Dunbar Funerals and Cremations

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


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John Francis Register

March 4, 1970 - August 30, 2015

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

July 7, 1934 - August 29, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Gloria Anna Brannon, 81, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, at Salem United Methodist Church, Irmo, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at her home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family Ms. Brannon died Saturday, August 29, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a...
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Enoch Smith

October 6, 1923 - August 28, 2015

COLUMBIA - Enoch Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully Friday morning, August 25, 2015 at Atria Assisted Living on Forest Drive after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91 years old. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Caudle Smith; his sons, Enoch Smith, III and wife, Ann Burch Smith of Columbia, Stephen Warren Smith of Columbia; and granddaughter, Lauren...
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Elizabeth Lee DuRant

July 11, 1944 - August 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Betsy” Lee DuRant, 71, of Columbia, SC, died on Thursday, August 27, after a long battle with Lewy Body Disease. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 30, at 3:00 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Keenan Chapel. Betsy was born in Florence, SC, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Lamar Lee, Sr. She was a Francis Marion University graduate,...
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David John Briedis

October 20, 1970 - August 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Patrick Michael McCubbins

February 13, 1954 - August 26, 2015

Patrick Michael “Mick” McCubbinsIRMO- A Celebration of Life for Patrick Michael “Mick” McCubbins, 61, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. McCubbins passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Born in Columbus...
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Paul Adam Lacoste

October 27, 1962 - August 25, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Paul Adam Lacoste, 52, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Lacoste died Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Sidney A. Lacoste, Jr. and the late Marjorie June Lacoste. Mr. Lacoste was a loving father. He was an avid...
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Zachary Burrage-Goodwin

September 16, 1992 - August 25, 2015

COLUMBIA - Zachary Burrage-Goodwin, a senior-year music student at the University of South Carolina, and a resident of Weston, Massachusetts, died tragically in a motorcycle accident on August 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. A compassionate and free-spirited young man, Zach lived life to the fullest, pursued every adventure with gusto, and accomplished a great deal in his twenty-two years...
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Teresa Hall Ross

January 7, 1961 - August 25, 2015

ELGIN – A funeral service for Teresa Hall Ross, 54, will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel with burial following at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the funeral home. Mrs. Ross passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a...
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William Bernard Ramey

April 16, 1954 - August 24, 2015

IRMO - A graveside service for William Bernard Ramey, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015, in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Ramey died Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late John Daniel Ramey and Elizabeth...
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Robert Adams Shoolbred

May 19, 1925 - August 23, 2015

CHARLESTON - Funeral service for Robert Adams Shoolbred, 90, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Congaree, SC, with burial in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Shoolbred died Sunday, August 23, 2015. Born in Congaree, he was a son of the late Benson Sumner Shoolbred and Florence...
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John William Wickersham

January 12, 1934 - August 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Edward Joseph St. Hilaire

September 13, 1958 - August 21, 2015

Edward Joseph St. Hilaire, 56, of Irmo, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Born in Somerville, NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lillian St. Hilaire.Surviving are his wife, Janet Love St. Hilaire; step-children, Allen MacGaffey, Helen Cooke, and husband, Elton Cooke; two sons, Edward and Robert St. Hilaire; and four brothers. He is also survived by his granddaughters, the loves of his...
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Arthur Quinton Wise

July 13, 1926 - August 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside Service for Arthur Quinton Wise, 89, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Centennial A.R.P. Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Mr. Wise passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Born in Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Ralph Quinton Wise and Allee Short Wise....
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Dorothy Campbell Barrow

April 8, 1925 - August 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Dorothy C. Barrow passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015. Born on April 8, 1925 to the late Arthur G. and Pearl W. Campbell, Mrs. Barrow was raised in Statesville, North Carolina. After moving to Columbia as an employee of Southern Bell, she met her future husband, the late James R. Barrow, to whom she was married for 64 years. Mrs. Barrow was a devoted wife and mother, raising four...
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Winslow Saylor Jumper

