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

Arthur Gwen Fleming

February 3, 1937 - June 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Arthur G. “Mose” Fleming, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Fleming passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born on...
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Roy R. Sutherland

March 8, 1927 - June 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roy R. Sutherland, Jr., 90, died June 21, 2017, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. Roy was born March 8, 1927, in Calhoun Falls, S.C., son of the late Roy R. Sutherland, Sr. and Nora S. Sutherland. After graduating from Calhoun Falls High School, Class of 1944, he served in World War II with the Eighth Air Force and First Air Division on Okinawa. He was a graduate of the University of...
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Linda Marie Ruilova

May 1, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Linda Marie Ruilova, passed away at her daughter’s home with her family around her on June 20, 2017. She was born on May 1, 1940, in Westchester County, New York. Linda was a dedicated military wife of 35 years to the late Sergeant Major Rudolph Ruilova (U.S. Army Ret.). She was a vibrant, feisty, and loving mother and grandmother. A woman of faith, she loved and cherished her friends...
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Donald Eugene Rash

October 27, 1933 - June 20, 2017

LEXINGTON – A memorial service for Donald E. Rash, 83, will be conducted at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, on Monday July 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation immediately following.Mr. Rash passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born inSmyth County, VA, he was a son of the late Howard Wesley and Maxine Vanover Rash. He was a 1956 graduate ofVirginia Polytechnic Institute and following...
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Charles Harrison Rice

November 10, 1928 - June 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Pastor Charles Harrison Rice, Sr., 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Anchor Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Kirchinger officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery at Alpine Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.Born November 10, 1928, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee,...
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Molly Shoaf Brady

September 19, 1945 - June 20, 2017

Ms. Brady, 71, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 after an extended illness. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late David Harold Shoaf, Jr. and Alice Penry Shoaf. She attended Columbia area schools and graduated from A.C. Flora High School. Her education continued at both Guilford College and the University of South Carolina. As an accomplished artist, she won several...
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Gloria Hall Brinkley

October 19, 1930 - June 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Gloria Hall Brinkley, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lee F. Brinkley, Jr. Surviving is her son, Dr. John Lee Brinkley (Amy); daughters, Brenda Brinkley Byrd (Al) and Betsy Brinkley Lohry (Bill) all of Columbia; her much loved grandchildren, Shannon Jones Carrion(Jason), Jenifer Jones Childs (Craig), Courtney Byrd...
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Julie Sara Frahn

August 14, 1969 - June 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - Julie Sara Frahn, 47, died June 18, 2017. Born in Lexington on August 14, 1969, she was a daughter of the late James David Frahn and Joan Lucille Steele. Julie was a 1987 graduate of Lexington High School. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Surviving are her sister, Janda F. Fulmer (Michael) of Columbia and a nephew, Nicholas Fulmer of Columbia. ...
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Judith Anne Ringe

April 13, 1939 - June 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Judith Anne Ringe, 78 joined her husband, Raymond Ringe in Heaven on June 17, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1400 Kennerly Road, Irmo, S.C., with Pastor Joseph Lindloff officiating. Judith was born April 13, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to Gerda Heinrich. She worked in the healthcare profession and...
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Mary Lamb Banks

November 16, 1920 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Frances Lamb Banks, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Mausoleum. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Banks passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Providence Hospital. Born on her family...
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Patsy Davis Reynolds

March 22, 1927 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – Patsy Davis Reynolds, 90, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Elbert and Carrie Paschal Davis. Mrs. Reynolds was a lifelong resident of the Olympia Mill Village as well as a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. There will be a graveside service in Olympia Cemetery on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., with...
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Patsy H. Knotts

April 5, 1937 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Patsy Knotts, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service at the church Fellowship Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs....
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Evelyn D. Glass

October 1, 1926 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Evelyn D. Glass, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Evelyn died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Heartland of Columbia. Born in Union, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William Patton Glass...
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Carolyn Smith Glover

January 2, 1941 - June 15, 2017

WEST COLUMBIA - Carolyn Smith Glover, 76, went to meet her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1029 Olympia Avenue, Columbia. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday,...
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Murray Joel Riebman

May 3, 1932 - June 12, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Murray Joel Riebman, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Beth Shalom-Arcadia Lake cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Riebman died Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Philadephia, Pa., he was a son of Samuel and...
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Nicholas C. Benedetto

