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.


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Sara Elizabeth Croft

January 31, 1938 - July 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Michele Lynn Spero Storey

November 25, 1958 - July 25, 2016

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

March 5, 1943 - July 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Ethel Johnson Burgess

April 12, 1947 - July 24, 2016

CHAPIN Ethel “Midge” Johnson Burgess, 69, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. Born in Sumter, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Robbie Marion and Rudell Walton Johnson. She was a graduate of Edmunds High School in Sumter in 1965. She was employed with the University of South Carolina for over 40 years. She was a member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church where she served as a...
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William R. Siler

October 12, 1927 - July 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - The following is the story of Mr. William Robert Siler, who passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the ripe old age of eighty-eight. Most folks called him Bill; however, his immediate family referred to him as Bob. He died peacefully, at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community in Columbia, South Carolina. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27,...
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Donald Logan McKinsey

January 29, 1927 - July 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Donald Logan McKinsey, Sr., 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial First Presbyterian Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. McKinsey, widower of the late Eleanor Powell McKinsey, died Friday, July 22, 2016. Born on...
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William Francis Yarnall

January 2, 1935 - July 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Samia Lotfy Griggs

March 22, 1949 - July 22, 2016

Funeral service for Samia Lotfy Griggs, 67, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.Mrs. Griggs passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, she was the daughter of the late Lotfy Azer Nada...
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Elizabeth Holland Jones

May 23, 1961 - July 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Liz” Stuart Holland Jones unexpectedly departed this life on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 55. Liz was born in Columbia, SC on May 23, 1961, the 5th of 6 children to James Harold and Katherine “Katty” Miller Holland. She was married to John Mark Jones. Liz was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with an Interdisciplinary...
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Mary Ann McPherson

October 7, 1922 - July 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mary Ann McPherson was born in Pittsburgh, P.A. on Octobert 7, 1922. She passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016. Mary Ann had a wonderful life as the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot, Bud McPherson. The life of an officer’s wife suited Mary Ann well and gave her the opportunity to travel the world. She loved the social life of a military wife. Mary Ann loved...
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John Walter Craig

December 30, 1986 - July 20, 2016

Memorial service for John W. Craig, Jr., 29, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. John passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Born in Columbia, he was a son of John W. Craig, Sr. and Pamela Burgess Craig. John was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of...
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Charles Adelbert Penney

March 10, 1927 - July 18, 2016

A Memorial Service for Charles A. Penney, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Penney passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Mexico, NY, he was the only child of the late George M. and Shirley...
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Beckham Stone Edwards

May 19, 2016 - July 17, 2016

A visitation for Master Beckham Stone Edwards, infant son of Jenny Baldwin and Keith A. Edwards, Jr. will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.Beckham was born on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Lexington Medical Center. He passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. In only the two short months Beckham was here with his family, he...
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Rhoda Fein Spero

February 25, 1937 - July 17, 2016

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

March 20, 1960 - July 15, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Robert Maxwell Spigner, 56, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Columbia Ward, 4440 Jackson Blvd., with burial in Mill Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Spigner died Friday, July...
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Maxie Christine Funk Uhl

December 3, 1944 - July 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Maxie Christine Uhl, 71, died peacefully at Life Care Center on Friday, July 15, 2016, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Wilder Sexton Funk and Virginia Christine Currie Funk. A graduate of A.C. Flora High School and Winthrop College Class of ’67, she earned a master’s degree in computer...
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Chong Suk Austin

February 12, 1948 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jack LeRoy Shelburg

March 22, 1931 - July 14, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Dr. Jack L. Shelburg, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Columbia, in Boyce Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Serving as active pallbearers will be Dr. George Bumgardner, Michael...
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Elvira T. Schoenlein

December 16, 1929 - July 14, 2016

COLUMBIA – Elvira Theis Schoenlein, 86, died July 14, 2016, in her daughter’s home in Georgia. Born on December 16, 1929, in Pforzheim, Germany to the late Michael Theis and Mina Schlachter Theis. She met her future husband, Master Sergeant Paul J. Schoenlein, at the close of World War II. They were married in Germany on June 19, 1947, and shortly thereafter moved to the United...
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Riley Green Hammond

