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

Mary R. Shaw

May 23, 1931 - May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Mary Rampey Shaw, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Shaw died Friday, May 22, 2015. ...
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Philip Brian Banks

June 22, 1958 - May 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Phil Banks went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21st. Funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday, May 24, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Born in Columbia, Phil was the son of Lois Kyall Banks and the late Leo Banks. He worked as an electrician and mostly...
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Patricia Lynn McAlister

June 13, 1941 - May 20, 2015

COLUMBIA A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia “Pat” Lynn McAlister of Columbia will be held at noon Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, the Reverend Steve McCormick will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine...
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Marjorie Edens

October 21, 1922 - May 20, 2015

Graveside service for Marjorie Edens, 92, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Edens passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born in Seven Springs, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Gordon Sutton and Olivia Herring Knight. She was the wife of the late Jack Allen Edens, Sr. Mrs...
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Florence Hunt Kiester

January 5, 1918 - May 19, 2015

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

December 28, 1934 - May 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Agnes Emerson McDonald, 80, will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2014, at Shandon Baptist Church in the Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service from 2 until 3:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. McDonald died...
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Robert Lawson VanDoren

March 8, 1916 - May 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Services for Robert Lawson Van Doren, 99, will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with burial in the Columbarium immediately following the service. The family will receive friends from 4 until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community Mansion and then from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Van...
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Herbert Haven Hildebrand

January 12, 1945 - May 18, 2015

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

April 4, 1939 - May 17, 2015

A Memorial Service for Leonard “Len” Harris Streit, 76, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Streit passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was a son of the late Irving and Blanche Streit. He served in the US Air Force where he met his wife, Hazel, while stationed in the UK. Len enjoyed traveling...
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Sarah Ann Thomas

March 13, 1930 - May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA Sarah Ann Tiller Thomas, age 85, left this world on Sunday, May 17, 2015, while she was working in her garden. She joined her beloved husband of 53 years, John Bryant “Bud” Thomas (deceased), in heaven. She was born on March 13, 1930, in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Julia Livingston Tiller and Charles Eugene Tiller, Sr. of Bluff Road, a location she returned...
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Joseph John Zysk

September 20, 1955 - May 17, 2015

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

September 24, 1926 - May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Robert Watson “Bob” Foster will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with a reception immediately thereafter at Bob’s home on Lake Katherine (1509 Milford Road). Visitation with the family will take place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Bob was born...
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Robert FOSTER

September 24, 1926 - May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Robert Watson “Bob” Foster will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with a reception immediately thereafter at Bob’s home on Lake Katherine (1509 Milford Road). Visitation with the family will take place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Bob was born...
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Emma Lee Gaston

November 10, 1923 - May 16, 2015

IRMO - Emma Lee Richardson Gaston, 91, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Born in Richland County, Emma was a daughter of the late Jacob Willie Richardson and Maggie Whites Richardson. She was the wife of the late Ralph Gaston. Mrs. Gaston was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Prior to her husband’s retirement...
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James Wallace Hipp

April 6, 1960 - May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA - James Wallace “Jimmy” Hipp, 55, of Columbia died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital following a short illness, the final round in his nineteen-year grudge match with multiple sclerosis. It did not win.Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1960 to Irby Shell Hipp, Jr. and Alicia Pursley Wallace Hipp, Jimmy attended Rock Hill schools and graduated from...
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Ella Bostain

April 6, 1920 - May 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral Service for Ella Shuler Bostain, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo with burial to follow in Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chapin. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Bostain passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born in Irmo, she was a daughter of the late...
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Clifford Brian Honess

October 24, 1933 - May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA – C. Brian Honess passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12 noon in the Eastminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens. Rev. Dr. Ellen Skidmore will officiate. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Mr. Honess was born in 1933, in Detroit, Michigan. He began piano lessons at an early age. The...
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Patricia Elrod Lail

December 16, 1937 - May 14, 2015

RIDGEWAY – Patricia Elrod Lail, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. A funeral will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 prior to the service. The burial will be held following the service at Aimwell Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ridgeway with her 11 grandsons serving as pall...
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Robert Stewart Handler