March 3, 1925 - June 12, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Nicholas C. DeBenedetto, 92, will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12 noon at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at Dunbar Funeral Home...
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Agnes K. Boozer

November 12, 1916 - June 11, 2017

Funeral Service for Agnes K. Boozer, 100, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Irmo Family Worship Center with burial to follow in St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Boozer passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Lexington County, she...
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Earl Henry McPherson

April 30, 1943 - June 10, 2017

The family of Earl Henry McPherson, Sr., 74, will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. McPherson passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Earl B. and Lillie Lois McPherson. He was the husband of the late Bernadette Marie McPherson. Mr. McPherson proudly served in the US...
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Hilda Harrison Render

June 9, 1946 - June 8, 2017

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Hilda Harrison Render, 70, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The casket will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m. for viewing prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall. Hilda died Thursday,...
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John Joseph Harth

July 17, 1931 - June 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for John Joseph Harth, 85, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Harth passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born on July 17, 1931 in New...
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Michael Floyd Derrick

November 30, 1976 - June 6, 2017

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Michael Floyd Derrick, 40, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Eastlake Community Church, with private burial in Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mike passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Born on November 30, 1976 in Columbia, he was a son of Floyd Derrick and Linda Catoe Derrick....
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Jeanne A. Bolen

March 12, 1938 - June 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jeanne Anna Laurent Bolen, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.Born March 12, 1938 in Arlon, Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Yvonne Laurent.Surviving are her beloved husband of 60 years, Paul Daniel Bolen; daughter, Carol Isaksson (Steve) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; son, Charles Bolen; grandchildren, Rachel Vogel (Nick), Nick Isaksson (Amanda), Melissa Isaksson...
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Rosa Reid Owens

October 20, 1925 - June 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Rosa “Reid” Russell Owens, 91, died in the comfort of her home on June 6, 2017. She was born October 20, 1925 in Farmville, NC, to the late Ernest L. and Mary Holloman Russell.Reid grew up in Farmville, married her high school sweetheart in 1943, then moved around to various bases as a military wife, finally settling in Columbia in 1967. She retired from civil service after...
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Barbara Caudle Smith

September 14, 1929 - June 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Barbara Caudle Smith passed away Tuesday morning, June 6, 2017 at Palmetto Health Baptist after a brief illness. She was 87 years old. She is survived by her sons, Enoch Smith III and his wife, Ann Burch Smith of Columbia; Stephen Warren Smith of Columbia; and granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Smith of Dillon, Colorado. Barbara was born September 14, 1929 in Columbia to the late Fred...
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Thelma Juanice Holladay

October 3, 1931 - June 5, 2017

CHAPIN - Juanice McDaniels Holladay, 85, settled in Columbia, SC in the 1950’s when she met the love of her life, Vernon Holladay. Juanice Holladay, age 85, of Chapin, SC passed away at Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC on June 5, 2017. Juanice was born on Oct. 3, 1931 in Nichols, SC to the late Vinson and Myrtle McDaniels. She married Vernon Holladay in 1950. After finally...
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Marjorie Lewis Farmer

September 16, 1916 - June 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Marjorie Lewis Farmer, 100, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community, in the Assisted Living Chapel, 1001 Wildewood Downs Circle. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Farmer died Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born in Laurens, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Wade...
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Robert Walker Whitaker

March 31, 1941 - June 3, 2017

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

October 6, 1971 - June 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ronald Shannon Spencer, age 45, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Nancy McClellan Spencer. They shared 24 wonderful years together.Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Ronald Spencer (Joann) and Kathryn Boyd Lockaby (Gene). He graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1990. Shannon studied Business...
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Frances Allred Franz

February 4, 1943 - June 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Frances "Franny" Allred Franz entered heaven on Friday, June 2, 2017after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Greensboro, N.C. but made Columbia her home for the past 35 years. In her youth, she loved Elvis Presley, water skiing, and sun bathing. Later in life, she loved golf, bingo, and the Clemson Tigers. She was a faithful attendee of Northeast United Methodist...
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Frances Allred Franz

February 4, 1943 - June 2, 2017

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

October 24, 1920 - June 1, 2017

LEXINGTON - Wilma “Eileen” Clark Sullivan, 96, formerly of Peru, Indiana, passed away at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Eileen was born October 24, 1920 in Peru, Indiana to Orval and Ethel Robertson Clark. On May 4, 1947, she married Ellis E. Sullivan who preceded her in death in 2009. A 1938 graduate of Peru High School, Eileen worked...
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Jane Coker Dunbar