December 18, 1926 - July 13, 2016

LEXINGTON - A Memorial Service for Lt. Riley G. Hammond, US Navy (Ret.), 89, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Lexington, 415 Barr Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072. Mr. Hammond died Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Born in Richland County, S.C., he was the son of the late Chester Everette and Ella Brazel Hammond Oliver. A 30 year veteran of the US Navy, he...
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Robert Marion Smith

September 20, 1948 - July 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - The family of Robert “Bob” Marion Smith, Jr. 67, will receive friends and family Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.Bob passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born in Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Robert Marion Smith, Sr. and Eva Kate Farish Smith. He was a former member of Morningside Baptist Church,...
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Neil Wayne Ellis

September 16, 1948 - July 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Major Neil Wayne Ellis, U.S. Army Ret., 67, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family and his dog, Deuce. He was born September 16, 1948 in Lawrence, KS while his father was a student at Kansas University. He later moved to Texas, where he grew up and was very proud of his Texas roots. He graduated from Texas A&M University and was commissioned as a...
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Ernest Harry Dent

March 31, 1934 - July 10, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Ernest Harry “Pete” Dent Sr., 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the Family Activities Building at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting...
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Lisa Fowler Collins

August 12, 1951 - July 8, 2016

A Memorial Service for Lisa Fowler Collins, 64, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Rev. Paul Cumbers will be officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.Lisa passed away Friday, July 08, 2016. Born in Washington, DC, she the daughter of the late Julian Hagerman Fowler and Evelyn Wylyne Ott...
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Joy Elizabeth Kester

March 1, 1978 - July 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Connie Fallaw Oliver

April 1, 1941 - July 7, 2016

Connie Fallaw Oliver, 75, surrendered to her battle with Alzheimer’s on July 7, 2016. Loved ones surrounded her as heaven embraced its long awaited angel. Connie is a treasured soul fondly remembered for her sweet smile and adoring eyes. Her sly wit and quick sense of humor kept everyone on their toes, and never left anyone without a smile. Her long simmered Southern cooking, open...
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Harold Brunton

June 7, 1921 - July 7, 2016

West Columbia - Hal Brunton , 95, died July 7, 2016. Born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late Harold and Frances Stockhof Brunton, he attended Stevens Institute of Technology, graduating with honors in 1943. From 1943 to 1963 he worked for General Electric, primarily at Pittsfield, Massachusetts then in Irmo, SC. While in Pittsfield, he was chairman of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum,...
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Elizabeth Player deMontmollin

September 22, 1920 - July 5, 2016

Elizabeth Player deMontmollin RUN WITH PHOTOCOLUMBIA - A memorial service for Elizabeth Player deMontmollin will be held at Smith Chapel of First Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016. Greetings will be held in Jackson Hall following the service. Burial will be private at Greenlawn Memorial Park before the service. Mrs. deMontmollin died on July 5, 2016, at the home of her...
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Darlene Knox

July 9, 1953 - July 5, 2016

A Funeral Service for Darlene Delia Patterson Knox, 62, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.Darlene passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Born in Millersburg, OH, she was the daughter of the late Otis Albert Patterson and Mary Irene McConahy Patterson. She was...
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LouAnn Kacperowski

November 14, 1956 - July 4, 2016

LuAnn Kacperowski, 59, died Monday, July 4, 2016. Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Carl Jerome Berry

August 10, 1941 - July 4, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - Carl Jerome Berry, 74, went home to be with our Lord on July 4, 2016 thus ending his fight with Alzheimer’s disease. Please join the family in celebrating the life of Carl Berry at Trinity United Methodist Church at 90 Boney Road, Blythewood, SC on July 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., with burial services following at Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., located at...
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Mary Martin Law

April 10, 1935 - July 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Chad Anthony Rubin

October 19, 1963 - July 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Chad Anthony Rubin, MD, FACS, 53, died July 3, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Blue Island, Illinois on October 19, 1963. He grew up in Carbondale, Illinois where he majored in Microbiology at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Dr. Rubin then went on to earn his medical degree at Southern Illinois Medical School in Springfield, Illinois. After...
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Mary Rickenbaker Middleton

June 24, 1927 - July 2, 2016

Funeral Service for Mary Rickenbaker Middleton, 89, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 170 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the church. Viewing will be Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will...
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Novelle Grady Craig

