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

Alpha Lennis Cabe

April 29, 1922 - December 1, 2016

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

October 15, 1926 - November 30, 2016

CHAPIN – Cornelia “Elly” Weber passed away peacefully on Wed., November 30. Born in 1926 in Vlissigen, The Netherlands (Holland), Elly enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her younger siblings, Anneke and Jan. A free and adventurous spirit, Elly enjoyed an active life. After World War II, she travelled and worked for Royal Dutch Shell in Venezuela where she briefly crossed...
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Dorothy Walker Grist

July 17, 1930 - November 30, 2016

CHAPIN - Funeral service for Dorothy W. Grist, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Dorothy “Dot” Walker Grist passed away on Wednesday morning, November 30. She was married and devoted to the love of her life, Jay Withers Grist for 61 years prior to his passing on...
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Marie E. Duvall

May 6, 1929 - November 30, 2016

Funeral service for Marie Eleazer Duvall, 87, will be held at 3:oo p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Chapin. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Irmo. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Duvall passed away Wednesday,...
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Charles B. Vining

March 20, 1941 - November 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Charles B. Vining, 75, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will be following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Vining was born March 20, 1941 in Washington, GA. to the late Elizabeth and Homer “Skeet” Vining. In his professional life, after serving in the U.S....
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Betty Inman Reese

April 20, 1926 - November 30, 2016

Columbia- Betty Inman Reese, 90, passed away November 30, 2016. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 3, 2016 in the mausoleum chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park. She was born March 20, 1926 in Lockhart, S.C., to Ernest and Minnie Inman. She was employed by the VA Hospital as the...
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Patricia Zeigler Skrivan

March 23, 1939 - November 29, 2016

LEXINGTON – A Celebration of the Life of Patricia Zeigler Skrivan, 77, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Skrivan passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 after an extended illness. Mrs. Skrivan was born in Washington, DC, a daughter of the late...
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Richard Collins

May 29, 1939 - November 29, 2016

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

May 3, 1946 - November 27, 2016

Michael Weseman, 70, went to be with our Lord on November 27, 2016 following a short illness. Survived by two sons; Brian (wife Annette) of Irmo, SC and Chad of Cedar Rapids, IA. He also leaves behind his beloved Grandson, Tanner also of Irmo, SC. Michael was born May 3, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa.Michael enjoyed being raised on an Iowa farm as well as playing golf, bowling, fishing and playing...
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Cheryl Lynn Menchinger

December 15, 1955 - November 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - Cheryl Lynn Menchinger passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. Ms. Menchinger was the daughter of Ernest and Irene Menchinger of Chapin and the devoted mother of Patrick M. Egleston of Columbia. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she was an imaginative, innovative and caring teacher deeply committed to helping special needs children for 20 years. Ms. Menchinger...
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James Bryson Murphy

June 16, 1932 - November 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - James Bryson Murphy, Jr., 84, died peacefully on November 25, 2016. Born June 16, 1932 in Columbia, he was the son of the late James Bryson and Katherine Zemp Murphy. Following a private burial at Elmwood Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Satterlee Hall following...
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Judith Monastra Davis

January 13, 1959 - November 24, 2016

COLUMBIA – Judith Monastra Davis, 57, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland following an extended illness. She was born on January 13, 1959 in Mansfield, Ohio to Basil Herman Monastra and Carmella Greer Monastra of Lexington, Ohio, who survive. She also is survived by her husband of thirty years, Gerald L. (Jerry) Davis,...
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Brett Timothy Farmer

May 26, 1993 - November 24, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Brett Timothy Farmer, 23, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Brett passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. Born in Summerville, he was a son of Timothy Warren Farmer and Micki-Lee Pitchford. He was a graduate of Dutch Fork High...
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James David Slagle

September 18, 1966 - November 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for James David Slagle, Jr., 50, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Reverend Larry Shull will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Slagle passed away on...
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Ruby Beatrice Shannon

October 8, 1928 - November 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Ruby Beatrice “Bea” Shannon, 88, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in Southland Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Michael T. Bragan officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Shannon died Tuesday,...
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Rebecca Harshaw Hope

