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

Susan Bernadette Wiehl

August 14, 1920 - January 30, 2018


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Daniel Ray Holman

October 19, 1951 - January 29, 2018

COLUMBIA - Daniel "Danny" Holman, 66, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. A celebration in honor of Danny will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at his home, 3115 Amherst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205. An additional celebration will be held in Charlotte at a later date.Danny grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he was a...
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Frances Odom Timmerman Foster

June 28, 1929 - January 27, 2018

COLUMBIA - Due to a family illness, a funeral service for Frances "Sue" Catherine Odom Stermer Timmerman Foster, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in the Schultz-Odom family plot in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Foster died Saturday, January 27, 2018. Born June 28, 1929 in Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of the late...
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Eloise White Melton

January 30, 1932 - January 26, 2018

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Daisy Eloise White Melton, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the funeral home. Mrs. Melton died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 26, 2018. She grew up in Chesterfield, SC. She...
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Elda May WEINBORG

May 24, 1925 - January 26, 2018


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Barbara S. Kahn

February 27, 1945 - January 24, 2018

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Barbara S. Kahn, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Kahn passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Born in Charleston on February 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William Somerstein and Isabelle Selzer Somerstein. Mrs. Kahn...
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George Franklin Pettis

October 26, 1930 - January 24, 2018

COLUMBIA - George Franklin Pettis, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at his home. Born October 26, 1930 in Panama City, Florida, he was the son of the late William Ballard and Tempie Lee Clark Pettis. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wives, Marilyn Joyce Rogers Pettis and Carolyn Stevens Pettis and his siblings, Louise Graves, William Pettis and Floyd Pettis....
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Victor Manuel Cruz Sharper

January 23, 2018 - January 23, 2018


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Saul J. Rosenblum

April 27, 1930 - January 23, 2018

LEXINGTON Major Saul J. Rosenblum, U.S. Army, (Retired), 87, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Agape Hospice Home, Lexington, after a brief illness. Born April 27, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late William Herman and Esther Brandes Rosenblum. He was the loving husband of Connie Bailey Rosenblum and married more than 57 years. They recently relocated to...
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Nicki C. Long

January 22, 1942 - January 23, 2018

COLUMBIA Nicki Christakos Long "Yia-Yia" passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, one day after her 76th birthday, surrounded by her entire family. She was born to the late Nick Christakos and Sara Anne Folks. She was a resident of Columbia for her entire life always living in the Five Points and Leesburg Road areas. She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal...
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Stephen Raphael Soltis

July 18, 1950 - January 23, 2018

A memorial service for Stephen R. Soltis, 67, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Steve passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late Stephen Ambrose and...
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Linda McCumbee Barker

October 25, 1940 - January 22, 2018

SANDY RUN Linda McCumbee Barker, beloved pastor's wife to Larry Dean Barker Sr., devoted mother of three children, and cherished Grandmother to her seven grandchildren, transitioned into eternity in heaven on Monday, January 22, 2018, at her home in Sandy Run, surrounded by family. Linda was born in Rockingham, North Carolina on October 25, 1940. She grew up in Rockingham and graduated...
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Margaret Mattison Williams

September 17, 1926 - January 22, 2018

COLUMBIA - Margaret Mattison Williams died January 22, 2018. She was born on September 17, 1926, the daughter of the late Ruth Watkins Mattison and Clyde Sharp Mattison of Anderson, SC. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Jesse P. (Jack) Williams. Mrs. Williams graduated from the Columbia City Schools, and received her BS degree from the University of South Carolina in 1946. ...
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Carol A. July

February 4, 1952 - January 20, 2018


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Kathy Ellen Uhl

May 7, 1957 - January 19, 2018

COLUMBIA - Kathy Ellen Uhl, 60, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Landstuhl, Germany, she was the youngest daughter of the late Gordon and Barbara Ellen Uhl. Kathy was employed with the Department of Insurance and was a dedicated employee since 2007. She was a friend to those who knew her, and a loving and kind sister. She is survived by her sisters, Sherrill Frye (Frank), Belinda...
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Sol Sigmund Kline

