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

Sara G. Neeley

May 1, 1920 - April 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Sara G. Neeley, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Neeley, widow of Mr. John William Neeley III, died Monday, April 24, 2017. Born on May 1, 1920 in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Kennedy Gillespie and Geneva Dunlap...
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Lester Albert Loflen

October 8, 1920 - April 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A service to the Witness of Resurrection for Maj. Lester A. “Buck” Loflen, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 96, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church with visitation following the service in the Narthex. A private burial will be held in the church Memorial Gardens. Mr. Loflen passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born on October 8,...
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Josephine Boyle Tompkins

September 3, 1933 - April 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Josephine Boyle Tompkins, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and friend, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Her outgoing and exuberant personality will be greatly missed by her family and her countless friends. Born in Columbia on September 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Josephine Augusta Knight and Charlie Roland Boyle, Sr. Josephine, “Phine...
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Edith Lorene Fulmer

February 18, 1929 - April 21, 2017

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

March 25, 1955 - April 20, 2017

"Love truly, deeply, and sincerely."CHAPIN - James Albert Joy III, 62, died Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late James Albert Joy and Dawn Decker Joy.Funeral services will be held 5:00pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the...
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Eleanor Collins McDougall

August 8, 1916 - April 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Eleanor “Betty” Collins McDougall, 100, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Betty was the daughter of George W. Collins and Mary Eliza Claffy Collins. She was a founding and devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a volunteer at Providence Hospital and very involved with Easter Seals Organization for many years. In addition to her parents, she...
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Rochelle Price Alexander

February 19, 1941 - April 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Rochelle Price “Chelly” Alexander, died on April 19, 2017 from complications resulting from several strokes and diabetes. She was born Mary Rochelle Price on February 19, 1941 in Monticello, AR to the late Samuel William Price and Alice Bailey Price. Her family moved to Davidson, NC and then to the Dilworth area of Charlotte, NC in 1945. She graduated from Myers Park...
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Nella Harris Jones

October 11, 1925 - April 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Nella Harris Jones, 91, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with visitation following the service at the cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Jones passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Born on October 11, 1925 in Iredell County, North Carolina, she was a daughter...
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Marilyn Corn Clayton

December 4, 1930 - April 19, 2017

Marilyn C. Clayton, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Rock Hill, S.C.Mrs. Clayton is survived by her husband of 67 years, Mack Clayton, Jr., a son, Mack Clayton III and three daughters, Kerri (Andy) Walters, Kelly Gilley and Kim (Eric) Cheek. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Andrew (Tori) Walters, Ashley (Adam) Koontz and Kristen Walters, as well as four great-...
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Vivian Horne Burnside

August 22, 1937 - April 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - Vivian Horne Burnside, 79, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at home after a brief illness. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Vivian was born August 22, 1937 in Dillon to Andrew and...
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Paul Gerhart Suter

February 2, 1975 - April 14, 2017

Paul Gerhart Suter, 42, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was the son of Conrad W. Suter and the late Suzanne Roux Suter. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
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Arbetta Kashimura Hepfer

May 5, 1918 - April 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Arbetta “Betta” Kashimura Hepfer, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church with Rev. Zach Dillard officiating the service. A private graveside service was held in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Hepfer, wife of the late Dr. Penrod Graham Hepfer, died Thursday, April 13, 2017. Betta, the...
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Bette Lorraine Clark Head

April 4, 1935 - April 13, 2017

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

February 10, 1962 - April 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - James James “Jim” Leventis, 55, of Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Jim was the son of Toula Prekezes Leventis and the late James Pete Leventis. He was born February 10, 1962 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a 1980 graduate of Brookland Cayce High School, a 1984 graduate of the University of South Carolina and a 1988 graduate of the...
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James Leigh Leventis

February 10, 1962 - April 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for James Leigh “Jamie” Leventis, 31, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. with Trisagion Prayers recited at 6:30 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home,...
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Theodore Nicholas Maass

September 14, 1956 - April 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Theodore Nicholas “Tadpole” Maass, 60, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The family will be receiving visitors who wish to celebrate Ted’s life from 10:30 until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Ted was born September 14, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Theodore N. Maass, Sr. and Caroline Hunter...
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Elizabeth Parrott Smith