June 16, 1924 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Services for Rebecca H. Hope, 92, will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Forest Lake Presbyterian Church with visitation following the service. Burial will be in the Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery in McConnells, S.C. at 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Hope passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. Born in McConnells, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Edna F. Harshaw....
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Jay H. Helms

June 13, 1943 - November 20, 2016

Jay H. Helms, 73, passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2016. Born on June 13, 1943, He is the son of the late I.J. and Hazel Ashcraft Helms.Mr. Helms was born in Cabarrus County NC but the family soon moved to Columbia. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1961 and enlisted in the Marine Corps that summer. He served on active duty for 3 years, achieving the rank of corporal and then...
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Ernest Eugene Ellis

August 4, 1945 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA – Ernest “Gene” E. Ellis, II, 71, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow the...
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Ursula Irmgard Lamatsch

July 23, 1926 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA – Ursula I. Lamatsch, 90, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016, which would’ve been her 65th wedding anniversary, at her home in Still Hopes, Episcopal Retirement Community, in West Columbia, South Carolina A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Retirement Community on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Visitation will...
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Clyde J. Nettles

October 9, 1922 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Clyde J. Nettles, a Columbia native who was involved in business and civic activities here throughout his life, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Julia “Judy” Ulmer Nettles.Born October 9, 1922, he was a son of the late John James Nettles Jr. and Virginia Evans Nettles. He was in the first graduating class of...
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Anna Broadway

August 14, 1923 - November 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Anna Stufano Broadway, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Recitation of The Holy Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2 Green Street, Mt. Kisco, New York,...
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Lauren Daniels Lew

November 22, 1989 - November 18, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Lauren Daniels Lew, 26, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Gateway Baptist Church, where she was baptized. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Lauren passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of William “Rusty” Daniels and Suzanne Kaminski Daniels. Lauren was a...
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Verna Kay Pagett

September 22, 1943 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Abraham Moses Lourie

July 17, 1926 - November 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A.M. (Abraham Moses) "Mick" Lourie, passed away in peace, of natural causes, in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at age 90.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at the Synagogue. Burial will follow in...
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George Thomas Griffith

January 29, 1942 - November 17, 2016

LEXINGTON - A memorial service for George Thomas Griffith, 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Griffith died Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born on January 29, 1942 in Lancaster County, he was a son of the late M.I. Griffith and Ethel Johnson...
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William Calvin Wildman

August 15, 1923 - November 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Willliam Calvin Wildman, 93, died November 17, 2016, at his home on Lake Murray, SC. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 15, 1923 and was blessed to be the husband of Joyce Nester Wildman for 70 years. Mr. Wildman graduated from high school in Indianapolis and attended Butler University before volunteering to join the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He...
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Jerry Melvin Granshaw

October 26, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Jerry Melvin Granshaw, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Seekonk, MA, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Heritage at Lowman.Mr. Granshaw was born in Los Angeles, CA. He was a pipe fitter for most of his working life, and he instilled in his children the importance of education and the value of a strong work ethic. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In...
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Earl Milford Olson

April 6, 1918 - November 17, 2016

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

March 15, 1930 - November 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Edward Samuel Puffenbarger, Colonel, USAF (Retired), 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00 am at St John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC. Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 12 noon. The family...
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Jacqueline Do

August 3, 2015 - November 15, 2016

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

May 11, 1921 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Frances Horton Oxley, 95, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Oxley, widow of...
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Fletcher Mims

July 26, 1922 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA – Fletcher M. Mims, 94, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 after a brief illness. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will be receiving friends and family from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Born in Columbia, Fletcher was the son of the...
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Frances Horton Oxley

May 11, 1921 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Frances Horton Oxley, 95, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Oxley, widow of...
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Diana Scott Hammond

February 8, 1944 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Diana Scott “Scotty” Hammond died on November 13, 2016 at the age of 72. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Bagley and Emily Brannen, both of Columbia; a sister, Norma Jo Johnson of Dallas, Texas; and six grandchildren. Scotty was born to Norman Scott and Daisy (Myers) Scott and was raised in Spokane, Washington. Following college, she and her husband, George,...
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Frank Barry Walker