August 18, 1930 - January 19, 2018

Sol Sigmund Kline was a son of the late Meyer Kline and Ella Weinstein Kline. He was born August 18, 1930 and reared in Columbia, South Carolina. Sol was the husband of Adelaide (Tootsie Dennis) Kline. Sol grew up in Columbia and graduated from Dreher High School in 1947. He earned a civil engineering degree from the University of South Carolina in 1951. He was in the US Army for two...
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Mary Lou Sorrells Fulmer

May 10, 1928 - January 19, 2018

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Mary Lou Sorrells Fulmer, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Fulmer passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Asheville, North...
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Wilton Baylis Fowler

June 5, 1929 - January 18, 2018

COLUMBIA Mr. Wilton Baylis Fowler, Jr, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the age of 88. Born June 5, 1929, in Spartanburg, S.C., he was the son of Wilton B. Fowler and Maude A. Pearson. The family moved to Bennettsville during his senior year of high school. Wilton attended Furman University, earning a degree in voice. He loved his years at Furman, making many life-long friends and...
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Mark Preston Welcker

September 25, 1962 - January 17, 2018

Funeral Service for Mark Preston Welcker, 55, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mark passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Willa Welcker McLane and the late Frederick George Welcker, Jr. He was a...
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William Walter Dandridge

December 5, 1978 - January 16, 2018

A Celebration of Life for William "Billy" Walter Dandridge III, 39, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Billy passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2017. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, he was a son of Christine Pace Dandridge and the late William Anthony Dandridge. He was the twin brother of William "Bill" Dandridge II. Billy...
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Clyde Lambert Ireland

March 30, 1929 - January 16, 2018

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rev. Clyde Lambert Ireland, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in Satterlee Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Rev. Ireland passed away Tuesday,...
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Richard Boykin Pool

January 3, 1922 - January 14, 2018

COLUMBIA - Dr. Richard B. Pool, 96, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering of the University of South Carolina, was born in Greenville, South Carolina on January 3, 1922 and passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia, SC 29206. Visitation with the family will...
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Ray Kermit Miller

July 27, 1925 - January 14, 2018

COLUMBIA Mr. Ray K. Miller, 92, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held Noon on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with Rev. Richard Humphries officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A double inurnment service for Mr. and Mrs. Miller will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Ft. Jackson...
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Helen Power Hart

September 5, 1927 - January 13, 2018

Helen Pauline "Polly" Power was born on September 5, 1927. Her parents were Charles and Christine Power and she was their only child. She grew up in Parr, South Carolina and attended the Jenkinsville schools. She then attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina with a degree in Medical Technology. She was registered with the American Society...
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Dorothy Rogers Binnicker

March 15, 1929 - January 13, 2018

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Dorothy Binnicker passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at age 88. Born on March 15, 1929 in Lake View, SC, to Edward C. and Mary Elizabeth Wiggins Rogers, she spent her early years on a tobacco farm with numerous brothers and sisters. Dreaming of exploring life beyond the country, she graduated from Lake View High School and enrolled in Columbia Commercial College at age 16....
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Bobby Eugene Counts

September 18, 1933 - January 11, 2018

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Bobby Eugene Counts, 84, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Counts died Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late Cornell J. and Virginia Browder...
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Lucile Webb Green

August 2, 1931 - January 11, 2018

COLUMBIA - Lucile W. Green, 86, went home to be with the Lord and her husband, the late William Henry DesChamps Green on Thursday, January 11, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Lucile was born August 2, 1931 in Queens, N.Y., the...
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Daniel Clarendon Stone

August 8, 1963 - January 9, 2018

COLUMBIA – Daniel Clarendon Stone, 54, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born in Hemingway, he was the son of Ann Wilder Stone and the late L.C. Stone, Jr. Daniel had a zest for life and his...
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William LaVerne Turner