September 7, 1927 - July 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Novelle Grady Craig passed away Friday at age 88. She was born September 7, 1927 in Jamestown, South Carolina, daughter of the late Mr. Arthur L. Grady and Stella Huxford Grady of Jamestown. Mrs. Craig graduated from Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner and attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill. She was employed for two years at the Medical College of South Carolina. On...
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Leola Harper Hucks

November 13, 1932 - June 29, 2016

Funeral service for Leola H. Hucks, 83, will be conducted at 2 o’clock on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. R. L. Brown. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Mrs. Hucks passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of...
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Homer E. Jones

March 6, 1948 - June 28, 2016

– Memorial service for Homer E. Jones, Jr. will be conducted at 11 o’clock, Monday, July 4, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Homer passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Born in Spartanburg County, he was a son of Polly West Jones and the late Homer E. Jones, Sr. He attended Clemson...
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Dianne Dempsey Holman

September 1, 1943 - June 28, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dianne Dempsey Holman was born on September 1, 1943. She passed away suddenly on June 28, 2016. Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the eldest daughter of Harold (Jack) Dempsey and Elsie Bishop Dempsey, Dianne spent her childhood in Albany, Georgia. She graduated from Albany High School, where she was involved in many school activities. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon,...
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Helen Hostettler Wiggs

December 1, 1931 - June 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Funeral Mass for Helen Hostettler Wiggs, 84, will be celebrated Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 30, at 4:00 p.m. with visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Helen Wiggs died Monday, June 27,...
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Aileen D. Putman

May 12, 1930 - June 25, 2016

IRMO A Memorial Service for Aileen D. Putman will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in the Chapel of Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Aileen was born in Gastonia, NC to the late William and Grace Dees, but raised in Clinton, SC. She was a graduate of Clinton High School where she was crowned beauty queen her senior...
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Judith Wrenn Fair

April 28, 1944 - June 23, 2016

CHAPIN - Mrs. Eleanor Judith Wrenn Fair, 72, of Chapin, South Carolina passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 surrounded by many members of her loving family. From her birth in Greensboro, NC on April 28, 1944 to her death on Thursday, Judy was a light in this world through her generosity of spirit and faith. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Eleanor Wrenn and one of five sisters. ...
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Frank Gilbert Jones

March 16, 1941 - June 22, 2016

ELGIN – A funeral service for Frank Gilbert Jones, 75, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. Jones passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was born on March 16, 1941 in Columbia and was a son of...
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Jacqueline Anne Lewis Lloyd

October 11, 1949 - June 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Jacqueline “Nina” Lloyd, 66, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at their home. Nina was received into heaven Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born on October 11, 1949 in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Howard Jackson Lewis and...
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Glenda G. Childs

September 8, 1936 - June 21, 2016

Funeral Service for Glenda G. Childs, 79, will be conducted at 2 o’clock Friday at St. Andrews Baptist Church with burial to follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Childs passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late...
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Jean McKinley Popp

March 31, 1922 - June 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Our beloved, vivacious, loving mom, grandma and great grandma, Helen Jean McKinley Popp, died in her sleep of Alzheimer’s at the age of 94 on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Wildewood Downs assisted living facility in Columbia, SC where she had been living for a little over a year. Jean, as she preferred to be called, was born March 31, 1922, to Harriett Roberts Neumann and...
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Paul M. Wommack

September 2, 1921 - June 19, 2016

Paul M. Wommack passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born September 2, 1924 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Paul L. & Bertha Hancock Wommack. He attended Spartanburg County Schools was a graduate of Wofford College. Mr. Wommack served his country in the US Army and was a Veteran of World War II. Mr. Wommack retired as manager from Bellsouth/AT&T after thirty...
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Hazel Duke FitzSimons

October 16, 1934 - June 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Services for Hazel D. FitzSimons, widow of Christopher FitzSimons, III, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with a reception to follow in Satterlee Hall. A private burial will precede the service. The family will also gather in the Garden Room at Still Hopes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Mrs. FitzSimons was born October 16, 1934,...
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Marinelle Elder Ficken

November 27, 1924 - June 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jacqueline Virley Cantrell