August 4, 1939 - June 1, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Jane Coker Dunbar, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Reverend Dr. Wendell R. Estep will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Mac Sawyer, Bishop Sawyer, Travis Hancock, Lucas Brown, Ken Wingate and Bobby McNeely. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00...
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Berkeley H. Liles

December 26, 1938 - June 1, 2017

CHAPIN - Mr. Berkeley “Buck” Harrell Liles died peacefully in his home on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Chapin, South Carolina at the age of 78.Buck is survived by his wife, Emily; children, Blake(Lori) of Columbia, S.C. and Brandon(Meg) of Chapin, S.C.; his grandchildren, Cameron Berkeley and Sophie Catherine Liles of Chapin, S.C.; his nephews by blood but brothers by heart, Tom(Sherry)...
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James Thurston Poindexter, Sr.

September 6, 1932 - June 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for James Thurston Poindexter, Sr., 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Mr. Poindexter passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Danville, Virginia, he was a son of the late E. Carson Poindexter and Lucy Evans Poindexter. James served in the...
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Michael Trezevant Finch

October 11, 1941 - May 31, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Michael Trezevant Finch, Sr., 75, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Mr. Finch died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Palmetto Health Baptist, the place of his birth on...
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Patricia Kull Thompson

June 12, 1942 - May 30, 2017

CHAPIN - A service to celebrate the life of Patricia Kull Thompson, 74, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Chapin Baptist Church, with burial in Chapin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Thompson passed away...
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Robert Laverne Whiting

May 22, 1962 - May 30, 2017

Columbia - Robert Laverne Whiting, Jr.,55, passed away on May 30, 2017.Services to celebrate his life will be held 4:00 pm Friday June 2, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.Robert was born May 22, 1962 in Glens Falls, NY to Beverly May Martindale and Robert Laverne Whiting, Sr. He will be remembered for being a loving...
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Edna W. Gfell

September 25, 1931 - May 28, 2017

IRMO - Funeral services for Edna W. Gfell, 85, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Church. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.She was preceded in death by her husband, George V. Gfell, grandson, Benjamin P. Gfell and a sister, Freida E. Parsh. Survivors include a...
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Phillip Carlisle Metze

November 14, 1948 - May 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Phillip Carlisle Metze, 68, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Phillip was born on November 14, 1948 to the late Albert C. and Frances H. Metze.Phillip could do anything he set his mind to. He felt his greatest accomplishments in life were his two sons.He was a plumber and carpenter until his retirement in 2015. From then until now, he spent time traveling with the love...
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Zion George

May 18, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Zion Allen George passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . Born on May 18, 2017, he was the infant son of David and Elisabeth George. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.
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Margarette Hawkins Pardee

February 22, 1933 - May 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Margarette H. “Bootsie” Pardee, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. A private burial will take place at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Pardee passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. ...
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John Charles Quigley

December 16, 1947 - May 22, 2017

COLUMBIA – John Charles Quigley, 69, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. A memorial service for Mr. Quigley will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. A reception with refreshments will follow the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Taunton, Mass on December 16, 1947, he was a son of the late...
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Ann R. Cassady

November 12, 1951 - May 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A gathering of friends and family for Ann Cassady, 65, of Columbia will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.Ann was born in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late A.J. and Frances Rose. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, traveling and cruising with her husband and friends and the Carolina Gamecocks. Ann will be remembered for...
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James Ronald Sikes

March 10, 1951 - May 20, 2017

ELLOREE - A funeral service for James Ronald “Ronnie” Sikes, 66, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Sikes Family Cemetery in St. Matthews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the funeral home.Mr. Sikes died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., he was a...
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Betty Luehrs

April 5, 1925 - May 20, 2017

COLUMBIA Betty Jean Driggs Luehrs, widow of retired Colonel William C. Luehrs, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 92. “Jean,” a military wife for 25 years, was active in South Carolina State/Richland County Republican Party, served as Chairman of Volunteers for the Central Chapter of the American Red Cross, a radio-reader for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind and...
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Billy Muzekari