March 10, 1944 - January 9, 2018

William L. Turner of Columbia, SC, died January 9, 2018 in Columbia, SC. His spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body and has gone to meet his maker. He is survived by his sons; Mike and Scott, their wives Lara and Rebecca, and grandchildren Shea, Ryan, Carson, Branham, and Hadley. He is also survived by his best friend and ex-wife Shirley. He was born in Graniteville, SC on...
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William LaVerne Turner

March 10, 1944 - January 9, 2018

William L. TurnerJanuary 9, 2018 William L. Turner of Columbia, SC, died January 9, 2018 in Columbia, SC. His spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body and has gone to meet his maker.He is survived by his sons; Mike and Scott, their wives Lara and Rebecca, and grandchildren Shea, Ryan, Carson, Branham, and Hadley. He is also survived by his best friend and ex-wife Shirley.He was born...
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Irwin Zucker

November 9, 1932 - January 9, 2018

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Irwin Zucker, 85, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Tree of Life Synagogue, with burial in Fort Jackson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:15 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the synagogue. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Zucker passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born...
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Margaret McKissick Davis

June 13, 1923 - January 9, 2018

COLUMBIA - Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis - wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady - died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with her devoted caregiver, Monica Foulks, and family who gathered to express not only their love but their deep admiration and respect for this highly regarded lady whose generous spirit touched...
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Robert William Dalton

April 23, 1945 - January 7, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA - A Memorial Mass for Robert William “Bob” Dalton, 72, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Dalton died Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in Salinas, CA, he was a son of the late William Roy and Helen...
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Freda Magdalene Joseph

September 26, 1916 - January 5, 2018

September 26, 1916 – January 5, 2018COLUMBIA - While she was a devoted daughter, loving sister and magical aunt, there are simply no words to adequately describe Freda—she meant so much to so many. The daughter of Lebanese immigrants, Freda took great pride in her heritage, an integral component of which was her steadfast faith. A devout Catholic, she was a dedicated parishioner...
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Charles Reid Jackson

April 15, 1937 - January 5, 2018

COLUMBIA - Charles Reid Jackson, Sr., retired businessman, died on Friday January 5, 2018 at his home at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC. Mr. Jackson was born April 15, 1937, the first of three children of Harold Dean Jackson, Sr. and Mary Charles Rivers Jackson. Mr. Jackson grew up in Cheraw, SC. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1955 and the...
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Richard Williamson Heald

April 10, 1948 - January 4, 2018

COLUMBIA - Richard W. Heald passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at home. Born in Richmond, Virginia, son of the late Clarence G. Heald and Carolyn G. Heald, and brother of Donald G. Heald. Private services will be held at a later date.
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Milton Blair Wilson

March 26, 1960 - January 4, 2018

Memorial service for Milton Blair Wilson, 57, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.Blair passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Columbia, he was a son of William and JoAnne Wilson. He was the loving and devoted husband of 33 years to...
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Alberta Hall Shafer

August 29, 1939 - January 4, 2018

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Alberta Hall Black Shafer, 78, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mrs. Shafer passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Sylvester Black and Rosana Taylor Black. Alberta...
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Mari Lynn Gray

November 5, 1966 - January 4, 2018

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

March 13, 1956 - January 4, 2018

Blythewood – Gregory Everett Hendrix 61 of Blythewood passed away on January 4, 2018, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood, SC. The family will receive friends at their home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.Born on...
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Jean Kay Barrickman

July 11, 1933 - January 3, 2018

Jean Kay Koon Barrickman, 84, passed from this earth on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born July 11, 1933 in New Castle, Indiana, to Clyde and Josephine Koon. Surviving are her daughters, Julie Owens, Kim Barrickman; son, John Barrickman and wife, Christine Montgomery Barrickman; stepdaughter, Paula Barrickman; grandson, Jeppe Jenson; and great-grandson, Maxwell Jenson. Following high...
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Bradford A. Peters

