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

George Joseph Myers

May 17, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Bill J. Myers, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in Amity, Arkansas, he was the youngest son of George N. and Kathryn McMinnis Myers. Bill was the husband of 63 years to Vonnie Mumford Myers. He proudly served the United States in the USAF during WWII as well as the Korean War. He retired from Weingarten’s Grocery where he was Store Manager for many years. ...
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Ruth McClellion Martin

February 7, 1925 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Tracy Brigman Pritchard

November 21, 1972 - February 20, 2017

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

May 23, 1921 - February 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sarah Patterson Johnson passed away on February 20, 2017. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Rd in Columbia, SC.She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1921. She was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Irwin Johnson,...
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Sally Poulos Holmes

September 20, 1949 - February 20, 2017

ELGIN - Sally P. Holmes went to be with JESUS on February 20, 2017 after battling a lengthy illness. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Sally P. Holmes will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday February 25, 2017 at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Elgin. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel.Sally was born September 20, 1949...
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Betty Keefe Harless

July 1, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Elizabeth Martin Werner

April 2, 1927 - February 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – Elizabeth Ann Martin Werner, 89, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at her home, on Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. She returned to the Lord to be reunited with her family members and loved ones who have preceded her.Elizabeth was one of 12 children born to the late Peter and Marie Martin. She was born, along with her twin sister, the late Helen Martin, on...
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Elizabeth Gillam Felkel

October 18, 1926 - February 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Lib” Gillam Felkel, 90, died on Sunday, February 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Shandon Baptist Church with the Reverend Dennis Banks officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Felkel was the...
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Michael Thomas Rose

July 19, 1947 - February 18, 2017

HORRELL HILL - Michael T. Rose passed to the Church Triumphant on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The funeral service for Mr. Rose will be held 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, with Pastor Eric Fink officiating. A family burial will follow the service at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is...
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Jerry P. ALEXANDER

July 14, 1933 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Rev. Jerry Price Alexander, 83, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, with visitation following in Potts Hall. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Rev. Alexander died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in...
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Elisabeth Murphy Alford

May 18, 1936 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elisabeth “Libby” Murphy Alford, 80, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with visitation at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Alford died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Fredrick...
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Michael Thomas Rose

July 19, 1947 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Carolyn Young King

August 15, 1934 - February 17, 2017

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Carolyn Young King, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, with burial in the churchyard. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.Mrs. King died Friday, February, 17, 2017. Born in Hopkins, she was a daughter of the late...
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Furman Younginer

November 14, 1923 - February 16, 2017

IRMO - Furman Raymond Younginer passed peacefully into eternal life Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born November 14, 1923, in Irmo, SC, he was the son of the late Raymond Samuel Younginer and Gertrue Petty Younginer of Irmo. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Louise O’Sheal Younginer.A lifelong resident of Irmo, Mr. Younginer was educated in the Irmo schools and graduated from Irmo...
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Jerry Samuel Watson

April 25, 1951 - February 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – Dr. Jerry S. Watson, Jr., 65, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. George Crow officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church atrium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast...
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Sol Stein

March 4, 1929 - February 15, 2017

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

July 1, 1936 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Dr. Louis B. Gilham, Jr., 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Mike Baer officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Dr. Gilham died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. ...
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Rosemary Tung Chow

June 11, 1919 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Rosemary Tung Chow, beloved mother of Peter C. Chow, Stella C. Chow, and Dr. Jim C. Chow, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home. She was born in Beijing, China on June 11, 1918 where she graduated first in her class from Peking Medical School, specializing in internal medicine. After leaving China in 1948, she and her husband, Thomas, a general surgeon,...
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Larry Jack Blake

July 31, 1937 - February 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Larry Jack Blake of Columbia, SC, age 79, passed away February 14, 2017 at William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center after a long battle with end-stage renal failure. Mr. Blake was a son of the late Ernest Edwin and May Carver Blake and is survived by his wife of 38 years, Germaine Blease Blake, and two daughters: Sandy Blake Gates of Herriman, Utah, and Judy Blake Miller of...
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Charles Lee Patterson

