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

Fred Kirkpatrick

April 9, 1932 - April 27, 2015

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

October 1, 1939 - April 26, 2015

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

February 27, 1922 - April 26, 2015

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

December 9, 1923 - April 25, 2015

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

April 30, 1991 - April 24, 2015

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

September 18, 1931 - April 23, 2015

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

December 8, 1935 - April 23, 2015

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

September 14, 1927 - April 23, 2015

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

March 26, 1933 - April 23, 2015

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

January 20, 1919 - April 22, 2015

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

May 25, 1951 - April 21, 2015

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

April 29, 1924 - April 21, 2015

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

March 27, 2015 - April 20, 2015

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

August 25, 1936 - April 20, 2015

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

January 6, 1933 - April 18, 2015

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

October 18, 1936 - April 18, 2015

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

June 7, 1953 - April 18, 2015

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

August 16, 1940 - April 18, 2015

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

May 20, 1941 - April 17, 2015

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

May 6, 1910 - April 17, 2015

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

November 27, 1924 - April 17, 2015

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

February 15, 1932 - April 17, 2015

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

October 2, 1925 - April 16, 2015

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

July 24, 1933 - April 15, 2015

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

May 14, 1934 - April 15, 2015

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

November 30, 1952 - April 14, 2015

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

August 27, 1945 - April 13, 2015

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

March 26, 1939 - April 12, 2015

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

May 22, 1920 - April 11, 2015

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

December 4, 1944 - April 11, 2015

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

December 3, 1949 - April 10, 2015

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

March 28, 1928 - April 10, 2015

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

February 10, 1940 - April 10, 2015

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

February 14, 1935 - April 10, 2015

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

August 9, 1922 - April 10, 2015

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

February 9, 1917 - April 9, 2015

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

May 19, 1928 - April 8, 2015

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

June 18, 1944 - April 8, 2015

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

March 16, 1957 - April 7, 2015

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

May 4, 1927 - April 7, 2015

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

December 6, 1937 - April 6, 2015

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

October 12, 1949 - April 5, 2015

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

January 13, 1924 - April 4, 2015

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

September 6, 1928 - April 4, 2015

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

January 5, 1954 - April 3, 2015

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

July 16, 1919 - April 3, 2015

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

February 10, 1930 - April 3, 2015

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

October 1, 1920 - April 1, 2015

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

May 4, 1928 - April 1, 2015

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

August 18, 1935 - March 31, 2015

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

January 28, 1954 - March 31, 2015

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

December 18, 1922 - March 30, 2015

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

December 14, 1945 - March 30, 2015

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

December 30, 1942 - March 30, 2015

COLUMBIA A memorial mass for Mary Knuckley McKinney, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the church memorial gardens. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. Mary died Monday, March 30, 2015. Born in Columbia, she was...
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Clarence Gary Phifer

October 3, 1939 - March 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, IRMO, SC.
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Lera Mae Kempson Wingard

September 3, 1919 - March 29, 2015

CHAPIN Lera Mae Kempson Wingard has gone to be with her Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. She was 95 years old and was Reformation Lutheran Church’s oldest living charter member. She had joined Reformation with her family when the Church was organized in 1926 and retired after serving for more than 50...
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Rose Agnes Hanko

August 15, 1928 - March 29, 2015

COLUMBIA Rose A. Hanko passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born in Pringle, Penn., she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Stegena Blannard. She worked in the Registrar’s Office at the University of S.C. for 35 years. During that time, she enjoyed going to work and seeing her work family. She always had candy on her desk and toys for any...
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Paul Eugene Williams

January 13, 1988 - March 28, 2015

Memorial Service for Paul Eugene Williams, Jr., 27, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Ashland United Methodist Church. A reception will directly follow the service in Ashland Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Paul passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015. Born in West Columbia, he was a son of Kimberly Kollmann Williams Gordon and Paul...
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William Willoughby

January 14, 1933 - March 27, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Requiem Mass for William “Bill” Willoughby, II, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service. A service will also be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community....
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Isabella Anne Vandervelde

September 11, 1930 - March 27, 2015

IRMO - Isabel Ann Reichert Vandervelde, native of Ethan, South Dakota, and 60 year resident of Aiken, South Carolina, passed peacefully away in her sleep into the next life on March 27, 2015. Isabel, an alumni of USC with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and a Master's Degree in Theater Arts, graduated Summa Cum Laude. Isabel was an impassioned, dedicated, and accomplished...
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Diane Klimka Loney

July 19, 1953 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Diane Klimka Loney, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Loney died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she...
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Henry Haynesworth Plowden

September 30, 1927 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Henry Haynesworth Plowden, Jr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, with burial in the church Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the service in the church parish hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Plowden died Thursday,...
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Kittrell Lester Tucker

