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

William Pierce Liles

July 26, 1938 - January 29, 2015

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

July 24, 1936 - January 27, 2015

Janet Mizell MetzCOLUMBIA- Funeral service for Janet Mizell Metz, 78, of Columbia will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo with interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo located at 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, South Carolina. Mrs. Metz,...
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Ralph Eugene Bradford

March 29, 1930 - January 26, 2015

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

October 13, 1924 - January 26, 2015

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

May 23, 1954 - January 25, 2015

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

December 16, 1926 - January 25, 2015

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

August 10, 1927 - January 25, 2015

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

August 10, 1927 - January 25, 2015

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

August 15, 1919 - January 25, 2015

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

September 26, 1940 - January 24, 2015

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

May 10, 1921 - January 24, 2015

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

October 28, 1924 - January 23, 2015

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

August 12, 1915 - January 21, 2015

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

December 9, 1942 - January 21, 2015

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

May 15, 1974 - January 20, 2015

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

July 10, 1944 - January 20, 2015

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

July 24, 1950 - January 20, 2015

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

September 2, 1942 - January 19, 2015

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

May 10, 1925 - January 19, 2015

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

March 20, 1944 - January 18, 2015

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

November 17, 1931 - January 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Mildred Elizabeth Culbreth Wofford, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Wofford died Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born...
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Jacqueline Ann Clickner

April 25, 1938 - January 18, 2015

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

October 13, 1929 - January 17, 2015

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

October 3, 1930 - January 17, 2015

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

July 16, 1936 - January 16, 2015

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

September 14, 1927 - January 16, 2015

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

March 12, 1931 - January 16, 2015

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

August 12, 1921 - January 16, 2015

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

September 10, 1922 - January 16, 2015

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

June 11, 1963 - January 15, 2015

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

March 13, 1918 - January 15, 2015

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

May 4, 1953 - January 15, 2015

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

August 12, 1929 - January 15, 2015

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

May 9, 1923 - January 15, 2015

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

December 24, 1927 - January 15, 2015

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

May 13, 1950 - January 14, 2015

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

February 9, 1946 - January 14, 2015

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

August 3, 1922 - January 14, 2015

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

November 3, 1929 - January 13, 2015

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

October 3, 1935 - January 13, 2015

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

January 1, 1943 - January 12, 2015

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

July 11, 1918 - January 12, 2015

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

November 14, 1934 - January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Nelson Hunter Kinard, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Centennial ARP Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 ...
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Susan Grossfield Ryal

February 18, 1938 - January 12, 2015

A Memorial Service for Susan Grossfield Ryal, 76, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday January 18, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.   Mrs. Ryal passed away Monday, January 12, 2015.  Born in Bronx,...
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Anne G. Thompson

July 16, 1930 - January 11, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Anne Goodwin Thompson, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in Suffolk, Va., she was a daughter of the late Theodore Winston and Bruce...
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Marvin Bienstock

July 3, 1935 - January 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Marvin Lionel Bienstock, 79, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Tree of Life Congregation. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Bienstock died Saturday, January 10, 2015. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Samuel Bienstock and Jenny Lamson Bienstock. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the...
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Carol Jones Tanner

January 24, 1952 - January 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Carol Jones Tanner, 62, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Anderson, SC.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at ...
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James Eugene Wilson

March 24, 1930 - January 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - James E. Wilson died January 10, 2015. Born March 24, 1930, in Charleston, he was the son of the late James E. Wilson, Sr. and Drucille Haigler Wilson. He graduated from Charleston High School and The Citadel. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Wilson had been employed by the U. S. Postal System and the U. S. Naval Supply Center in Charleston. He moved to...
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Iris Josephine Cundiff Harley

August 18, 1935 - January 9, 2015

Columbia – Graveside service for Dr. Iris Jo Cundiff Harley, 79, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Harley will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family. Dr. Harley passed away Friday, January...
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Linda Carol Kidd

June 18, 1944 - January 9, 2015

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

January 2, 1914 - January 9, 2015

COLUMBIA - Bill Dameron passed away in West Columbia, SC where he had lived for 20 years. He grew up in Warrenton, North Carolina and graduated from Duke University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was interested in aviation and this became his lifelong career. Bill flew for Braniff Airlines and later as a corporate pilot for Sears, Roebuck and Co. until his retirement. For many years...
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Francis Edward Doyle