August 29, 1936 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Joan Barwick Lare

June 18, 1930 - February 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Joan B. Lare, 86, died Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born June 18, 1930, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Theodore Barwick and Esther Margaret Penny Barwick. Educated in the public school of Steubenville, Ohio, she graduated with a B.A. Degree in Music Education from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. As well as teaching music and kindergarten in Ohio,...
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Wilbur Lyman Goodwin

September 18, 1942 - February 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Wilbur Lyman Goodwin, 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Greenlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the...
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Jonathan David Burkhardt

October 10, 1987 - February 7, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. - A funeral service for Jonathan David “J.D.” Burkhardt, 29, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Crossings Community Church in Columbia, S.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. Jonathan passed into the...
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Jonathan David Burkhardt

October 10, 1987 - February 7, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. - A funeral service for Jonathan David “J.D.” Burkhardt, 29, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Crossings Community Church in Columbia, S.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. Jonathan passed into the...
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H. Vernon Benson

August 30, 1943 - February 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - H. Vernon Benson, 73, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The family will receive friends at the residence from 3 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.He was a son of the late Pearlie and Gussie Richardson Benson, becoming a successful HVAC businessman, both independently and with his business partner forming...
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Rodney Keith Sellers

February 1, 1947 - February 7, 2017

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

May 24, 1979 - February 6, 2017

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

November 9, 1931 - February 6, 2017

EASTOVER - Jack Arthur Boyer, Sr., 85, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a long and fearless battle with cancer. Born in Columbia on November 9, 1931, Jack co-owned Boyer’s Country Meat Market with his brother Clyde. The meat market was originally founded by his late father, M. C. Boyer in 1925. Jack was kind and generous and loved by all who crossed his path, never meeting...
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Marion Thomas Ruple

May 8, 1934 - February 6, 2017

IRMO - Col. Marion Thomas “Tom” Ruple Jr., USAF (Ret.), passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Tom was born in Columbia S.C. on May 8, 1934 to Marion Thomas Ruple Sr. and Lorena Clifford Lowe Ruple. He grew up in Orangeburg S.C., graduated from Georgia Tech, and later earned his MA at the University of Wyoming. Tom had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force. He...
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Dalip Singh Bans

January 7, 1926 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Michael Patrick Coleman

July 20, 1967 - February 3, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Michael “Mike” Patrick Coleman, 49, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Horrell Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Coleman died Friday,...
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Helen Eargle Richardson

August 7, 1922 - February 3, 2017

Funeral service for Helen Eargle Richardson, 94, will be conducted at three o’clock Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Rev. John P. Trump will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the church parlor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Richardson...
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Hugh Thomas Arthur

June 22, 1945 - February 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hugh Thomas “Tom” Arthur II, 71, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Born on June 22, 1945 in Elkins, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Hugh Thomas Arthur and Violet Hoover Arthur. Tom was a graduate of Columbia High School and Wofford College. He received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of South Carolina and a Law degree from Mercer University. He taught...
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Janice Arline Dukes

November 28, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Thomas Russell Lind

July 13, 1932 - January 29, 2017

COLUMBIA – Thomas Russell Lind, 84, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church. Born in Bronx, New York he was a son of the late Sebastian Henry and Patricia Mary Lind. He was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering...
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True Dent Henderson

June 5, 1936 - January 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - True Dent Henderson died in Columbia early on the morning of January 30, 2017, as a result of a fire in her apartment complex. Born in Cartersville, G.A., on June 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leake Henderson and Francis Dent Henderson. A descendant of early settlers in the Etowah River Valley, True came from a family of farmers and bankers. When her mother...
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Andrew Orval Harris

April 24, 1933 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Andrew “Andy” O. Harris, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Dr. Christopher Denny. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Harris passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017....
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Jack D. Ashley

