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

Joy Goodwin Drennen

July 24, 1933 - February 7, 2016

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

July 18, 1942 - February 5, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC - On the afternoon of February 5, 2016, Bob Blenner, 73, passed away from complications associated with cancer at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. He was comforted by his family at the time of his passing. Bob was born in New Haven, CT on July 18, 1942. He was the second child, and first son, of Harry Blenner and Rebecca Werbelow Blenner, who both...
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Ercio Mario DaSilva

October 8, 1924 - February 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dr. Ercio Mario DaSilva, age 91, passed peacefully to eternal rest on Friday, February 5, 2016. He was at home in the loving care of his family. Born on October 18, 1924 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Dr. DaSilva was the son of the late Mario Mineiro DaSilva and Dora Rosa Pinto DaSilva. A graduate of local Brazilian schools, Dr. DaSilva received his pre-medical and medical...
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Bright Livingston Stevenson

June 8, 1931 - February 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Bright Livingston Stevenson, Jr., 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the funeral home.Mr. Stevenson died Thursday, February 4, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a...
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Paul Walter Ludwig

February 11, 1926 - February 4, 2016

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

February 18, 1928 - February 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Margie Ray Laney Moore died peacefully at Palmetto Richland on Thursday, February 4, 2016. During her two day stay in the hospital she was constantly surrounded by family and blanketed in love. She was born February 18, 1928 in Pageland, SC, to the late Bruce Leroy Laney and Etta Mae McManus Laney. After graduating from Pageland High School, she began her career with Bell...
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Cyril Oliver Havird

November 27, 1923 - February 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Cyril Oliver Havird, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with a private burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family Mr. Havird died Wednesday, February 3,...
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Faye Rhodes Clippard

August 29, 1937 - February 3, 2016

CAMDEN - A graveside service for Faye Rhodes Clippard, 78, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Clippard died Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Leland Rhodes and Margie Shealy Rhodes. After graduating from Brooklyn Cayce High School,...
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Harold Nelson Brice

July 28, 1937 - February 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Caroline C. Hogan

July 21, 1925 - February 3, 2016

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Caroline Caughman Hogan, 90, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Hogan passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Countrywood Nursing Center in Hopkins, SC....
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Ruby Zell Perrone-Swazey

January 15, 1926 - February 2, 2016

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

November 21, 1929 - February 2, 2016

LEXINGTON, SC - A graveside service for June Rebecca Akers Tozer, 86, formerly of Marion, Ohio will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016 in Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family.Mrs. Tozer passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Born in Boissevain, VA, June grew up in Bluefield, VA. She was a daughter of the late Harry...
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Mary Bruce Mullins

February 28, 1932 - February 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Mary Eva Bruce Mullins, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Hard Scrabble Road. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.Mary Eva Bruce Mullins died Tuesday,...
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Marjorie W. Leiter

January 6, 1934 - February 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Marjorie Kathleen Waters Leiter died peacefully Monday, February 1, 2016 at Wildewood Downs in Columbia, South Carolina. She was born to the late Stephen Monroe Waters, Sr. and Mildred Walker Waters on January 6, 1934 in Blackshear, Georgia.Marjorie graduated from Blackshear High School and continued her education at the University of Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor of Business...
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Adrian Monroe Harrell

June 1, 1933 - February 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Visitation for Dr. Adrian Monroe Harrell, USAF (Ret.), 82, will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Lt. Col. Harrell died Monday, February 1, 2016. Born in Belzoni, Miss., he was the son of the late Richard and Dora Mae Chapman Harrell. He received a B.S. from Fresno State University, a M.S. from San...
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Jennie Macfie Tompkins

February 21, 1926 - January 30, 2016

COLUMBIA Jennie Louise Macfie Tompkins passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born February 21, 1926 in Columbia, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Louise S. Macfie. She attended the public schools in Columbia and Washington, D.C. and graduated from Columbia High School. She was employed by Morris Furniture Distributor and later the South Carolina...
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Russell James Pobis

August 1, 1922 - January 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - Russell J. Pobis passed away peacefully on January 30, 2016 at the age of 93. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Josephine Pobis, his son Jim (Emmie) Pobis, grandson, Jay (Holly) Pobis and great grand children Chandler, Madison and Ellie Pobis. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army Air Corp. As an active member of the Presbyterian...
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Bonnie Ann Wilcox Scarborough