May 17, 1918 - April 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Elizabeth P. Smith, 98, widow of Paul A. Smith, Sr. died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Born in Society Hill, S.C., on May 17, 1918, she was the youngest daughter of Jesse Kennedy Parrott and Margaret Catherine McCall Parrott. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of St. Daniel’s Academy in Society Hill, studied voice at Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, N.C. and then moved to...
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Ingeborg Charlotte Bush

March 4, 1920 - April 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ingeborg Charlotte Bush, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at PruittHealth Blythewood. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting with funeral services, which will take place in a private family ceremony at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, April 17, 2017. "Inge" Bush was born March 4, 1920, to Johannes and Emmy Reimer in Heide, a small...
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Lucille Powell Carter

January 29, 1944 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jeanie Lancaster Lovett

October 13, 1930 - April 10, 2017

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

November 25, 1941 - April 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Charles Homer Burroughs, Jr., 75, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Burroughs died Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born on November 25, 1941 in Conway, he was...
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Rebecca Castles Gossett

September 26, 1940 - April 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rebecca “Beck” Castles Gossett, 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. ...
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Gwynne Pilcher Clamp

October 10, 1926 - April 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Laurie Gwynne Venable Pilcher Clamp, 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 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. Clamp died Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born on October 10, 1926 in Durham, North Carolina, she was a...
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Hilda Eckbauer Clark

November 4, 1924 - April 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Hilda Eckbauer Clark, 92, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 6 p.m. Mrs. Clark died Friday, April 7, 2017...
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Hilda Echbauer Clark

November 4, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Helen Codington Macdonald

October 12, 1927 - April 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Helen Codington Macdonald passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Helen was born on October 12, 1927 in Wilmington, N.C. to the late Herbert Augustus Codington and Jessie Peck Codington. Raised in Wilmington, she graduated from New Hanover High School, attended Mary Baldwin College and the Maryland College for Women. Her brother John introduced...
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Lillie Belle Loner

August 4, 1930 - April 5, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD - A funeral service for Lillie Belle Mattox Thigpen Loner, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Loner...
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Angela Denise McLeod

July 10, 1960 - April 5, 2017

Celebration of Life Services will be held 4:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at Washington Street UMC with Reverend Patricia Parrish officiating. Visitation will take place prior to the service at the church beginning at 3:00 pm.Angela Denise McLeod of Blythewood, passed away April 5, 2017. She was born July 10, 1960 to Horace and Lois Wilson Black. Angela was the beloved wife of Keith McLeod, mother...
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Selma Libby Zaiken

August 11, 1919 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Stanley L. Summer

April 10, 1942 - April 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Stanley L. "Buddy" Summer went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Stanley was born April 10, 1942 in Columbia, S.C., to Alice and Harry Summer.He was the fourth of five children and is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, June Smyrl and Nancy Vodry, and brother, Jim "Sonny" Summer. He is survived by his sister, Delores Smith of Columbia.Buddy...
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William Adrian Stuart Hunter

October 20, 1939 - March 31, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for William Adrian Stuart Hunter, 77, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Ravenwood Baptist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Hunter died Friday, March 31, 2017. Born on October 20, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harris Hunter and Dorothea Schwier Hunter. William served in the U...
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Irene A. Bacon

December 6, 1930 - March 31, 2017

COLUMBIA - Irene Hood Bacon “Tai Tai” was granted her angel wings on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the greatly loved mother of football “Bacon Bowl” sons Robin Bacon, head football coach at Spring Valley High School and former head coach at AC Flora High School, Bill Bacon, former head coach at Dreher High School and current coach at River Bluff High...
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Lena Martin Carman

August 3, 1927 - March 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lena Ruth Martin Carman, 89, will be held at 2:00 on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating the service. Burial will follow in Columbia Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the funeral home. Mrs. Carman died Thursday, March...
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Theodore Wannamaker Law

January 31, 1933 - March 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Theodore “Ted” Wannamaker Law III died peacefully in his sleep early on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Wadley, Ga. Born on January 31, 1933, in Orangeburg, S.C., Mr. Law was the son of the late Theodore Wannamaker Law, Jr. and Elizabeth James Peterkin Law. He graduated from Columbia’s Lower Richland High School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University...
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Herman Major Hutto

December 25, 1921 - March 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Herman Major Hutto, 95, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Hutto died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Born in Jasper County, he was a son of the late William Madison...
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Belle Lavisky Jewler