April 27, 1937 - May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Robert Stewart Handler, 78, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Handler died Thursday, May 14, 2015. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late J. Alan Handler and Lillian L. Handler. He was a graduate of the University of...
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Rosa Shaw

March 1, 1930 - May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Rosa Y. Shaw of Columbia will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at Centennial ARP Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Shaw passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, from acute leukemia. Born in Winnsboro, she was a daughter of...
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Virginia Gurley Meynard

November 8, 1919 - May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - Virginia Gurley Meynard, local historian, died on May 13, 2015 at 9:55pm. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Craig Wilkes officiating, burial will be private. Friends will be received by the family at Still Hopes Retirement Community on Saturday, May 16 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street...
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Michael Chalfant

May 27, 1940 - May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - Michael Dallas Chalfant, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, he was a son of the late Harry “Duke” Chalfant and Jean Viden Chalfant. Mike graduated from The Citadel in 1962 and received his Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina. He flew helicopters for the S.C. National Guard and was in sales...
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Grace Folk Creech

September 27, 1915 - May 12, 2015

Funeral service for Grace Folk Creech, 99, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in the Fellowship Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Creech, wife of the late Valma Eugene Creech, died Tuesday, May 12,...
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Gwendolyn Lee Gibson

July 4, 1985 - May 10, 2015

Gwendolyn Lee GibsonIrmo- Memorial service for Gwendolyn Lee Gibson, 29, will be held Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 11:00am at Dunbar Funeral Home Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with visitation following the service. Mrs. Gibson passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was a CIU graduate and a member of Gateway Baptist Church where she was an adult leader with the youth ministry. Surviving is her husband Max;...
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Robert Charles Walker

July 29, 1935 - May 10, 2015

Robert C. Walker COLUMBIA Memorial service for Robert C. Walker, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo, SC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Walker died Sunday, May 10, 2015. Born in Roanoke, Va., he was a son of the late Marlow Kenneth Walker and Doris Custer Walker. ...
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Naomi Buckelew Archie

January 17, 1929 - May 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Naomi Buckelew Archie born and raised in Lake County, in rural northwest Tennessee, passed away peacefully in Columbia, SC on May 10, 2015 after a short hospital stay resulting from a heart attack. As a housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nona, as many called her, never met a stranger and even to the end was making people smile. Having been a member of First Baptist...
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Betty Hunt Smith

September 1, 1921 - May 10, 2015

Columbia - A memorial service for Betty H. Smith, 93, will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Beaufort National Cemetery at a later date. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Forest Lake Presbyterian Church organ fund or the American Heart Association. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is...
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Leroy Miles Barber

February 24, 1935 - May 9, 2015

Leroy M. Barber Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)COLUMBIA Funeral service for Leroy M. Barber Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Union United Methodist Church, with burial at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015, in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork...
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Patricia Pike Hiers

January 18, 1936 - May 9, 2015

Patricia Pike HiersIRMO Funeral service for Patricia Pike Hiers, 79, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Salem United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Hiers died Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she...
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Joyce Henslee Morgan

October 2, 1915 - May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Joyce Henslee Morgan, 99, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Joyce slipped into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Born October 2, 1915, in Buffalo Gap, Texas, she was the second child of early settlers, Carl and Margaret Henslee. The Henslee...
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George Tieh-Feng Liu

October 16, 1938 - May 6, 2015

LEXINGTON - George Tieh-Feng Liu died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Born in China, he was a son of the late Ging-Min Liu and Chiu-I Wang. Mr. Liu received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia, retired as an engineer from SCE&G and was a professor at...
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James Stanley Aucoin

November 3, 1938 - May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. James S. Aucoin, U.S. Army Retired, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Born in Newton, Massachusetts on November 3, 1938 he was the oldest son of the late Howard S. Aucoin and the late Margaret Mary Boudreau. He earned a B.S. degree in Management from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Business...
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John Thomas Becknell

December 15, 1924 - May 6, 2015

PROSPERITY John Thomas Becknell, Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive visitors in the chapel after the service.John was born in Batesburg S.C. He was a WWII and Korean veteran proudly serving in the U.S. Navy...
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Julian Jacobs Nexsen