June 9, 1957 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Frank Barry Walker was born the younger of two children to Frank and Katherine Walker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On November 13, 2016, God decided it was time for this Airman to fly home.A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friend from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2016...
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Roger Kelly Booco

November 12, 1925 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Major Roger Kelly Booco, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 91, died Sunday, November 13, 2016. Following a private burial with full military honors, a memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, in Boyce Chapel of First Baptist Church, Columbia, with the Rev. Richard A. Humphries officiating. The family will be available to receive friends and family at the home...
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Mary Josphine Barth

April 13, 1923 - November 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A resident of The Waterford at Columbia, Mary Josephine Coghlan Barth passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016 at the age of 93. Mary is survived by her children, Mary Jones (Tom), Lawrence Barth (Gwen), Kathleen Ortlund (Jeff), Jane Blackmon (Harry), and Robert Barth (Donna); thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Claire Telnack Kraft

January 21, 1924 - November 9, 2016

COLUMBIA – Claire Telnack Kraft, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 9, 2016.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Holy Rosary prayed prior to the Mass at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will follow in Boca Raton, Florida on...
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Claire Telnack Kraft

January 21, 1924 - November 9, 2016

COLUMBIA – Claire Telnack Kraft, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 9, 2016.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Holy Rosary prayed prior to the Mass at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will follow in Boca Raton, Florida on...
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Claire Telnack Kraft

January 21, 1924 - November 9, 2016

COLUMBIA – Claire Telnack Kraft, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 9, 2016.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Holy Rosary prayed prior to the Mass at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will follow in Boca Raton, Florida on...
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Charles H. Lesesne

April 3, 1937 - November 8, 2016

CONWAY - Charles Haynesworth Lesesne III, 79, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Myrtle Beach. Born on April 3, 1937 in Florence, he was a son of the late LTC. Charles Haynesworth Lesesne, Jr. and Margaret Rutledge Lesesne. Charles attended The Citadel and graduated from Palmer College. After college, he served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Ben Arnold-Sun Belt serving as Branch Manager of...
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Jess Lee Stroman

May 25, 1957 - November 7, 2016

COLUMBIA – A memorial service will be held for Jess Lee Stroman, III on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of the Canada Family on Lake Murray at 300 Milmont Shores Road, Chapin, SC 29036. A gathering of friends will begin at 12 noon.Jay was a loving father to his children, Karli Jayne Stroman and “Jett” Jess Lee Stroman IV, and proud godfather of Erica Canada...
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Robert Lee Wingate

May 28, 1936 - November 7, 2016

COLUMBIA – Dr. Robert “Bob” Lee Wingate passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 peacefully at his home in Cordova, Tennessee. His wife Ann had passed away several weeks before and he truly missed her. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Elmwood Cemetery. Bob attended school in Columbia and graduated from Dreher High School and...
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Wilhelmina Stuckey Holler

May 20, 1920 - November 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Stuckey Holler, widow of the late Dr. John Emory Holler, will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Retirement Community. Visitation will follow the service in the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes. A private family burial will be held prior to the service at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral...
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Gilbert Joseph St. Marie

May 8, 1947 - November 7, 2016

Gilbert "Gil " Joseph St. Marie passed away on November 7, 2016. Gil was born to the late Joseph and Christine St. Marie in New Jersey on May 8, 1947 where he lived until moving to Columbia, South Carolina in 1991. Gil worked both in New Jersey and South Carolina primarily in the forklift industry since 1966 where he was well known and respected by all.Gil enjoyed hunting, target...
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Vivian Thompson Dail

March 30, 1937 - November 6, 2016

LAKE WATEREE – Mary Vivian Thompson Dail, 79, died Sunday, November 6, 2016. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter of the late George Russell and Mary Bessie Stowe Thompson. She graduated from Dreher High School and attended the University of S.C. Surviving are her sister, Gloria Thompson Howard of Columbia; nephews, Thomas “Chip” Wilson Howard (Jill) of Lake Murray,...
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Elizabeth Buechel Allen

