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

Patricia Ann Coffman Bryson

June 27, 1945 - February 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Dorthea Morris Bardling

December 22, 1929 - February 26, 2015

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

August 9, 1926 - February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Graveside service for Roy T. Loyd, 88, formerly of Union and Columbia, will be held Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia. Mr. Loyd died Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Born in Cowpens, he was the son of the late Barney S. Loyd and Jettie...
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Ray Hampton Wallace

July 2, 1941 - February 25, 2015

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

November 17, 1927 - February 23, 2015

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

January 5, 1961 - February 22, 2015

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

July 2, 1928 - February 22, 2015

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

October 3, 1929 - February 22, 2015

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

February 19, 1982 - February 21, 2015

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

January 31, 1942 - February 21, 2015

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

June 6, 1923 - February 21, 2015

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

July 23, 1924 - February 21, 2015

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

April 14, 1924 - February 20, 2015

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

November 29, 1938 - February 20, 2015

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

August 25, 1957 - February 19, 2015

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

December 12, 1913 - February 19, 2015

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

May 8, 1946 - February 19, 2015

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

June 9, 1947 - February 18, 2015

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

June 5, 1945 - February 18, 2015

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

June 23, 1939 - February 18, 2015

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

May 28, 1927 - February 16, 2015

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

June 12, 1937 - February 16, 2015

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

February 24, 1934 - February 15, 2015

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

May 7, 1920 - February 14, 2015

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

September 21, 1935 - February 13, 2015

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

June 27, 1953 - February 13, 2015

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

February 23, 1920 - February 12, 2015

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

December 25, 1924 - February 12, 2015

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

July 21, 1922 - February 12, 2015

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

December 2, 1941 - February 11, 2015

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

August 30, 1932 - February 11, 2015

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

January 28, 1997 - February 11, 2015

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

May 13, 1935 - February 11, 2015

A Memorial Mass for James Patrick Kriston, 79, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 16, 2015 at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. Entombment will be private at St. Peters Catholic Church Columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Kriston passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Twin Rocks, PA, he was a son of the late Tebo and...
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William Scott Currie

August 31, 1955 - February 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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David Jackson Cooper

July 14, 1940 - February 10, 2015

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

May 2, 1943 - February 10, 2015

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

July 8, 1940 - February 10, 2015

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

December 12, 1907 - February 9, 2015

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

May 29, 1916 - February 9, 2015

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

August 8, 1923 - February 9, 2015

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

August 2, 1960 - February 8, 2015

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

February 28, 1928 - February 7, 2015

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

August 8, 1950 - February 7, 2015

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

October 18, 1932 - February 6, 2015

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

March 1, 1937 - February 6, 2015

COLUMBIA – Marilu Dillard Owens, 77, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1:30 to 2:30 pm prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Born in Charlotte, NC, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Sarah Ross Dillard. Mrs...
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Wasana Teresa Lagow

September 21, 1966 - February 6, 2015

BLYTHEWOOD - Funeral service for Wasana Teresa Lagow, 48, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Crossings Community Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.Teresa passed away Friday, February 6, 2015. Born in Chonburi, Thailand, she was a daughter of the late Chawein Potiwat and Samai...
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Earl Cyrus Garrett

November 7, 1920 - February 5, 2015

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

April 13, 1926 - February 5, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Jewell Gause Hoefer, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. She was the loving wife and widow of Carrington Brooks Hoefer. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. ...
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Agnes Lee Clawson

October 23, 1915 - February 4, 2015

COLUMBIA Agnes Pringle Lee Clawson passed into eternal life on February, 4, 2015. A Requiem Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1512 Blanding Street, with interment in the family section of Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine...
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Betty Godbold Warren

April 9, 1925 - February 3, 2015

COLUMBIA Betty Godbold Warren died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Mrs. Warren was born in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was a daughter of the late Huger Waldo Godbold, Sr. and Minta Elizabeth Polley Godbold. Raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she attended Vanderbilt University where she met her future husband, John Armstrong Warren. They married in 1945 and moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she was...
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Sylvia Fleming Hooper

January 19, 1923 - February 3, 2015

Graveside service for Sylvia Fleming Hooper, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Bush River Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Hooper passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Doug Fleming and Johnnie Cogburn Fleming. Mrs. Hooper was the wife of the late Karl E. Hooper. ...
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Yun Yol Hicklin