December 9, 1943 - January 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Ruth Suddath Green

August 10, 1924 - January 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - Ruth Suddath Green, only child of the late George William and Pauline Suddath Green, died January 8, 2015. Born in Kingstree, SC, Ruth graduated from Kingstree High School, 1941; Columbia College, Columbia, SC, BS in Music 1945, BA in English, 1949; and UNC-Chapel Hill, MA in English, 1951. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass. where...
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Saul Perry Gottlieb

January 26, 1930 - January 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - Saul Perry Marvin Gottlieb was born on January 26, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA and passed away on January 8th, 2015 at Bermuda Commons Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Advance, NC.Mr. Gottlieb was the son of the late Gussie and Joseph Gottlieb, brother of Dorothy Gottlieb Solomon, Uncle of Arthur S. Solomon of Charlotte, NC, Hilda and David Wajnberg of Atlanta, GA, Constance Schlosberg...
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Cecil Lawrence Davis

August 9, 1925 - January 8, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Cecil L. Davis, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. Cecil passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015. Born...
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Rae Sylvia Harris

February 13, 1954 - January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Rae Sylvia Harris, 60, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is in charge.Miss Harris died Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Frank Zupnick Harris and Rose Harris. She was a 1972 graduate from A.C. Flora High School; served as a...
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Betty M. Haltiwanger

May 15, 1932 - January 7, 2015

A Memorial Service for Betty M. Haltiwanger, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Mrs. Haltiwanger passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Daniel R. and...
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Herbert Bailey Guerry

January 20, 1921 - January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Herbert Bailey Guerry, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Guerry died on January 7, 2015. He was the son of the late Herbert S. Guerry and...
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Daisey LaVerne Dorsey

August 2, 1917 - January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - LaVerne Dorsey passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2015, at the age of 97. Born in Morgan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Dillard and Bessie Murphy of Ezel, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Albert Dorsey.LaVerne was a long time resident of Columbia, South Carolina, having taught in District One schools until her retirement in 1983. She is survived by...
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Melanie Lynn Grider Owen

September 5, 1966 - January 7, 2015

Memorial Service for Melanie Lynn Grider Owen, 48, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo assisted the family.Melanie passed away Wednesday, January 07, 2015 surrounded by family and friends after a tragic automobile accident. Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, she...
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Malcolm U. Dantzler

February 17, 1921 - January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA - Services for Malcolm U. Dantzler, M.D., 93, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and 1-2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Dr. Dantzler passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Born in Woodford, SC,...
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Lewis C. Miller

December 8, 1925 - January 5, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Sgt. Maj. Lewis Clay Miller, U.S. Army (Ret), 89, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.Mr. Miller died Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Fairmont, W.Va.,...
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Pearle Ray Morris

May 26, 1932 - January 5, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Pearle Ray Key Morris, 82, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Morris died Monday, January 5, 2015. She was a daughter of the late J...
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Betty Abbott Reynolds

May 5, 1931 - January 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Betty Abbott Reynolds, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015, at Park Street Baptist Church, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Reynolds died Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late...
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Geraldine Chandler Outlaw

October 4, 1932 - January 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - Graveside Service for Geraldine Chandler Outlaw, 82, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Outlaw passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Bland, VA, she was a daughter of the late James Carlyle and Lenora Young...
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Bernard Alvin Daetwyler

August 30, 1923 - January 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - Bernard A. Daetwyler passed away peacefully at age 91 at the Presbyterian Home in Lexington, SC, where he had resided since 2001. He was known affectionately to his friends as ‘Daet’. He was born in Norton, WV, the son of the late Eugene Carl Daetwyler and Anna Vogel Daetwyler. He met Martha Kilgore Leonard, native of Spartanburg County, in 1943 at Winthrop College...
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John William MacHardy

December 18, 1930 - January 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - John “Jack” W. MacHardy, 84, formerly of Mechanic Falls, Maine and Summerfield Florida, died on January 4, 2015, at the home of his daughter Sandra. He was born in Portland, Maine, December 18, 1930, a son of John A. MacHardy and Evelyn Robinson MacHardy. He grew up and attended schools in Westbrook, Maine, and later continued his education in Boston at the Massachusetts...
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Elmairene Harrington Thames

August 27, 1940 - January 3, 2015

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

April 28, 1935 - January 2, 2015

COLUMBIA – DeWitt David Dean, 79, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.Born in Union City, PA, he was a son of the...
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Pippa Summertime Williams