September 28, 1931 - June 18, 2016

COLUMBIA - Jackie was born in Bouffegenets, near the city of Leveroux, France and her early childhood was influenced by the war. On the farm they hid refugees from Paris along with members of the Resistance. After the war she worked at the military base where she met Al who was stationed there. Jackie had a strong work ethic and was proud to have won the “Ms Courtesy” award from the...
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Mabry Binnicker

June 22, 1929 - June 18, 2016

COLUMBIA Mabry Binnicker, 86, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. Born in Cope, S.C. on June 22, 1929, he was the son of the late George Willis Binnicker and Sallie Lee Binnicker. As a boy, Mr. Binnicker lived with his eight siblings, attending school in Norway S.C., graduating from Willow High School in 1946. He left home to attend Clemson A & M and graduated with a BS Degree in Animal...
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Gerald Dwight Wilson

May 24, 1944 - June 17, 2016

Memorial service for Gerald “Dwight” Wilson, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Carroll Richardson and Burley Joe Richardson. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.Dwight passed away Friday, June 17, 2016....
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Gerald Dwight Wilson

May 24, 1944 - June 17, 2016

Memorial service for Gerald “Dwight” Wilson, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Carroll Richardson and Burley Joe Richardson. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.Dwight passed away Friday, June 17, 2016....
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Gladys Corley LeFevre

July 7, 1919 - June 17, 2016

COLUMBIA On June 17, 2016, our beloved mother, Gladys Corley LeFevre, passed away. Visitation will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Pastor Mary Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn...
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Geraldine Garner Childs

September 7, 1923 - June 17, 2016

COLUMBIA Geraldine "Geri" Garner Childs passed away peacefully in her home early Friday, June 17, 2016. Born September 7, 1923 in Jonesville, S.C., Geri graduated from Winyah High School, Georgetown, S.C. and attended Limestone College. In 1940, Geri met William L. Childs at the A&P Grocery Store in Spartanburg. They fell in love and married September 18, 1942. We know Geri is so...
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Nancy June Jones

February 25, 1931 - June 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Nancy June Hughes Jones, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Earlewood Baptist Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the church. Ms. Jones died Thursday, June 16, 2016. Born on February 25, 1931 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Frank Lee...
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Eric Edouard BELL

May 6, 1980 - June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Eric Edouard Bell, 36, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Riverside Community Church, 2925 Devine Street, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Eric passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Born in May 1980...
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Bernard Gathers

July 8, 1957 - June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Bernie Gathers went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was a son of Hattie McDaniel Gathers and the late Reverend Francis Theodore Gathers, Sr. Bernie preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in prisons, nursing homes, churches, parks, mission trips, and any place God called him to go. Bernie loved music and loved to grill. His grilling ministry &ldquo...
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Bobby Dale Eleazer

June 10, 1941 - June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - "A Mighty Fortress is our God," and Bobby Dale Eleazer was that Fortress for his God. He fought hard for two and a half months but could not win the battle. He died on June 15, 2016. He was born on June 10, 1941 in Prosperity, SC to George William and Mary Nell Derrick Eleazer. Bobby graduated from Irmo High School and the University of South Carolina. He proudly served...
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Jonnie Hiller Sites

May 4, 1924 - June 14, 2016

CHAPIN - Jonnie Hiller Sites, 92, widow of N. Ray Sites, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Born May 4, 1924 in Richland County, she was a daughter of the late John Green and Orrie Shealy Hiller. She married her childhood sweetheart and they were blessed with five children. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and in the mid 40’s was employed by the Lowman Home...
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Sondley Page Lever

September 11, 1937 - June 14, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life service for Page Lever, 78, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Calvary Chapel Columbia. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Mr. Lever died Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Born on September 11, 1937 in Columbia, he was a son of the late Sondley Ruff Lever and Willie Bowe Page Lever. Page graduated from The...
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Alice E. Adkins

November 30, 1920 - June 12, 2016

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Alice Ellisor Adkins, 95, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mrs. Adkins died Sunday, June 12, 2016. Born in Richland County, she was a daughter of the late Ed B. and Mary...
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Sam W. Allen

