. She was a graceful southern lady in the truest sense. Born June 4, 1925, in Jackson, Ga., the daughter of the late John Stilwell Ball, Sr. and the late Gail Hammond Ball, she spent an impressionable childhood, the turbulent Depression and war era, in...
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Wesley Daryl McKee

August 10, 1933 - August 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Wesley Daryl McKee, 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born on August 10, 1933 in South Coffeyville, OK, he was a son of the late Martha Evaline Yeubanks and Clyde Eugene McKee. Daryl was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, the Frank Harden Sunday School Class and sang in the choir for many years. He graduated from Rock Island (IL) High School, Graceland College,...
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Barry Taylor Burnette

June 8, 1955 - August 29, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT - Barry Taylor Burnette, 62, of Columbia SC, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at MUSC in Charleston after a brief illness. Born June 8, 1955, he was the son of the late Ray W. and Judy B. Burnette. Barry graduated from Keenan High School and the University of South Carolina. He retired from SCANA Corporation after a 40 year career in tax and strategic planning. ...
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James Ray Thigpen

August 25, 1942 - August 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jim Thigpen was many things to many people: an inspiring, award winning teacher, a talented actor and a great director. Proud to call Chicago home, proud to show off his Navy tattoo, and proud to be a Furman University graduate, this creative force co-founded Trustus Theatre with his wife, Kay, in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Kay; brother, Ron Hale Thigpen; children, Erin...
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James Ray Thigpen

August 25, 1942 - August 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jim Thigpen was many things to many people: an inspiring, award winning teacher, a talented actor and a great director. Proud to call Chicago home, proud to show off his Navy tattoo, and proud to be a Furman University graduate, this creative force co-founded Trustus Theatre with his wife, Kay, in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Kay; brother, Ron Hale Thigpen; children, Erin...
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Syble Cromer Etheredge

June 23, 1928 - August 27, 2017

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

June 23, 1928 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Christopher Jay Werner

June 17, 2002 - August 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Christopher Jay Werner, II, 15, died Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born June 17, 2002 in Indianapolis, IN, he was a son of Christopher J Werner and the late Bridget Melancon.A memorial will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fort Jackson Main Post Chapel. A reception will be held in the basement following the service.He was the best son, brother, nephew, grandson,...
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Vincent Carmelo Guidace

April 22, 1932 - August 27, 2017

CHAPIN - Vincent Carmelo Guidace, age 85, died at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Frank and Maria Caterina Galluzzo Guidace. He was born on April 22, 1932 in San Giovanni di Gerace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, and immigrated to Meriden, CT in 1937. He graduated from Meriden High School, class of 1950, where he was the recipient of the Francis T....
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Marjorie Pigate Drawdy

March 22, 1926 - August 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Marjorie P. Drawdy, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Olanta, S.C.Mrs. Drawdy died Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in...
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Louise Y. Davis

January 3, 1922 - August 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Louise Yelton Davis passed on to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Loran Marvin Yelton and Jincy Stanton Yelton and was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Thomas W. Davis, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Jincy Vaitkunas (Jim), her son, Tom Davis, Jr. (Brenda), her sister, Janie Catalano; grandchildren Michele Boulware,...
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Thomas Bradshaw Roach

September 20, 1914 - August 26, 2017

CHAPIN - With heavy hearts, we said our last goodbyes to one of the sweetest, kindest, loving and generous men we had the pleasure to call Daddy and Pop. Pop left his earthly body at home to be with Nanny in heaven on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He lived a long faithful life, just 4 weeks shy of turning 103.Thomas Bradshaw Roach Jr., 102, the youngest son of the late Harriett Pauline Hall Roach...
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Durham Alexander DeLaura

February 17, 1982 - August 25, 2017

LEXINGTON - Durham Alexander DeLaura, age 35, died Friday, August 25, 2017 on Lake Murray in Lexington, SC. A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Durham Alexander DeLaura will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), 1512 Blanding Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. Following the Mass, visitation with the family will be held in...
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John Hugh Fennell

January 9, 1945 - August 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - John H. Fennell, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Candy and sons, John of Asheville, NC (Samantha Moody), Tate of Tokyo, Japan and Nashville, TN; siblings, Huss Fennell (Sharon), Jenny Syracuse (George), Helen Fennell (Joe Robinson), brother-in-law, G.G. Galloway (Cindy), sister-in-law, Gay Lynn Armstrong (Paul), nieces...
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Margaret Ameen Cooper

May 21, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Margaret Ameen CooperMay 21, 1929 - August 24, 2017COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Margaret A. Cooper, 88, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with a private burial in the church memorial garden. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs....
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Elizabeth Chapman Tuck

October 4, 1925 - August 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elizabeth Chapman Tuck, 91, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Tuck died Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born on October 4, 1925 in Norwood, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late William...
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Thomas Scott Sarratt

December 30, 1953 - August 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Thomas Scott Sarratt, 63, passed away at his home after a brief illness on August 23, surrounded by friends and family. Born in Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late Park Volney Sarratt and Edith Scott Sarratt Jones. Tom graduated from Gaffney High School and the University of South Carolina. He was the owner of Sarratt Electronics and formerly owned Audio Alternative. Tom...
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Martha C. Hamrick

July 1, 1938 - August 23, 2017

IRMO - Martha Cook Hamrick, 79 passed away Thursday, August 23, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Woodfield Park Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Phillips officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Martha was born June 1, 1938 in...
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Elizabeth G. DENNIS

February 4, 1928 - August 23, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Elizabeth Geddings Dennis, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Park Street Baptist Church, with burial at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Services will be conducted by Dr. Lawrence Dennis and Rev. Jay Black. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel,...
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Guy Allen Thrailkill

June 29, 1921 - August 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Guy Allen Thrailkill, 96, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. Thrailkill passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Born on June 29, 1921 in Columbia, he was a son...
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Frances Bardwell Powers

April 13, 1920 - August 22, 2017

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

October 8, 1919 - August 22, 2017

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