August 10, 1974 - January 1, 2015

Pippa Summertime Pridgen Williams was loved dearly by her children, sister, parents, family and friends. She was a gifted artist with a creative, generous spirit. Her open heart embraced everyone she met. Pippa will be remembered for her amazing smile, playful sense of humor, and expansive belief in the power of love. She will be forever missed by all who knew her.A memorial service celebrating...
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William Kenneth Abernathy

December 19, 1929 - January 1, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Kenneth Abernathy, 85, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.Mr. Abernathy died Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born in Elkmont, Ala., he was a son of the late Van Oneal and Timie Lerlean Browning Abernathy. He retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service. He...
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Janie Moore Britton

November 15, 1909 - January 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Salvatore A. Fede

August 13, 1928 - January 1, 2015

COLUMBIA Lt. Colonel Salvatore Arazio Fede, U.S. Army (Ret.), 86, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 1, 2015. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Burial will be in...
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Lois Chappell Shealy

December 30, 1925 - January 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - Lois Chappell Shealy passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at her home only forty days after the death of her loving husband of 66 years, Pope B. Shealy, Sr. Lois was born on December 30, 1925, in Jenkinsville, SC the youngest of seven children born to Charles Thompson Chappell and Martha Weimer Chappell. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended...
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Robert Richard Watts

March 26, 1945 - December 30, 2014

BLYTHEWOOD – Robert Richard Watts, Jr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Wright Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the service.Born in Ridgeway, SC, he was a son of the Betty Jean Wright Watts...
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Angeline Acosta McCleskey

March 10, 1926 - December 30, 2014

COLUMBIA Angeline “Angie” Acosta McCleskey, 88, went home to be with the Lord December 30, 2014, while surrounded by her loving family. She was a founding member of Northeast Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and played handbells. Angie enjoyed bridge with friends, attended Columbia Symphony Orchestra concerts, supported Riverbanks Zoo, sewed Halloween costumes, loved...
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Leslie Reynolds Curtis

September 16, 1938 - December 30, 2014

COLUMBIA A service to honor the life of Ray Curtis, 76, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Blaine Walker, a close family friend, will officiate. The family will visit with friends and family at the funeral home following the service. Ray Curtis, husband of Genny Mahoney Curtis, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, after a long...
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Frances Henderson Kester

February 7, 1921 - December 29, 2014

FRANCES HENDERSON KESTERColumbia- A funeral service for Frances Henderson Kester, 93, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday January 2, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00- 1:45 at the church fellowship hall prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo will be assisting the family.Mrs. Kester...
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Jeannette Busby

September 18, 1928 - December 29, 2014

COLUMBIA Jeannette Busby, 86, died peacefully Monday, December 29, 2014. Born in Camden, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Percy Irving and Rosa Lee Welch Busby. Following 35 years of civil service at Ft. Jackson, she retired and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Columbia, where she was a faithful volunteer. Surviving are her nephews, Dr....
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Nita Harwell Tapp

May 24, 1919 - December 29, 2014

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Nita Harwell Tapp, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Tapp passed away Monday, December 29, 2014. Born in Lucien, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Oscar H. and Alice K. Hughes Harwell. ...
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Theodore Black Oliver

May 19, 1935 - December 29, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for SFC Theodore “Ted” Oliver, U.S. Army (Ret.), 79, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at Woodfield Park Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Oliver...
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Kathrine Elfriede Whittingham

April 16, 1929 - December 29, 2014

COLUMBIA Kathrine Elfriede Whittingham, 85, died Monday, December 29, 2014. Born in Germany, she was a daughter of the late Steinricher Johann Heinrich Dittmar and Gertrud Elisabeth Dittmar Geborene Bechtell. A loving mother and grandmother, she retired from Shakespeare Monofilaments Company. Surviving are her son, Allan Russell Whittingham III (Amy), granddaughter, Alexis Regina...
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Sue Osborne Myers

January 11, 1947 - December 27, 2014

COLUMBIA - Sue Osborne Myers, 67, of Columbia, died December 27, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Myers was born in Charlotte, N.C. on January 11, 1947 and raised in Columbia. She attended Brennen Elementary, Crayton Middle School, A.C. Flora High School and was a 1969 graduate of Presbyterian College. After graduation, she worked as a legislative clerk for several years then retired after 25 years of...
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Margaret LaRue Fulmer Snell