October 27, 1924 - June 12, 2016

COLUMBIA Mr. Sam Waters Allen passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Allen was born in Saluda, South Carolina on October 27, 1924 to Minnie Koon Allen and William Samuel Allen. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in the Korean Conflict, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve after twenty years of service. Mr. Allen...
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Thomas Jackson Andrews

March 5, 1932 - June 12, 2016

COLUMBIA Funeral service for Thomas Jackson Andrews, 84, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, 17 June 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, located at 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, South Carolina, 29063. A vehicle procession will lead to the burial with full military honors in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 12:00 noon following the funeral service. The family will receive friends for...
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Jack Reynolds

June 3, 1922 - June 11, 2016

A funeral service for Jack H. Reynolds, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Northeast Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223.Mr. Reynolds passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was a son of the late Joe...
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Robert Llewellyn Sumwalt

December 29, 1927 - June 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Robert L. Sumwalt, Jr. (Bobby) of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, died on June 11, 2016. Born in Columbia on December 29, 1927, he was the son of Robert L. Sumwalt and Caroline Causey Sumwalt. He was married for 58 years to Joyce Mills Sumwalt, until her death in 2010. A lifelong Columbia resident, Bobby attended McMaster School, Hand Junior High School, and Dreher...
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Gerald K. Coleman

July 15, 1954 - June 10, 2016

Memorial service for Gerald K. Coleman, 61, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service. Gerald passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. Born in Laurel, Mississippi, he was a son of the late David S. and Ruby Orange Coleman. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Mary E. Coleman; son, Gerry...
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Charles B. Culbertson

July 19, 1921 - June 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - On Friday June 10, 2016 Charles Boyd Culbertson took his final flight into the heavens. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC with The Reverend Dr. Bill Bouknight officiating. Visitation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to...
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Judy Arlene Riley

March 23, 1939 - June 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Judy Arlene Riley, 77, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at Gantt Street Baptist Church, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Riley died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born on March 23, 1939 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Albert...
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Richard Harold Cartwright

October 9, 1949 - June 9, 2016

A graveside service for Richard Cartwright, 66, will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family.
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Gwen Swindler Robinson

November 27, 1946 - June 7, 2016

Gwen Swindler Robinson, 69, passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born on November 27, 1946, she was the only child of the late Ernest R. and Travis D. “Boo” Swindler. She grew up in Hanahan, S.C. Upon graduation from Hanahan High School, she attended the University of South Carolina where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. She...
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Daniel A. Keels

September 10, 1954 - June 6, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - A funeral service for Daniel Augustus Keels, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.Daniel passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 6, 2016. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was a son of Stanford Johnson Keels, Sr. and Eltis Lucille Brown Keels...
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Robert M. Hipp

November 19, 1940 - June 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Robert “Bobby” Malcolm Hipp, 75, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hipp passed away June 6, 2016. Born on November 19, 1940 in Columbia, S.C., he was the son of...
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Ashlon K. Brown

May 7, 1993 - June 6, 2016

Service for Ashlon Kaye Brown, 23, will be private. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Ashlon passed away Monday, June 06, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Melinda Compton and Scott Brown. Ashlon was a graduate of Dutch Fork High School and attended Midlands Technical College. She had a love of...
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Leonard Ruben Brown

September 15, 1922 - June 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Leonard Ruben Brown, Sr., 93, will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and Reverend Craig Wilkes will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Sumter Highway, Columbia, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Services, the SC Heart Association, or to a charity...
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John Charlton Ragin

November 19, 1928 - June 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for John Charlton “Sonny” Ragin Jr., 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Mill Creek United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.Mr. Ragin died Saturday, June 4, 2016. Born November 19, 1928, in Orlando, Fla., he was a son of the late John C. Ragin Sr. and Caroline Patterson Ragin. He...
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Stanley Joseph Douglas

October 8, 1941 - June 3, 2016

Dr. Stanley J. Douglas, DMDColumbia, SC formerly of Elizabeth, PAThere is a little less laughter, a little less mischief (maybe a lot less), and a little less generosity in the world. Dr. Stanley Joseph Douglas, affectionately known as Pap Pap, Doc, and Skeeter by family and friends was called home to Jesus on June 3, 2016. He drifted peacefully to Heaven surrounded by family in his home.Stanley...
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Gary Hugh Lackey