July 17, 1936 - March 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Belle Lavisky Jewler, wife of Allen “Jerry” Jewler and mother of Melissa Welsh of Atlanta, Ga. and Scott Jewler of San Jose, Calif., died between midnight Sunday and 1:00 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017. Belle’s proudest achievement, among many, was her active support at Beth Shalom Synagogue, Columbia: the place of worship for her parents, the late Emma and Mike...
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Carl James Palo

July 18, 1941 - March 26, 2017

IRMO - Carl James “Jim” Palo, 75, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday April 14, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Palo was born July 18, 1941 in Painesville, Ohio. He was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his three children,...
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Nancy M. Brown

April 1, 1944 - March 25, 2017

Nancy Ann McNeal Brown, 72, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, NC on April 1, 1944, to the late H. Thomas and A. Nadine McNeal. She is survived by spouse, Terry C. Brown of 40 years; children Heather and Jamie Williams and Chris and Beth Brown; grandchildren Teri Joy, Ann Louise, Joah McNeal and Adelaide Noel. Siblings: Royce and Willene McNeal, Randall...
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Norman James Norton

April 26, 1933 - March 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - Norman James Norton died on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C.He was born in Du Quoin, IL on April 26, 1933, the oldest son of James Harlan Norton and Helen Riley Norton. He grew up in Cutler, IL where his family ran Norton's Store, a family owned general store that operated in Cutler from 1908 until 1968. He attended Pinckneyville...
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Edward F. Hardy

January 2, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Elsie Jean Wackym

June 26, 1929 - March 23, 2017

WEST COLUMBIA - Mrs. Elsie Jean Wackym, 87, of West Columbia, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1929, in Camden, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Ernest Leslie Barfield and Elsie Barfield.She is survived by her husband, Phillip A. Wackym; sons, P. Ashley Wackym and his wife, Jeremy of New Brunswick, New Jersey and Paul A. Wackym and his...
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Jack Lynch Moak

May 26, 1922 - March 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Col. Jack Lynch Moak U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 94, died at his home at Still Hopes Retirement Community in West Columbia, S.C., on March 23, 2017. Born in Port Royal, S.C., on May 26, 1922, he was a son of C.C. Moak and Julia Miller Moak. Col. Moak is survived by his wife of 71 years, Julianne Fripp Moak; three daughters, Julie Petroff (Walker) of Beaufort, Jackie Knoblock (Hank) of...
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Charles Edward Kelly

January 5, 1947 - March 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Charles Edward “Chuck” Kelly, 70, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Warrior’s Walk at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. He was born January 5, 1947 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late Elmer E. Kelly and Frances Agnes O’Driscoll Kelly. He graduated from Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut and enlisted in the United States Air...
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George Andrew McIntosh

May 30, 1921 - March 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Col. George A. McIntosh (U.S. Army Ret.), age 95, a resident of Still Hopes Retirement Community, passed away on March 23rd. He was born on May 30, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were Eleanor H. and Floyd N. McIntosh. He grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Glenville H.S. in 1939. He attended Ohio University and early in 1942 was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was sent to...
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Victoria Davis Boan

May 20, 1954 - March 22, 2017

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Victoria Lynn Davis Boan, 62, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Vicki passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late David Lawrence Davis and Katheryn Spears Davis. She...
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Geraldine Saviers Dameron

December 27, 1918 - March 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jerry Dameron – wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and active volunteer – lived a busy and fulfilling life. Outgoing and caring, she was well-known and loved in her community wherever she lived. Jerry grew up in Colorado: Canon City, Colorado Springs and Denver, and received her Associate of Arts degree from Colorado College. She had a part-time career as a...
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Beatrice Eleanor Osborn

November 8, 1916 - March 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Beatrice “Aunt Bobbi” Eleanor Durham Osborn, 100, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Columbia. Born in Takely, Essex, England in 1916, she served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing member in the British Red Cross Society during World War II where she met Geoffrey Alan Osborn while he was convalescing from injuries suffered as a bomber pilot, Royal Air Force. They...
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Barbara Rice Turbeville

October 12, 1928 - March 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Barbara Rice Turbeville will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with the burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the burial at the home of Bill and Megan Turbeville. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Turbeville died Sunday,...
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Joe Luther Allen