June 2, 1952 - January 29, 2016

COLUMBIA - Bonnie Ann Wilcox Scarborough, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.Bonnie was born on June 2, 1952, in Randolph, VT; the daughter of Gordon and Catherine Ann Richards Wilcox.She graduated from Rutland High School and worked as an Associate Buyer for Magrams, The Fashion Shop, in Burlington, VT for many years. She later...
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David Mott

July 9, 1937 - January 29, 2016

IRMO David Thomas Mott, 78, died Friday, January 29, 2016. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Mott was a son of the late Clinton and Margaret Smith Mott. Surviving are his four children, Christopher Mott, Theresa Voyles, Jennifer Ballinger, Eric Mott; eight grandchildren; one brother; and one sister. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Mott; and one brother. ...
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Christine H. Jones

November 14, 1937 - January 29, 2016

COLUMBIA - Major Christine H. Jones, an Officer in The Salvation Army for 58 years was promoted to Glory on January 29th, 2016 at the age of 78. Born on November 14, 1937 in Cumberland, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Martha Hamilton. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Major Richard L. Jones; sister, Patricia Welsh of Cumberland, MD; sons, Gary Creswell ...
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Anna Evelyn Calvert

May 9, 1918 - January 29, 2016

COLUMBIA - Anna Evelyn Calvert died Friday, January 29, 2016, at Palmetto Parkridge Hospital after a brief illness. Born May 9, 1918, in Quentin, Oklahoma, the daughter of Edwin and Anna Oakey, she was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Roland V. Calvert; her brothers, Shelton Oakey and Joel Oakey; and her son-in-law, George Meleski.Evelyn spent most of her adult life in Pasadena, Maryland,...
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John William Hornsby

September 17, 1931 - January 29, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for John William Hornsby, Jr., 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the funeral home.Mr. Hornsby died Friday, January 29, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late John...
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Elizabeth Matheson Gault

January 16, 1932 - January 28, 2016

IRMO A memorial service for Elizabeth Matheson Gault, 84, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Chapin United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jody Flowers and Rev. Paul Allen. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Gault...
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Evelyn Anna LeVan

August 19, 1922 - January 28, 2016

Evelyn Anna LeVan, 93, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Christ Lutheran Church. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Reading, Pa., Evelyn was the daughter of the late Walter David and Stella Lengle Siegfried. Her greatest joy in her life was her beloved late husband, Paul Kenneth LeVan, her children and...
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Carl Bennett Watson

January 16, 1933 - January 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - Carl “Billy” Watson, son of the late Carl Bennett and Victoria Hathcock Watson, died January 27, 2016 in Columbia. Born January 16, 1933, in Cheraw, South Carolina, Billy attended Cheraw public schools and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1955 and the USC School of Law in 1958.He was a member of the USC student council and twice class president; a member...
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Blonnie Chapman Ellisor

June 10, 1916 - January 27, 2016

Funeral Service for Blonnie C. Ellisor, 99, will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 St. John’s Road, Irmo, SC, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016, conducted by Pastor John Derrick. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mrs. Ellisor passed away...
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Thomas John Ertzberger

February 11, 1934 - January 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Annie Hoffman

November 5, 1917 - January 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Annie Kyzer Sturkie Hoffman, 98, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Hoffman died Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Born in Lexington County, she was a...
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Mae Todd Moore

August 14, 1922 - January 27, 2016

Columbia – Mae Todd Moore, of Laurel Crest Country Club died January 27, 2016. Born August 18, 1922 in Abbeville, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John C. Todd and Marguerite Willis Todd. She grew up in Due West, South Carolina, and graduated from Erskine College in 1943. In 1943 she married Erskine College sweetheart George F. Moore, the love of her life and her...
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John Lane Caskey

June 29, 1969 - January 26, 2016

COLUMBIA John L. Caskey, 46, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He was born on June 29, 1969 to John B. and Weezie Lane Caskey. An avid fisherman and lover of animals, John was most happy when he was out on the water fishing with his dad. He will always be remembered for his kind and generous heart. He is survived by his parents; his brother, Tom B. Caskey and his sister-in-law, Beverly;...
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Shala Henry Arant

