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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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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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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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Sixto Padilla

April 6, 1940 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Sixto Padilla

April 6, 1940 - December 31, 2016

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

March 3, 1925 - December 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - Thelma Jeanne Brown Crawford, 91, died December 31, 2016 at the Saluda Nursing Center, Saluda SC. Born March 3, 1925 in Orangeburg, she was the daughter of Henry Grady Brown, Sr. and Thelma Lou Smoak. Jeanne graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia and worked at Fort Jackson during World War II and for the Veterans Administration after the war, where she met her husband,...
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Edward Chalgren

November 18, 1913 - December 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - Col. Edward “Gus” Chalgren Jr, U.S. Army (Ret.), 103, died December 31, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with burial in the church graveyard. Reception will follow the service in Satterlee Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. ...
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Ruby Lee Jarvis

August 1, 1926 - December 31, 2016

COLUMBIA – Ruby Lee Jarvis, 90, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Earlewood Baptist Church.Ruby was born in Columbia, SC on July 31, 1929 to the late Charles and Bessie Lee Bradwell. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Rena Smith King

October 3, 1929 - December 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rena Smith King, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Mrs. King died Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Bamberg, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Hazel Neal Smith. She...
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Betty Jean S Stanley

March 1, 1928 - December 30, 2016

SHELBY N.C. – Betty Jean Stackhouse Stanley, surrounded by her family, passed into the loving arms of God on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, North Carolina. Betty was born in Dillon, South Carolina, on March 1, 1928 to the late Joseph Herbert Stackhouse and Sarah Louise (nee Calais) Stackhouse Kuker. She grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and...
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Jack D. Sharpe

July 8, 1929 - December 28, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Jack Dillard Sharpe, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Mel Amundson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Sharpe, who...
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Friederike M. Cauley

October 25, 1935 - December 28, 2016

ELGIN - Visitation for Mrs. Friederika Maria Bohm Cauley, 81, will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia. The funeral service will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunbar Chapel and interment will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mrs....
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Sharon Abbott Styron

November 5, 1952 - December 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Margaret Martin

March 10, 1918 - December 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Turbeville Martin, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. and also at the cemetery following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Martin died Tuesday, December 27, 2016. ...
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Samuel Michael Elkins

June 26, 1946 - December 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - Samuel Michael Elkins, CLU, died peacefully at home on Monday December 26, 2016, after a long illness. He was not ready to give up, and his family considers him a warrior of strength. When Hospice interviewed him the first time, he politely stated that he was not ready. Unfortunately none of us are in charge of those decisions. He was born in Hazelhurst, Georgia to Ruth and Isadore...
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Ava Lee Collingwood

October 28, 1957 - December 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - Visitation for Ava Lee Collingwood, 59, will be held from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia. The family will receive friends after the service at her parents’ home.Memorials may be made to...
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Margie Louise Adams

April 3, 1932 - December 24, 2016

HOPKINS - Services for Margie Louise Adams, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Leading the service will be Rev. Glen McGugan, Sr. assisted by Rev. Chucky Chandler. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. ...
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Robert A. Foy

May 5, 1933 - December 24, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Robert Allen Foy, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with a private family burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Foy died Saturday, December 24, 2016. Born in Farmington, Ky., he was a son of the late...
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Barbara Willins Hotchkiss

July 16, 1924 - December 24, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - Barbara Willins Hotchkiss died in West Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, December 24, 2016. She was born in New York, N.Y. on July 16, 1924, and spent much of her childhood in Natick, Mass. She attended Cushing Academy in Ashburnham Mass. and received her BA from Wheaton College, Norton Mass. and her MA in Spanish from Middlebury College, Vt. She was predeceased by her husband of 53...
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Thomas H. Westmoreland

January 28, 1925 - December 23, 2016

Thomas Harn Westmoreland, 91 of Columbia left his earthly home surrounded by his family singing him into the arms of Jesus on December 23 at The Crossings on Clemson Road after a couple of months of declining health. A memorial service celebrating his life will be on Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Boyce Chapel. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27 from 4:00 - 7...
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Lawrence M. Loveless

July 9, 1922 - December 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Lawrence M. Loveless, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Columbia Presbyterian Communities’ Chapel at 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Loveless passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in McCormick, S.C., he was a son of the late James Wilson Loveless and...
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Beverly Denise Elliott

April 11, 1958 - December 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial celebration of the life of Beverly Denise Elliott, 58, will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.Mrs. Elliott died Thursday, December 22, 2016, with her family by her side. Born in Gadsden, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Ashel Leon and Katie Sue Grogran Milam. A loving wife, mother and grandmother...
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Frances Riley Moore

