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

Bruce McCall Dodd

February 9, 1933 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Melbourne Allen Stebbins

December 1, 1941 - August 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Melbourne Allen Stebbins, 75, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Stebbins passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. Born on...
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Franklin Bannon Hines

December 7, 1927 - August 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Franklin Bannon Hines, Jr., 89, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. Born on December 7, 1927 in Hartsville, South Carolina to Dr. Frank Hines, Sr. and Leo Hicks Hines, he graduated from Hartsville High School and then the University of South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Biology. While at USC, Dr. Hines was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.Dr. Hines attended Emory...
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Iris S. Payne

December 14, 1924 - August 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Iris Sellers Payne, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Payne passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her home in Columbia. She was born in Eutaw, Alabama on...
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Anthony Michael Wright

June 1, 1968 - August 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Anthony Michael Wright, 49, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A viewing will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Wright passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. Born in Orangeburg, he was a son of Vera Pendarvis Wright and the late Shellie...
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Lee Charles Applegate

December 9, 1944 - August 12, 2017

Lexington - Lee Charles Applegate, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on August 12, 2017. Lee was born December 9, 1944 in Los Angeles, California to the late Carroll and Helen Gilbert Applegate. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Masters in Safety Education. Lee spent his life in the service of others serving proudly in the United States Navy and volunteering as a...
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Robert McNairy Mullis

May 12, 1946 - August 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - Robert McNairy Mullis, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Lenoir, NC, he was a resident of Columbia, SC. Robert attended Wofford College and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Robert was a CPA, having his own firm and later served as the CFO for Pulliam Ford in Columbia. He enjoyed...
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Revera T. Wayburn

January 4, 1927 - August 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - Revera “Vee” Tolochko Wayburn, 90, passed away at home while sleeping on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Rabbi Jerome and Mamie Tolochko.Vee was well known in the ‘dog’ community locally and nationwide. She spent many years working with therapy dogs and in 1991, was honored as Number 1 Volunteer with Palmetto Health Richland Hospital for...
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Jeanette H. Watson

September 20, 1932 - August 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jeanette H. Watson, 84, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be private.Jeanette was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to the beach. A caretaker by nature, she was a devoted wife and mother to her husband the late Tench B. Watson, her son, the late Thomas Joseph Watson and surviving daughter, Debra Lynn...
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Jeannine Hopkins Callahan

October 27, 1931 - August 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jeannine Hopkins Callahan, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017. Graveside services will be held in Elmwood Cemetery on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Born Lois Jeannine Hopkins on October 27, 1931 to Mildred Faulk and J.W. Hopkins, she grew up in the Elmwood neighborhood of Columbia and was in the first 12th grade graduating class at the old Columbia High...
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Josephine P. Moseley

June 16, 1917 - July 30, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Josephine P. Moseley, 100, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Moseley passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Born in Henderson, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Joseph N. Pittman and Pauline Hales Pittman. Josephine was a member of St....
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Clarence Dean Bellamy

September 10, 1925 - July 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Clarence Dean Bellamy, 91, passed away on July 30, 2017. He was born in Horry County S.C., the son of Emerson T. and Bonnie Cox Bellamy. He is survived by his wife, Johnie Mae Chestnut Bellamy; son, Cary D. Bellamy (Sarah); grandsons, Christopher (Malaika) and Ben; daughter-in-law, Sam Bellamy; and brothers-in-law Jerry Chestnut (Tricia) and Donald Smoak. He was predeceased by a son...
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Richard E. Monckton

January 10, 1928 - July 28, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Mr. Richard Edward Monckton Jr., 89, died Friday, July 28, 2017. Born January 10, 1928, he was the son of Annie Riebling Monckton and Richard Monckton Sr. Until January 2015, Richard lived in Columbia, S.C., where he attended A.C. Moore, Hand Middle and Columbia High schools. From 1945-48, he served in the Army Air Corps, which became the U.S. Air Force while he was...
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Kay T. Shockley

