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

Patrick Wayne Griner

October 5, 1958 - May 5, 2016

A Memorial Service for Patrick Wayne Griner, 57, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Pat passed away Thursday, May 05, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Rita Johnson Griner and the late John David Griner. He was a graduate of Columbia High School and...
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David Maurice Cilley

July 27, 1938 - May 4, 2016

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

November 7, 1932 - May 4, 2016

IRMO - A funeral service for Charles “Chuck” Lattuca, Jr., 83, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Lattuca died Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in...
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Bernice Robinson Rivers

June 6, 1923 - May 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Bernice R. Rivers, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Alice Ross Robinson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Suber Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church at 3900 Live Oak Street, Columbia. Following the service there will be a burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation...
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James Bernard Sloan

January 13, 1933 - May 3, 2016

CHAPIN - James Bernard Sloan, 83, of Chapin, SC died May 3, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born to the late Eula Rae (Sligh) and George D. Sloan on January 13, 1933, in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1951, and received a BA degree in Business from the University of South Carolina in 1955. He served as a member of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. He...
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Nancy Ann Burgess

February 10, 1947 - May 2, 2016

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Nancy Ann Burgess, 69, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Carolina Memorial Park, North Charleston. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Burgess died Monday, May 2, 2016. Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. Michalak Sr. and Harriett Gray Michalak. She attended...
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Delores May Roether

June 18, 1933 - May 1, 2016

CAMDEN – Mrs. Delores May Roether, 82, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Celina, Ohio she was a daughter of the late Harold & Evon Rhyne of Celina, Ohio and a wife of the late William “Bud” Rodger Roether. She graduated from Neptune High School and Wright State University. She worked many years with...
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Robert George May

February 16, 1942 - April 30, 2016

Funeral Service for Robert “Bob” George May, 73, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at The Church of the Apostles. Officiating will be The Reverend Charles “Chip” Edgar. Burial will be private in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Bob passed away Saturday, April...
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Virgil V. CARLSEN

June 25, 1929 - April 30, 2016

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

June 25, 1929 - April 30, 2016

Lt. Col Virgil V. Carlsen, USAF Ret.Irmo - Virgil V. Carlsen, 86, passed away Saturday, April 30th, 2016.Virgil “Grandy” Carlsen was born in Clinton, Iowa, June 25, 1929, the son of the late Vincent C. Carlsen and Helen L. Meinert, and brother to the late Ardelle Rettkowski of Lowden, Iowa. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, He enlisted in the United States...
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Michael Joseph Lowder

February 3, 1992 - April 28, 2016

Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.
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Janet Virginia Swing Quick

June 19, 1966 - April 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Janet Virginia Swing Quick, 49, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Reformation Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the chapel.Ms. Quick died Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she was a daughter of Dorothy “Dot” Ketner Swing of Salisbury, NC and the late...
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James Patrick McGrady

July 23, 1946 - April 26, 2016

BLUFFTON - James (Jim) Patrick McGrady, III, 69, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. McGrady was born on July 23, 1946, in Worcester, MA. He graduated from the Naval Academy and Clark University. He...
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Betty Shealy Wicker

December 12, 1941 - April 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Betty Shealy Wicker, 74, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Roy Shealy and Birdie Belger Shealy. Known as an excellent cook...
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Joseph Peter Froncek

May 30, 1945 - April 25, 2016

COLUMBIA – Joseph P. (Joe the Barber) Froncek passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 after a brave fight with cancer.Joe was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on May 30, 1945. He had been employed at Carolina Barber Shop in Five Points for over 30 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam.He is survived by his wife, Fran; step children, Dean (Pam)...
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Jesse Guerrero Crisostomo

December 13, 1966 - April 24, 2016

IRMO Mr. Jesse Guerrero Crisostomo, 49, died Sunday, April 24, 2016. Born in Tamuning, Guam, he was a son of the late Alfred Baza and Florencia Guerrero Crisostomo. He was a bus driver in Guam and was a veteran of the U.S. Army as well as a member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. He enjoyed grilling and cooking for family get-togethers, and was known by many as a “social...
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John Thomas Wright