August 24, 1923 - March 19, 2017

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - A life time of public service ended March 19, 2017 with the death of Joe L. Allen, Jr. He was born August 24, 1923 in Florence, South Carolina, the son of Joe L. and Etta Gause Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Jo Ann Hornsby and her husband Dr. Guy Hornsby of Morgantown, West Virginia; his granddaughter, Teresa Ann DeLuca of Wilkes Barrie, Pennsylvania; a...
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Phyllis DuBose Scott

July 2, 1952 - March 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Phyllis DuBose Scott, 64, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6 until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Ms. Scott died Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Scott, Jr. and Ruby...
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Claude Blakely James

March 10, 1944 - March 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Claude Blakely James, born March 10, 1944, died unexpectedly on March 17, 2017. Claude was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. He worked for USC in the Information Technology Operations Department, and after he retired several years ago, he continued to work there as a contract employee until his untimely...
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Helen Hogan

October 25, 1928 - March 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Helen Lominick Hendrick Hogan, 88, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Hogan passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter the late Otis A. Lominick and Della...
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Robert Smith Thompson

November 28, 1937 - March 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Robert Smith Thompson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, beloved husband of Judith Curfman Thompson, died March 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Dr. Milton Needham Thompson and Marian Smith Thompson of Cambridge Ohio. He was born on November 28, 1937 in East Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Thompson was a graduate of Oberlin College AB in History; Harvard University Graduate School, AM in...
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Roland Ibra Quattlebaum

September 22, 1925 - March 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - Roland “Ronnie” Ibra Quattlebaum, 91, went home to Jesus on March 9th 2017. Born September 22, 1925 in Statesboro, Ga., he is the son of the late William Floyd and Thelma Porter Quattlebaum. Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years, Lenora Crapse Quattlebaum; sons, Larry Roland Quattlebaum (Stephanie) and Robert David Quattlebaum (Laura); daughters, Victoria Q....
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Charles Jerome Connor

November 15, 1931 - March 7, 2017

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

August 13, 1940 - March 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Charles Wendell McAlister, fondly known as Coach Mac, of Columbia, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Cynthia Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at...
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Louise Brogdon Deneen

September 3, 1921 - March 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Louise Brogdon Deneen went to be with Jesus and her beloved husband on the morning of Sunday, March 5, 2017, as a result of complications from a stroke. She was united with her Bridegroom and reunited with “her Bob” on the day which would have been their 73rd wedding anniversary. She was born on September 3, 1921, in Columbia, SC, to Bertha Brogdon and Henry Grady Brogdon....
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John Eugenio Morales

February 18, 1930 - March 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - John Eugenio Morales, M.D. (Johnny) passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Columbia, S.C. Dr. Morales was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico on February 18, 1930 to the late Rosa Maria Yordan and Candelario Morales.Johnny had a wonderful childhood in his home town in the mountains of Puerto Rico. He grew up playing and enjoying the blessings of a small town where his father was the mayor...
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Frances Stogner Lee

June 18, 1933 - March 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Frances Stogner Lee died peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital after an illness. She was 83 years old. Born in Lancaster, S.C., she was the beloved daughter of Jane Small Hollis and Hamp Stogner. She was married to the late Captain Clyde Lee (USN-Ret). She was predeceased by her parents and her husband. She will be remembered for her devotion to her...
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Stephen Langton Thomas

January 30, 1940 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Mamie S. Pruitt

September 21, 1915 - February 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mamie Gunter Small Pruitt, 101, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Opus Post Acute Rehab in West Columbia. Born September 21, 1915 in the Asheville, N.C. area, Mamie spent most of her childhood in Ridge Spring, S.C. and moved to Columbia as a teenager. She attended school and worked in Columbia, retiring from Baptist Hospital. Mamie lived the last 30 or more years of...
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Katherine Coleman Elliott

May 1, 1941 - February 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Katherine Coleman Elliott, 75, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. A private burial will be held following the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Fowble. Pallbearers for the service will be James Carlisle Oxner III...
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Katherine Victoria Jumper

May 6, 1931 - February 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - Katherine Victoria Jumper, 85, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was the youngest and last surviving child of the late Henry Francis Jumper, Sr. and the former Katherine Christine Bultman. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Jumper Lane; brothers, Lucius, Henry, Jr., Fred, and John; and brother-in-law, Pete Lane. She is survived by...
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Rosalie B. Dreher