February 21, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Columbia – Billy Muzekari died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Greenville, Mr. Muzekari was the son of Theodore and Vangelia Muzekari. Mr. Muzekari attended Clemson University from where he received his B.S. Degree in Mathematics in 1962. He joined the engineering firm of Wilbur Smith in 1964 in Columbia, where he worked for 39 years. He received certificates from the Bureau of Public...
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Bernard S. STANEK

August 15, 1920 - May 18, 2017

HOPKINS - Bernard Joseph “Stan” Stanek, 96, passed on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Blanche Virginia Long, from Saluda, S.C.; daughter LuAnne S. Albert; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Bernard was predeceased by his son, Bernard J. Stanek Jr.; his parents, Emman and Victoria Stanek; his brother, Marvin Stanek; and sister, Lucille...
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Kenneth Allen Kimball

September 14, 1949 - May 18, 2017

IRMO - Graveside services for Kenneth Kimball, 67, will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday prior to the service from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Kenneth will be remembered for being a dedicated and hardworking family man. He enjoyed gardening, Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, and, being...
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Kenneth Allen Kimball

September 14, 1949 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Norman Lee Cusic

September 18, 1934 - May 18, 2017

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

October 14, 1931 - May 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Claudia Ann Grantham Douglas, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Poplar Hill Freewill Baptist Church, 2345 Hwy 41 South, Hemingway, SC, 29554, with Rev. Don Witherspoon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. For those unable to...
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William C. Tracey

July 19, 1925 - May 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William C. “Bill” Tracey, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the funeral home.Mr. Tracey passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born on July 19, 1925 in...
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David William Malpass

February 19, 1946 - May 17, 2017

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

December 31, 1944 - May 17, 2017

Columbia - Carroll E. “Dumpy” McEntire, Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A celebration of Carroll’s life will be announced at a later date.Carroll was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and skeet shooting. He will be remembered as a good friend and devoted husband who is now at peace with his beloved wife, DarLene ...
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Gayhardt Martin Little

June 16, 1932 - May 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Gayhardt Martin Little, 84, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Mr. Little died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born on June 16, 1932 in Longwood, Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Ora Little and May Afkend Little.He served in the U.S. Army...
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Wallace John Olsen

June 22, 1946 - May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Wallace John Johnny Olsen Jr., 70, died Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of Wallace John Olsen, Sr. and Betty B. Olsen and was born June 22, 1946 in Pasadena, California. He served in communications in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1971, rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant. One of the first to support the space program, he supported communication in both the Apollo 10 and...
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Glaidelle Dempsey Hamlet

September 27, 1933 - May 15, 2017

IRMO - Memorial service for Glaidelle Dempsey Hamlet, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Hamlet passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. Born in Anderson County SC, she was a daughter of the late G. Frank Dempsey and Ruth...
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Richard C. Danielsen

April 16, 1944 - May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Richard Clinton Danielsen, Sr., age 73, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late George Walter and Marion Clinton Danielsen. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Malvern, Long Island. Richard was in the plumbing business for 50 years starting with his father and grandfather in Brooklyn, New York. Richard joined the Navy in 1962 serving on the USS...
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Mary Elizabeth Hayden

October 27, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Mary Elizabeth HaydenColumbia, South CarolinaFuneral Mass for Mary Elizabeth Hayden, 77, will be celebrated Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 followed by visitation from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Hayden died Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born in Columbus,...
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Hoyt W. Derrick

August 12, 1925 - May 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hoyt W. Derrick passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born and raised in Columbia, he was the first son of Wilbur and Ada Kelly Derrick. He was married for 68 years to his partner in life, Earline and also survived by his son, Roger. He had two grandchildren, Brent and Stacy, and two great-grandchildren, Myles and Weston. Hoyt was an early...
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Harvey Jay Rosenberg

August 9, 1936 - May 14, 2017

Harvey J. Rosenberg, 80, of Columbia, S.C., died at home Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.A southerner for the last 47 years, he remained a Brooklyn boy at heart, talking about the Dodgers as if they’d never left New York. Jackie Robinson was his hero for life.Harvey attended Queens College and Rutgers University before receiving his Ph.D. from New York University in 1969. He left...
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Ellie Pennington Thomas

November 16, 1949 - May 13, 2017

PAWLEYS ISLAND - A graveside service for Ellie Pennington Thomas, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Thomas died Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Henry Gray Thomas III and Johanna Stadler Thomas. She received her undergraduate degree...
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Marion Hamblet Hopkins