December 12, 1930 - July 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC - Kay Trusell Shockley, 86, formerly of Savannah, GA, passed away at her residence at Still Hopes in Columbia on July 24, 2017. Born in Bellwood, PA, Kay lived most of her childhood in Wilmington, DE where she attended Pierre S. DuPont High School. After graduating from Sullins College in Bristol, VA, she returned to Wilmington working at the DuPont company headquarters as an...
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Lillian Gayle Douglas

June 28, 1922 - July 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Lillian Gayle Douglas, daughter of the late Charles Norwood Gayle, Sr., and Lillian Hughes Gayle, passed away July 24, 2017, in her home. A lifelong resident of Columbia, she was member of the first graduating class of Dreher High School (1939). She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1945 with a major in French and a minor in English. She was a member of Delta Zeta...
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Susan Coppola

May 10, 1960 - July 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - Susan Coppola, 57, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Coppola, Jr. and Carol Rita Kemmethemuller Coppola. Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Randy Benton; and family friends, Debbie Nelson and Sandra Maxwell. She was predeceased by her brother, Joe Coppola.Please sign the online guestbook at www...
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Doris J. Reeves

July 18, 1934 - July 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for Doris J. Reeves, 83, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Rosewood Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Reeves passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Born in Winnsboro, SC,...
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Leslie Denise Canty Freeman

May 21, 1968 - July 21, 2017

Columbia- Leslie D. Freeman, 49, went home to rest on July 21, 2017.A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017 at Trinity Church. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.Leslie was born May 21, 1968 in Philadelphia, PA to James Emily and the late Darlene Canty. She will be remembered for her servant’s heart and the kindness that gave to all that...
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Floyd L. Dunham

December 30, 1938 - July 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Floyd Lucien Dunham, Jr., 78, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Floyd passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Born in New Boston, IL on December 30, 1938, he was a son of the late Floyd L. Dunham, Sr. and Helen Bedwell Dunham.Mr...
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Ellen Elaine Plank

October 15, 1919 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Abbie Josey Harrelson

December 29, 1924 - July 21, 2017

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Abbie Josey Harrelson, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Bethany Baptist Church in Bishopville, S.C., with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Abbie passed away into the arms of her Savior Thursday, July 21,...
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Annie Lou Campbell

July 16, 1928 - July 20, 2017

West Columbia- A graveside service for Annie L. Campbell, 89, will be held 1:00 pm Monday, July 31, 2017 at Celestial Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Campbell passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Kershaw, SC on July 16, 1928 she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Lillie Miles Blizzard.
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Sheri Elizabeth Vess

April 20, 1969 - July 18, 2017

GILBERT - Sheri E. Vess, 48 passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial to follow in Jackson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sheri was born April 20, 1969 in...
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Walter A. Taylor

September 14, 1937 - July 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Walter Allen “Butch” Taylor, Sr., 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the church. Mr. Taylor passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Born in Columbia on September 14, 1937, he was a son of the late Walter James ...
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Marvin William Holt

January 17, 1922 - July 16, 2017

PEACHTREE CITY - Mr. Marvin W. “Joe” Holt passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Joe was a veteran of World War II, having retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. After his military service, he was employed with Norfolk Southern Railway, where he also retired after 18 years of service. He was predeceased by his first wife, Peggy Edens Holt, and in-laws, James and...
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William Russell Onley

December 22, 1953 - July 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - William Russell “Rusty” Onley passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. Visitation will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with funeral services following at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Murray Snow. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Born December...
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Mary Louise Clark

August 22, 1929 - July 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mary Louise Wimberly Clark, 87, died in her Forest Acres home, on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born in Columbia to Edgar J. Wimberly, Sr. and Willie Sullivan Wimberly. Mrs. Clark was predeceased by her husband, McCree Clark; her brothers, Edgar and Robert; and her sister, Kathleen Hamrick. She is survived by her niece, Susan Wimberly Hitchcock (Stuart) of Suffolk, Va.; her nephew, Edgar...
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Margaret S. Livingston