August 15, 1924 - February 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - funeral service for Rosalie B. Dreher, 92, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dr. Tony Metze officiating the service, and the burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the Good Shepherd Room at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel...
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Alice Eargle

October 8, 1941 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Margaret Shealy Rayfield

March 2, 1919 - February 24, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Margaret Shealey Rayfield, 97, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Rayfield died Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Ninety Six, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie...
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Wildie C. Hewitt

January 5, 1928 - February 24, 2017

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

October 8, 1932 - February 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for George Allen Grillo, 84, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will follow the Rosary at the funeral home until 7:00 p.m. Mr. Grillo passed away peacefully on Thursday, February...
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Carole Johanne Strange Vinck

April 20, 1939 - February 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Carole Johanne Strange Vinck, 77, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with Reverend Lee Butler officiating the service. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Vinck died Wednesday, February 22,...
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Ruth McClellion Martin

February 7, 1925 - February 21, 2017

LEXINGTON - Ruth “Mac” McClellion Martin, 92, passed away on February 21, 2017. Born in Williamston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Weston McClellion and Elizabeth Mackey. “Mac” graduated from Anderson County Hospital in 1947 as a registered nurse and continued her nursing career for 35 years. After retiring from nursing, “Mac” volunteered...
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Betty Keefe Harless

July 1, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Elizabeth Gillam Felkel

October 18, 1926 - February 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Lib” Gillam Felkel, 90, died on Sunday, February 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Shandon Baptist Church with the Reverend Dennis Banks officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Felkel was the...
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Jerry P. ALEXANDER

July 14, 1933 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Rev. Jerry Price Alexander, 83, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, with visitation following in Potts Hall. Private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Rev. Alexander died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in...
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Elisabeth Murphy Alford

May 18, 1936 - February 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elisabeth “Libby” Murphy Alford, 80, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with visitation at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Alford died Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Fredrick...
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Michael Thomas Rose

July 19, 1947 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Louis Benjamin Gilham

July 1, 1936 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Dr. Louis B. Gilham, Jr., 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Mike Baer officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Dr. Gilham died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. ...
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Rosemary Tung Chow

June 11, 1919 - February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Rosemary Tung Chow, beloved mother of Peter C. Chow, Stella C. Chow, and Dr. Jim C. Chow, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home. She was born in Beijing, China on June 11, 1918 where she graduated first in her class from Peking Medical School, specializing in internal medicine. After leaving China in 1948, she and her husband, Thomas, a general surgeon,...
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Wilbur Lyman Goodwin

September 18, 1942 - February 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Wilbur Lyman Goodwin, 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Greenlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the...
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H. Vernon Benson

August 30, 1943 - February 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - H. Vernon Benson, 73, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The family will receive friends at the residence from 3 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.He was a son of the late Pearlie and Gussie Richardson Benson, becoming a successful HVAC businessman, both independently and with his business partner forming...
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Jack Arthur Boyer

November 9, 1931 - February 6, 2017

EASTOVER - Jack Arthur Boyer, Sr., 85, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a long and fearless battle with cancer. Born in Columbia on November 9, 1931, Jack co-owned Boyer’s Country Meat Market with his brother Clyde. The meat market was originally founded by his late father, M. C. Boyer in 1925. Jack was kind and generous and loved by all who crossed his path, never meeting...
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Michael Patrick Coleman

July 20, 1967 - February 3, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Michael “Mike” Patrick Coleman, 49, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Horrell Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Coleman died Friday,...
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Hugh Thomas Arthur

June 22, 1945 - February 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hugh Thomas “Tom” Arthur II, 71, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Born on June 22, 1945 in Elkins, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Hugh Thomas Arthur and Violet Hoover Arthur. Tom was a graduate of Columbia High School and Wofford College. He received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of South Carolina and a Law degree from Mercer University. He taught...
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True Dent Henderson

June 5, 1936 - January 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - True Dent Henderson died in Columbia early on the morning of January 30, 2017, as a result of a fire in her apartment complex. Born in Cartersville, G.A., on June 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leake Henderson and Francis Dent Henderson. A descendant of early settlers in the Etowah River Valley, True came from a family of farmers and bankers. When her mother...
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Jack D. Ashley