April 14, 1924 - May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA Julian Jacobs Nexsen died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home after living gracefully with dementia for several years. A worship service celebrating his life will be held at 11 o’clock on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting...
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Leah Christine Fitzgerald

June 8, 1984 - May 5, 2015

COLUMBIA – A Celebration of Life for Leah Christine “Princess” Fitzgerald, 30, will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Radiant Life Church, 1010 Old Two Notch Road, Pontiac. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 to 2:00. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Leah passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones...
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James Rufus Mobley

January 6, 1930 - May 5, 2015

IRMO Funeral service for James Rufus Mobley Jr., Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 85, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the funeral home. Chief Mobley died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Born in...
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Saniyah Simone Hippard

May 4, 2015 - May 4, 2015

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

February 7, 1947 - May 4, 2015

SUMTER Memorial service for Robert “Bob” Eugene Sorenson, 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Sorenson died Monday, May 4, 2015. Born in Sumter, he was a son of Martha Jane Stephens Sorenson and the late Norman Adolfe Sorenson. A...
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Philip Silverstein

June 5, 1930 - May 4, 2015

COLUMBIA Rabbi Philip Silverstein never met a joke he didn’t want to tell or a story he couldn’t improve. He died at the age of 84 on May 4th in the dining room of the Community Living Center at Dorn VA Medical Center: the last sound he made was laughter.Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Rabbi Silverstein immigrated to the U.S. with his parents and sister in 1941, just as the Nazis were...
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Mary Alice Godfrey

December 1, 1920 - May 3, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mary Alice Godfrey died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Lyle Gephart and Myrtle Mae Mota-Wesaw. There will be no local services.
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Orville Stanley Smith

March 18, 1924 - May 3, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for O. Stanley Smith Jr., 91, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. The family will have a reception in the church dining room following the service. Burial will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Smith died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of...
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Rosellen R. Faulk

July 31, 1927 - May 2, 2015

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

August 9, 1941 - May 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Joe Otto Tischer

July 3, 1964 - April 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - Joe O. Tischer, 50, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 27, 2015. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, he was a son of Karin Rossler Blankenship and the late Otto Tischer. He was a graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School. Joe, affectionately called, “Joe Mama” by his friends and co-workers, was the Service Manager at Dick Dyer Mercedes and previously at Jim Hudson Lexus.Surviving...
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Joe Otto Tischer

July 3, 1964 - April 27, 2015

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

January 30, 1925 - April 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mary Inman Talbot Hill passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27. Mary Inman, daughter of the late Hugh Inman Talbot and Julia Maude Talbot, was born on January 30, 1925 in Warm Springs, Georgia. As a little girl, Mary Inman met President Franklin Roosevelt when he visited Warm Springs and developed a life-long admiration for him.Mary Inman graduated from Marietta (GA) High School...
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Fred Kirkpatrick

April 9, 1932 - April 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Major Fred Kirkpatrick, U.S. Air Force, 83, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mr. Kirkpatrick died Monday, April 27, 2015. Born April 9, 1932, in Waynesville, N.C., he was a son of the late Albert and Bertie Rogers Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kirkpatrick...
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Venita Horton Cannon

October 1, 1939 - April 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Venita Horton Cannon, 75, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Cannon died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Born in Bethune, she...
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John William Davren

February 27, 1922 - April 26, 2015

COLUMBIA Memorial service for John William Davren Jr., 93, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Davren died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John William and Marion DeWitt Davren. He received his undergraduate...
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Linda Jane Snyder

November 17, 1947 - April 25, 2015

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

December 9, 1923 - April 25, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Ruben Graham Dennis, 91, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Dennis died Saturday, April 25, 2015. Born in...
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Zachary Watts Wenum

April 30, 1991 - April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral services for Zachary Watts Wenum, 23, will be at 2:30 pm Wednesday 29, 2015 at Shandon Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 - 2:30 pm prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Zach went to be with the Lord Friday, April 24, 2015. He is the son of Franklin Casey...
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Warren Thomas Prescott

September 18, 1931 - April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA – A memorial service will be held for Colonel Warren “Tom” Thomas Prescott, 83, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.Col. Prescott passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving family saying “please let me die so I can be eternal”. Born in...
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David Richard Coltrane