March 25, 1937 - April 24, 2016

COLUMBIA - Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. John T. Wright excelled in athletics, academics, and leadership from an early age, underscoring a life dedicated to self-development and knowledge. A star athlete in football at Frankford High School, he went on to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marines upon graduation. He continued his studies and athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, during...
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Jeffery Fuller Morrell

August 14, 1959 - April 24, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mass of Christian Burial for Jeffery Fuller Morrell, 56, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Morrell died Sunday, April 24, 2016. Born...
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Raymond Connor Bissette

June 28, 1944 - April 24, 2016

CHAPIN - A memorial service for Raymond Connor Bissette, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Mr. Bissette died Sunday, April 24, 2016. Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was a son of the late Grover and Lilly Lee Potter Bissette. He worked for Wray...
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Jacqueline York Cherry

November 8, 1935 - April 24, 2016

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Jacqueline York Cherry, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the chapel. A private burial will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.Mrs. Cherry passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. Born November 8, 1935, in Rock Hill...
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Carl Edward Ellis

October 4, 1936 - April 24, 2016

COLUMBIA Carl Edward Ellis, 79, died Sunday, April 24, 2016. Born in Canandaigua, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lewellen and Anna Montecliff Ellis.In accordance with the family’s wishes, all services are private.
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David R. Spell

April 23, 1949 - April 23, 2016

IRMO Memorial service for David Rodgers Spell, 67, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Spell died Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Walterboro, he was a son of the late Jesse Alfred and Annie Virginia Redmond Spell. A lifelong resident...
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Paula Harris Nettles

December 18, 1928 - April 22, 2016

COLUMBIA Paula “Miss Polly” Harris Nettles, 87, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, following a lengthy illness. Born in Chester and raised in Greenville, she attended Agnes Scott College and USC. She led an active married life in Columbia, raising three daughters, while participating in organizations, including the Junior League, The Dianthus Garden Club,...
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Thomas Andrew Pall

June 27, 1939 - April 22, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - Funeral service for Thomas Andrew Pall, 76, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Northeast Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.Mr. Pall died Friday, April 22, 2016. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of Elizabeth Helen Mester Pall and the late Alex Pall. He worked at AT&T for...
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Anibal Ayala

November 25, 1928 - April 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral mass for Anibal Ayala-Mercado, 87, will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Hardscrabble Road Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the chapel.Anibal Ayala- Mercado died Friday, April 22, 2016. Born in Guanica, Puerto Rico on November 25, 1928, he...
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Isabelle Rodgers Graham

September 28, 1921 - April 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - Isabelle Rodgers Graham, widow of Robert E. Graham, Sr., died on April 21, 2016. Burial will be private. Born in Kingstree, South Carolina September 28, 1921, Isabelle was the daughter of the late Mary Baggett and Elmer E. Rodgers. She moved to Sumter as a teenager, graduated from Sumter High School in 1939 and attended Queens College. She spent most of her adult life in Sumter...
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James Stewart Mooney

May 28, 1948 - April 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Memorial Mass for James “Jim” Stewart Mooney, Jr., 67, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. James Stewart Mooney, Jr. died peacefully on April 21, 2016 in Columbia, S.C. He is survived...
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Roger Paul Streeter

September 24, 1959 - April 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - The family of Roger Paul Streeter will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Roger Paul passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born in Middlebury, Vermont, he was a son of Cecilia Quenneville Lahman and the late Chester George Streeter. Roger Paul was a former realtor with ReMax and currently...
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John Philip Cummer

October 12, 1924 - April 18, 2016

COLUMBIA John Philip Cummer, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 18, 2016, at his home. John was born in Memphis, TN on October 12, 1924, the son of Charles and Georgia (Smith) Cummer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jeanette (Williams) Cummer; and by his brothers, Charles Cummer and James Cummer. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Patricia Breivik; his sister...
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Billy Thomas Grubbs

May 20, 1927 - April 18, 2016

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Billy Thomas Grubbs, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Grubbs died Monday, April 18, 2016. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late...
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Nicholas Jerry Kanellos