May 13, 1928 - January 26, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mr. Shala Henry Arant (Buddy), 87, formerly of Columbia, SC, went to be with his Lord on January 26, 2016, after a brief illness. Buddy was born on May 13, 1928, in Orangeburg, SC, to the late Shala Henry and Mary Lou Arant.Buddy attended Columbia City Schools and the University of South Carolina where he excelled in baseball as a first baseman and was subsequently...
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Robert Vero Heckel

June 12, 1925 - January 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - Robert “Bob” Vero Heckel, 90, died January 26, 2016. Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Bob and his younger brother, Moby (Verne Kennedy Heckel, Jr.), grew up in Prospect, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Asthma limited Bob’s physical activity for 8 years and during that time he developed a love of reading, a habit that stuck and led to a home filled with shelves of...
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Joseph Evora

July 3, 1929 - January 25, 2016

Durham, NH - A private family service was held for Joseph Evora, M.D. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. Dr. Evora, 86, died Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Canary Islands, Spain, he was a son of the late Pedro Evora and Carmela Vargas. He practiced medicine in Durham, NH for 30 years.Surviving are his daughters, Isabel Evora of Columbia, SC and Jo Anna Hangland (Keith) of...
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Joseph Peter Turbeville

January 30, 1941 - January 25, 2016

IRMO - Coach Joe Turbeville, 74 of Irmo, SC began his life in eternity on Monday, January 25, 2016. Turbeville, born on January 30, 1941 in Mullins, SC, was the son of the late Archie Harmon Turbeville and Edna Rodrigue Turbeville. He is affectionately known by most as “Coach”. As football coach and athletic director, he had the privilege of mentoring countless athletes both on and...
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Ethel H. Miller

October 27, 1929 - January 23, 2016

COLUMBIA Ethel Halpern Miller, 86, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Pauline Halpern. Ethel came to Columbia from New York in 1959. She was a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue. She was a devoted mother and loved her family. Surviving are her son, Marc S. Miller and his wife, Kathleen of Jacksonville, Fla....
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Bobby Joe King

April 21, 1931 - January 22, 2016

ELLOREE - Bobby Joe King, age 84, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Lexington, SC. He was born on April 21, 1931 in Winfield, Kansas. Bob is survived by his son, Robert Kevin King (Nena) of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Kim King Hite (Kenny) of Chapin, SC, as well as his grandchildren: Jeffrey and James King of San Antonio; Hannah Hite of Chapin; Kody and Kory King and step-grandsons,...
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Mana Paul Cochran

March 19, 1922 - January 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A visitation for Mana Paul Cochran, 93, will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Ms. Cochran died Friday, January 22. 2016. Born in Saluda, she was daughter of the late Paul McMichael Connor and Mana Earl Anderson. After attending University of South Carolina and Auburn University, she was an art teacher at Airport High...
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Paizlie Grace Godbee

November 1, 2015 - January 20, 2016

GREAT FALLS Infant Paizlie Grace Godbee passed into the arms of God on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. She was born November 1, 2015 to Haley Nicole Godbee. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her grandparents, Robbie and Robin Godbee of Great Falls; great-grandparents, Ronald and Mary Stevenson of Great Falls, Bobby and Jeanette Godbee of Gaffney; and uncle, Robbie Godbee Jr. She...
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Richard Anthony Fling

April 26, 1947 - January 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Richard Anthony Fling, U.S. Army (Ret.), 68, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Fling died Wednesday, January 20, 2016....
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Deanna Lou Hammerle

July 19, 1940 - January 19, 2016

BISHOPVILLE - Deanna Lou Hammerle was born July 19, 1940 in Cattaraugus, New York. Deanna received her wings on January 19, 2016 while residing at the McCoy Nursing Center. She worked as a phlebotomist while she resided in Florida. Deanna is survived by her sons, Eric D. Mohr of Elgin, SC, John W. L. Mohr of Killbuck, NY, Clayton W. Trimble of Dayton, PA, and Dana L. Mohr of Austin, Texas....
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Darwin LaVerne Haines