February 21, 1917 - August 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - Winslow Saylor “Pete” Jumper, 98, passed away on August 20, 2015. He was born February 21, 1917 in Calhoun County, S.C. He was the son of the late Vandy Saylor Jumper and Carrie Tate Jumper. He was the husband of the late Magoline Gill Jumper. Mr. Jumper served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received active duty training aboard the USS Missouri and was...
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Nishtha Bhatti

November 16, 1979 - August 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Thomas William Cubelic

September 11, 1923 - August 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Thomas William Cubelic, 91, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Providence Hospital surrounded by his family after battling Parkinson’s disease for nearly 30 years. Born September 11, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA., to Thomas and Anna Cubelic, immigrants from what would become Croatia. Tom graduated from Shaler High School in 1942 where he was a very competitive athlete,...
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Margaret Dreher Carroll

October 21, 1924 - August 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - Leila Margaret Dreher Carroll, age 90, passed away Tuesday evening, August 18, 2015, at Kathwood Agape in Columbia, South Carolina, after a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years; Walton Douglas “Doug” Carroll, Sr. Margaret was born at Baptist Hospital, Columbia, SC, on October 21, 1924, and lived with her family in the Elmwood area during...
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Anne Webber Fulmer

September 27, 1928 - August 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - Edith Anne Webber Fulmer died Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Born in 1928 in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Rebecca Pickens Salley and Clarence Putnam Webber. Anne was married for sixty years to the late William Oliver Fulmer, a respected architect who helped preserve many historic structures in South Carolina.Anne was an artist who attended art school at the...
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Marlene Ann Arsenault

June 3, 1949 - August 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - Marlene A. “Mar” Arsenault, age 66, cherished wife of Barry F. Maybin, passed away August 17, 2015, after a 3 ½ years long heroic battle with Primary Peritoneal Cancer. Mar never gave up hope to beat the odds, and was determined to create her own survival statistics. Born in Baltimore MD, she is predeceased by her parents, James and Florence Arsenault and brother...
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Birgit Beaudette

November 2, 1925 - August 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - Birgit Syndergaard Beaudette, 89, of Columbia passed peacefully away Monday morning, August 17, 2015 with her son and daughter by her side. She was born November 2, 1925 in Aalborg, Denmark. She was predeceased by her father, Gerhardt Ejner Syndergaard; mother, Dagny Søresen Syndergaard; and husband, Robert Rader Beaudette. Birgit remembers as a young girl standing...
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Arthur Harvin Maybin

May 21, 1919 - August 17, 2015

Arthur Harvin Maybin, Jr.COLUMBIA Arthur Harvin Maybin, Jr., 96, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Columbia. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Dunbar...
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Backstrom Burnside Neeley

December 11, 1919 - August 16, 2015

Jacksonville, Fl. - Backstrom Burnside Neeley, Sr., 95 born December 11, 1919 to John William Neeley, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Backstrom Neeley in Columbia, South Carolina, passed away August 16, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife Adrienne Celeste Lathan Neeley of 52 years, and brothers John William “Bubba” Neeley, III, Norbert Heath...
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Betty Morgan Campbell

June 20, 1920 - August 15, 2015

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

May 2, 1927 - August 14, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Rev. William Randolph Kinnett, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 1401 Washington St, Columbia, SC with the Rev. Dr. Bill Childs and the Rev. Dr. Paul Harmon officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-11:00 a.m. in the Wesley Room. Rev. Kinnett died August 14, 2015 at...
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Margaret Ann Butler

March 3, 1953 - August 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Margaret Ann Cross Butler, 62, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Butler went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 13, 2015. Born in Burlington, N.C., she was a daughter of the late George W. Cross and Johnnie Madden Cross. She was a 1971...
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Margaret Ann Butler

March 3, 1953 - August 13, 2015

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

January 21, 1929 - August 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Hermine Santiago, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Father West will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Santiago passed away at her...
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Mary Louise Kattenburg