March 29, 1920 - December 22, 2016

Frances Huggins Riley Moore, age 96, peacefully passed away on December 22, 2016 in the loving care of The Elizabeth House in Hendersonville N.C.Frances was born on March 29, 1920, in Columbia S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Capers Huggins and Kate Taylor Huggins and her brother, Jesse Capers Huggins Jr. In addition, she was preceded in death by Edwin E Riley and John Morris...
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Frances Wilson Gunter

February 20, 1933 - December 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Frances Wilson Gunter will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC. A reception will follow the service at the church. Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo. Born in Winnsboro, S.C., she was the...
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Charles Richard Gray

January 27, 1953 - December 22, 2016

The family of Charles Richard Gray, 63, will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Charlie passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Greenville, he was a son of Otha Lamar Gray and Alice Elizabeth Farr Gray. Charlie was a local business owner for many years. He was active in...
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Bryan Lawrence Walker

October 18, 1939 - December 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Bryan Lawrence Walker, M.D., 77, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service and a private burial will follow in Marietta, S.C., at the Cleveland Family Cemetery. Bryan died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Augusta, G...
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James Donald Radtke

June 8, 1958 - December 21, 2016

James Donald Radtke, 58, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. A visiation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Joyce C. Burriss

June 28, 1941 - December 21, 2016

EASTOVER – Services for Joyce Crosby Burriss, 75, will be held at 12 noon on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Burriss, wife of the late Milford D. “Mickey” Burriss, died Wednesday,...
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Rayna Barroll Aschaffenburg

April 23, 1930 - December 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dr. Rayna Barroll Aschaffenburg passed away on December 20, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. Rayna was a classical concert pianist. Her children’s earliest memories were of Rayna’s devoting nearly all non-child care hours to practicing the piano. If she missed a single note, she would replay the entire piece until it was flawless; this was a lesson for her children better...
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Daryll Volz Shadday

August 19, 1948 - December 19, 2016

Memorial Service for Daryll Volz-Shadday, 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Daryll passed away peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016. Born in Memphis, TN, she was a daughter of the late Charles Moritz Pitts and Winnifred Moore Pitts. In her 20...
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Lillian Elizabeth Morris

July 7, 1925 - December 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lillian Elizabeth Thompkins Morris, 91, wife of the late Vernon C. Morris, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, surrounded by her family. Lillian was born in Conway on July 7, 1925 to the late Gabriel Patrick and Rosa Lee Thompkins. She attended Green Sea High School in Green Sea, S.C. She loved to work in her yard transplanting trees...
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Edward Houston Stokes

September 26, 1925 - December 19, 2016

Graveside service for Edward H. Stokes, 91, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Stokes passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Born in Birmingham, AL, he was a son of the late William H. Stokes and Sara...
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Marvis Keels Hemphill

February 18, 1930 - December 18, 2016

COLUMBIA - A visitation for Marvis Keels Hemphill, 86, will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Hemphill passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Born February 18, 1930 in Sardis, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry W. and Leona L. Keels, and he widow of Frank D...
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William Herman Lesslie

October 6, 1925 - December 17, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA William Herman Lesslie, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at his residence at Laurel Crest in West Columbia, S.C. Born in Rock Hill, S.C. on October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Elloree Walker Lesslie and William Sloan Lesslie. He graduated from Rock Hill High School, volunteered for the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and enrolled in the U.S. Navy V-12 program at the...
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Anne Marie Sullivan

August 17, 1923 - December 17, 2016

COLUMBIA – Anne Sullivan, 93, beloved wife of the late John E. Sullivan, entered her Heavenly home on Saturday, December 17, 2016. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20,...
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Emma Hughes White

September 5, 1920 - December 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A private family service for Emma “Nicki” Hughes White, 96, will be held at a later date at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with entombment in the church columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. White died Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born in Parkton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Mary Florence Johnson...
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Margaret Fanning Durham

November 12, 1923 - December 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Fanning Durham, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Durham died Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Bess Harris Fanning. A graduate of Dreher High School and the University...
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Leslie Gayle Walker

March 23, 1963 - December 15, 2016

Leslie Gayle Walker, 53, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Karen Ruth Herrington

August 12, 1959 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Heavrin Snyder

August 10, 1927 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Maj. Heavrin “Duke” Snyder, U.S. Army (Ret.), 89, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Snyder passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Born on August 10, 1927 in Patesville, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Hilary ...
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Barbara Bundrick Clark

June 3, 1923 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barbara Bundrick Clark, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Clark, widow of Al D. Clark, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Born on June 3, 1923...
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Joseph Thomas Golden

March 8, 1932 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Joseph Thomas Golden, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Matthews. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Golden completed his race on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Dorn VA Medical Center. Born on March 8, 1932 in Wilmington, Delaware, he was a son of the late Joseph...
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Linda Smyrl Martin