May 1, 1934 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jack Dillard Ashley died Saturday, January 28, 2017. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Charlotte, Tennessee. He was born in Charlotte and had been a longtime resident of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee and his master’s and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University,...
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Adrian Lawrence Cordoni

August 10, 1930 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Colonel Adrian L. “Hoss” Cordoni USAF (Ret.) died peacefully on January 28, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina at the age of 86. Lt. Col. Adrian Cordoni was born on August 10, 1930 in El Cerrito, California to Michael Cordoni and Dora L. Sherif. He graduated from high school in 1948 and attended Placer College for two years prior to joining the United States Air...
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Julienne Upton Fellers

December 23, 1921 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Julienne Upton “Tooie” Fellers, 95, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Fellers, widow of the late Frank Irvin...
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Floyd G. Aydelotte

January 24, 1926 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Donald Dwain Hotz

July 27, 1932 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA On Friday, January 27, 2017, our Heavenly Father called Sgt. 1st Class, Donald D. Hotz, 84, home.A native of Glendale, Kansas, born to the late James and Ruth Hotz, Don was the third oldest sibling to BettyMae, John, George, and Ann. Don grew up on a small farm in Glendale, Kansas. He attended school at a local one-room school house and graduated from Tescott High School in 1950.Don...
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Melvin Wesley McDill

April 28, 1939 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for SFC Melvin Wesley McDill, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. McDill passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Born on April 28, 1939 in Escanaba, Michigan, he was a son of the late Melvin James McDill and Fern...
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Vera Branham

January 5, 1927 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA Mrs. Vera Lee Gladden Branham, 90, died Friday, January 27, 2017. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Born in Great Falls, she was a daughter of the late William...
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Sylvia Sharpe Hancock

February 6, 1945 - January 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sylvia Sharpe Hancock, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Hancock passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born on February 6, 1945 in Columbia, she was a daughter...
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John J. Leech

June 27, 1936 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for MSGT John J. Leech Jr. USAF (Ret.), 80, will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with full military honors following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. John was the oldest son of Annabelle and John...
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Della Page Randolph

February 1, 1920 - January 25, 2017

CHAPIN - Della Mae Page Randolph passed away peacefully at home with her family on January 25, 2017, a week shy of her 97th birthday. She was born on February 1, 1920, in Aynor, SC to the parents of Cornelius and Della Page. She graduated from Aynor High School, attended Winthrop College and graduated from Draughon’s College of Commerce in Atlanta, GA. She moved to Columbia, SC in 1941. ...
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Elizabeth H. Young

September 11, 1936 - January 25, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Elizabeth H. “Libby” Young, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Lebanon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. ...
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David Ryan Kirchman

May 13, 1977 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Ryan was born May 13, 1977 in Crystal Lake, IL. He was a graduate of Dutch Fork High School and Winthrop University, and an avid Gamecocks, Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. ...
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Werner Walter Miller

March 13, 1928 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA – The family of Werner Walter Miller, 88, will receive friends Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Miller passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born in West Reading, PA, he was a son of the late Walter Miller and Ida Linde Miller. He was the husband of 63 years to Elizabeth...
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Julius Wells Hair

April 24, 1920 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Julius Wells Hair, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hair passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Born on April 24, 1920 in...
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Horace Edwin Williams

May 25, 1957 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Horace Edwin “Win” Williams, 59, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin with reception immediately following service at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Williams died...
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James William Bynum

January 8, 1949 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - James William “Bill” Bynum, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2017 of cardiac arrest. Bill was the son of the late Elizabeth Wells Bynum and James William Bynum, Sr. who were both of Columbia. He attended the University of South Carolina and worked for USC for over 40 years in various capacities. Bill was one of the longest serving staff members of the National...
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Kenneth David Taylor

February 4, 1959 - January 22, 2017

EASTOVER - A funeral service for Kenneth David Taylor, 57, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at McLeod United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Taylor died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, David was a son...
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Norma Niggel Rooney