November 7, 1920 - August 11, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mary Louise Clark Kattenburg, 94, who lived the life of a diplomat’s wife following World War II, who was known for her entertaining and graciousness, died August 11, 2015 in Columbia following a short illness. Mrs. Kattenburg was born in Escanaba, Michigan and raised on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She was a 1943 graduate of Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin)...
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Selma E. Dickman

March 22, 1915 - August 11, 2015

COLUMBIA Selma E. Dickman recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. She passed away peacefully on August 11, 2015, at her home in Columbia. Selma was born and raised in New York City. She was the daughter of Jacob and Clara Blick. She graduated from Hunter College and taught in the New York City school system. Selma moved to Columbia in 1950 with her late...
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Chung Chun Chao

January 20, 1934 - August 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Sarah Means Ellerbe

November 29, 1945 - August 9, 2015

COLUMBIA Sarah “Sally” Means Quantz Ellerbe died Sunday, August 9, 2015. She was born November 29, 1945 in Spartanburg a daughter of the late Elizabeth Chapman Means and Samuel Means, Jr. Sally is survived by her husband, William P. Ellerbe, Jr.; son, James Bland Quantz, Jr. (Stephanie) of Columbia; son-in-law, Thomas P. McMeekin of Spartanburg; sister, Alice B. Means of Hilton...
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Angelia Ruth Clark

October 20, 1959 - August 8, 2015

Ruth Reiland ClarkColumbia SC- Ruth went home to be with her Lord and Savior, unexpectedly for her family and friends but according to God's will on Saturday August 8, 2015. Ruth was born in Greensboro, NC on October 20, 1959 to Harold J. and Audrey B. Reiland and grew up in Greenville, SC. She is now with them again. Ruth leaves behind the love of her life, her wonderful husband, Robert...
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Tobias Michael Lee

January 31, 2015 - August 8, 2015

Tobias “Tobi” Michael Lee, 6 months, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, August 08, 2015.
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Dorothy C. Ballard

July 21, 1931 - August 6, 2015

COLUMBIA On Thursday, August 6, 2015, our mother & “Nanny”, Dorothy “Dot” C. Ballard, took her final earthly breath surrounded by her family.Dot is survived by her devoted daughters Margaret “Bunny” Carns (Bubba) and Beverly Catoe; special daughters-in-law Alice Perritt and Cynthia Ballard; son-in-law Paul Kaminer; grandchildren: Brian Catoe (Jen), Beth...
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Ben Jerald Connell

July 11, 1932 - August 5, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Memorial service for Ben J. Connell, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2 until 3:00 p.m. at the church. A private entombment will be held in Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. ...
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Anna Forbis

November 1, 1924 - August 4, 2015

Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1924, Anna Forbis lived a life filled with laughter, love and songs. She left home at a young age to live and work in Washington, DC at the beginning of WWII. From there she traveled to Iowa to earn a nursing degree and then moved to Chicago to pursue a post-graduate degree in obstetrics. There she began a lifelong interest in public health,...
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James W. Hammond

December 27, 1941 - August 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - James William Hammond Jr., M.D., 73, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 4th, 2015. Son of the late James William Hammond Sr. and Mary Alice Jobe Hammond, he was born December 27, 1941, in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in Houston, Texas, he graduated from Bellaire High School and attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering and...
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Jane West

January 28, 1954 - August 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - Jane Quinn West, 61, wife of Donald Patrick West of Columbia, S.C., died Tuesday, August 4th. Jane was born in Georgetown, S.C., on January 28, 1954, the daughter of Dr. Robert and Mary Bull Quinn. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1976. Jane and Don met in Five Points and recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Jane...
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Treva Meredith

August 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Ann Small Player Roberts

May 20, 1939 - August 3, 2015

Myrtle Beach - Funeral Service for Ann Small Player Roberts, 76, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home.Ann passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late William Quincy and Gladys Ford Small. She...
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James D. Doty

December 4, 1944 - August 3, 2015

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 am at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. A luncheon will follow the service at the funeral home.
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Lottie Hutto McLain