October 12, 1946 - July 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Margaret S. Livingston, 70, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Livingston died Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born in Sumter, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William James...
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Teresa Costantini Marsico

March 26, 1928 - July 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Surrounded by her loving family, Teresa Costantini Marsico was called to join her husband and soulmate on the peaceful evening of Saturday, July 15 at the age of 89. Born March 26, 1928, to Leonard Rinaldo Costantini and Rose Mango Costantini, she was the third of their six children and grew up in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. A graduate of St. Mary’s High School, she fought with...
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Mozelle McNair Shipp

May 24, 1920 - July 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Margaret Mozelle McNair Shipp, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. For 97 years she radiated love, a strong Christian faith, and a positive spirit, teaching, touching and inspiring generations. She was born May 24, 1920. She was the third child of Bertha Elmira Atkinson and James Valentine McNair. A native Columbian, she graduated from Columbia High School and attended Columbia...
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William Woodward Johnson

February 16, 1931 - July 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for William W. “Hootie” Johnson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, with private burial in Eastminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church in Thompson Hall immediately following the service. Mr. Johnson died Friday, July 14, 2017 at the age of 86. Hootie Johnson...
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Jacob John McGoldrick

July 25, 1979 - July 13, 2017

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Jacob John “Jake” McGoldrick, 37, of Nairobi, Kenya, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Mims and Ron Rust. Mr. McGoldrick passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born in Australia on July 25, 1979, he was the son of...
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Frances C. Hester

March 10, 1926 - July 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - Frances “Fran” Carlisle Hester, 91, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 at the home of Deena and Craig Faris in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This caring and devoted mother loved her family deeply. She was a talented singer and choral director who shared her passion for music with others. Fran grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from Dreher High...
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Miriam B. Jeffers

May 26, 1928 - July 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Miriam Brown Jeffers, 89, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Jeffers died Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Born in Charleston, S.C., she was a...
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Gloria Carmen Wise

October 6, 1954 - July 11, 2017

COLUMBIA Gloria Carmen Fernandez De Velasco y Lopez Wise, 62, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Charleston on July 11, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. A graduate of NYU, she was employed as a legal conflicts analyst with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Law Firm. She loved music, dancing and her dogs Fritzina, Pancho Bee and Jo-Jo. Born in communist Cuba, Gloria moved...
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Velma K. Mole

January 1, 1938 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Catherine G. Alexander

August 28, 1946 - July 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - Catherine “Cathy” Alexander, daughter of Catherine and Kale Alexander, passed peacefully after a long illness on July 10, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, August 28, 1946, she lived her life helping others. Cathy received her Master’s Degree in Finance from USC. She worked as an Accounting Supervisor and then became the first woman to hold the title of Finance...
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Herbert Daniel Sosbee

November 13, 1927 - July 9, 2017

HORRELL HILL - Herbert Daniel “Danny” Sosbee, Sr., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Watkinsville, Ga., on November 13, 1927, Danny was the youngest of six children born to James Earl and Ellie Lee Brooks Sosbee.At age 18, Danny joined the U.S. Army on January 4, 1946. After basic training and several years at Ft. Jackson,...
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Walter Delano Bowling

November 22, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Celeste Plyler Huber

May 5, 1958 - July 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Celeste Plyler Huber, 59 passed away July 6, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Joseph Aaron Plyler, III, MD and Margaret Baradat Plyler, she was born on May 5, 1958 in Columbia, SC. Celeste worked at Capital Prosthetics for over 20 years where she helped patients with their needs. She especially enjoyed working with the children. Afterwards she and her...
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Marvin H. Taylor

November 28, 1923 - July 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Marvin H. Taylor, 93, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Taylor passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Born in Nichols, S.C. on November 28, 1923, he was a son of the late Whitty Hall...
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Virginia C. Hilton

November 1, 1929 - July 2, 2017

A graveside service for Virginia C. Hilton, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Ebenezer Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Glennville, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Hilton passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. Born in Glennville, GA, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and...
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Thomas Law Willcox