June 1, 1942 - February 3, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Yun Yol “Kim” Hicklin, 72, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Kim died Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Born in Korea, she was a daughter of the late Kapsun Kim and Yun Yae Kim. After 20...
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Sanford Ransom

February 28, 1959 - February 2, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Sanford Ransom, 55, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Ransom died Monday, February 2, 2015. Born in Sparta, Ga., he was a son of the late James Ransom and Edna Mae McLin. He served in Desert Storm and retired from the U.S. Army. ...
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John Crawford Davis

April 22, 1949 - February 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Margaret Rose Thomas Khoury

March 21, 1929 - February 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Margaret Rose Khoury passed away Sunday February 1, 2015, after a prolonged illness surrounded by her six loving children. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic...
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William Stevenson Weston

January 20, 1941 - February 1, 2015

William Stevenson “Steve” Weston III, 74, beloved husband of Judy J. Weston passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Union United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. ...
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Miriam Powers Jordan

December 10, 1932 - January 31, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral services for Miriam Powers Jordan, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Marshall Sunday School Class and Circle #1. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Salem UMC Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February...
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Donald R. Gosney

April 3, 1948 - January 30, 2015

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

November 2, 1920 - January 30, 2015

IRMO - Memorial service for Dr. Guo Jun Huang, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Chinese Christian Church of Columbia. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Dr. Huang died Friday, January 30, 2015. Born in Liuhuang, Canton province, China, on November 2, 1920, he was the son of the late Hejian Huang and Huiqin Liang. Dr. Huang...
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William Pierce Liles

July 26, 1938 - January 29, 2015

W. Pierce Liles, 76, died, Thursday, January 29, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at Virginia Wingard Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, on Sunday, February 1, at 3:00 p.m. The Reverends John Culp, Scott Smoak, and Bob Borom will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service in the church Welcome Center.Pierce is survived by his adored wife of 21 years, Ann Coleman...
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Ralph Eugene Bradford

March 29, 1930 - January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Ralph Eugene Bradford Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015, at Northeast Presbyterian Church. Burial will precede the service at 12:00 noon in St. Martin's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. The family will receive visitors from 4-8 pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 818 S. Kings Grant Drive. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is...
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Barbara Bolinger Trinkley

October 13, 1924 - January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Barbara B. Trinkley, widow of Vere Eugene Trinkley, died January 26, 2015, survived by Jane W. Trinkley of Columbia and Debra Funderburk of Orangeburg. She attended St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., was a volunteer at Palmetto Richland and Providence hospitals, treasurer of Richland SPCA, and member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Memorials to Pets, Inc. Funeral Mass at...
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Catherine Laura Ruff

May 23, 1954 - January 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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William Harold Caldwell

December 16, 1926 - January 25, 2015

WAYNESVILLE, NC William “Bill” Harold, Caldwell, 88, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, after a long illness. Bill was born in coal mining country near Bluefield, KY, a son of the late Polly and Ace Caldwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was stationed in Occupied Japan where, unfortunately, he contracted TB and spent the next 2-3 years in Oteen VA Hospital in...
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James T. Wallace

August 10, 1927 - January 25, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for James Thomas Wallace, Jr., 87, will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, January 30, 2015, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Wallace died Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was a son of the late James Thomas Wallace Sr. and Louise Elizabeth Wilke Wallace. He earned a...
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James Thomas Wallace

August 10, 1927 - January 25, 2015

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

August 15, 1919 - January 25, 2015

COLUMBIA – Letha Albert Brown, 95, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am at Earlewood Baptist Church with burial following at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.Born...
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Robert Edwin Herzstein

September 26, 1940 - January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA - Historian Robert E. Herzstein passed away at home after a long illness on January 24, 2015. Dr. Herzstein was a Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and was considered a leading international scholar in Holocaust studies and the Nazi era. Born in 1940 in New York City to Jean L. and Harold L. Herzstein. Bob came to his life-long interest in politics early,...
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Amanda Z. SMITH

May 10, 1921 - January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA Amanda Zewadski Smith, age 93, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, of natural causes at her home. She had been a resident of Columbia since moving from St. Augustine, Fla. in 2010. Born May 10, 1921 in Miami, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Olaf and Irene Dayton Zewadski. She attended Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University), earning a Bachelor’s of...
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Margaret Campbell Belser Hollis