April 30, 1923 - May 13, 2017

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

January 2, 1920 - May 12, 2017

Hazel Herring Blackburn “Pinky,” age 97, widow of George Hiram Blackburn Jr., passed away May 12, 2017. She was born January 2, 1920, in a little town outside of Valdosta, GA, known as Ray City. Hazel was one of five children born to the late Grover C. and Coma Cooper Herring. Her brothers Remer Herring, Frank Herring, and sister Francis Moore preceded her in death. Hazel was a...
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Brenda Helms Clarke

March 29, 1949 - May 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Brenda Helms Clarke, 68, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Shandon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Smoke Kanipe officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in Player Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs....
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Roger Joseph Fontanella

February 23, 1932 - May 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roger Joseph Fontanella, 86, died peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born in Dean, Cambria County, Pa., he was a son of the late Mario “Mark” Joseph Fontanella and Albina Theresa Rossa.Roger can only be described by the feelings of those who knew him – loved and respected. Those whose good fortune brought them close to this...
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Marlene G. Korash

November 26, 1936 - May 11, 2017

COLUMBIA – Marlene Gertrude Korash, 80, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at Marlene’s residence in Wildewood Downs. Born in Washington, D.C., Marlene was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Madoff. ...
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Verna Marion Williams

January 18, 1922 - May 10, 2017

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

February 28, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Funeral service for Donald D. “Don” Derrick, 78, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Derrick passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Born February 28,...
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Evan Stuart Robb

May 8, 1996 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Evan Stuart Robb, 21, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Greenlawn Baptist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Evan passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Columbia on May 8, 1996, he was the...
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Ann Cook Adams

July 3, 1925 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ann Cook “Boo” Adams was born on July 3, 1925 as the daughter of Frank and Sarah Lee Cook in Elizabeth City, N.C., and was granted eternal peace on May 9, 2017. The story of “the dash” reminds us that the true measure of a life well lived involves what happens between birth and death. The vital statistics are simple: graduated from Columbus High School;...
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William Henry Battey

April 10, 1927 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Henry Battey, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wheat Street, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Battey passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born on...
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Elmer J. Danko

November 23, 1929 - May 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Elmer J. Danko, 87, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Danko passed away Monday,...
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Nonie Edith Tucker

January 25, 1948 - May 8, 2017

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

November 10, 1967 - May 6, 2017

COLUMBIA – Stacy Netecke “John Bouy”, 49, of Columbia, S.C., passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. John Bouy will be remembered for his big heart and lively spirit. He was the general manager of Lucky’s Burger Shack and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Carolina Gamecocks and Chicago Blackhawks. Services to celebrate his life will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May...
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Myrtle Ballentine Bull

November 10, 1923 - May 6, 2017

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Myrtle Ballentine Bull, 93, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Bull died Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in...
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Terry Jay Lunn

March 26, 1947 - May 5, 2017

Terry J. Lunn, 70, of Irmo, went to be with the Lord Friday May 5, 2017 at his home. Services to celebrate his life will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In addition to his parents, Jerry and Betty Lunn, he is predeceased by daughter, Catherine Elizabeth....
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Goode Max Gulledge

May 29, 1949 - May 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for G. Max Gulledge, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery with the Reverend Patricia Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at St. John’s UMC, 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Gulledge went home to...
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Frances Avant Dodd

November 10, 1934 - May 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Frances J. “Frankie” Avant Dodd, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Northeast United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Dodd passed away Friday, May 5,...
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Hugh Anthony Dufour

December 16, 1923 - May 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hugh “Huey” Anthony Dufour, left us peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with family at his side in Columbia, S.C. having lived a remarkable and faithfully Catholic life of 93 years. He is survived by his daughter, Annette Matyniak; son, Bruce Dufour; grandchildren, Amy Murphy, Melissa McLean, Steven Dufour, Nicole Dufour, Michael Dufour, Brian Dufour, Daniel Matyniak,...
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Francis Hubert Herndon

June 23, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Lexington - Francis H. Herndon, 89, entered the church triumphant on Wednesday May 3, 2017. The lives he touched through his generous spirit and commitment to service and philanthropy are too numerous to count. Francis was born in Bamberg, S.C. on June 23, 1927, the son of Hubert W. and Bertha K. Herndon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served his country during World War II and graduated...
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Robert Taylor MORT

August 20, 1917 - May 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for Lt. Col. Robert T. Mort U.S. Army (Ret.), 99, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at North Trenholm Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Mort, devoted husband and loving father, made his triumphant march...
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Howard W. MacCollum