August 4, 1933 - January 19, 2016

COLUMBIA – Darwin LaVerne Haines, 82, Maj, US Army Retired, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:30 am at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with full military honors will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.Born in Dixon, Nebraska, he was a son...
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Eleni Laura Hauser

February 28, 2015 - January 18, 2016

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

June 3, 1960 - January 17, 2016

ELGIN, SC – Brenda Singleton Todd, 55, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Jasper Singleton and Mary Janet Long Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly...
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Laura Wells Hiers

March 12, 1961 - January 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Laura Wells Hiers, 54, died peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2016, at her home surrounded by family after a seven year battle with cancer. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street, Columbia, with The Rev. Dr. Tony A. Metze and Mr. Andrew F. More, A.I.M. officiating. ...
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Patricia B. Head

November 13, 1952 - January 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Patricia Beiga Head, 63, will always be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother. After surviving a stroke and battling multiple health issues over the last five years, Pat found heavenly rest on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Born November 13, 1952, to the late Major Albert J. Beiga, USAF (Ret.) and Alice Finck Beiga, she was a graduate of The University of South Carolina with a...
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Odette Marie Andrieux Coffey

February 4, 1925 - January 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Odette Marie Andrieux Coffey, 90, died January 17, 2016 in Still Hopes Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC.Odette Coffey was the widow of the late John Michael Coffey and the daughter of Jean Louis Alphonse Andrieux and Marie Louise Françoise Alphonse Boisivon. She was born February 4, 1925 in Saint-Malo, France.Living in France she learned to be a survivor during the war,...
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James Albert Young

October 9, 1947 - January 16, 2016

EASTOVER - Funeral service for James Young, 68, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at McLeod United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Young died Saturday, January 16, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the...
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Kenneth Lewis Osborne

November 16, 1940 - January 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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George Washington McMahan

February 22, 1930 - January 15, 2016

COLUMBIA George Washington McMahan, Master Sgt., USAF (Retired), 85, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Born in Rising Fawn, GA, he was a son of the late Charles and Bonnie Smith McMahan. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and retired...
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Doris Doretha Cogdell Heise

July 1, 1928 - January 14, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Doris Doretha Cogdell Heise, 87, will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family.
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Joseph Coppola

August 21, 1955 - January 14, 2016

COLUMBIA Joseph Coppola III, 60, died Thursday, January 14, 2016. Born in Queens, N.Y., he was a son of the late Joseph Coppola, Jr. and Carol Rite Kemmethmuller Coppola. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a graduate of Central Islip High School and worked as a chef at Embassy Suites. In addition, he was a cab driver for Yellow Checker Cab Company and Gamecock Limousine Service. ...
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Luise E. Peake-Dickerman

January 11, 1925 - January 14, 2016

COLUMBIA Luise Eitel Peake-Dickerman was born in 1925 in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, and died on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. She received her Master’s in piano performance at Chicago Musical College where her teachers included Rudolph Ganz. She received her doctorate in musicology from Columbia University in New York City. For many years, since 1968...
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Debra Ann Rapee

September 25, 1960 - January 13, 2016

CAMDEN A memorial service for Debra Ann Rapee, 55, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date. Ms. Rapee died Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Born in Germany, she was a daughter of Margaret Smith Rapee and the...
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Della J. Crouch

October 2, 1918 - January 12, 2016

CAYCE - A funeral service for Della Janette Crouch, 97, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Ms. Crouch died Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Born in Winnsboro, she was a...
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Daphne Delor Turquin Wilson

July 7, 1937 - January 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Local artist Daphne Delor Turquin Wilson, 78, passed away peacefully at her home in Columbia on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Patterson Wilson and Mary King Wilson Macidull. Survivors include her loving daughter, Heather Noelle DeBruhl; sisters, Frances Wilson Kindall, Joan Carolyn Macidull, Madeline King Leigh; and brothers, William Boyd Macidull...
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Salvatore Nunzio DiMaria

March 26, 1932 - January 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian burial for Salvatore “Sal” DiMaria, 83, will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 4 until 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with the Rosary being recited following at 6 p.m. Entombment will be private. Sal...
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James David Snead