October 20, 1992 - April 16, 2016

LEESVILLE - A memorial service for Nicholas “Nick” Jerry Kanellos, 23, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.Nick died Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Jerry George and Deborah Lynne Campbell Kanellos. A graduate of...
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William Montague Thompson

October 6, 1925 - April 16, 2016

COLUMBIA Funeral service for William “Bill” Montague Thompson Sr., 90, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the funeral home.Bill passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born October 6, 1925, in Greenville, he was...
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Louise HYMEL

June 15, 1922 - April 16, 2016

LEESVILLE - A funeral service for Louise M. Hymel will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will be at 3:00 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville.Mrs. Hymel died Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born in New Orleans, La., she was a daughter of...
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Evelyn Margaret Shampine

June 9, 1961 - April 16, 2016

A Memorial Service for Evelyn Margaret Shampine, 54, will be conducted at three o’clock on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Evelyn passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord Saturday morning, April 16, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late...
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Katherine Ida Smith

November 10, 1920 - April 16, 2016

Columbia - Katherine I. Smith, 95, of Sandy Springs, Georgia died peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born November 10, 1920, in Houston, Texas, she was the third of six daughters born to the late Dick and Mary Miller of Houston, Texas. Katherine “Kay” Smith was the widow of John C. Wilkins to whom she was married for 12 years and of Lt. Colonel L.J....
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Nina Lee Neeley Martin

March 14, 1918 - April 16, 2016

A memorial service for Nina Lee Neeley Martin, 98, will be held at a later date in Denmark, South Carolina.
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Bobby Gene Lockaby

April 6, 1937 - April 16, 2016

IRMO - A memorial service for Bobby Gene Lockaby, 79, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork, Irmo, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Lockaby died Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born in Greenville, he...
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Caroline Creath Morgan

November 10, 1994 - April 15, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Caroline Creath Morgan, 21, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Union United Methodist Church, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 at the church prior to the service. Caroline fought a long and courageous battle with brain cancer and passed away peacefully with her family...
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David Ellis Norris

September 30, 1948 - April 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Marilynn Ruie Desmond

April 1, 1944 - April 14, 2016

Marilynn Ruie Desmond, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Binghampton, New York, she was a daughter of the late, Gordon Donald Miller and Frances Bessie Comstock Miller. She was member of the Conesus United Methodist Church and retired as a paralegal from the law firm of Reynolds & Heinahan in Avon, New York....
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Velna Rollins Patrick

November 19, 1929 - April 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Velna Rollins Patrick, 86, died peacefully on April 13, 2016, at National HealthCare Greenville after an extended illness. Velna was a resident of Columbia, SC, for most of her adult life, prior to her illness and her husband’s death. She was born at home on November 19, 1929, in Nesmith, SC, to the late James Gamble and Geneva Mobley Rollins. Velna was the valedictorian of her...
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Leon Weston Fetner

October 31, 1958 - April 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for L. Weston “Wes” Fetner, Jr., 57, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Fetner died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Gaynelle Vanderwall Fetner and the...
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Eugene Charles McGregor Boyle

September 11, 1927 - April 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Eugene Charles McGregor Boyle died Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Born on September 11, 1927, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Belton Boyle. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Nancy Robinson Ruff Boyle. Mac grew up in Columbia, graduated from USC, and served in the Navy. He worked at Boyle Vaughan Agency and later at Blue Cross where he was instrumental in the creation...
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Dorotha H. Estes

May 10, 1930 - April 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dorotha Henthorn “Dot” Estes of Columbia, died peacefully on April 12, 2016, with her family by her side. The daughter of the late Ray and Elsie B. Henthorn, Dot was born on May 10, 1930. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1948 and then received her degree in Home Economics Education from Ohio State University. While in college, she met her future husband, James...
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Jerlyn Joyce Huggins

November 17, 1937 - April 11, 2016

Jerlyn Joyce Huggins, 78, of Columbia, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
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Edna Stork Dales