December 19, 1985 - January 2, 2018

A Memorial Service for Bradford A. "Brad" Peters, 32, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Gateway Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Brad went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Meriden,...
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William Jenkins Marsh

July 25, 1926 - January 1, 2018

COLUMBIA - William Jenkins Marsh peacefully entered into his eternal rest on January 1, 2018. He was at his home, surrounded by family members and dear friend, Mrs. Diane Wadford. Born in Aulander, North Carolina on July 25, 1926, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1947 with a BS Degree in Commerce. He worked in the insurance business for five decades,...
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Margaret Alice Clifton

December 29, 1946 - January 1, 2018

COLUMBIA - Best friend for fifty years and wife for forty-seven years, Margaret Alice Clifton, 71, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born in Toledo, Ohio on December 29, 1946, she was the youngest daughter of the late Mike Casali and Alice Hilty Casali. Margaret was a longtime office/hospital manager of Battle Animal Care Clinic and loved her job and the people there. Surviving are her...
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AnnCarol Carol Schaldenbrand

December 8, 1955 - December 31, 2017

Ann Carol Schaldenbrand, 62, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 with her family by her side. A private Celebration of Life will be held. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Born in Winchester, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late John J. Riley, Jr. and Diana Wedel Riley. She and her husband, Gregory, celebrated their 29th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday,...
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Anthony E. Reller

March 13, 1947 - December 30, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Edward Reller, 70, will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Reller died Saturday,...
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Robert Dilman Smith

December 17, 1929 - December 29, 2017

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

December 17, 1929 - December 29, 2017

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

May 18, 1925 - December 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Robert Edward Cook, Jr., 92, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Salem United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 12:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family Mr. Cook died Friday, December 29, 2017. Born...
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Frances Darby Clary

March 10, 1952 - December 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances O’Neale Darby Clary will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 3600 Devine Street on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. with visitation following until 6:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Private burial will be at a later date. Friends are...
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Tommy W. Knight

December 30, 1949 - December 28, 2017

IRMO – SGM Tommy Wayne Knight, U.S. Army (Ret.), 67, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017.A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 pm with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at...
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Ruth Gottlieb Moore

August 7, 1918 - December 27, 2017

COLUMBIA Ruth Gottlieb Moore of Columbia, S.C. died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was 99. She was widely known in the Columbia area as The Story Lady on radio and television in the 1940s and 1950s and as the Grand Dame of Columbia theater with a long career of over fifty years on the stages of Town, Workshop, Trustus, and University theaters. She also appeared numerous times at the Opera...
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John Fletcher Riddle

October 24, 1951 - December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA John “Johnny” Fletcher Riddle Jr., 66, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, surrounded by family after losing his battle with cancer. Born October 24, 1951 in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late John “Fletcher” and Clarice Daniels Riddle. John proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He also had a...
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Keisler D. Grice

September 25, 1928 - December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Keisler David “K.D.” Grice, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Grice died Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Monetta, S.C., he was a son of the...
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Margaret Cowger Kightlinger

March 5, 1932 - December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA – Margaret Cowger Kightlinger, 85, a devoted wife and mother full of love and grace passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in her home with family who loved her so dearly by her side. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017, in Greenlawn Memorial Park, a memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Shandon United Methodist Church. Immediately...
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Doris R. Jones

April 4, 1942 - December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Doris R. Jones, 75, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at the funeral home. Doris Roswitha Jones was born April 4, 1942 in Setzdorf, Kreis Freiwaldau, Germany to...
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David Wilson Thompson

September 29, 1922 - December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mr. David Wilson Thompson, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away on December 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Dr. Edgar Stinceon Thompson and Anna Schultz Thompson of Venice, Florida. David was a graduate of Reynolds High School and The Citadel Class of 1948. He served in the United States Navy as an aviator and received 13 decorations, including the...
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Mildred Gilbert Ladd