November 3, 1945 - January 10, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC – James David Snead, 70, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2:00 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.Born in Bristol, Tenn., he was a son of the late Leon and Blanche Davis. He was a die-hard Tennessee Volunteer football...
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Stuart Dean Henry

June 15, 1976 - January 9, 2016

IRMO - A memorial service for Stuart Dean Henry, 39, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, The family will receive friends from one hour prior and one hour after the service.Dean died Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Mark Howard Henry and the late Dell Eleazer Henry Weed. He graduated from Dutch Fork High...
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William Demetrius Paradeses

July 23, 1935 - January 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William “Bill” Demetrius Paradeses, 80, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1900 Main Street, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, January 11, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with Trisaghion Prayers at 5:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel....
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Ethel Willis Sims

July 10, 1954 - January 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - Ethel Willis Sims, 61, known, fondly, to many as “Sisi,” died Saturday, January 9, 2016.­­ Born in Columbia to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heriot Sims, she was educated in the Columbia Public Schools and graduated from USC with a BFA degree in 1976. She was a member and past president of Delta Delta Delta sorority, a member of The Junior League, The Colonial Dames,...
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David Robert Tolleson

May 1, 1992 - January 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for David Robert Tolleson, 23, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and celebrate his life on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.Robert passed away Friday, January 8, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was...
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Carol Ann Bowie Amendolari Frechette

October 31, 1938 - January 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Charles Arthur Pettit

June 8, 1942 - January 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Charles Arthur Pettit, 73, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Rosewood Baptist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Pettit died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Basil Green Lee Pettit and Lillian Louise Ridgeway Pettit. He served in the U.S. Navy for six...
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Margaret Neeley

March 19, 1936 - January 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Margaret Franklin Neeley, 79, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Margaret passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 after her battle with cancer. She was born in Batesburg, SC. to her parents,...
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Paul Steven Younghaus

November 13, 1959 - January 6, 2016

Paul fought a courageous battle against cancer before departing this life for his heavenly home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. A celebration service, honoring the life of Paul Steven Younghaus, 56, will be held at noon on Monday, January 11, 2016, at St. Andrews Evangelical Church with burial to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until...
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Marlene B. Brown

July 29, 1933 - January 5, 2016

LEXINGTON - Marlene B. Brown of Lexington, SC passed away gently Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center.Mrs. Brown was born on July 29, 1933 in Hubbard, Ohio. She was a part of the “Greatest Generation” and had a great love of music and poetry. She was an astute and intelligent woman in her own right who was admired and loved by all she knew, but her greatest love was...
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Charles Carey Huffman

April 6, 1934 - January 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Carey Huffman, 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016, in Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle, Virginia. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Huffman was born in Covington, Va. on April 6, 1934 to the late Charles Everette Huffman and Josephine Godwin Crowder. He graduated from Dreher High School and the University...
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Christopher Keith Riedy

February 6, 1973 - January 4, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC – Christopher Keith Riedy, 42, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.Born in Augsburg, Germany, he was a beloved son of William and Se Myong Riedy. He was a gifted artist who enjoyed...
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Lena Mae Lubkin Blume

May 5, 1930 - January 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lena Mae Lubkin Blume, 85, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Greene Street United Methodist Church. The interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016, in Evergreen Cemetery in Beaufort. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs....
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Robert LeRoy Blackwell

June 27, 1929 - January 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Reverend Robert LeRoy Blackwell, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends after the service. Masonic Rites will be recited at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service in Davis Hall. Rev. Robert L. Blackwell, son of Eugene M. Blackwell, Jr. and Sabra Olive Holbert, died at his Columbia...
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Viva Adela Wilkes

January 25, 1933 - January 3, 2016

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

March 25, 1937 - January 2, 2016

IRMO - Nelson Theodore Posey Jr., 78, died Saturday, January 2, 2016. Born in Augusta, Ga., he was a son of the late Nelson Theodore Posey, Sr. and Mattie Stroble Posey. Mr. Posey was a 1955 graduate of Leavelle McCampbell High School in Graniteville. After marrying and moving to Cayce, he started his career in the Motor Freight business. In later years, he started his own landscaping...
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Julian Alexander Salley