December 25, 1923 - April 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Edna Stork Dales, 93, died Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Robert Barnes Stork and Edna Bergeron Stork. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and early in life she was an avid golfer. She was a member of St. Martin’s–in-the–Fields Episcopal Church.Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Riddle (John) of Columbia; sons,...
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Jack Harold Cox

April 5, 1929 - April 11, 2016

LUGOFF - A funeral service for Jack Harold Cox, Sr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens, with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Cox died Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in...
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Bessie Mae Nealous

February 13, 1937 - April 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - Bessie Mae Nealous affectionately known by family and friends as ‘Bet’ was called home on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Valrico, Florida.A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Friends and family may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. at the...
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Pauline D. Vainas

March 5, 1927 - April 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Pauline Doukas Vainas, 89, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Sumter Street sanctuary, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Trisagion Prayers will be recited at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Vainas died Sunday, April...
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Pauline Alexandra Thompson

January 7, 1972 - April 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - She spread love. Pauline Alexandra Thompson, Polly to the world, was born on January 7, 1972 in Columbia, SC. Following a short illness she died in Columbia on April 10, 2016. Robert Smith Thompson and Judith Curfman Thompson were honored to have been her parents.Polly began her formal education in a series of pre-school experiences and Forest Lake Elementary School. Her family was...
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Douglas Miel Taylor

June 23, 1943 - April 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Zenobia M. Adelman

August 19, 1922 - April 9, 2016

Mrs. Zenobia Adelman, formerly of Greencastle, IN died peacefully in her home on April 9th in Irmo, SC at the age of 93.Zenobia is survived by her daughter, Claudia Williams also of Irmo and her grandson, Dean Williams and wife Angela of Beaufort, SC. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Alan, Sarah, Laura, Alexander and Jackson Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora...
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Martha Ann Riggs Wilson

June 21, 1921 - April 9, 2016

COLUMBIA Martha Ann Riggs Wilson was born on June 21, 1921, to Ottie Alice Shepherd and Thomas Salkeld Riggs in Roanoke, Virginia. She was the oldest of five children. Her family moved to Charleston during the Depression where she met and married Reginald Darlington Wilson on February 3, 1948 at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Ann attended Winthrop College for one year...
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Bradley Harrison Ray

August 19, 1988 - April 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Bradley Harrison Ray, 27, will be conducted at three o’clock on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Burial will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Bradley passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Melinda Hodges...
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Shirley Wilheit Ruple

July 18, 1935 - April 7, 2016

Shirley Wilheit Ruple, Irmo, passed away at home on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Shirley was born in Panama on July 18, 1935 to McCall Hudson Wilheit and Anne Price Wilheit. She grew up in College Park, GA, graduated from the University of Georgia and later earned her MA at the University of Wyoming.Shirley lived her life well and faithfully. Her early dedication to serving others began as a...
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Harriet Dunn Faust

November 28, 1940 - April 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Harriet “Charley” Dunn Faust, 75, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Ms. Faust died Thursday, April 7, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Joe W. Dunn and Roberta Shealy Dunn. She graduated...
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Darryl Dane Vaughn

October 28, 1953 - April 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - Darryl Dane Vaughn, 62, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Mildred Rauch Vaughn and the late Harold Lonnie Vaughn. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and worked in the Commercial Construction industry. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his friend, Camille Herring of Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s...
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Irene Kelechawa Swirdovich

June 26, 1927 - April 4, 2016

COLUMBIA Irene “Renee” Swirdovich, 88, formerly of Mayfield, Pa., died on April 4, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Martha and husband, Very Rev. Peter Telencio, COL (R) U.S. Army. She was the widow of Walter D. Swirdovich who died on September 13, 1972. Born in Mayfield, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Martha Guzey Kelechawa. Renee graduated from Mayfield High...
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Edward Ralph Sun

August 26, 1942 - April 3, 2016

COLUMBIA Dr. Edward Ralph Sun, 73, passed away on April 3, 2016, after a long and courageous 3-year battle with bladder cancer. He was born on August 26, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His parents, David C. Sun MS (Chemistry) and Yuan M. Sun MD, immigrated individually to the United States in the 1920’s and later met and married. In his youth, Dr. Sun enjoyed music and acquired a...
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Charles A. Maher