December 8, 1935 - April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Maj. David Richard Coltrane, U.S. Army (Ret.), 79, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Maj. Coltrane died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Born December 8, 1935 in Pulaski, Va., he was a son of the late Dick and Ruth Robinson Coltrane.He joined the...
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William McDow Cunningham

September 14, 1927 - April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for William McDow Cunningham, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Cunningham died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Thomas James...
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Sarah Cooper Langston

March 26, 1933 - April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA Sarah Cooper Langston, 82, of Columbia, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. A private family service will be held at a later date. Surviving are her son, Norman Langston, Jr. (Wendy); daughter, Amy Langston (Kevin Meadows); grandson, Dalton Cooper Langston; sister, Huie Cooper. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman Langston, Sr.
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Claude Wylie Dawkins

January 20, 1919 - April 22, 2015

AUSTIN, TEXAS Claude Wylie Dawkins, 96, formerly of Columbia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 22, 2015. Born January 20, 1919, in Chester, S.C. and raised in Great Falls, S. C., he was the son of the late Teed Lee Fry Dawkins and James Alexander Dawkins. Wylie’s first job after high school was in a cotton mill in Augusta, Ga. procured through his...
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William Robert Lee

May 25, 1951 - April 21, 2015

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

April 29, 1924 - April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mafalda Marie Galante Hill, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (affectionately known as “Moga”) died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 surrounded by her daughters. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia, S.C., the family will receive friends following until 8:00 p.m. The...
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Jesus Emanuel Perales

March 27, 2015 - April 20, 2015

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

August 25, 1936 - April 20, 2015

CHAPIN David Kelly Coates passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, due to complications from lung cancer. He was born on August 25, 1936 in Culpeper, Va. to Ross & Laura Fincham Coates, in their then home located at the corner of East Street and E. Culpeper Street in downtown Culpeper. While attending Culpeper High School he was a three-sport Letterman (Football, Baseball, and Track),...
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Betty Martin Boese

January 6, 1933 - April 18, 2015

Graveside service for Betty M. Boese, 82, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Live Oak Memorial Garden, Charleston. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Boese passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Ollie Goodpasture Waddell. She was the wife of the late Henry F. Boese. Mrs....
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Robert Allen Patton

October 18, 1936 - April 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Robert Allen Patton, Sr., 78, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Patton died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was...
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William Richard Fulmer

June 7, 1953 - April 18, 2015

Funeral Service for William Rick Fulmer, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rick passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Eugene Purcell and Frances Waller Fulmer. ...
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Richard Matthew Mihalic

August 16, 1940 - April 18, 2015

Richard Matthew Mihalic, 74, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Baden, PA, he was a son of the late Anthony and Joan Cokrlic Mihalic. Richard was the husband of Gretchen B. Mihalic. He was a Veteran of the US Navy having proudly served our country during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Baden American Legion.Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Gretchen; sons, Curt Mihalic,...
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Sigmund John Bienkowski

May 20, 1941 - April 17, 2015

Sigmund John Bienkowski COLUMBIA - Sigmund John Bienkowski, 73, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Sigmund and Stella Voytus Bienkowski. Sig was a graduate of St. Peter's College, Jersey City, N.J., received a Master's of Science from C.W. Post College, Long Island, N.Y. and Master's of Business Administration from Lehigh University,...
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Viola Mobley Brannon

May 6, 1910 - April 17, 2015

Funeral Service for Viola “Billie” Mobley Brannon, 104, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Mrs. Brannon passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, three weeks before her 105th birthday. Born in Heath Springs, Lancaster County,...
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Alfred Boatman Carson

November 27, 1924 - April 17, 2015

COLUMBIA - Sgt. Major Alfred Boatman Carson, U.S. Army (Ret.), died Friday, April 17, 2015. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Arlie Aaron Carson and Attie Raye Boatman Carson. Fort Smith, Arkansas in the 1930s was a backwater, rural southern town gripped by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. It was a hardscrabble life for Alfred and his brothers. From an early...
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Claudius Murray Lide

February 15, 1932 - April 17, 2015

C. Murray Lide, Jr. COLUMBIA Claudius Murray Lide, Jr. died Friday, April 17, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Claudius Murray and Charlotte Brown Lide. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired small business owner whose company specialized in commercial tile and stone...
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Janet Bloom Brooker