August 24, 1927 - January 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dr. Julian Alexander Salley “Nat” died January 2, 2016, at home after a long and courageous fight with multiple myeloma. All of his family rallied around, tending to his needs and making certain he knew of their love and admiration. This well-known physician was born in Orangeburg, SC on August 24, 1927, to Newell Hodges Salley and Austin Bull Salley. He was...
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Wayne Franklin Rush

October 4, 1935 - January 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Wayne Franklin Rush, 80, of Columbia, SC passed away January 1, 2016. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Wayne was born in Greenwood, SC on October 4, 1935 to the late John Kirksey and Ethel Watson Rush. Wayne was a graduate of Greenwood High School and the University of South...
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Joni W. Black

November 10, 1955 - January 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Joni Wix Black, of Columbia, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, S.C. Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. Joni was born November 10, 1955 in Columbia, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Laverne Wix and Dessie “Dee Dee” Ann Lankford...
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Shirley Elaine Bacon

September 1, 1925 - January 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A celebration of life for Shirley Elaine Bacon will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Janice L Bacon. She passed away January 1, 2016 following a brief illness.Shirley Elaine Davey was born in Highland Park, Michigan September 1, 1925. Her parents had come to the United States from England and her father was employed by Cadillac in Detroit,...
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Norman Richard McGee

June 12, 1944 - December 30, 2015

COLUMBIA - A visitation for Norman “Rick” McGee II, 71, will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with the eulogy at 4:00 p.m. Mr. McGee died Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Theda McGee Elkins and the late Norman Richard McGee Sr. Mr. McGee retired after more than 40 years working at...
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James Dowling Sexton

April 11, 1944 - December 29, 2015

COLUMBIA - James Dowling Sexton, 71, born April 11, 1944, died peacefully December 29, 2015, at his home in Columbia.James and his seven brothers and sisters were raised in Wilmette and Winnetka, a North Chicago suburb. The family of James's parents owned the Sexton Food chain based in Chicago. After graduating from St. Joseph's College, a Catholic college in Rensselaer, Ind., James...
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Edmund Heyward Monteith

June 14, 1930 - December 27, 2015

BLYTHEWOOD Long time and highly regarded Columbia attorney, Edmund Heyward Monteith, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 27, 2015. He was 85 years old. Born June 14, 1930 in Columbia, he was the son of the late Colin S. Monteith, Jr. and Allene Bostick Monteith. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1952 with both a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration...
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Victor LACKEY

May 11, 1945 - December 26, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Richard Darr TAYLOR

January 23, 1926 - December 26, 2015

IRMO - Funeral services for Darr Taylor, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. A reception will be held following the service in The Family Life Center. Darr died Saturday, December 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Malcolm Samuel and Lura Whitman Taylor. Darr was born...
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Franklin Elwood Brown

May 30, 1935 - December 26, 2015

Franklin Elwood Brown was blessed with life on May 30th 1935, to the parents of John and Eva Brown. God call him home on Saturday December 26th, 2015. He was born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland. He attended school in Prince George's County Maryland and graduated from Fairmont Heights High School...After graduation he listed into the Air Force....Franklin married in 1953 to Dorothy...
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Susie Haltiwanger Ashley

April 7, 1943 - December 26, 2015

COLUMBIA Susie Summer Haltiwanger Ashley, wife of the late Joseph Eugene Ashley, died Saturday, December 26, 2015. She was a daughter of Charles Summer Haltiwanger and Elizabeth McCaughrin Haltiwanger. She is survived by her son, Joseph E. Ashley, Jr. of Philipsburg, Montana; her daughter, Summer A. Holmes (William J. Holmes III) of Sumter and three grandchildren, Sydney Marie Ashley, William...
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Jane Gardner Connor

August 2, 1947 - December 25, 2015

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Jane Gardner Connor, 68, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Connor died Friday, December 25, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late...
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Nancy Dell Barre Peacock

October 1, 1946 - December 24, 2015

COLUMBIA - Nancy Barre Peacock peacefully departed from us on the eve of Christmas after a brave multi-year battle with cancer. Nancy was an autumn baby, coming among us Oct. 1, 1946, the daughter of Iradell Jones "Pete" Barre and Sagaret Pratt Barre of Columbia. Nancy liked to say that she grew up in a gas station, the one her father owned and operated for decades in the Olympia...
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Louie Lawton Smith