November 2, 1937 - December 24, 2017

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

October 22, 1932 - December 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mary Lee Hinkkanen, 85, passed away on December 24, 2017 in Hopkins, South Carolina. She was born on October 22, 1932 in Garfield, Georgia. Survivors include her children, Lecia Peterson, David Petersen, Don Petersen (Teresa, Travis, Brittany); her sister, Sandra Rountree; and nieces, Donna Harrell, Ava Bishop, Melissa Mousel and Amanda Wallace. A private memorial service will...
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William L. Smith

March 1, 1926 - December 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), USAF, William Lynel Smith, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The service will be followed immediately thereafter by burial...
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Oscar Trotter

October 14, 1935 - December 23, 2017

EASTOVER - Oscar Trotter, 82 passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Palmetto Health Baptist. He was born October 14, 1935 in Saluda County the son of the late Clint and Louise Rogers Trotter.Oscar enjoyed bird watching, gardening and was an avid fisherman.He is survived by his wife, Lorine Bledsoe Trotter; daughters, Kathy Brazzell (Randy) and Jackie Lanham (Chris); three grandchildren,...
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David Lloyd Hamiter

October 3, 1943 - December 23, 2017

David Lloyd Hamiter, 74, died Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Midlands Health and Rehabilitation in Columbia. Born on October 3, 1943, in Columbia, he was the son of Lloyd Hamiter and Gertrude Shealy Hamiter. He resided for most of his life at 1305 Haynesworth Road, but in recent years, had been a resident of Finlay House. He graduated in 1961 from Dreher High School where he was a...
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Malcolm Madden Watkins

February 10, 1930 - December 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Malcolm M. Watkins, USAF (Ret.), 87, died Friday, December 22, 2017. The family will celebrate Lt. Col. Watkins’ life at a later date. Born in Charleston, S.C., he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas and Lucia Small Watkins. He graduated from The Citadel in 1951 and was a Life Member of the Association of Citadel Men. Lt. Col. Watkins served 20 years as a career...
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Margaret Rapann Greiner

April 21, 1928 - December 21, 2017

COLUMBIA – Margaret Rapann Gray Greiner, age 89, died Thursday, December 21, 2017. Affectionately known to her friends and family as “Pan,” was born April 21, 1928 in Port Jervis, New York to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Gray. Rapann is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Raymond Richard Greiner. She is also survived by her children, Colleen O’Neal of Andover,...
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Edwin Clyde Burch

December 31, 1937 - December 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Edwin Clyde Burch, 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Constance "Connie" Barnes will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Christian Life Center one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting...
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Emma Hawley Reeves

July 20, 1920 - December 20, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD Funeral service for Emma Hawley Reeves, 97, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Reeves died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Blythewood, she...
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John Harvey Richardson

January 18, 1935 - December 20, 2017

BALLENTINE - A funeral service for John Harvey “Jack” Richardson, Jr., 82, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Richardson passed...
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Grace B. Coleman

March 1, 1947 - December 20, 2017

March 1, 1947 - December 20, 2017COLUMBIA – Born in New Orleans, to Victory Neal and Joseph Billiot, Grace was a true original and unique spirit in this world. She was affectionately known as "Tugy" by family and friends. A name given to her by her father when she was a child. Tugy was a great beauty, and could really light up a room. She loved her home city of New Orleans like...
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William Joseph Keenan

September 27, 1922 - December 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - William Joseph Keenan, III passed away on December 19, 2017 at the age of 95. Bill Keenan was born in Columbia, South Carolina to the late William Joseph Keenan, Jr. and Elmira deGraffenried Keenan. He was a graduate of Woodberry Forest School and Princeton University. After serving his country in the Field Artillery in World War II, he worked as a partner of Harmon-Keenan...
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George Wesley Goff

July 6, 1968 - December 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - George Wesley Goff, II, 49, passed away in his sleep on Monday, December 18, 2017. A celebration of life will be held 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and a reception will be held following the service at the...
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Fay Westervelt Collier