September 18, 1938 - July 1, 2017

JOHN’S ISLAND – Thomas Law Willcox, 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2017. Born in Columbia, S.C. on September 18, 1938, he was a son of the late Azilee Smoak Willcox, and James Carter Willcox, and beloved stepmother, Etheleene Scarborough Willcox. He was predeceased by his loving, wonderful wife, and best friend of nearly forty-seven years, Rebecca Eagerton Willcox. Tommy graduated...
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O'Neill Barrett

March 21, 1929 - July 1, 2017

COLUMBIA Dr. O’Neill Barrett Jr. MD, 88, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 21, 1929, he was the son of Hazel Lauman and O’Neill Barrett, Sr. Dr. Barrett received his Bachelor degree and MD degree from Louisiana State University and his MSc degree from Baylor University. He served as a member of the U.S. Army Medical department from 1953 to...
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Russell Clayton Coleman

September 12, 1945 - June 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Russell Clayton Coleman, 71, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Born in West Point, Mississippi on September 12, 1945, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Russell Coleman. He is survived by his wife, Joellen Krayer Coleman and their two children, Amanda Kristen Moore (Kendall) and Russell Clayton Coleman, Jr.; three grandchildren, Kayla Golas, Kendall Moore, Jr., and Morgan Moore. ...
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Doris Q. Taylor

September 27, 1917 - June 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Doris Q. Taylor, 99 passed away June 30, 2017. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Davis (Richard); son, Rick Taylor; and three...
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Alice Charles Moss

December 12, 1931 - June 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Alice Charles Moss, 85, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. Mrs. Moss died Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Born in Spartanburg, she was a daughter of the late Fred E. and Cassie Seay Charles. A graduate of Boiling Springs High...
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Lisa Cogdill Pfeifer

October 20, 1959 - June 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lisa Rene Cogdill Pfeifer died peacefully at her home in Columbia with her family by her side on June 26, 2017. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for two long years but now has found serenity in God’s eternal home. Lisa was born on October 20, 1959 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was the daughter of Gary Alan Cogdill and the late Ellen Simmons Cogdill. She was...
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Chris Allen Williams

December 25, 1954 - June 26, 2017

PROSPERITY - Chris Allen Williams died Monday, June 26, 2017. Born in Pisa, Italy, he was a son of Bobbie Nell Smith McKay and the late Tommy Allen Williams. He was a builder and realtor with Lake Murray Brokers and Associates in the Columbia and Lake Murray area. He was a member of Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce. Surviving are the love of his life, Brenda Rich; children, Chris Williams...
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Frances Elaine Gantt

March 11, 1942 - June 26, 2017

Frances GanttCOLUMBIA- Frances Elaine Huckabee Gantt, of Columbia, died Monday, June 26, 2017. Frances was born on March 11, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Mendel Henry Huckabee and Myrtle Adelle Sharpe Huckabee, of West Columbia. She was also the wife of James “Jim” Casey Gantt, her husband of 57 years. Frances worked for over 20 years in administration for the University...
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Sidney Brandenburg Burnett

September 13, 1927 - June 25, 2017

Sidney Louise Brandenburg Burnett, widow of Dr. Robert E. Burnett and daughter of the late Louise Holman Brandenburg and Sidney Loryea Brandenburg, died June 25, 2017. She was born and lived most of her life in Elloree, receiving her education in Elloree public schools and at the University of South Carolina where she received her Bachelors degree in journalism. She graduated cum laude and was...
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Holly Elizabeth Moore

December 10, 1963 - June 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Holly Elizabeth Louthian Moore, 53, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Moore died Sunday, June 25, 2017. Born in Charleston, S.C., she was a daughter of Herbert...
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Arthur Gwen Fleming

February 3, 1937 - June 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Arthur G. “Mose” Fleming, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Fleming passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born on...
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Roy R. Sutherland