September 13, 1930 - November 6, 2016

COLUMBIA – Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Buechel Allen, 86, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, McCollum ‘Mac’ Allen Jr., and a son, Wylie B. Allen. Surviving are sons, McCollum Allen III of Charlotte, N.C. and D. Bryan Allen (Angel) of Columbia; sisters, Margaret B. Stokes and Lillian B. Chavous, both of Columbia;...
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James William Thomas

May 29, 1928 - November 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:6 – 4:7. James “Jim” Thomas, 88, passed away peacefully at home on November 5, 2016, with his wife of 34 years by his side. Born in Independence, Missouri, Jim was the son of the late...
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Marie Teresa Toner

September 29, 1928 - November 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial mass for Marie Terese McNamara Toner, 88, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly Street. Father Gary S. Linsky will officiate the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Ms. Toner died on Friday, November 4, 2016. Marie was born September 29, 1928 in Astoria, New York...
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John Wilfred Gee

March 9, 1980 - November 3, 2016

CHAPIN - Memorial Service for John Wilfred Gee, 36, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Chapin Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the home of his parents and Sunday afternoon following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is in charge. John passed away Thursday, November 03, 2016. ...
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Willis Wesley Bolin

June 29, 1930 - November 3, 2016

IRMO - Graveside Service for Willis Wesley Bolin, 86, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Bolin passed away Thursday, November 03, 2016. Born in Orangeburg County, he was the eleventh child of the...
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Denise Marcel Smith Hollingsworth

April 13, 1962 - November 2, 2016

Memorial Service for Denise Marcel Smith Hollingsworth, 54, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Denise passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Doris B. Kaminer and the late Durrell Smith.Surviving in addition to her...
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Howard Lederfind

March 29, 1939 - November 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Howard “Chief” Lederfind, 77, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Shandon Baptist Church with Reverend David Spears officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Howard passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 surrounded...
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James Anthony Athanus

October 15, 1942 - November 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Lawrence A. Burns

February 7, 1922 - November 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Sara Mae Judd

March 17, 1921 - November 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sara Mae Goff Judd, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Mt. Elon Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Reverend Charles Wilson and Reverend Lavern Hancock will be officiating the service. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Judd’s...
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Kathryn Gibbons Blackmon

July 11, 1924 - October 31, 2016

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Kathryn Gibbons Blackmon, 92, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at New Zion United Methodist Church, New Zion, S.C. with burial in Trenholm Road UMC Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Kathryn died Monday, October 31, 2016. She was born Johnnie Kathryn to Johnny...
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Naomi Staley Calvert

April 16, 1926 - October 30, 2016

COLUMBIA – Naomi Staley Calvert died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Stacey, and granddaughter, Ayla, and mourned by her extended family and by generations of dancing students in Columbia and beyond. She was predeceased by her cherished husband, James Montjoy Calvert.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3...
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Lynda FERGUSON

December 25, 1924 - October 29, 2016

COLUMBIA – Lynda Elder Ferguson, 91, died Saturday, October 29, 2016, at The Palmettos of Parklane. She was born December 25, 1924 in Albemarle, N.C. to the late Russell Britton and Mamie Killian Elder. She is survived by her son, D. Stevenson Ferguson, Jr. and his wife, Shelley of Port O’Connor, Texas; daughter, Carol F. Hipp and her husband, Reverend John W. Hipp of Florence, S.C....
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Dennis Edward Dyches

February 1, 1953 - October 28, 2016

ELGIN - A funeral service for Dennis Edward Dyches, 63, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Dennis specifically asked that casual attire be worn at the services. Mr. Dyches, beloved husband...
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Matthew Blaine Colley

June 9, 1992 - October 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Matthew Blaine Colley, 24, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reverend Frank W. Anderson will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Matthew passed...
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Harold Wayne Reid

December 6, 1922 - October 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - Harold Wayne Reid, 93, of Columbia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday October 27, 2016.Harold was born and raised in the Oklahoma panhandle. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. In 1952, he married the love of his life, Freda. He also began his 30 year career with B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Reid worked with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax...
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Hattie H. Garris