March 13, 1963 - December 23, 2015

On December 23, 2015 Louie "Lawton" Smith III born March 13, 1963, passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lawton’s love and artistic talent will always be remembered and remain a part of those he loved.He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Courtney and husband Abel, son Ronnie James and wife Layla, father Louie l. Smith Jr., step mother June Smith, and mother...
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Anthony Cantore

February 28, 1930 - December 23, 2015

A memorial service for Anthony Cantore, 85, will be held a later date. Anthony passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the youngest of eleven children of the late Donato Cantore and Rosalie Chiaza Cantore. He was the husband of Margaret Austin-Cantore. Because of his love and admiration for Frank Sinatra, Tony loved performing in song and enjoyed...
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Julian Wesley Culler

August 12, 1928 - December 22, 2015

Funeral Service for Julian Wesley “Jack” Culler, Jr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2015 at St. Andrews Evangelical Church with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. The family will greet friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family. Mr. Culler passed...
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Iris Faye Cothran

January 13, 1938 - December 22, 2015

Funeral service for Iris Faye Abercrombie Cothran, 77, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo. Entombment will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, The Remembrance Chapel, Greenville. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork...
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Robert Francis Zammiello

June 13, 1946 - December 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Robert “Rock” Francis Zammiello, 69, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Zammiello passed away peacefully Monday, December 21, 2015. Born in Charlotte, NC,...
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Donald Wells Ballentine

March 26, 1944 - December 21, 2015

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Donald Wells Ballentine, Sr., 71, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Ballentine died Monday, December...
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Dale Thackston Gurnell

December 25, 1944 - December 21, 2015

CHAPIN - Dale Gurnell was born Christmas Day, 1944, to Robert and Rachel Thackston Gurnell. Today on his birthday we celebrate his life, knowing that as of his death on December 21 he is no longer tethered to oxygen, no longer in pain. Dale’s big heart and funny spirit will forever be cherished by his devoted family: His wife of over 40 years, Betty; his children, Laura Gurnell Strickland...
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Veronica J. Sharpe

March 8, 1942 - December 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian burial for Veronica J. Sharpe, 73, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Sharpe died Sunday, December 20, 2015. ...
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Gloria Price Boyce

August 31, 1927 - December 20, 2015

COLUMBIA - Gloria Marie Price Boyce, of Columbia, entered Heaven on December 20, 2015, and was welcomed by her Savior with a “well done, good and faithful servant.” She was a beloved wife and a loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She brought beauty, joy and happiness to those around her with her creative talents with her portraits, painting, charcoal...
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Catherine E. Richards

January 22, 1972 - December 18, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Catherine E. Richards, 43, was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Cathy passed away Friday, December 18, 2015. Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of Charles F. Bader and the late Beverly J. Cunningham. Cathy was a 1990 graduate of Western High School in Davie, FL. She received her BS...
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Linda C. Daves

August 22, 1948 - December 18, 2015

IRMO Memorial service for Linda C. Daves, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Mrs. Daves died Friday, December 18, 2015. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she retired from the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. She enjoyed cooking and gardening...
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Robert A. Kirby

November 6, 1938 - December 17, 2015

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Robert Allen Kirby, 77, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2015, at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Dr. Ronald “Dee” Vaughn will be officiating. Entombment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, in the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum in Seneca, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel...
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Belle Rabon Davis

March 30, 1915 - December 17, 2015

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Belle Rabon Davis, 100 years old, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2015, at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis died peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Born in...
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Cathleen Joy Dean

March 26, 1958 - December 17, 2015

Cathleen Joy Whiddon Dean, 57, of Columbia, passed away at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2015, after a long illness.Joy was born on March 26, 1958 in Columbia, where she was raised by her parents, Kathy and Hal Hartzog, and grandmother, Katherine Johnson.She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Jarrell Crow and husband, Matt Crow; her daughter, Hannah Jane Dean; and...
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Jack Lloyd Kilgore

April 18, 1927 - December 15, 2015

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Jack Lloyd Kilgore, 88, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Kilgore died Thursday, December 17, 2015, at home...
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