September 12, 1920 - December 26, 2014

Margaret Fulmer SnellSeptember 12 AD 1920-December 26 AD 2014“Strength and dignity are her clothing,And she smiles at the future.”Proverbs 31:25COLUMBIA - Margaret LaRue Fulmer Snell was a Proverbs 31 wife, mother and grandmother of noble character. She was welcomed into eternal glory on December 26, 2014 at the age of 94. She was a trendsetter, a diva, a lady others were drawn toward...
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Willard Keller Stokes

June 25, 1932 - December 26, 2014

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

January 1, 1925 - December 25, 2014

COLUMBIA Graveside service with military honors for Donald John Auld, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, officiated by American Legion Chaplain Emeritus Tom Fincher. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Auld died Thursday, December 25, 2014. Born January 1, 1925, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Joseph...
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William Hubert Hale

January 26, 1931 - December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA- William H. Hale went to be with the Lord on Wednesday December 24, 2014. A native of Lake Park Georgia, Bill was born on January 26, 1931 to the late Bessie and Tom Hale. Growing up he was more commonly known as Sport. He was preceded in death by his Brother JT and Sister Irma Nell. He is the husband of Helen Harrell Hale for sixty three years. He is the father to Tom (Dru) of Apex NC...
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Melvin Lee Bryant

August 11, 1922 - December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA - CSM Melvin L. Bryant, U.S. Army (retired) passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, in Columbia, South Carolina. Melvin was born in Ashland, Alabama on August 11, 1922. He was the oldest of nine children of Thomas and Arbelle Bryant.He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, George; and four of his siblings. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife of 69 years,...
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Keith Patrick Straka

July 11, 1944 - December 23, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Dr. Keith Patrick Straka, 70, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, with a private burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Dr. Straka died Tuesday, December 23, 2014. ...
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Sara Marshall Pride Schraibman

May 27, 1927 - December 23, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Sara “Sally” Marshall Pride Schraibman, 64, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Michael and Aimee Schraibman. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Schraibman...
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Josephine Smith Rutland

August 1, 1916 - December 22, 2014

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Josephine Smith Rutland, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Greenlawn Mausoleum Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Mausoleum. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Rutland died Monday, December 22, 2014. Born in Mullins, she was a daughter of the late Keen Davis “Dace” Smith and...
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Hazel Shaw Watts

September 22, 1928 - December 22, 2014

Hazel (Toby) Shaw Watts, 86, answered the Lord’s call for her to come home on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital. She was born on September 28, 1928 in Gilford County, North Carolina. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 29th at the Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC. The family will receive...
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James Crawford Clark

February 27, 1928 - December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA Graveside service for James Crawford Clark, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December, 23, 2014, in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Clark died Friday, December 19, 2014. Born February 27, 1928, in Lexa, Ark., he was the son of the late James A. and Bessie Cox Clark. A U.S. Army veteran of both the Korean...
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Thomas L. Bryson

August 9, 1946 - December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA Mr. Thomas Lourie Bryson, 68, died Friday, December 19, 2014. Born in Bethune, he was a son of the late John and Alma Mae Thompson Bryson. He worked as a manager at NAPA Auto Parts. He was an avid Gamecock fan and loved NASCAR. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Patricia Ann Coffman Bryson; children, Shaw Bryson, Leslie Bryson, Ronnie Rowe, Bobby Estabrook, Amanda and Cheyenne;...
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Carroll Little Kester

April 3, 1925 - December 19, 2014

WEST COLUMBIA A memorial service for Carroll Little Kester, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.Mr. Kester passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. Born in Concord, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Rev. Dr. Moses...
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Jean Corbin Case

December 20, 1924 - December 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Stanley Bruce Seawright

August 27, 1948 - December 19, 2014

IRMO A memorial service for Bruce Seawright, 66, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The family has requested casual dress. Bruce passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, following a courageous battle with a tumor of the brain. ...
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Doris Young Brown

January 3, 1924 - December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Doris Young “Dot” Brown, 90, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 10220 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Serving as active...
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William Curtis Wyatt

July 29, 1946 - December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA A memorial service for William Curtis Wyatt, 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jack Heinsohn officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Lamar Potts. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Wyatt passed away...
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Shirley Ann Gilbert

September 7, 1930 - December 18, 2014

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