February 1, 1919 - October 24, 2016

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

September 28, 1933 - October 23, 2016

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

October 17, 1930 - October 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Santo John Targia

September 27, 1929 - October 22, 2016

IRMO - A Memorial Mass for Santo John Targia, 87, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, 120 Marydale Lane, Columbia. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Targia died Saturday, October 22, 2016. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Fiorentino Targia. He was a...
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Carla M. Garcia

February 22, 1963 - October 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Mary Francis Young

July 3, 1958 - October 21, 2016

.COLUMBIA - Mary Francis “Bambi” Young, 58, went home to meet her family in heaven on Friday, October 21, 2016.Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Bush River Memorial Gardens, with Deacon Mark Corral officiating. The family will receive friends and family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel...
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Margaret Bass

March 2, 1921 - October 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Margaret Ildreda Gordon Bass, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Bass, widow of Ralph Lee “Red” Bass, went to be...
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William Edward Clary

September 12, 1942 - October 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for William Edward “Chip” Clary Jr., 74, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with a reception following in the church parlor. Dr. Ellen Skidmore will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral...
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Frances Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Frances Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Kimberly M. Bennett

June 12, 1973 - October 18, 2016

IRMO - Kimberly Marie Bennett, 43, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Hazel Marie McPherson Bennett and the late Charles Douglas Bennett. She was an avid animal lover. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Sharon Bell (Robbie) of Chapin; brother, Charles Bennett Jr. (Cindy) of Swansea; several nieces and nephews; and her...
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Francis Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Frances Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

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

July 2, 1936 - October 18, 2016

WHITE ROCK Funeral service for Gail Smith Culbertson, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, at New Life Chapel, Heritage at Lowman. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the Chapel. Burial will be at 5:00 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, S.C. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Culbertson passed away Tuesday...
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Medora Dowdle Jackson

June 23, 1921 - October 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Medora Field Dowdle Jackson, widow of Ernest William Jackson, Jr., went to be with her Lord onOctober 17, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21 at Northeast Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery; George Crow officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church atrium. Nana’s nine grandsons will serve...
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William Thomas Drennen

October 24, 1930 - October 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for William Thomas Drennen, PhD, 85, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and later with a reception at the home of his daughter, Karen. Dr. Drennen, a retired professor emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of...
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Joseph Crawford Cook

October 9, 1934 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Crawford Cook, originally planned for the Williams Brice Stadium, will be held at noon on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the funeral home. He passed away Sunday morning October 16, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by his...
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S. Blaine SAWYER

June 6, 1940 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sherman Blaine “Bud” Sawyer, 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Sawyer passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born on June 6, 1940 in Hoopeston, Illinois, he was a son of the late Leroy Flynn and Margorie Brunson...
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Wallace Irving Benson

November 20, 1932 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A private burial for Wallace Irving Benson, 83, will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Following the burial, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (Smith Chapel, 1420 Washington Street). The family will receive friends following the service in the church atrium. Reverend L. Craig Wilkes will be officiating the...
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Brian Baxter Barbee

May 31, 1946 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - Brian Baxter Barbee passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. He was the son of the late Anne and Boyce Barbee. Brian was born in Charlotte, N.C. on May 31, 1946. He attended University High School in Columbia and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of the Jamil Shrine Temple and Riverland Hills Baptist Church. Brian worked for...
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Thomas McKinley Maxwell

July 2, 1946 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA – Thomas McKinley Maxwell, 70, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Tom was born on July 2, 1946, in Madison, Wisconsin. His family moved to South Carolina where he attended A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, followed by the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of South Carolina. An avid golfer, Tom played competitive golf in high...
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William Steif

February 1, 1923 - October 16, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - William “Bill” Steif, a journalist, died peacefully at his home in Blythewood on October 15, 2016 at the age of 93. His wife of 40 years, Susan Watt Steif, was by his side. The cause of death was respiratory failure related to dementia.Bill was born February 1, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Benjamin Leo Steif, an architect and real estate developer, and...
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Racine Darwin Brown