March 1, 1955 - April 2, 2016

ELGIN – Charles “Chuck” Arthur Maher, 61, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016.Born in New York, Chuck was a son of the late Charles Ambrose and Dorothy Mary Holibaugh Maher. He served his country in the United States Army and was a retired truck driver.He is survived by his sister, Terri A Laux; nephews, Todd E. Laux and Brent (Michele) Laux.
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Ellen Joan Mack Wallace

June 6, 1930 - April 2, 2016

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Ellen Joan Wallace, 85, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2016, at Wildewood Downs Retirement Home, with visitation following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Wallace died Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Carnegie, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Bernard F. and Berdina Saix Mack. ...
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Carnie Paris Hipp

September 11, 1934 - April 2, 2016

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - A funeral service for Carnie Paris Hipp, Jr., 81, formerly of Columbia, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 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, April 5, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hipp died Saturday,...
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Wilhelm Ernst Frings

August 5, 1926 - April 2, 2016

COLUMBIA Wilhelm Ernst Frings passed away at his home on April 2, 2016, at 1:45 a.m. at the age of 89.Wilhelm is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Florence Frings. They were married in Columbia in 1978. Wilhelm is lovingly remembered by his children, Verena Wilkin and her husband, Jeff of Canton, Ga, Eveline Frings of Munzenberg, Germany, and Johnny Frings and his wife, Carolyn of Roswell,...
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Thomas Wayne Balcerek

May 13, 1947 - March 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - Thomas W. Balcerek, Ph.D., 68, of Columbia, SC, and Greeley, PA, died peacefully in Columbia on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born in Buffalo, NY, on May 13, 1947, to Dorothy Balcerek of Columbia and the late Chester Balcerek, he graduated from Canisius College, Buffalo, and subsequently received a PhD in physics from the University of South Carolina. He retired after thirty years...
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Kathryn M. Scott

April 15, 1928 - March 30, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Kathryn M. Scott, 87, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Ms. Scott died Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born in Chester County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Scott and Macie Bailey Scott. Ms. Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors. She loved to...
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William R. Maxwell

July 1, 1919 - March 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - CDR W. Robert Maxwell USNR (RET) passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, March 30, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, William McKinley Maxwell and Laura Engels Maxwell; his beloved wife of 63 years, Marjorie Saulpaw Maxwell; sister, Janet Gullickson; and grandson, William Robert Maxwell II. He is survived by his son, Thomas McKinley Maxwell (Joan...
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Nelida I. CABALLERO

June 4, 1925 - March 29, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Nelida I. Caballero, 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.Nelida was born in Matanzas, Cuba. She was the beloved daughter of the late Maria Isabel...
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Johanna Elisabeth Beier Gauvin

March 29, 1939 - March 27, 2016

LEXINGTON - Johanna Maria Beier Gauvin, of Lexington, peacefully departed this world to enter into the eternal rest of the Lord on Easter morning, March 27, 2016. She was 76 years old. Hansi, as she was known to her family and close friends, was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, MSG. Ronald F. Gauvin (Ret. U.S. Army). She is survived by her three children, Michelle Young (Ken), Daniel...
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Barbara G. Austin

January 20, 1936 - March 27, 2016

COLUMBIA Barbara Gail Austin, 80, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. She was born January 20, 1936 in Wallkill, N.Y. to James A. Austin and Alice Mary Delong Austin. She spent her early years in Delmar, N.Y. and moved to Columbia in 1948. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1958 and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She earned her...
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Judith Jacobs Lashgarnevis

April 10, 1950 - March 26, 2016

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Judith Jacobs Lashgarnevis, 65, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Lashgarnevis died Saturday, March 26, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late William Jacobs and Jean Taylor Wilson. She...
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Catharine Smallwood Spragens