April 7, 1923 - August 1, 2015

Columbia- Lottie Hutto McLain passed away August 1, 2015 in Columbia, SC. Lottie was born in Swansea, SC April 7, 1923, to David DeVenson Hutto and Mary Lubell Hammond Hutto. Lottie was the widow of Lt.Col. John T. McLain (1924 to 2004). She is survived by son Rodney (Rod) A. McLain and his wife Vickie, Gregory (Greg) P. McLain and his wife Nealoo, grandson Ryan A. McLain and his wife Jessica,...
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Daniel Louis Wenger

October 4, 1984 - July 31, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Daniel Louis Wenger, Jr., 30, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. SSG Wenger passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, he was a son of Daniel Luis...
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Christopher Michael Lambert

October 12, 1969 - July 31, 2015

GASTON Funeral service for Christopher Michael “Mike” Lambert, 45, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Lambert died Friday, July 31,...
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Margaret O. Pitts

November 5, 1920 - July 31, 2015

COLUMBIA Margaret Osborne Myers Pitts, 94, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Pitts was born November 5, 1920, in Camden, S.C. to J. Hamilton Osborne and Sue Carland Osborne. A memorial service will be held at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia SC 29206 at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015,...
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Larry Van Jones

November 12, 1946 - July 29, 2015

COLUMBIA – Larry Van Jones, 68, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. A private burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Velma Jones.
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Werner Menke

November 22, 1936 - July 29, 2015

Werner MenkeElgin-Funeral service for Werner Menke, 78, will be held Monday, August 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial to follow in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends, Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Mr. Menke passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Born November 22, 1936 in Oxstedt,...
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Charles Richard Baskin

March 6, 1926 - July 29, 2015

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Charles Richard Baskin, 89, will be held at 11:30 am, Monday, August 3, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the funeral home.Mr. Baskin died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Born in...
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Christine Lucas Hair

November 15, 1928 - July 28, 2015

GASTON - Funeral service for Christine Lucas Hair, 86, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Hair died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, after a long illness. Born in Ranlo, N.C., she was a...
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Clara M. Clay

September 7, 1921 - July 28, 2015

COLUMBIA - Clara Mae Hagen Clay, 94, entered eternal life on July 28th 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. A lifelong resident of Hot Springs, South Dakota, she relocated to Columbia in 2013 to live with daughter, Bobbi Kennedy. Clara was born September 7, 1920 to Leonard Axel and Mary Edith Parsons Hagen. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1939 and began a 38-year career with the US...
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Betty Jean Watts

January 25, 1927 - July 27, 2015

Blythewood Betty Jean Watts, 88, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow the service in Wright Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to the service. Born in Winston Salem, NC, she was a daughter of...
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Raymond Eugene Harley

July 29, 1934 - July 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Raymond E. Harley II, 80, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2015, in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Irmo with burial following in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Rev. Harley died Monday, July 27, 2015. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Raymond E. Harley...
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Dorothy Helen Nickerson

August 16, 1915 - July 26, 2015

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Dorothy Helen Nickerson, 99, will be held at noon on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Northeast Presbyterian Church. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Nickerson passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland following a short illness. Born in Toronto, Canada she would have celebrated her 100th birthday on August...
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William R. Kirby

September 20, 1944 - July 25, 2015

HORRELL HILL - A celebration of life service for William Roland Kirby, Sr. will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2015 in The Family Life Center, First Presbyterian Church (corner of Washington St. and Bull St.), Columbia, S.C. of conducted by the Rev. Craig Wilkes. Burial in the church cemetery will immediately follow the service. The family will greet friends in Jackson Hall after the...
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Hazel Crockett Stewart

July 28, 1928 - July 25, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Hazel Crockett Stewart, 86, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Stewart died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Born in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Watson...
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Lois W. Tarte

November 11, 1928 - July 23, 2015

LEESVILLE - Funeral service for Lois Wright Tarte, 86, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Tarte died Thursday, July 23, 2015. Born in Mullins, she...
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Charles Daniel Velick