March 8, 1927 - June 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roy R. Sutherland, Jr., 90, died June 21, 2017, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. Roy was born March 8, 1927, in Calhoun Falls, S.C., son of the late Roy R. Sutherland, Sr. and Nora S. Sutherland. After graduating from Calhoun Falls High School, Class of 1944, he served in World War II with the Eighth Air Force and First Air Division on Okinawa. He was a graduate of the University of...
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Charles Harrison Rice

November 10, 1928 - June 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Pastor Charles Harrison Rice, Sr., 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Anchor Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Kirchinger officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery at Alpine Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.Born November 10, 1928, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee,...
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Molly Shoaf Brady

September 19, 1945 - June 20, 2017

Ms. Brady, 71, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 after an extended illness. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late David Harold Shoaf, Jr. and Alice Penry Shoaf. She attended Columbia area schools and graduated from A.C. Flora High School. Her education continued at both Guilford College and the University of South Carolina. As an accomplished artist, she won several...
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Gloria Hall Brinkley

October 19, 1930 - June 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Gloria Hall Brinkley, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lee F. Brinkley, Jr. Surviving is her son, Dr. John Lee Brinkley (Amy); daughters, Brenda Brinkley Byrd (Al) and Betsy Brinkley Lohry (Bill) all of Columbia; her much loved grandchildren, Shannon Jones Carrion(Jason), Jenifer Jones Childs (Craig), Courtney Byrd...
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Julie Sara Frahn

August 14, 1969 - June 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - Julie Sara Frahn, 47, died June 18, 2017. Born in Lexington on August 14, 1969, she was a daughter of the late James David Frahn and Joan Lucille Steele. Julie was a 1987 graduate of Lexington High School. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Surviving are her sister, Janda F. Fulmer (Michael) of Columbia and a nephew, Nicholas Fulmer of Columbia. ...
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Mary Lamb Banks

November 16, 1920 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Frances Lamb Banks, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Mausoleum. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Banks passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Providence Hospital. Born on her family...
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Patsy Davis Reynolds

March 22, 1927 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – Patsy Davis Reynolds, 90, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Elbert and Carrie Paschal Davis. Mrs. Reynolds was a lifelong resident of the Olympia Mill Village as well as a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. There will be a graveside service in Olympia Cemetery on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., with...
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Evelyn D. Glass

October 1, 1926 - June 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Evelyn D. Glass, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Evelyn died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Heartland of Columbia. Born in Union, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William Patton Glass...
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Carolyn Smith Glover

January 2, 1941 - June 15, 2017

WEST COLUMBIA - Carolyn Smith Glover, 76, went to meet her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1029 Olympia Avenue, Columbia. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday,...
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Murray Joel Riebman

May 3, 1932 - June 12, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Murray Joel Riebman, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Beth Shalom-Arcadia Lake cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Riebman died Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Philadephia, Pa., he was a son of Samuel and...
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Hilda Harrison Render

June 9, 1946 - June 8, 2017

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Hilda Harrison Render, 70, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The casket will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m. for viewing prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall. Hilda died Thursday,...
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John Joseph Harth

July 17, 1931 - June 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for John Joseph Harth, 85, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Harth passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born on July 17, 1931 in New...
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Barbara Caudle Smith

September 14, 1929 - June 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Barbara Caudle Smith passed away Tuesday morning, June 6, 2017 at Palmetto Health Baptist after a brief illness. She was 87 years old. She is survived by her sons, Enoch Smith III and his wife, Ann Burch Smith of Columbia; Stephen Warren Smith of Columbia; and granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Smith of Dillon, Colorado. Barbara was born September 14, 1929 in Columbia to the late Fred...
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Marjorie Lewis Farmer

September 16, 1916 - June 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Marjorie Lewis Farmer, 100, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community, in the Assisted Living Chapel, 1001 Wildewood Downs Circle. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Farmer died Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born in Laurens, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Wade...
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Ronald Shannon Spencer

October 6, 1971 - June 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ronald Shannon Spencer, age 45, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Nancy McClellan Spencer. They shared 24 wonderful years together.Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Ronald Spencer (Joann) and Kathryn Boyd Lockaby (Gene). He graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1990. Shannon studied Business...
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Frances Allred Franz