October 2, 1925 - April 16, 2015

COLUMBIA - Janet Bloom Brooker passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was born in Charlotte October 2, 1925, to Charles Edwin Bloom and Grace Hatcher Bloom. She moved with her family to Columbia at age 3 and graduated from Dreher High School and attended Converse College before graduating from the University of South Carolina. Janet was married to Beacham O. Brooker, Jr., for 41 years....
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Suzanne G. Gochnaur

July 24, 1933 - April 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Suzanne Gingrich Gochnaur, 81, of Columbia, passed away in her sleep at her home in Northeast Columbia on Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2015, of complications from congestive heart failure. Her daughter Patty was at her side. Born on July 24, 1933, in her parents' home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, she was the daughter of Jvene Jacob Gingrich, a long-time school teacher and...
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Hugh William Carter

May 14, 1934 - April 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Hugh William “Bill” Carter, Jr. passed away Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the age of 80. Born in Pinehurst, N.C., he was the son of the late Hugh and Libbie Carter. After a memorable childhood in Pinehurst, he graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he met his wife, Margaret, the love of his life....
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Carla Strawbridge Thompson

November 30, 1952 - April 14, 2015

A celebration of the life of Carla Strawbridge Thompson will be held from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Woodlands Country Club, 100 Norse Way, Columbia, SC 29229. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Carla passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Rose Burrows Strawbridge and the late Carl Wayne Strawbridge. ...
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Donnie Faye Pryor

August 27, 1945 - April 13, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Donnie "Donna" Cothran Pryor, 69, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Woodfield Park Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Pryor passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born on August 27, 1945 in Anderson, South...
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Robert Hix Pagett

March 26, 1939 - April 12, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Robert Hix “Bob” Pagett, Jr., 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Millcreek United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Pagett died Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son...
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Philip Washington Fairy

May 22, 1920 - April 11, 2015

COLUMBIA - Dr. Philip (Phil) Washington Fairey, Jr., M.D., followed his dear wife Harriet in death on April 11, 2015. Phil was born to Isabel Strait Fairey and Philip Washington Fairey, Sr., on May 22, 1920. He was oldest of four sons and grew up in St. Matthews, S.C. with his brothers Frank, Joe and John. His father sold automobiles but Phil, on the advice of a great uncle and following in...
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Christine Smith McCormack

December 4, 1944 - April 11, 2015

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Christine Smith McCormack, 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11th, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Christine was the daughter of Dr. Garland F. Smith and Mrs. Hazel Straube Smith. Having moved with her family from Atlanta to Columbia, Christine has been a cherished and giving part of the community for twenty years. She was an active...
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Daniel J. Crider

December 3, 1949 - April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Daniel Jasper Crider, III, 65, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.Mr. Crider died Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Daniel Jasper Crider, Jr. and Madeline Hughes Crider....
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Lois Erickson Hamilton

March 28, 1928 - April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Lois Erickson Hamilton, 87, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Hamilton died Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL., she was the daughter of the late George S....
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Dianne Ruth Lapin Wilkins

February 10, 1940 - April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA A celebration of life service for Dianne Ruth Lapin Wilkins, 75, will be held from 2 until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Trustus Theatre. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Wilkins died Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Danny and Wynne Scherson Lapin. Her love and support of the arts...
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Mary Kral Jackson

February 14, 1935 - April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Mary Kral Jackson, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Sandy Run Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Jackson died Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Chicago, Ill...
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Julia Watson Cox

August 9, 1922 - April 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Julia Watson Cox, 92, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Cox died Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Chesterfield, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Dewey and Dora...
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James McKnight Timmons

February 9, 1917 - April 9, 2015

COLUMBIA - Dr. James McKnight Timmons, 98, who resided at the Columbia Presbyterian Community died April 9, 2015. Born February 9, 1917, in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Dr. Henry Loyola Timmons and Louise McKnight Timmons. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Duke University Medical School, his internship and residency in Otorhinolaryngology was at Henry Ford Hospital...
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Margie David Nolker