November 30, 1931 - July 22, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Charles Daniel Velick, 83, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Interment will be held later. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Velick died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was a son of the late Stevan Velickovic and Vera Stevanovic...
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Wilma Maddox Erwin

May 1, 1921 - July 22, 2015

COLUMBIA - Wilma Rae Maddox Erwin, widow of the late Arthur McMurray Erwin, known as Grammie Ermie to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, died peacefully on July 22, 2015, having spent the day surrounded by her loving family.Wilma, born May 1, 1921, was the first child of Myrtle McGee Maddox and Carl Maddox. She was raised in Enoree, South Carolina. Her youth revolved around school and the...
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Mary Jeanette Oliver

November 8, 1935 - July 22, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral services for Jeanette H. Oliver, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Oliver died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Born in Horry County, she...
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Johanna S. THOMAS

August 16, 1925 - July 20, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral services for Johanna S. Thomas, 89, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial following in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died Monday, July 20, 2015 in Pawleys Island, S.C. Born in Austria on August 16, 1925, she was a daughter of Josef Stadler and Karolina Stadler. She resided in both...
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Bobby Luther Blackwell

April 2, 1931 - July 20, 2015

COLUMBIA – CMSgt, Bobby Luther Blackwell, United States Air Force (Ret.), born in Greenville, SC, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 84.A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.Mr. Blackwell...
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Velma Munn Stokes Shealey

March 24, 1931 - July 20, 2015

CAMDEN Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015. She was predeceased by her husbands, Cecil Leroye “Roy” Stokes and John C. Shealey. Surviving are her sister, Lorene Rider; sons, Dwight and Michael Stokes; grandsons, Ty Stokes, Nathan and Troy Borgman; and seven great-grandchildren. A longtime resident of Columbia, Velma retired from...
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Jose Rodriguez

March 22, 1939 - July 20, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral Mass for Jose “Uncle Joe” J. Rodriguez, 76, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Rodriguez passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico,...
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Edward Joseph Dunlap

August 21, 1971 - July 17, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Edward Joseph “Eddie” Dunlap, 43, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Eddie died Friday, July 17, 2015. Born in West Columbia, he was the son of Robert Bruce Dunlap...
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Victoria Fuhr Gerhardt

November 16, 1941 - July 17, 2015

IRMO Memorial service for Victoria Fuhr Gerhardt, 73, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Irmo, with burial at 3:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Gerhardt died Friday, July 17, 2015. Born in...
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Martha Cox Wenger

November 24, 1925 - July 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Martha Cox Wenger, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Bethel Lutheran Church of White Rock, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Wenger died peacefully on Friday, July 17,...
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Maria Judith Morales

April 29, 1955 - July 16, 2015

COLUMBIA “A Dios te dejamos mi tesorito.” A memorial service for Maria Judith “Judy” Morales, 60, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at International Praise Church of God. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223. Mrs. Morales...
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Howard L. ARDEN

February 27, 1933 - July 16, 2015

COLUMBIA Howard Lee Arden, SGM, (U.S. Army, Retired), 82, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at First Christian Church, with burial with full military honors following at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast...
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Sara Helen Norton

July 23, 1923 - July 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Sarah B. Eggleston

May 3, 1922 - July 15, 2015

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

July 19, 1924 - July 13, 2015

Services for Elsie Carlson Shackley, 90, will be held at a later date in Chicago, Il. Mrs. Shackley passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL, she was a daughter of the late Olof Hilmer Carlson and Judith Svensson Carlson. She is the wife of the late Paul John Shackley. Mrs. Shackley retired in 1989 after serving as Secretary to the Superintendant of District 97 (IL) School...
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Marion Rhett Pruitt