October 28, 1924 - January 23, 2015

COLUMBIA - Margaret Campbell Belser Hollis, born on October 28, 1924, died peacefully at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community on Friday, January 23, 2015 after a long illness. Known affectionately as Peggy to her many family members and friends through the State of South Carolina and nationwide, she will be remembered for her accomplishments and her contributions to her church and to her...
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Lottie Yarborough Plowman

August 12, 1915 - January 21, 2015

IRMO - Funeral Service for Lottie Yarborough Plowman, 99, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo with burial to follow in Little River Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be great nephews. Mrs. Plowman passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. ...
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Alan Hume Shaw

December 9, 1942 - January 21, 2015

Columbia - A Mass of Christian Burial for Alan Hume Shaw, 72, will be celebrated on Monday, January 26, 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM with visitation following at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Hills. Final Commendation and full military honors to be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Cemetery in Chapin, SC.Mr. Shaw died January...
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Michael Todd Overman

May 15, 1974 - January 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - Michael T. Overman, 40, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in Lexington, Ky., he was a son of Timothy L. Overman and Sue Bailey Overman. Michael was a 1992 graduate of Lafayette High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Kentucky with Bachelor degrees in English and Philosophy. He obtained a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the English department...
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Ronald Edward Chumney

July 10, 1944 - January 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral Service for Ronald “Ron” Edward Chumney, 70, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at New Life Community Church of Irmo. Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Chumney passed away...
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Philip Robert Glavey

July 24, 1950 - January 20, 2015

COLUMBIA Philip Robert Glavey, 64, died unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Columbia, South Carolina. Born July 24, 1950, in Trenton, New Jersey, Phil lived most of his life in Homosassa, Florida. He spent his last years near his son and his family in South Carolina.A veteran of the U.S. Army, Phil worked in retail lumber sales until his retirement. Phil will be...
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Alan Henry Witten

September 2, 1942 - January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Alan H. Witten, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2015, in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, N.C. A memorial service will also be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Witten died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was a son of...
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Mary W. Furchtgott

May 10, 1925 - January 19, 2015

Mary W. Furchtgott, 89, died Monday, January 19, 2015. Graveside service will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Beth Shalom, Arcadia Lakes. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is in charge.
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Thomas Michael Keyes

March 20, 1944 - January 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Mildred Elizabeth Wofford

November 17, 1931 - January 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Mildred Elizabeth Culbreth Wofford, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 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. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Wofford died Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born...
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Jacqueline Ann Clickner

April 25, 1938 - January 18, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Jacqueline Ann Clickner, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Hodge) Quackenbush. Jacqueline was married to the late David Merton Clickner for 51 years and a military wife for 20 years. She...
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Wilburn Kirby Jordan

October 13, 1929 - January 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Wilburn K. “Chubby” Jordan, Jr. will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Marshall Sunday School Class and the Horrell Hill Supper Club. Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday in Salem UMC, Timmonsville, SC. The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm...
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Katherine Field

October 3, 1930 - January 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service will be held for Katherine Hester Field, 84, on Friday January 23, 2015, at 1:30 pm at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC. A graveside service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC, at 2 pm on Saturday, January 24th.Katherine died Saturday, January 17, 2015 after a full and happy life. Being surrounded by family and friends throughout her...
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Jimmie Logan

July 16, 1936 - January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA Jimmie Raymond Logan, 78, died Friday, January 16, 2015. Born in Empire, Ala., he was a son of the late Albert V. and Allie Lee Farley Logan. He retired from the U.S. Army with 21 years, serving both in Korea and Vietnam. He also retired from civil service at Ft. Jackson with another 21 years of service. Surviving are his daughter, Clara Logan and her husband, Mark Tarbush of...
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John T. Walker

September 14, 1927 - January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for John Thomas Walker Jr., 87, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Easley. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the funeral service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Tom died Friday,...
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Louise Bristow Kinsey

March 12, 1931 - January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Louise Bristow Kinsey, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Shandon Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Kinsey died Friday, January 16, 2015. Born...
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Louise Mitchell Holbrook

August 12, 1921 - January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Louise Mitchell Holbrook, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20 at Columbia Evangelical Church, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 19 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Holbrook died Friday, January 16, 2015. Born in Laurel, Del., she was a...
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Dorothy McDowell Morton