December 17, 1952 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Our mother, wife, sister, and great friend, Linda June Smyrl Martin, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 after a brief battle with ALS. Linda was born on December 17, 1952 in Columbia. She was the dearly loved daughter of the late Hugh Jennings “Buddy” Smyrl and Betty June Summer Smyrl both of Columbia. Linda was the rock and foundation of a close...
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Martha Chapman Atkerson

January 25, 1922 - December 12, 2016

Columbia - With great sadness we announce the passing of, Martha Chapman Atkerson, 94, who went to her heavenly home on December 12, 2016. Celebration of life services will be 2:00PM Thursday, December 15, 2016 at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia,SC. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Columbia, on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of Ladson Boone...
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Angelo Anthony Amodio

June 15, 1925 - December 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian burial for Angelo Anthony “Tony” Amodio, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 7:00 p.m.Mr. Amodio...
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George Ronald Holmes

June 2, 1939 - December 12, 2016

IRMO Dr. George R. Holmes died from complications associated with his Parkinson’s on December 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by his beloved wife, Elaine Graffis Holmes, his adult children, Georgia Lynne Holmes Doran, daughter, and Mark Timothy Holmes, son, and grandson James Richard (Jack) Doran, IV. Dr. George R. Holmes was the fourth son of William and Elizabeth Holmes, born June 2,...
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Miriam B. Craft

January 2, 1928 - December 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Miriam Bolin Craft, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the funeral home. Mrs. Craft died Sunday, December 11, 2016. Born in Neeses, S.C., she was a daughter of...
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David Carl Scarborough

August 26, 1947 - December 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - A visitation and brief service for David Carl Scarborough, Jr., 69, will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will follow at a later date in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia. David passed away at his home in Hanahan between Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12, 2016 of natural causes. Born in Columbia, he...
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David Carroll Garris

June 2, 1946 - December 11, 2016

SNELLVILLE GA. - A funeral service for David Carroll Garris, 70, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the funeral home. Mr. Garris died Sunday, December 11, 2016. Born June 2, 1946, in Columbia, he...
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Elsie M. Dyches

September 19, 1931 - December 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Elsie M. Dyches, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Lexington, with burial to follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mrs. Dyches passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. Born in...
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Glenda Winegard Hood

December 17, 1934 - December 11, 2016

COLUMBIA – Glenda Alvenia Winegard Hood, age 81, of Columbia, SC, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was born on December 17, 1934 in Sumter, SC to the late Raymond and Ruby Winegard. Alvenia graduated from Edmonds High School in Sumter, SC in 1953 where she played the flute and the drums in the marching band. She also played the piano and enjoyed accompanying her brothers...
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Sarah Davies Gibbes

August 16, 1922 - December 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Sarah Davies Gibbes, 94, died at her home on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Wilhelm Davies and Margaret Dixon Davies. She was born August 16, 1922 in Beech Island, S.C. and was a member of the first graduating class at Dreher High School. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and returned years later to receive her master’s...
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Lola Kayser Thompson

September 16, 1933 - December 11, 2016

EASTOVER - Lola Addison Thompson, 83, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Archie and Ollie Kayser of Yoakum, Texas, and was the widow of Stafford Thompson. Lola was a member of Eason Memorial Baptist Church and retired from the Richland School District after 28 years of service. In addition to her husband, Lola was preceded in death by sons, J.C. Addison,...
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Maxine Audrey Lukacs

June 16, 1935 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Betty Allen Butler

August 22, 1928 - December 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - Betty Allen Butler, died on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on August 22, 1928. Betty was the daughter of the late Lonnie Edward Allen and Pauline Doan Allen Crane. She attended St. Joseph Junior College, St. Joseph, Missouri; Maryville State Teachers College, Maryville, Missouri; and McConnell’s Airline and Modeling School in Minneapolis,...
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Marie K. Higgs

March 9, 1922 - December 10, 2016

Marie Louise Kirkwood Higgs of White Rock SC, at the age of 94 died at The Heritage at Lowman on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Born March 9, 1922, in Belsprings, VA., she was the daughter of Charles M Kirkwood and Marie Louise Gordon Kirkwood. Marie received a BA and BS degree from Radford College in Virginia. She had lived for over 60 years in Somerset PA where she raised her family, co-owned and...
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Sheila Griffin Fowler

June 13, 1953 - December 9, 2016

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

June 26, 1942 - December 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Virginia Ann Bishop Fogle , 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Fogle passed away Friday, December 9, 2016. Born on June 26, 1942 in Brunswick, G.A., she was a daughter of the late Hiller Odesta Bishop and Mary Ada Yale Bishop. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, William Fogle;...
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Cynthia Prince Greene

February 15, 1939 - December 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Cynthia Prince Greene, 77, will be held at 3:00 on Monday, December 12, 2016, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Greene died Thursday, December 8, 2016. Born on February 15,...
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Elaine J. WILBOUR

June 7, 1925 - December 7, 2016

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