February 5, 1926 - March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Kittrell Lester Tucker, 89, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Keenan Chapel, with burial in the churchyard. The family will receive friends following the service at the church in the Stirling Room. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Tucker passed away Thursday, March 26...
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Joseph Stephen Konicki

October 20, 1961 - March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA - Captain Joseph S. Konicki, USN (retired) and CEO of Wamar International Group, passed away on March 24, 2015 as a result of a sudden heart attack. He was 53 years old. Captain Konicki was born in Los Angeles, CA to Joseph J. and Marilyn (LaHood) Konicki. He grew up in Butte, MT, Casper, WY, Denver, CO and finally in Spring, TX where he was an outstanding athlete and the 1980...
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Samuel Glenn Davis

August 11, 1939 - March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA- Funeral service for Samuel Glenn Davis, 75, will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church. There will be a Celebration of Life Reception following the service in the fellowship hall. The burial will follow the reception in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Mr. Davis passed away on Tuesday, March...
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Samuel Glenn Davis

August 11, 1939 - March 24, 2015

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

March 14, 1920 - March 23, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Bertha “Johnnie” Marie Grookett, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the funeral home.Mrs. Grookett died peacefully at her home on March 23, 2015, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born in Trenton,...
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Mary Jo Adkins

February 10, 1940 - March 22, 2015

Funeral Service for Mary Jo Adkins, 75, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, with burial to follow in Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. The family will greet friends Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Adkins passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. ...
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Harriet Gage Fairey

November 4, 1921 - March 22, 2015

COLUMBIA Harriet Harrington Gage Fairey, the wife and constant companion for 71 years of Dr. Philip Washington Fairey, Jr, M.D., known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Mama, died on March 22, 2015.Harriet was born to Elise Wannamaker Gage (also known as Mama) and George Williams Gage, on November 4, 1921. She was raised in and around Chester, South Carolina as her father tried his...
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Mary R. Burnette

December 10, 1927 - March 21, 2015

COLUMBIA Mary Malissa Ratliff Burnette, 87, passed away on March 21, 2015 with her family by her side. Born December 12, 1927 in Morven, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Katherine Ratliff. She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Harvey L. Burnette. Ms. Burnette graduated from Morven High School in 1944 and Greensboro College in 1948...
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Nicholas A. Guerra

December 14, 1940 - March 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Bruce Reynolds Volk

July 18, 1930 - March 19, 2015

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Bruce R. Volk, Sr. U.S. Army (Ret.) died Thursday, March 19, 2015. Born in West New York, N.J., he was a son of the late John G. Volk and Naomi Marie Hewke Volk. Lt. Col. Volk retired from the U.S. Army after serving his country for twenty three years, which included serving in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. His distinguished military service included both a Bronze...
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Charles Leverett Adams Terreni

March 31, 1996 - March 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life for Charles Leverett Adams “Charlie” Terreni, Jr., 18, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Charlie died...
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Lucy M. Setzer

November 9, 1936 - March 18, 2015

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

November 3, 1946 - March 16, 2015

COLUMBIA – A graveside service for Samuel Madison Sutton, Jr., 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens followed by a memorial service at 4:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.Mr. Sutton passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Annie Mary Sutton and Samuel (Rueben) Madison...
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Dorothy Murray Culbreath

January 7, 1927 - March 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Dorothy Murray Culbreath will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Mrs. Culbreath died Sunday, March 15, 2015. Born in Morganton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Gray...
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Ruby Rabon Green Spears

March 21, 1925 - March 14, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Ruby Rabon Green Spears, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Greenlawn Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Spears died Saturday, March 14, 2015. Born in...
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Roy D. Shiver

May 28, 1931 - March 14, 2015

COLUMBIA Roy D. Shiver Sr. died peacefully at Still Hopes Retirement Community on March 14, 2015, at the age of 83. Roy is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Doman Shiver; children, Sara McBride (Wallace) and David Shiver; grandchildren, Ashley, Jonathan, and Jacob Shiver and Edgar McBride; siblings, Retha Clark of Albany, Ga., Laverne Gibson (John) of Ellijay, Ga., Jackie...
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Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls

January 17, 1947 - March 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls, 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Gateway Baptist Church Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Christina passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Born in Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Frans Medema and...
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Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls

January 17, 1947 - March 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Christina Naphtali Anderson-Nicholls, 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Gateway Baptist Church Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Christina passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Born in Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Frans Medema and...
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Larry Elvin Strange

February 11, 1941 - March 13, 2015

IRMO Larry E Strange, Sr., 74, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was the son of the late Carl Bernard Strange and Maxine Elizabeth Vandever-Strange. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked as a C.P.A. and C.F.O. for Pioneer Steel. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Linda Diane Covington Strange; daughter, Tracy Elizabeth Gardiner; son, Larry E Strange, Jr....
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Matt Walter King