December 24, 1949 - December 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Fay Westervelt Collier passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was born on December 24, 1949 in Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents, "R E" and May Louise Westervelt and her siblings, Ronnie and Rosameyn Westervelt. Fay was survived by her sister, Ellen Oody (Harley); her brother, Ted Westervelt (Margaret); her two...
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Mary Martin Vinson

August 6, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Sarah Primrose Heizer

May 26, 1957 - December 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sarah Primrose Heizer, 60, affectionately known to her friends and family as Prim, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, December 17, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A Rosary will be recited prior to the service at 5:00 p.m. with visitation to follow from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. ...
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Barbara Lemmond Graham

February 13, 1919 - December 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Barbara Lemmond Graham, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017, at her residence at the Still Hopes Retirement Community at the age of 98. A lifetime resident of Columbia, she graduated from Columbia High School and Mary Baldwin College. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, David M. Graham, in 1990 after 50 years of marriage. They were founding members with five other...
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Donald Edward McPherson

November 20, 1958 - December 17, 2017

CHAPIN – A funeral service for Donald E. McPherson will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Born on November 20, 1958, Donald went to be with Jesus on Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle B....
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Louis Constante

February 3, 1928 - December 15, 2017

CHAPIN - Louis Constante, 89, ascended to rest high on his mountain on Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by family. Lou was born February 3, 1928 in Morgantown, W.V., he was a lifelong resident until moving to Chapin, S.C. a year ago to be closer to family. Lou worked at the Arkwright Preparation plant in Morgantown, W.V. for 42 years. He lived life to the fullest through simple...
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Edward E. Mercer

March 5, 1934 - December 14, 2017

COLUMBIA – Edward Everett Mercer, age 83, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. He was born in March 5, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Nelson Martin Mercer and Isabelle Burke Mercer.He was married 60 years to Carol Nolan Mercer. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Nelson and Raymond Mercer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mary Bell (Frank) of Rock Hill,...
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Miriam Culpepper Shuford

November 21, 1922 - December 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Miriam Culpepper Shuford 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Shuford passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. Born in Carrolton, GA on November 21, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Luther Culpepper and Stella Pace Culpepper. ...
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Jerold Clifford Payne

October 19, 1931 - December 13, 2017

Jerold “J.C” Payne, 86 passed away December 13, 2017 in Columbia, SC. Private family services will held. J.C. was born October 19, 1931 in Tupelo, MS. He will be remembered as “Honest John” and lived life to the fullest. Survivors include his children, Jim Payne (Angie), Jeanne Koon (Jim), Cindy Mills (Roy), Lynn Siddle (Terry); ten grandchildren; twelve great...
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Jerold Clifford Payne

October 19, 1931 - December 13, 2017

Jerold “J.C” Payne, 86 passed away December 13, 2017 in Columbia, SC. Private family services will held. J.C. was born October 19, 1931 in Tupelo, MS. He will be remembered as “Honest John” and lived life to the fullest. Survivors include his children, Jim Payne (Angie), Jeanne Koon (Jim), Cindy Mills (Roy), Lynn Siddle (Terry); ten grandchildren; twelve great...
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Margaret Pattison Kincer

October 28, 1942 - December 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - Margaret “Pat” G. Kincer, aged 75, died peacefully on the morning of December 13, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina, after a struggle with cancer. Pat was born October 28, 1942 in Johnstown Pennsylvania, the daughter of Robert Pattison and Charlotte Ruby Pattison. On March 12, 1977, Pat married her love, George S. Kincer and settled in Sterling, Virginia. Pat retired...
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Gloria J. Whitley

February 19, 1940 - December 13, 2017

Gloria Jean Whitley passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. She was the loving wife of Jerry F. Whitley and the mother of Jeff Whitley (Christi) of Dalton, GA. Born in Moultrieville, SC on February 19, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Evelyn Umphlette Hilton. In addition to being a loving and caring wife and mother, she was a talented...
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Eugene Lail