September 23, 1922 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Norma Niggel Rooney, 94, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Elizabeth Modlin and Carl Joseph Niggel Sr. She lived her entire life in Columbia. She attended Shandon Grammar School and Hand Junior High School, where she was May Queen. She graduated from Ursuline Academy for girls and was awarded a scholarship to attend Ursuline...
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William Ray West

November 22, 1929 - January 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Ray West, 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. West died Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Nelson, Ga., he was a son of the late John Walton and...
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Virginia P. Whitlock

August 20, 1924 - January 21, 2017

Mrs. Virginia Parr Whitlock, age 92 of Chapin, SC widow of Frank C. Whitlock passed away January 21, 2017. Mrs. Whitlock was born in Cowpens, SC on August 20, 1924, a daughter of the late James Fred and Vera Husky Parr. She was a graduate of Union High School and Geyers Business College in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Whitlock retired from the SC State Recreation Department and...
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Lucy Ann Hollingsworth

November 16, 1946 - January 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lucy Ann Hollingsworth Walker, ever elegant and outrageous, died January 21, 2017, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. A bright light and unforgettable spirit leaves us all too soon. Lucy grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she spent her summers at the family lake house swimming and waterskiing with her brother, “Butch.” She married young and travelled the world...
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Virginia P. Whitlock

August 20, 1924 - January 21, 2017

Mrs. Virginia Parr Whitlock, age 92 of Chapin, SC widow of Frank C. Whitlock passed away January 21, 2017. Mrs. Whitlock was born in Cowpens, SC on August 20, 1924, a daughter of the late James Fred and Vera Husky Parr. She was a graduate of Union High School and Geyers Business College in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Whitlock retired from the SC State Recreation Department and...
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Sara Wilbanks Davis

July 17, 1926 - January 20, 2017

Funeral service for Sara “Sallie” Wilbanks Davis, 90, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Mark United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Davis passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Columbia, a...
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Gwendolyn C. Register

November 24, 1940 - January 20, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Celebration of the Life of Gwendolyn C. Register, 76, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Denny Terrace Baptist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Register passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Carl Asbill and Ginny Gantt Asbill. She was a member of Park Street...
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Megan Jean Bryson

November 27, 1971 - January 19, 2017

SNELLVILLE, GA - A memorial service for Megan Jean Bryson, 45, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with Reverend Mark Bredholt officiating the service. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Megan passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born on November 27, 1971 in Columbia, she was a...
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Ruth Bell Truesdale

February 18, 1918 - January 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ruth Bell Truesdale, wife of the late Lewie L. Truesdale, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Clinton, S.C. on February 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John Downs and Leora Hook Bell. The family later moved to Columbia where she attended local schools. She was a 1939 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She was a member and president of Delta Zeta...
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Lynette Martin Sawyer

October 11, 1936 - January 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for Lynette “Lynn” Martin Sawyer, 80, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, with burial in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Sawyer passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Born in Saluda, she was the...
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Ellen Sheppard

January 28, 1923 - January 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ellen Hyry Sheppard was born January 28, 1923 in Champion, a small township in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ellen’s parents emigrated from Finland around 1900. She was the youngest child and fifth daughter of ten children. Ellen served as valedictorian of her high school class. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1942 to join the war effort as a secretary for the U.S....
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James Frank Copeland

July 3, 1918 - January 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - James F. Copeland, Jr. departed this life on January 17, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born July 3, 1918. He was a son of the late James Frank Copeland and Anna Joye Copeland of Timmonsville. Mr. Copeland spent his youth in the Timmonsville area. He was a graduate of Timmonsville High School, Class of 1935 and Clemson University in 1939. He received his commission as a...
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Frances Smith Culbertson

May 19, 1922 - January 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - On Monday, January 16, 2017, Frances Blackmon Smith Culbertson greeted her Lord and Savior peacefully at home. Mrs. Culbertson, widow of Brig. General Charles Boyd Culbertson (USAFR) was born in Rock Hill, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George Dewey Smith and Exie Hoffman Smith. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, in the Chapel...
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Juanita Bleakley