May 19, 1928 - April 8, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Margie David Nolker, 86, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 12 until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Nolker died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the...
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Deborah Reed Hollingsworth Mauldin

June 18, 1944 - April 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - Born on June 18, 1944 to Caroline Arthur Mauldin and Thomas Franklin Mauldin, Deborah Reed Hollingsworth Mauldin went to join her loving parents on April 8, 2015. Reed was educated in Richland County Public Schools, Winthrop College, and the University of South Carolina. For the past 22 years she was a beloved member of the real estate profession in Columbia, as executive...
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M. Douglas Middleton

March 16, 1957 - April 7, 2015

IRMO - M. Douglas “Doug” Middleton, 58, of Irmo, South Carolina, went to his heavenly home on April 7, 2015 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel,...
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Zelma Bouknight Prim

May 4, 1927 - April 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Zelma Bouknight Prim, 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private family burial at 12:30 p.m. in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Prim died Tuesday,...
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Joseph Joe Jeziorski

December 6, 1937 - April 6, 2015

A Requiem Mass for Joseph John Jeziorski, Jr. “Joe”, 77, will be held at Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family.Mr. Jeziorski passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph John Jeziorski, Sr. and Sophie Serowiec Jeziorski. Mr....
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Dario B. Leonard

October 12, 1949 - April 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Ruth Carter Ellis

January 13, 1924 - April 4, 2015

COLUMBIA A visitation for Ruth Carter Ellis, 91, will be held from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Greenwood, S.C. Ruth died Saturday, April 4, 2015. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late George Eckford Carter and Mary Fulmer Carter. In addition to being a...
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Hisako Tanaka Phillips

September 6, 1928 - April 4, 2015

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Hisako “Ruth” Tanaka Phillips, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, April 4, 2015. Born in Agawa-mura, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, she was a daughter of the late Hideo Tanaka and Satsuki...
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Deborah Lee Hyatt

January 5, 1954 - April 3, 2015

Deborah Lee Hyatt, age 61, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Dorchester Memory Gardens,11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, assisted the family.Born in Torrance, CA, she was a daughter of the late William Hyatt and Norma Jean Fite. Deborah retired from the US Navy...
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Mary Hanlon Corey

July 16, 1919 - April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Mary Magdalene Hanlon Corey will be held at a later date in Nutley, NJ. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, assisted the family with local arrangements. Mrs. Corey passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Born in Summit, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Joseph and Wilhelmina Kunzman Hanlon. She was the wife of the late John Vincent Corey. Mrs....
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Sybil Graham Duffy

February 10, 1930 - April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Christian Wake Service for Sybil Graham Duffy, 85, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Duffy died Friday, April 3, 2015. Born in Boiling Springs, SC she was a...
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Frances R. Coleman

October 1, 1920 - April 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Frances Roddey Coleman died peacefully in her home on April 1, 2015, in Columbia at the age of 94. Frances Coleman is survived by her daughter, Marsha Jo Coleman of Chapin. Frances (aka “Granny Mae”) is also survived by her five granddaughters, Ashley Coleman McCarroll (Michael) of Amelia Island, Fla., Kristen Hutter Longa (Lefty) of Parker, Colo., Courtney Hutter...
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Saul Wasserman

May 4, 1928 - April 1, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – A funeral service for Saul Wasserman, 86, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 in the chapel at Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery with burial to follow. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Wasserman passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Born in New York, New York, he was a son of the late Charles and Rose Wasserman. Mr....
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Shirley Amick Mitchell

August 18, 1935 - March 31, 2015

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

January 28, 1954 - March 31, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Christopher Bruce Truett, 60, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at Suber Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Truett died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Born in...
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Jean Barbie Smith

December 18, 1922 - March 30, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Jean Barbie Smith, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Smith died Monday, March 30, 2015. Born in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Thaddeus Fulton and Kate Brown Barbie. She graduated from Hartsville High School and attended Coker...
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Edward Ray Hobbs

December 14, 1945 - March 30, 2015

Memorial Service for Edward Ray “Poppa Ray” Hobbs, 69, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will greet friends following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Hobbs passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Born in Magnolia, NC, he was a son of the late George Edward Hobbs and Josie Barfield Gibbs. Mr. Hobbs was a...
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