March 17, 1943 - July 12, 2015

COLUMBIA – Marion Rhett Pruitt, Sr., 72, died Sunday, July 12, 2015. Born in Greenwood, SC on March 17, 1943, he was the eldest son of the late Mary Myers and William Ernest Pruitt, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Patricia T. Pruitt; children M. Rhett Pruitt, Jr. (Tammy) of Blythewood and E. Rebekah Siceloff (Jeffrey) and P. Alexander Pruitt of Columbia; 12...
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Jean B. Thompson

August 25, 1941 - July 12, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Jean Browne Thompson, 73, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday July 14, 2015, at the residence. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, July 12, 2015. Born in...
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Winston Craig Helms

July 3, 1951 - July 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Winston Craig Helms, 64, widower of Kathryn Helms, died Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Craig was born July 3, 1951 in Columbia, SC. Mr. Helms graduated from the University of South Carolina and then graduated from USC School of Engineering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War. Craig was the son of the late Waldo and Thelma...
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Cissy R. RUSSELL

September 29, 1945 - July 10, 2015

LEXINGTON - The family of Cissy Elaine Russell-Williams, 69, will receive friends from 1 until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Clarendon Baptist Church, Alcolu, S.C. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Russell-Williams passed away peacefully in her home Friday, July 10, 2015. Born September 29, 1945 in Kingstree, she was a daughter of Friendly and Mallie...
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Bernice Dowdey Scarborough

July 21, 1921 - July 9, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - Bernice Dowdey Scarborough, 93, formerly of Columbia, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, in an assisted living facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, David C. Scarborough, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Tillinghast Morgan Dowdey and Sarah Craft Dowdey both of Columbia. She is survived by three sons, David C....
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Philip Edwin Case

October 25, 1917 - July 9, 2015

Philip Edwin Case was born October 25, 1917 in Raymond, Minnesota and passed away on July 9, 2015 in Columbia, SC at the age of 97. His parents were Roy and Eula Freeman Case. Phil moved to Madison SD when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Madison High School in 1935. He enrolled in South Dakota State College (now University) in Brookings, South Dakota in 1937. Phil enlisted in...
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Olin Marion Burton

February 20, 1945 - July 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - Olin “Marion” Burton, M.D. of Columbia died peacefully in his sleep, while on vacation in Kiawah Island, his favorite place. Marion was 70 years old.Marion was born on February 20, 1945 in Abbeville, S.C. He was a graduate of Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), he trained at MUSC and Medical College of Georgia. For two decades he...
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Edwin H. Betsill

November 26, 1922 - July 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - Edwin Houseal Betsill, of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home, died July 8, 2015. A funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 11, 2015, with burial immediately following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes on Friday, July 10, 2015, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home,...
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Louise Murphy Rhodes

August 2, 1962 - July 5, 2015

KNOXVILLE, TENN. - Louise Murphy Rhodes, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born August 2, 1962, she was the beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bryson Murphy, Jr. She graduated from Hammond School, attended Converse College and graduated from the University of South Carolina.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, David Whitlock Rhodes;...
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Quinn Brown Soles

December 18, 1934 - July 5, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Quinn Brown Soles, 80, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 9, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the funeral home. Quinn passed away peacefully at Spartanburg Medical Hospice House on July 5, 2015. Born in...
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Mildred Poe Strickland

October 27, 1929 - July 5, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Mildred Poe Strickland, 85, will be held 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:00 noon at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Strickland died Sunday, July 5, 2015. Born in...
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Kathlyn Leaphart

November 11, 1920 - July 4, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Kathlyn Leaphart, 94, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Leaphart died Saturday, July 4, 2015. Born in Cayce, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Ila Lucas. Surviving are her daughter, Jean Brown (Pete) of Columbia; grandson, Lee...
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Mary Frances Eargle Harrell

November 16, 1922 - July 4, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Mary Frances Harrell, 92, will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Cedar Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in upper Richland County. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Mrs. Harrell died Saturday, July 4, 2015. Born on November 16,...
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Betty Guilfoil Hannon

May 3, 1931 - July 4, 2015

Funeral Service for Betty Hulett Guilfoil Hannon, 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Lexington, 415 Barr Rd., with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mrs. Hannon, a true patriotic American, passed away Saturday,...
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Murray Politis