October 13, 1944 - June 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC – Gary H. Lackey, 71, respected business leader and family man, passed away June 2, 2016, following a brief illness. Born October 13, 1944, in Goldsboro, NC, he was the son of the late H.L. “Cotton” Lackey and Katherine Jones Lackey. The family subsequently moved to Columbia, where Gary attended Dreher High School and the University of South Carolina. As a...
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John Robertson McQuilkin

September 7, 1927 - June 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - John Robertson McQuilkin was born September 7, 1927 in Columbia and died June 2, 2016 in Columbia. Robertson McQuilkin was educated at University High School and Ben Lippen School, Columbia Bible College and Fuller Seminary in California. Upon graduating from seminary, he taught for two years at Columbia Bible College, and then became headmaster of Ben Lippen School in Asheville,...
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Laura Elizabeth Clegg

August 11, 1929 - June 1, 2016

CAYCE - A funeral service for Laura Elizabeth Clegg, 86, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Miss Clegg died June 1, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Ervine Cook Clegg Sr. and Clara Kay...
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Joann J. JONES

March 18, 1937 - May 31, 2016

IRMO - A funeral service for JoAnn Jacobson Jones, 79, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with entombment in Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at her home. Born in Rockford, IL, she was a daughter of the late Walter Arthur Jacobson and Mildred Charlotte Thelander Jacobson. She graduated from East...
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Pleasant Theodore McCutchen

September 22, 1932 - May 31, 2016

COLUMBIA A memorial service for the Reverend Pleasant Theodore “Ted” McCutchen Jr., 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Guffee and the Rev. H. Dagnall Free officiating. Burial will be private. There will be a reception at the church following the service. Reverend McCutchen died Tuesday, May 31, 2016....
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Dominick Albert Sposato

December 7, 1926 - May 30, 2016

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

June 9, 1926 - May 30, 2016

James Frederick Crosby, Jr.COLUMBIA A memorial service for James Frederick Crosby, Jr., 89 will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Eastminister Presbyterian Church, followed by visitation in the Adult Reception Hall. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 128 Alexander Circle, Columbia. Mr. Crosby died peacefully on Monday May 30,...
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Louise LeVonne Combs McCoy

August 1, 1928 - May 29, 2016

COLUMBIA Mom peacefully went home to be with Daddy after a brief illness on Sunday, May 29, 2016, on their 68th wedding anniversary. She was born on August 1, 1928 in Yale, Oklahoma, living her entire childhood there among a loving family and friends. She was always musically gifted, had perfect pitch, and started playing the piano at the age of 3, playing for their church services and civic...
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Laurence F. Tomms

October 17, 1917 - May 28, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA Laurence “Larry” Tomms, 98, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Millinium. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Born in Wallingford, Conn., he was a son of the late Frances H. and Charlotte Thacker Tomms. He attended...
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Lindsay Kellah McKay

March 12, 1979 - May 28, 2016

COLUMBIA Lindsay Kellah McKay died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 28, 2016.Lindsay leaves behind her daughter, Haley Kellah DePace of Columbia; her parents, Raymond E. McKay Jr. and Elizabeth Dianne Davis McKay of Beaufort; her sister, Julie Nicole McKay of Beaufort; and her aunt, Joy Davis Hanna of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Belle Rabon Davis and William...
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Robbie Ann Neeley

December 23, 1936 - May 28, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Robbie Ann Neeley, 79, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. Born in Winnsboro, she was a daughter of the late Frank H. Harwell, Sr. and Mary Ann Jeffers Harwell. Mrs. Neeley was employed at the Deli Bakery in Food Lion.Surviving are her daughter, Carol Ann Aguilar (Eswin) of Columbia; and son, Thomas Neeley.A private graveside service will be held in Memorial Gardens of Columbia at...
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Harry Jack Metropol

May 20, 1929 - May 27, 2016

COLUMBIA Harry Jack Metropol, M.D., 86, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 27, 2016. He was born on November 20, 1929 in Manning, S.C., to Central Coffee Shop proprietors, Jack George Metropol and Jennie Vaka Metropol, both natives of Skoura, Greece. He graduated Manning High School as Class Valedictorian in 1949. Harry completed his undergraduate education at Duke University in 3 years....
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James Earl Padgett