September 27, 1925 - January 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nita Bleakley was born September 27, 1925 to Gussie and Edna Hughes of Norway, South Carolina. She graduated from Norway High School and attended Winthrop College. She worked for Dr. Alfred F. Burnside of Columbia. While in Columbia, she met and later married E.F. Bleakley, Jr. They had two sons, E.F. Bleakley III and Earl Bleakley. Nita passed away on January 15, 2017. She was...
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James Elliott Darby

January 12, 1935 - January 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - James E. Darby, 82, passed away January 14, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy H. Darby, James was a graduate of Lower Richland High School and an avid Clemson Fan. He was the son of the late Harry N. Darby and Emily B. Darby of Lower Richland County. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harry B. Darby; and sister, Elizabeth Ann Darby deLiesseline. Surviving are...
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Daniel Elliott Youngblood

October 26, 1942 - January 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Daniel Elliott Youngblood died Saturday, January 14th, at his home. In 1966, after graduation from the College of Charleston and Columbia Theological Seminary, he began ministry in Anniston, Alabama. He, later, served churches in Iva, Spartanburg, Anderson County, and Gaffney, South Carolina. The son of W. Lee and Nell Helen Elliott Youngblood, Dan was born October 26, 1942, in...
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Sara Barnhart Hahn

March 10, 1918 - January 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Bertha Mary Wilson Moorman

April 5, 1924 - January 13, 2017

CHARLESTON - Bertha Mary Wilson Moorman was born on April 5, 1924, in Darlington, S.C. She was the daughter of Bertha Lesesne Briggs and Thomas Evans Wilson, Sr. The youngest of six children, Bert grew up in her beloved mother’s garden and in the fields and woods hunting arrowheads with her father. She attended Coker College and graduated from the University of South Carolina where...
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Freida Byrd Milne

October 2, 1929 - January 12, 2017

West Columbia – A worship service celebrating the life of Freida Byrd Milne will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be private.Freida left this earth on Thursday, January 12, 2017 to move to her permanent home in Heaven at the invitation of her personal Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Freida is the daughter of the late Charles...
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Sonia G. Janik

March 19, 1920 - January 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sonia G. Janik, 96, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the hospital following illness and complications from pneumonia. Mrs. Janik was a long time member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, where a Memorial Mass will be held in March 2017. Mrs. Janik chose cremation. Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Janik...
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Sonia G. Janik

March 19, 1920 - January 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sonia G. Janik, 96, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the hospital following illness and complications from pneumonia. Mrs. Janik was a long time member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, where a Memorial Mass will be held in March 2017. Mrs. Janik chose cremation. Dunbar Funeral Home, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mrs. Janik...
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Bertha A. Liss

August 28, 1935 - January 10, 2017

ANNE LISSAnne Liss, 81, nurse and tender caregiver, died January 10, 2017. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John Buriel and Laura Ella Kolb Liss. She was also predeceased by her brothers, John Liss and David Liss.After receiving her degree in nursing in New Jersey she moved to Columbia and graduated from Columbia International University. She continued to excel in her work...
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Howard Carter Harrison

April 30, 1939 - January 10, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD - Howard C. Harrison Jr. was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born on April 30, 1939, Howard was the beloved son of the late Howard C. Harrision Sr. and Lula Elizabeth Harrison Jones and Elisha Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Mary Ruth Funderburk Harrison of Blythewood; son, Howard C. “Ty” Harrison III (Diane) of...
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Virginia Whitmire Carter

August 28, 1931 - January 10, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Virginia Whitmire Carter, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Carter passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late Walter...
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Lois Mills Winesett

March 17, 1941 - January 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Lois Mills Winesett, 75, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 in Arlington Park Memorial Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Winesett died Tuesday,...
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Linda Looney Martin