February 5, 1928 - October 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Dr. Racine Darwin Brown, 88, will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial in Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:00 p.m. following the service at the funeral home.Dr. Brown died Thursday, October 13, 2016. Born on February 5, 1928 in Chesterfield, S.C., he was a son...
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Naomi Louise Breedlove

May 29, 1947 - October 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Naomi Louise Breedlove, 69, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Beaufort National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the funeral home.Mrs. Breedlove passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Born on May 29, 1947 in...
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John Morton Crockett

December 18, 1946 - October 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - John Morton Crockett, Jr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. following a lengthy illness. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J. on December 18, 1946, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Elaine Gregory Crockett. Mr. Crockett was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a Vietnam veteran. He graduated from N.C. State...
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Dorothy Farrell Ragsdale

October 22, 1909 - October 12, 2016

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

June 20, 1932 - October 12, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - On October 12, 2016, a beautiful autumn morning, Jean Holler's spirit left this world, carried away by a majestic Great Blue heron that visited her pond often. Those of us, who have seen the heron, on many occasions, in many places, know this heron represented Dave, her loving husband of 31 years. She is now freed from her earthly body that has for too long left her only a shell...
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Ann Longwell Furr

May 25, 1945 - October 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Ann Longwell Furr, lifelong adventurer and beloved mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend, died at her home on October 12, 2016 of cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones. Born in Jackson, Tenn. on May 25, 1945, Ann was the only child of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Frances Longwell. Ann’s life was full of achievements and joys, the greatest of which is her daughter,...
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Clarence Edward Taylor

July 17, 1943 - October 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Dr. C. Edward Taylor, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Dr. James C. Adams officiating the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Dr. Taylor died Tuesday, October 11,...
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Nurbanu Ladha

October 17, 1939 - October 11, 2016

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

May 1, 1952 - October 11, 2016

Columbia - Thomas William Graham, 64, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Born on May 1, 1952 in Columbia, he was the son of the late George W. Graham and Frieda Puitl Graham. All services for Mr. Graham will be private.
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Willardean B. Bernstein

July 30, 1935 - October 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Willardean Bickley “Dean” Bernstein, 81, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Beth Shalom Cemetery Whaley Street. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Bernstein, widow of Arnold Bernstein, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Newnan, Georgia. Born on July 30, 1935 in Columbia, she...
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Nan Sigmon Wheeles

November 21, 1942 - October 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - Nan Sigmon Wheeles, 73, passed away Sunday October 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private family burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeles was born November 21, 1942 in Tampa, Fla. A long...
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EthelMarie Todd Brown

October 18, 1941 - October 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - EthelMarie Todd Brown, 74, died Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born October 18, 1941 to Ethel and George Todd, she grew up in Charlotte, N.C., where was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School in 1959. She attended Limestone College where she met and married Douglas. She left college to enjoy a life of adventure with Douglas. Her love of learning and literature led...
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Mary Eugenia Gooden

July 5, 1939 - October 8, 2016

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

January 12, 1931 - October 8, 2016

IRMO – James Lawrence Barrickman, son of the late Grove Jack Barrickman and Mabel Barrickman, of Indiana, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016. He was a graduate of New Castle, Indiana high school. Mr. Barrickman served in the US Army from 1951 to 1957 and reached the rank of Sergeant First Class. While in the Army, he attended William and Mary College. After military service...
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Phyllis Phillips Giese

July 3, 1927 - October 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Phyllis Phillips Giese, born July 3, 1927, passed away peacefully at home. She was the daughter of Howard and Edna Phillips, and was predeceased by her husband, Warren Kenneth Giese. Phyllis graduated from Alma College with a Bachelors of Art degree. She is survived by her children, Alison Haas (Jack), BZ Giese, Barney Giese (Charlotte), and Keith Giese (Shawn), as well as 7...
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Albert Lamar Potts

June 20, 1933 - October 6, 2016

COLUMBIA – Reverend Dr. Albert Lamar Potts, Jr., 83, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in Potts Fellowship Hall at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Newnan, Ga., he was a...
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