February 4, 1943 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Wilma Eileen Sullivan

October 24, 1920 - June 1, 2017

LEXINGTON - Wilma “Eileen” Clark Sullivan, 96, formerly of Peru, Indiana, passed away at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Eileen was born October 24, 1920 in Peru, Indiana to Orval and Ethel Robertson Clark. On May 4, 1947, she married Ellis E. Sullivan who preceded her in death in 2009. A 1938 graduate of Peru High School, Eileen worked...
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Jane Coker Dunbar

August 4, 1939 - June 1, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Jane Coker Dunbar, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Reverend Dr. Wendell R. Estep will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Mac Sawyer, Bishop Sawyer, Travis Hancock, Lucas Brown, Ken Wingate and Bobby McNeely. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00...
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Michael Trezevant Finch

October 11, 1941 - May 31, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Michael Trezevant Finch, Sr., 75, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Mr. Finch died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Palmetto Health Baptist, the place of his birth on...
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Phillip Carlisle Metze

November 14, 1948 - May 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Phillip Carlisle Metze, 68, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Phillip was born on November 14, 1948 to the late Albert C. and Frances H. Metze.Phillip could do anything he set his mind to. He felt his greatest accomplishments in life were his two sons.He was a plumber and carpenter until his retirement in 2015. From then until now, he spent time traveling with the love...
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Zion George

May 18, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Zion Allen George passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . Born on May 18, 2017, he was the infant son of David and Elisabeth George. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.
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James Ronald Sikes

March 10, 1951 - May 20, 2017

ELLOREE - A funeral service for James Ronald “Ronnie” Sikes, 66, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Sikes Family Cemetery in St. Matthews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the funeral home.Mr. Sikes died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., he was a...
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Betty Luehrs

April 5, 1925 - May 20, 2017

COLUMBIA Betty Jean Driggs Luehrs, widow of retired Colonel William C. Luehrs, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 92. “Jean,” a military wife for 25 years, was active in South Carolina State/Richland County Republican Party, served as Chairman of Volunteers for the Central Chapter of the American Red Cross, a radio-reader for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind and...
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Billy Muzekari

February 21, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Columbia – Billy Muzekari died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Greenville, Mr. Muzekari was the son of Theodore and Vangelia Muzekari. Mr. Muzekari attended Clemson University from where he received his B.S. Degree in Mathematics in 1962. He joined the engineering firm of Wilbur Smith in 1964 in Columbia, where he worked for 39 years. He received certificates from the Bureau of Public...
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Bernard S. STANEK

August 15, 1920 - May 18, 2017

HOPKINS - Bernard Joseph “Stan” Stanek, 96, passed on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Blanche Virginia Long, from Saluda, S.C.; daughter LuAnne S. Albert; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Bernard was predeceased by his son, Bernard J. Stanek Jr.; his parents, Emman and Victoria Stanek; his brother, Marvin Stanek; and sister, Lucille...
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Kenneth Allen Kimball

September 14, 1949 - May 18, 2017

IRMO - Graveside services for Kenneth Kimball, 67, will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday prior to the service from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Kenneth will be remembered for being a dedicated and hardworking family man. He enjoyed gardening, Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, and, being...
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Norman Lee Cusic

September 18, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Claudia G. Douglas

October 14, 1931 - May 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Claudia Ann Grantham Douglas, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Poplar Hill Freewill Baptist Church, 2345 Hwy 41 South, Hemingway, SC, 29554, with Rev. Don Witherspoon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. For those unable to...
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William C. Tracey

July 19, 1925 - May 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William C. “Bill” Tracey, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial following in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the funeral home.Mr. Tracey passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born on July 19, 1925 in...
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David William Malpass

February 19, 1946 - May 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Carroll E. McEntire

December 31, 1944 - May 17, 2017

Columbia - Carroll E. “Dumpy” McEntire, Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A celebration of Carroll’s life will be announced at a later date.Carroll was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and skeet shooting. He will be remembered as a good friend and devoted husband who is now at peace with his beloved wife, DarLene ...
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Wallace John Olsen