April 12, 1952 - January 8, 2017

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

January 1, 1954 - January 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Jane Brown Rich, 63, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 and following the service at the funeral home. Jane passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Camden, she was a...
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George Warwick Coward

July 28, 1955 - January 7, 2017

Memorial Service for George Warwick “Wicky” Coward III, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Coward passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late George Warwick Coward, Jr. and Violet Womack Clegg McCaskill. He was the husband of Martha Coward. Mr. Coward was a member of...
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Lois Ammons Klemy

April 26, 1940 - January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Eve Beatrice Capretti

January 7, 1923 - January 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Eve Beatrice Capretti, 94, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Capretti, widow of MSGT William Capretti, passed away on...
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Emil Clayton Rien

June 23, 1920 - January 6, 2017

COLUMBIA Emil Clayton Rien, 96, former long-time resident of Williamsville and Getzville N.Y., passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Athlene M. (Verheul) Rien, he was the father of Janet Stevens (Charles) and Diane Phinney (Craig); grandfather of Scott Phinney (Jessica Harvey), Jonathan “Jack” Phinney (Jessica), Christopher Stevens and Sarah Stevens; and...
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Ronald M. Fleming

February 1, 1942 - January 5, 2017

Funeral Service for Ronald M. Fleming, 74, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC. Mr. Fleming passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born in Greenville, he was the son of...
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Alice Lillian Haworth

October 22, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Georgia Herbert Hart

September 26, 1919 - January 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Georgia Hull Herbert Hart, most currently of Still Hopes, West Columbia, where she and her many friends made new friends every day, died Thursday, January 5, 2017. Georgia, a strong, smart, courageous Southern Lady, graduated from Columbia High School and Sweet Briar Collage. She was a daughter: Robt. Beverley and Georgia Hull Herbert; a wife: Dr. George C Hart; a mother: Becky ...
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William Raymond Woodward

November 22, 1982 - January 4, 2017

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

May 8, 1931 - January 4, 2017

BALLENTINE - A funeral service for Thelma Laura Meetze Derrick , 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Derrick died Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Born in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Irvin Meetze and Lula Bickley Meetze....
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Thelma Meetze Derrick

May 8, 1931 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jeanette Stephens Nunamaker

April 30, 1927 - January 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Jeanette Stephens Nunamaker, 89, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with burial to follow in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in the Good Sheperd Room. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Nunamaker...
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Myrtle Terrell Chapin

December 29, 1933 - January 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Myrtle T. Chapin, 83, passed away after a three year battle with cancer on January 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday , January 9, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Florence National Cemetery. Myrtle was born December 29...
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Richard Keith Turbyfill

June 14, 1964 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Richard Keith Turbyfill, Sr., 52, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born in Banner Elk, North Carolina, he was the son of Richard Calvin Turbyfill and Barbara Ann Hunter. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
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Jacqueline McNeill Cauthen

January 13, 1924 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jacqueline McNeill “Jackie” Cauthen died Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Pineland, Texas on January 13, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Lottie and William McNeill. She married the late William Roy Cauthen in 1946. She was a longtime member of Saint Andrews Road Church of Christ, where she provided the altar flowers for Sunday services. After a...
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Anita Babish

March 23, 1936 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Anita Jean Babish, 80, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Monica M. McBride

July 24, 1931 - January 2, 2017

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

March 26, 1934 - January 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Funeral Service for Rose Samet Kline, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Burial will follow in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zachary Kline, Christian Player, Tobie Drucker, Jerry Kline, Guerry Sample, Robert Weinstein, Fred Feldman, and Johnny George. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting...
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Eugene Barney Rawls

August 14, 1925 - January 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Eugene Barney Rawls, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Bethany Chapel, 2917 Park Street, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Rawls passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. ...
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Richard Lawrence Dunlay

October 29, 1934 - January 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Lawrence Dunlay, 82, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Church Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Dunlay died January 1, 2017. Born on October 29, 1934 in Watertown, New York, he was a son...
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