July 31, 1929 - December 13, 2017

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

July 24, 1932 - December 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William James “Jim” Sarvis, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Suber-Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Sarvis...
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Harriett Sue McDowell

November 30, 1944 - December 10, 2017

Harriett McDowell, 73, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. She was the loving wife of Ray Morris McDowell. They shared 24 years of marriage together.Born in Swainsboro, Georgia on November 30th 1944, she was the daughter of the late Harry Bishop and Sue Sample Bishop. She graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1962. Harriett was an...
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Carol Monegue Witt

August 26, 1948 - December 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - Carol Witt passed away on Sunday evening, December 10, 2017. Carol was born on August 28, 1948 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. She was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Englewood High School in 1966. She was the daughter of Frances Jones and step-daughter of Edward Jones.A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida on...
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Byron McKinely Busby

November 19, 1947 - December 10, 2017

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

July 9, 1937 - December 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Funeral Service for John Wesley Weeks, Jr., 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church with burial to follow in West End Cemetery, St. Matthews, SC. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Mr. Weeks passed away Saturday, December 9,...
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Joyce Setzler Hudson

November 29, 1926 - December 9, 2017

COLUMBIA A private graveside service for Joyce Setzler Hudson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in First Presbyterian Churchyard. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Hudson died December 9, 2017. Born November 29, 1926 in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of the late Roy Setzler and Willie Mae Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband of...
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Pamela S. Gibson

September 17, 1953 - December 8, 2017

IRMO - Funeral Service for Pamela S. Gibson, 64, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45p.m. at the funeral home.Pamela passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of the late George Freck and...
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Clifton Carter Gerhardt

May 5, 1941 - December 8, 2017

A Memorial Service for Clifton Carter Gerhardt, 76, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Irmo. Burial will follow at noon in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery with Military Honors. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.Mr. Gerhardt passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late George...
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Sadie Segars Kelly

October 15, 1921 - December 8, 2017

CAYCE - Sadie Segars Kelly, 96, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in her home with her daughter Barbara by her side. She was a longtime resident of Cayce. Sadie was born in Kelley Town, Darlington County, S.C. on October 15, 1921 to the late William Robert and Sarah Laney Kelley Segars. She was a loyal member of Faith Lutheran Church in Cayce. She was also a member of Transfiguration...
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Judy Helen Campbell Starnes

February 27, 1950 - December 7, 2017

Funeral service for Judy Helen Campbell Starnes, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with burial to follow in the Anderson-Starnes Family Cemetery, Gaston, SC. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.Judy passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. Born in Bowling Green, KY, she was a daughter of the late Pleas Truett...
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Margie Cook Green

February 4, 1930 - December 7, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Margie Cook Green, 87, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Green, wife of the late Mr. Raymond William Green, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a...
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Nell P. Atwell

October 12, 1932 - December 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nell P. Atwell, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born on October 12, 1932 in Boiling Springs, Lexington County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late W. Roscoe Phillips and Ona Mae Barr Phillips. She retired in 1995 from the South Carolina State Department of Revenue. Surviving are her son, Timothy O’Neal Stork, Sr. of Cayce; daughter, Lynne S. Lee (Gregory) of...
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Robert Ayer Richardson

October 3, 1958 - December 4, 2017

A Memorial Service for Robert “Bobby” Ayer Richardson, 59, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. prior to and following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Bobby passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Born in...
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Myrtle Sease Terry

August 17, 1924 - December 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Myrtle Sease Terry, 93, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mrs. Terry passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the...
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Debra Ann James

August 15, 1955 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Sandra Ann Flewellen

July 2, 1960 - December 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sandra Ann Flewellen (formerly McKinney), passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born on July 2, 1960 and was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Sandra received a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. She was much beloved by her colleagues and friends at Home Advantage Realty. Sandra is...
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Henry Thomas Osborne

July 13, 1954 - December 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Henry Thomas Osborne, Jr., 63, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Osborne died Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Myrtle Causey Osborne and Henry...
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