June 22, 1946 - May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Wallace John Johnny Olsen Jr., 70, died Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of Wallace John Olsen, Sr. and Betty B. Olsen and was born June 22, 1946 in Pasadena, California. He served in communications in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1971, rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant. One of the first to support the space program, he supported communication in both the Apollo 10 and...
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Richard C. Danielsen

April 16, 1944 - May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Richard Clinton Danielsen, Sr., age 73, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late George Walter and Marion Clinton Danielsen. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Malvern, Long Island. Richard was in the plumbing business for 50 years starting with his father and grandfather in Brooklyn, New York. Richard joined the Navy in 1962 serving on the USS...
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Mary Elizabeth Hayden

October 27, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Mary Elizabeth HaydenColumbia, South CarolinaFuneral Mass for Mary Elizabeth Hayden, 77, will be celebrated Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 followed by visitation from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mrs. Hayden died Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born in Columbus,...
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Harvey Jay Rosenberg

August 9, 1936 - May 14, 2017

Harvey J. Rosenberg, 80, of Columbia, S.C., died at home Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.A southerner for the last 47 years, he remained a Brooklyn boy at heart, talking about the Dodgers as if they’d never left New York. Jackie Robinson was his hero for life.Harvey attended Queens College and Rutgers University before receiving his Ph.D. from New York University in 1969. He left...
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Ellie Pennington Thomas

November 16, 1949 - May 13, 2017

PAWLEYS ISLAND - A graveside service for Ellie Pennington Thomas, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Ms. Thomas died Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Henry Gray Thomas III and Johanna Stadler Thomas. She received her undergraduate degree...
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Marion Hamblet Hopkins

April 30, 1923 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Brenda Helms Clarke

March 29, 1949 - May 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Brenda Helms Clarke, 68, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Shandon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Smoke Kanipe officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in Player Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs....
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Roger Joseph Fontanella

February 23, 1932 - May 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roger Joseph Fontanella, 86, died peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born in Dean, Cambria County, Pa., he was a son of the late Mario “Mark” Joseph Fontanella and Albina Theresa Rossa.Roger can only be described by the feelings of those who knew him – loved and respected. Those whose good fortune brought them close to this...
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Verna Marion Williams

January 18, 1922 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Evan Stuart Robb

May 8, 1996 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Evan Stuart Robb, 21, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Greenlawn Baptist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Evan passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Columbia on May 8, 1996, he was the...
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Ann Cook Adams

July 3, 1925 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ann Cook “Boo” Adams was born on July 3, 1925 as the daughter of Frank and Sarah Lee Cook in Elizabeth City, N.C., and was granted eternal peace on May 9, 2017. The story of “the dash” reminds us that the true measure of a life well lived involves what happens between birth and death. The vital statistics are simple: graduated from Columbus High School;...
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William Henry Battey

April 10, 1927 - May 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Henry Battey, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wheat Street, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Battey passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born on...
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Goode Max Gulledge

May 29, 1949 - May 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for G. Max Gulledge, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery with the Reverend Patricia Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at St. John’s UMC, 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Gulledge went home to...
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Frances Avant Dodd

November 10, 1934 - May 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Frances J. “Frankie” Avant Dodd, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Northeast United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Dodd passed away Friday, May 5,...
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Francis Hubert Herndon

June 23, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Lexington - Francis H. Herndon, 89, entered the church triumphant on Wednesday May 3, 2017. The lives he touched through his generous spirit and commitment to service and philanthropy are too numerous to count. Francis was born in Bamberg, S.C. on June 23, 1927, the son of Hubert W. and Bertha K. Herndon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served his country during World War II and graduated...
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Robert Taylor MORT

August 20, 1917 - May 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for Lt. Col. Robert T. Mort U.S. Army (Ret.), 99, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at North Trenholm Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Mort, devoted husband and loving father, made his triumphant march...
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