September 10, 1922 - January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA – Mrs. Dorothy “Tink” M. Morton, 92, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC. Mrs. Morton was born September 10, 1922, and was raised in Kershaw, SC at the home of her parents the late Dr. William Cauthen and Iradel Burney McDowell. Mrs. Morton was the last living child of William and Iradel and was...
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Elizabeth Ann Reid

June 11, 1963 - January 15, 2015

Memorial Service for Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Reid, 51, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Visitation will follow at the funeral home. Elizabeth passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of Ann Murray Welch and the late Ronald Welch. She was a 1981 graduate of Brockton High...
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Alice Abercrombie

March 13, 1918 - January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Alice Cunningham Abercrombie, 96, widow of Woodrow W. Abercrombie, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2015. Born March 13, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Volley Hylton and Georgia Cochran Cunningham. She was reared in Greenville, SC by a maternal aunt and her husband, the late Elizabeth and Monty Hendricks, after the untimely death of her...
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Roger L. Watson

May 4, 1953 - January 15, 2015

A Memorial Service for Roger L. Watson, 61, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Roger passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born in Sterling, Ill, he was a son of Dorothy Watson and the late George Ralph Watson. Roger was a graduate of Cardinal Newman...
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Roland Fisher Smith

August 12, 1929 - January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA A Southern Gentleman, Roland Fisher Smith, Jr. passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Roland was a warm and charming man who possessed an effortlessly polite personality. He was devoted to his family, friends and our country. He was proud to be a USMC veteran. Semper Fi. Born August 12, 1929, Roland graduated from Dreher HS and immediately enlisted in the Marine Corps. A...
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Constance Mary Degenhart

May 9, 1923 - January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mass of Resurrection will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, with visitation following until 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the burial at the home of V.J. Degenhart, M.D.,...
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John T. HOLLAND

December 24, 1927 - January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA John Tillman Holland was born on December 24, 1927, in Wake Forest, N.C. His parents were the Rev. Charles Cyrus and Texie Bess Holland. He was a graduate of Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to Columbia, S.C. to be an intern for F. Clyde Helms at Shandon Baptist Church, where he was instrumental in the organization of...
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Thomas Allen Burdette

May 13, 1950 - January 14, 2015

COLUMBIA - Thomas A. Burdette, 64, died on January 14th, 2015. He was born in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania on May 13th, 1950. He was the son of the late Robert and Claire Burdette. Tom is survived by his wife, Frances Hopkins Burdette; his sons, Todd Burdette (Jennifer), Travis Burdette (Stephanie), John Burdette (Liliana); brother, Bob Burdette (Mickey); sister, Tracy Marschik (Bob);...
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Claude Hamilton Belk

February 9, 1946 - January 14, 2015

COLUMBIA - Claude H. Belk, Jr. died January 14, 2015. He was 68. Born on February 9, 1946 in Anderson, South Carolina, Claude was the son of the late Claude Hamilton Belk, Sr. and Jessie Melton Belk, and brother to the late Rita Belk Baker, all of Columbia. Claude is survived by his son, Claude Hamilton Belk, III, of Mt. Pleasant, daughter, Frances Clark Johnston (Chad), granddaughter, Beatrice...
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Herbert Otto Chambers

August 3, 1922 - January 14, 2015

Funeral Service for Herbert O. Chambers, Jr. “Herb” will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, January 16, 2015, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Herbert O. Chambers, Jr. ...
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Joseph Michael Medich

November 3, 1929 - January 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - A reception celebrating the life of Joseph Michael Medich will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Woodhill Estate located at Pelham Drive and Arborwood Road. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Medich died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Born in South Bend, Ind., he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Prica...
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Americo Anthony Chiulli

October 3, 1935 - January 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Americo Anthony “Tony” Chiulli, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Chiulli, husband of...
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Thomas Earl Gamble

January 1, 1943 - January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Thomas Earl Gamble Jr., 72, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Gamble went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 12, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 1,...
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Jeannie Anderson McLain

July 11, 1918 - January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA - Jeannie Anderson McLain, 96, died January 12, 2015. She was born July 11, 1918, in Sumter to the late Clarence Saxby and Emma Baker Anderson. She graduated from Coker College in 1939 and taught school in Winnsboro for three years, but it was in marriage that she found her true calling, love and devotion to her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Brig. Gen. (Ret...
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