July 3, 1932 - July 4, 2015

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Murray Politis, 83, will be held Monday, July 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, 720 Blanding St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, Tree of Life Congregation, “Tuesday with Friends” at Beth Shalom Synagogue or The Columbia Jewish Day School. Dunbar Funeral Home,...
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John Lawrence Bouknight

September 25, 1945 - July 3, 2015

COLUMBIA - John Lawrence Bouknight died Friday, July 3, 2015. Born in Columbia September 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Herbert U. Bouknight and Helen Harbort Bouknight. John grew up in Columbia and joined the Navy in 1962, retiring at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1982. He served aboard the USS Alacrity, USS Lexington, USS Sanctuary, USS Saratoga, and USS MacDonough...
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Rickey Daniel Baker

April 7, 1989 - July 2, 2015

COLUMBIA Rickey Daniel Baker, 26, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of John Baker and Joyce Christina Fisher. He attended Dutch Fork High School and worked at Dick Smith Automotive Dealership in public relations. Rickey enjoyed acting, dancing and being the comedian of the family. He also enjoyed playing with his niece, spending time with his family and...
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Barbara Sanders Munn Moore

April 17, 1932 - July 2, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Barbara Elaine Sanders Munn Moore, of Columbia, died Thursday morning after an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born in Camden, April 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Sadie Rebecca Monroe and William Allen Sanders. She was employed with SCN Bank, The Department of Mental Health, and with her late husband, Lockard Archie (L.A.) Munn, Jr., as owners and operators of Laurel...
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Robert L. Smyrl

April 10, 1927 - July 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Robert “Bob” Smyrl passed away at his home in Columbia on July 1, 2015. He was born in Columbia to the late Hammie O. and Emma Walker Smyrl. A student body member of Columbia High School, he left in the spring of 1944 to enlist in the Navy and served during WWII in the Pacific. Upon his return to Columbia, he was employed by Buck Lawson Printing until 1950. He worked...
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Grace Marie Spano

February 22, 1922 - July 1, 2015

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

April 15, 1934 - June 30, 2015

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant General Charles Wilson Bagnal died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Mont Clare, SC on April 15, 1934, he was a son of the late William Kenneth Bagnal, Sr. and Clara Wilson Bagnal. He grew up in Florence, South Carolina where he attended public schools graduating from McClenaghan High School in 1952. He was a member of the National Honor Society, a Marshall, president of...
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Ashley Alexandra James

July 24, 1998 - June 30, 2015

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Ashley Alexandra James, 16, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at East Lake Community Church. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Born in Columbia, daughter of Billy James and...
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Sharon Kay Gipson

December 23, 1941 - June 30, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Sharon Gipson, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Gipson died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born in Marlette, Mich., she was a...
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Paul Corbett Tomlinson

May 24, 1946 - June 28, 2015

COLUMBIA The Rev. Paul Corbett Tomlinson, 68, an outstanding chaplain, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Richland Heart Hospital after a massive stroke. Paul grew up in Columbia, attending Columbia public schools and graduating from the old Columbia High School. He was a 1968 graduate of Furman University and received his master of divinity degree in 1973 from Southern Baptist Theological...
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Julia Irma Knox

April 22, 1931 - June 28, 2015

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Julia Irma Knox, 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Ms. Knox died Sunday, June 28, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Herbert H. Knox and Lena Mae Paschal Knox. Ms....
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Phil Huff Sawyer

December 22, 1930 - June 27, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Phil Huff Sawyer, Sr., Ph.D., 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, with burial in Oak View Cemetery, Salley, S.C. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Dr. Sawyer died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Born in Salley, he was a son of...
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Ginger Annette Davis

October 15, 1966 - June 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Ginger Annette Davis, 48, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.Mrs. Davis died Friday, June 26, 2015. Born in Spartanburg, she was a daughter of Danny Lewis Kendall...
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