August 22, 1919 - March 26, 2016

COLUMBIA Catharine Smallwood Spragens died Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina, surrounded by family. She was 96. Born in Ripley, Mississippi, in 1919, Catharine was the daughter of the late John Allen and Ada Wiseman Smallwood. She grew up in nearby Oxford, a genteel college town known for its high southern society and colorful characters. Chief among them in her childhood was...
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Mary Elizabeth Padgett-Howell

November 14, 1980 - March 26, 2016

COLUMBIA On Saturday, March 26, 2016, Mary Beth woke up in heaven to begin her eternal life. She was born November 14, 1980, in West Columbia, S.C., and was the daughter of Peter and Zelda Howell. She is survived by her sister, Sarah Padgett; precious nephew, Braylen Howell Padgett; and uncle and aunt, Andrew and Donna Milikin. Additionally, she leaves behind a number of aunts, uncles and cousins...
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Andrew Jennings Farr

June 8, 1990 - March 25, 2016

A funeral service for Andrew “Drew” Jennings Farr, 25, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church on Bush River Road. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Drew passed away in an automobile accident in Mozambique, Africa, on March 25, 2016, while...
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Hal L. Hartzog

March 8, 1935 - March 25, 2016

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

December 24, 1963 - March 25, 2016

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

February 11, 1952 - March 24, 2016

COLUMBIA Albert Woodrow Smith, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Albert was born in Columbia on February 11, 1952 and was the son of Margaret B. Smith and the late Woodrow Smith. He was the beloved brother of David A. Smith and Charles L. Smith, both of Columbia, and was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Smith Horky of Augusta, S.C.He was a graduate of Dreher High...
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John O'Neal Humphries

October 22, 1931 - March 24, 2016

COLUMBIA A Celebration of Life service for Dr. John O’Neal Humphries, 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the church dining hall following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Dr. Humphries died peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the...
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Alvin E. Kelley

July 4, 1935 - March 24, 2016

COLUMBIA Mr. Alvin “Al” Eugene Kelley, 80, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016. Born in Eastover on July 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Hampton Taylor and Ola Medlin Kelley. Al graduated from Lower Richland High School and attended the University of S.C. He spent many years as a High School football official and was also a college official in the Major Independents League....
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Wesley Blackmon Sexton

April 3, 1931 - March 24, 2016

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Wesley Blackmon Sexton, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with private burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at the funeral home. Mr. Sexton died Thursday, March 24, 2016. Born April 3, 1931, in...
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James W. Donaldson

February 27, 1968 - March 23, 2016

A Memorial Service for James W. Donaldson, 48, will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the chapel of Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo.Jimmy passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of James “Jim” W. Donaldson and Sandra Wilson Donaldson. Jimmy was a graduate of Irmo High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He worked...
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Michael Edward DeWerdt

September 16, 1953 - March 23, 2016

COLUMBIA – Michael “Mike” Edward deWerdt, 62, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Born in Greenwood, MS, Mike was a son of the late Louis and Traute Schweers...
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Robin Lynn Fuller

March 19, 1961 - March 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Carol Heitlinger

July 14, 1946 - March 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Mary Ruth Shealy

October 3, 1932 - March 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Mary Ruth Faulling Shealy, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Shealy passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Born October 3, 1932 in Eutawville, she was the daughter of the late Albert...
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Richard C. Shollenberger

April 3, 1938 - March 22, 2016

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

March 7, 1930 - March 20, 2016

SAN DIEGO On the morning of Sunday, March 20, 2016 Kostas passed away in his home among his loving family in San Diego, California, at the age of 86.Kostas was born March 7, 1930 in Loures, Greece. He was the son of a priest and was devoted to his faith and family. In 1969, he and his family came to America to seek a better life. He and his wife, Maria, raised their two children, George and...
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Mary Mellette Bright

March 6, 1921 - March 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mary Mellette Bright, 95, widow of Colonel Charles William Bright, passed away March 20, 2016. Mary was the youngest daughter of the late Marion Mellette and Ethel Thompson Mellette of Wedgefield, Sumter County, SC. Mary always said she had a wonderful childhood growing up in the country with her three sisters and two brothers. Mary attended the Wedgefield Elementary School...
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Charles L. Dyson