August 13, 1931 - March 13, 2015

COLUMBIA Matt Walter King, Jr., 83, of Columbia, beloved father of daughters, Marsha K. Richardson (Rick) and Paula K. King (Todd) passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, 1 Still Hopes Dr., West Columbia, SC, with Chaplain Johnnie Davis officiating. ...
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Arlie Hughes Garrett

August 25, 1947 - March 11, 2015

MORGAN MILL, TEXAS Arlie H. Garrett, 67, of Morgan Mill, Texas passed away March 11, 2015, in Columbia, S.C., with family by his side following a sudden stroke. Special thanks to Palmetto Hospitals, Fairfield Marriott Harbison/Columbiana for their TLC and our wonderful Craftsmen’s Classic customers, vendors, and staff for their selfless support. Arlie was born August 25, 1947, in...
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Lila Wilder Rhoden

November 28, 1922 - March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA Lila Wilder Rhoden, formerly of Noble Drive in Abbeville, South Carolina, wife of the late Kerney Graham Rhoden Sr. of Columbia, S.C., died March 10, 2015, at Pruitt Health Care Center in Blythewood, Columbia. Mrs. Rhoden was 92 years old. Born November 28, 1922, in Sumter, South Carolina, she was the daughter of John Wigfall Wilder and Lila Bell Ingram. Mrs. Rhoden and her husband...
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Alexander Warren Montgomery

October 26, 1973 - March 10, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Alexander Warren “Alex” Montgomery, 41, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Alex Montgomery passed into the care of the Lord on March...
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Guadalupe Soto

February 19, 1948 - March 9, 2015

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Guadalupe Soto, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. On March 9, 2015, Guadalupe lost his five year battle with cancer. Born February 19, 1948, in...
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Ann G. Jones

July 31, 1934 - March 7, 2015

COLUMBIA Services for Lillie Ann Goff Jones, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Saluda County. The family will again receive friends in the...
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Edward James Mims

December 9, 1971 - March 7, 2015

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Edward James Mims, 43, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Mims died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Margaret Gunter Mims and the late...
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Carolyn Kimbrell Seigler

August 29, 1922 - March 5, 2015

Funeral Service for Carolyn Kimbrell Seigler, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Seigler passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Fort Mill...
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Dorothy Stone Conlon

July 17, 1919 - March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Stone Conlon, 95, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the Church Columbarium and rose garden. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Conlon died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Hazleton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Daniel John Stone...
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Fredrick Carl Bowen

March 16, 1960 - March 3, 2015

CHARLESTON - Funeral service for Fredrick Carl Bowen, 54, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C., with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. “Freddy” to some people and ...
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David Scott Ewan

September 12, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Funeral service for David Scott Ewan, 65, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. David, beloved father, brother, and friend drew his last breath peacefully with his daughters holding his hands, Tuesday,...
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Brendan Michael Egan

August 26, 1936 - March 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Diane Deppen Ufen

September 14, 1928 - March 3, 2015

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

June 28, 1923 - March 3, 2015

COLUMBIA – Raymond E. Faucher, Major, US Army Retired, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Mr. Faucher was born in Windsor, Vermont on June 28, 1923. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and served with the 11th Tank...
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Elsie Maybin Wise

May 15, 1921 - March 2, 2015

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

September 17, 1942 - March 2, 2015

Services for Frankie Carpenter Welch will be at Chapin Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. with private interment in Sylva, North Carolina, at a later date. Visitation will follow the services.Frankie, born September 17, in Tampa, Florida, went to be with her Lord Monday, March 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. J. Walter Carpenter and Lucy McGuire Sells of...
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John Carter Shurr

March 15, 1947 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - John Carter Shurr, South Carolina Associated Press Bureau Chief for 20 years before his retirement in 2007, died at his home Sunday morning after a brief illness. He was 67. John was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1947 and was the son of Dr. Raymond Carter Shurr and Okla Gladys Dannenburg Shurr. He is survived by his widow, Debbie Ashe Shurr; sister-in-law and brother-in-law,...
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Renee Crystal Box

January 6, 1956 - March 1, 2015

Renee Crystal Dacus Box, 59, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Columbia, SC. Renee was born January 6, 1956 in Cumming, GA to Jim Norman and Della Ruth (Samples) Dacus. Renee graduated from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA in 1974 after which she worked as a bookkeeper at Georgia International Finance and then as the...
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Laura R. Harvel

December 13, 1927 - March 1, 2015

COLUMBIA – Laura R. Harvel, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Spring Valley Baptist Church on Polo Road with burial following the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Garner’s Ferry Road. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel...
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