April 12, 1939 - April 30, 2017

COLUMBIA – MSG (Ret.) Howard W. MacCollum, age 78, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Mac was born in Hazleton, PA, the son of the late William and Gertrude Hill MacCollum. He proudly served in the United States Army and as a civil servant at Moncrief Army Hospital. Mac was proud to have served his country in many aspects, serving in the United States Army...
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Billie Scott

October 9, 1929 - April 29, 2017

A Celebration of the Life of Billie Lee Scott, 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Mrs. Scott passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Knoxville, TN, she was the sixth child of the late Benjamin and Mary Norton...
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Irene Frances Kyzer Bridges

November 19, 1924 - April 28, 2017

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

December 10, 1913 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Elbert P. Simpson

March 3, 1922 - April 27, 2017

COLUMBIA – Elbert P. Simpson passed peacefully at his home in Columbia, SC at the age of 95 on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 500 S. Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. A graveside prayer will follow the service at...
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James Burroughs Allen

May 18, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Major General James Burroughs Allen, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired)May 18, 1933 - April 26, 2017 COLUMBIA - Major General James Burroughs Allen, Jr., age 83, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Lexington Medical Center.Jim was born on May 18, 1933 in Conway, SC. He was the son of the late James Burroughs Allen and Mae Revels Allen. He attended public schools in Conway and was an active participant...
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Dorothy Ivy Rogers

October 12, 1924 - April 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dorothy Ivy (Bennett) Rogers, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on October 12, 1924 in London, England, Dorothy served in the Women’s Royal Navy during World War II. She became a United States citizen in the 1960s. She enjoyed a lifetime of friends and rich experiences through worldwide travel. She...
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Harry Willard Davis

November 7, 1915 - April 26, 2017

Columbia – Dr. H. Willard Davis passed peacefully at age 101 on April 26, 2017. His life was one of great love, accomplishment, and fulfillment.He survived Mary, his loving wife of 65 years. He was born of the late Eugene M. Davis and Mary Fennell Davis on November 7, 1915 in Pelzer, SC.After graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from USC in 1937 and receiving his Ph.D. from the...
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Ronald Lamar Fisher

May 20, 1947 - April 25, 2017

Ronald Lamar Fisher, 69, of Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 following a three year battle with cancer. A Worship Service for Our Lord and Savior to Celebrate his life will be on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A...
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Sara G. Neeley

May 1, 1920 - April 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Sara G. Neeley, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Neeley, widow of Mr. John William Neeley III, died Monday, April 24, 2017. Born on May 1, 1920 in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Kennedy Gillespie and Geneva Dunlap...
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Lester Albert Loflen

October 8, 1920 - April 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A service to the Witness of Resurrection for Maj. Lester A. “Buck” Loflen, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 96, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church with visitation following the service in the Narthex. A private burial will be held in the church Memorial Gardens. Mr. Loflen passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born on October 8,...
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Lester Albert Loflen

October 8, 1920 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Josephine Boyle Tompkins

September 3, 1933 - April 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Josephine Boyle Tompkins, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and friend, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Her outgoing and exuberant personality will be greatly missed by her family and her countless friends. Born in Columbia on September 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Josephine Augusta Knight and Charlie Roland Boyle, Sr. Josephine, “Phine...
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Gary Daniel Roberts

June 8, 1952 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Edith Bailey Tweed

April 29, 1928 - April 21, 2017

IRMO - Edith B. “Edie” “Tweety Bird” Tweed was born in Woodbury, NJ on April 29, 1928. She passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 in Irmo, SC at the age of 89. She moved to South Carolina in 1997 to live with family members. Edie loved her family and church family at Salem United Methodist Church and was a member of Faith Circle and for the past few years, Joy...
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Edith Lorene Fulmer

February 18, 1929 - April 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - Edith Lorene Fulmer joined the Church Triumphant on Friday, April 21, 2017. A daughter of the late Reverend Verley L. and Edith Shell Fulmer, she was born in Johnston, S. C. where her father was serving as pastor of St. John’s and Mount Calvary Lutheran churches. Baptized in infancy by her late father, she was a life-long, active Lutheran, singing in church choirs and...
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Edith Lorene Fulmer

February 18, 1929 - April 21, 2017

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

March 25, 1955 - April 20, 2017

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