March 25, 1947 - March 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Charles Legree Dyson, Jr., 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Williston Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Dyson died Saturday, March 19, 2016. Born in Augusta, Ga. and raised in Williston, SC, he was a son of the...
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Betty A. Britt

March 17, 1932 - March 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Betty Allen (Betty Jo) Britt, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Born March 17, 1932 in Goodrich, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Gertrude B. Allen.As a lifelong resident of the Shandon community, she attended Schneider Elementary, Hand Junior High, Dreher High School and the University of South Carolina. She was a member of St. John&rsquo...
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Wendy Donaldson Watkins

January 5, 1962 - March 18, 2016

A Memorial Service for Wendy Donaldson Watkins, 54, will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in the chapel of Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo.Wendy passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of James “Jim” W. Donaldson and Sandra Wilson Donaldson. Wendy was a graduate of Irmo High School and Midlands Technical College. She was a Guest Service...
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Betty Long Tiller

August 10, 1930 - March 17, 2016

LOWER RICHLAND - Betty Long Tiller, 85, of Lower Richland, SC, died March 17, 2016, in Columbia, SC. Born on August 10, 1930, to the late Franklin Long and late Emmie Rawlinson Long, Betty was a lifelong resident of Lower Richland, living and working within a mile of Lower Richland High School (LRHS). She attended Lykesland Grammar School and then graduated from LRHS in 1946. She continued her...
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Mavis P. Monts

April 7, 1917 - March 16, 2016

IRMO - A funeral service for Mavis Porth Monts, 98, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Monts died Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born April 7, 1917, in Lexington County, she...
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Bleeka Rister Byrd

April 29, 1935 - March 15, 2016

CHAPIN - A Memorial Service for Bleeka Rister Byrd, 80, will be conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the chapel of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Byrd passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Corrie Slice Rister. She was the wife of John Byrd. Mrs. Byrd was a lifelong member of Ebenezer...
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George William Mixon

July 24, 1949 - March 15, 2016

SUMTER - A graveside service for George William Mixon, Sr. 66, of Sumter, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, in Good Hope Baptist Church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Mixon died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of Allen Wilson and the late Lola Hutson Mixon Wilson. He was passionate about fishing and loved...
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Grace Yvonne Stollmaier

December 4, 1950 - March 14, 2016

Chapin, SC – Grace Yvonne Jones Stollmaier, 65, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband, family and friends. Yvonne was born in Belton, SC, on December 4, 1950. After graduating from Belton-Honea Path High School, she attended Lander University in Greenwood, where she earned her teaching degree. She then received a Masters of Education at Clemson, taught there...
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Terry S. PITTS

June 7, 1926 - March 14, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Terry Stanton Pitts, Sr., 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. Pitts died Monday, March 14, 2016. Born in Newberry, he was a son of the late Fred Lee Pitts, Sr. and Ida Stuart...
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Kristie Ann Mason

May 14, 1975 - March 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life service for Kristie Ann Mason, 40, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Heyward Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Kristie died Sunday, March 13, 2016. She was currently employed with Sonoco...
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Wayne Eugene Whitworth

October 5, 1972 - March 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Wayne E. Whitworth, Jr. and his wife, Kristie A. Mason, died in an accident on March 13, 2016. Wayne, Jr. was a graduate of Dreher High School and Midlands Tech in the Electricians Program. He became a master electrician and worked in his profession until his death. Wayne, Jr. was a member of Heyward Street United Methodist Church. Wayne, Jr. was a member of Pacific Masonic Lodge and...
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Jean Schuppert Kirkham

March 14, 1928 - March 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Jean S. Kirkham, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, Indiana, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Kirkham died Sunday, March 13, 2016, 31 minutes short of her 88th birthday. Born March 14,...
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Laurence Neuman Connor

December 8, 1936 - March 12, 2016

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Dr. Laurence Neuman Connor Jr., 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Union United Methodist Church, with visitation following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in Barnwell County Memory Gardens at 4:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Dr. Connor died Saturday, March 12, 2016. He...
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