May 1, 1934 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jack Dillard Ashley died Saturday, January 28, 2017. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Charlotte, Tennessee. He was born in Charlotte and had been a longtime resident of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee and his master’s and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University,...
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Adrian Lawrence Cordoni

August 10, 1930 - January 28, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Colonel Adrian L. “Hoss” Cordoni USAF (Ret.) died peacefully on January 28, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina at the age of 86. Lt. Col. Adrian Cordoni was born on August 10, 1930 in El Cerrito, California to Michael Cordoni and Dora L. Sherif. He graduated from high school in 1948 and attended Placer College for two years prior to joining the United States Air...
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Donald Dwain Hotz

July 27, 1932 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA On Friday, January 27, 2017, our Heavenly Father called Sgt. 1st Class, Donald D. Hotz, 84, home.A native of Glendale, Kansas, born to the late James and Ruth Hotz, Don was the third oldest sibling to BettyMae, John, George, and Ann. Don grew up on a small farm in Glendale, Kansas. He attended school at a local one-room school house and graduated from Tescott High School in 1950.Don...
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Melvin Wesley McDill

April 28, 1939 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for SFC Melvin Wesley McDill, U.S. Army, (Ret.), 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. McDill passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Born on April 28, 1939 in Escanaba, Michigan, he was a son of the late Melvin James McDill and Fern...
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Vera Branham

January 5, 1927 - January 27, 2017

COLUMBIA Mrs. Vera Lee Gladden Branham, 90, died Friday, January 27, 2017. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Born in Great Falls, she was a daughter of the late William...
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Sylvia Sharpe Hancock

February 6, 1945 - January 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sylvia Sharpe Hancock, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Olympia Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Hancock passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born on February 6, 1945 in Columbia, she was a daughter...
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John J. Leech

June 27, 1936 - January 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for MSGT John J. Leech Jr. USAF (Ret.), 80, will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with full military honors following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. John was the oldest son of Annabelle and John...
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Elizabeth H. Young

September 11, 1936 - January 25, 2017

HOPKINS - A funeral service for Elizabeth H. “Libby” Young, 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Lebanon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. ...
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Julius Wells Hair

April 24, 1920 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Julius Wells Hair, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hair passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Born on April 24, 1920 in...
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Horace Edwin Williams

May 25, 1957 - January 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Horace Edwin “Win” Williams, 59, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin with reception immediately following service at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Williams died...
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James William Bynum

January 8, 1949 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - James William “Bill” Bynum, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2017 of cardiac arrest. Bill was the son of the late Elizabeth Wells Bynum and James William Bynum, Sr. who were both of Columbia. He attended the University of South Carolina and worked for USC for over 40 years in various capacities. Bill was one of the longest serving staff members of the National...
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Kenneth David Taylor

February 4, 1959 - January 22, 2017

EASTOVER - A funeral service for Kenneth David Taylor, 57, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at McLeod United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Taylor died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, David was a son...
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Norma Niggel Rooney

September 23, 1922 - January 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Norma Niggel Rooney, 94, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Elizabeth Modlin and Carl Joseph Niggel Sr. She lived her entire life in Columbia. She attended Shandon Grammar School and Hand Junior High School, where she was May Queen. She graduated from Ursuline Academy for girls and was awarded a scholarship to attend Ursuline...
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William Ray West

November 22, 1929 - January 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Ray West, 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. West died Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Nelson, Ga., he was a son of the late John Walton and...
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Lucy Ann Hollingsworth

November 16, 1946 - January 21, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lucy Ann Hollingsworth Walker, ever elegant and outrageous, died January 21, 2017, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. A bright light and unforgettable spirit leaves us all too soon. Lucy grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she spent her summers at the family lake house swimming and waterskiing with her brother, “Butch.” She married young and travelled the world...
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Megan Jean Bryson

November 27, 1971 - January 19, 2017

SNELLVILLE, GA - A memorial service for Megan Jean Bryson, 45, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with Reverend Mark Bredholt officiating the service. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Megan passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born on November 27, 1971 in Columbia, she was a...
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Ruth Bell Truesdale

February 18, 1918 - January 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ruth Bell Truesdale, wife of the late Lewie L. Truesdale, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Clinton, S.C. on February 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John Downs and Leora Hook Bell. The family later moved to Columbia where she attended local schools. She was a 1939 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She was a member and president of Delta Zeta...
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