September 23, 1930 - May 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - James Earl Padgett Jr. M.D., 85, died Friday, May 27, 2016. He was the son of the late James E. Padgett Sr. and Maye Roberts Padgett. Born and reared in Ridgeland, S.C., Dr. Padgett held degrees from Clemson University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the Medical University of South Carolina. After pediatric practice in the U.S. Army and Aiken, Dr. Padgett began a...
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Carl R. Mollohan

July 23, 1949 - May 26, 2016

COLUMBIA Carl Richard Mollohan, Jr., 66, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born in the Carlisle Barracks of the U.S. Military in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1949, he was a son of the late Carl Richard Mollohan, Sr. and Maddalena Regina Mollohan. Carl was one of seven siblings, and he now predeceases six; three brothers, William Mollohan (Linda), of...
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Julian W. Jones

October 8, 1940 - May 26, 2016

Julian William "Buddy" Jones went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2016. Julian was born in Columbia, and was the son of Julian William Jones, Sr. and Sarah Ross Jones. He graduated Valedictorian of his class in 1958 from Brookland-Cayce High School and received his B.S. and Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Julian was a member of...
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Uriah Hoyt Bodie

March 11, 1927 - May 25, 2016

PAWLEY’S ISLAND - Dr. Uriah "Hoyt" Bodie Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was the son of the late Uriah Hoyt Bodie Sr. and Inez Smith Bodie. Dr. Bodie was born March 11, 1927 in Batesburg, SC. His life was a life of service demonstrated through his dedication and devotion to God, his family and his patients. After a brief stint in the Navy,...
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Stephen A. Gimbel

August 20, 1943 - May 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Stephen “Steve” Alex Gimbel, 72, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Gimbel passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Born August 20, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Oscar and Louise Gimbel. He graduated from...
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Bridget Ann Werner

November 22, 1966 - May 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Bridget Ann Werner, 49, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, 2 June, 2016, at Main Post Chapel at Fort Jackson. The family will receive friends following the memorial in the Chapel Fellowship Hall. Bridget died Monday, May 23, 2016. Born on November 22, 1966, in Nederland, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Russell Melancon and Erlene Harrington. She was...
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Joan Shetterly Loquist

October 10, 1972 - May 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Joan (Joanie) Loquist, 43, passed away on May 23, 2016 after more than 7 years battling breast cancer. Born in Columbia on October 10, 1972, she was the daughter of Russell (Bo) and Ann Shetterly. She was married to Brian Loquist for 19 years. Together Brian and she parented three sons, Noah Brice, 16, Samuel Jesse, 14 and Griffith John, 7. She was a 1995 graduate of...
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Hagen Louise Espy

January 18, 1980 - May 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - Hagen Louise Espy, 36, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, after a brief illness. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, she was a daughter of Nancy Maseng, of Columbia and Carl Espy III, of Atlanta, Georgia. Hagen was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome at Duke University Medical Center in 1984. She was believed to be the 12th person given this diagnosis in the US, although today, the...
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Richard Corley Massey

October 8, 1934 - May 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Herbert W. Smith

January 4, 1925 - May 21, 2016

MT. PLEASANT Graveside service for Herbert W. Smith Jr., 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia.Mr. Smith died Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Whitsett, N.C., he was the son of the late Herbert W. Smith Sr. and Marcille Richardson Smith. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and attended the University of S.C. He retired after 44...
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Curtis Alvin Rhodes

September 22, 1932 - May 20, 2016

IRMO, SC - Curtis A. Rhodes, Ph.D., loving family man and mechanical engineering professor for 49 years, died very suddenly on Friday May 20th of a ruptured aortic dissection (a torn artery very near the heart). A Graduate of Texas A&M University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Melon University, he continued to study, learn and teach through his last days. Curtis enjoyed his...
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Linda Carol Veldheer

August 21, 1947 - May 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dr. Linda Carol Veldheer died peacefully in her home on May 20, 2016, among family and friends. A native of Holland, Michigan, she was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Thelma Veldheer; half-brother, Norman Lantis; and half-sister, Shirley Sybesma. Linda is survived by her husband of 35 years, David R. Johnson; son, Zachary R. Johnson; and stepson, Andrew Johnson. She is...
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