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

Mamie S. Pruitt

September 21, 1915 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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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. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the...
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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 Murphy and...
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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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Ellen Sheppard

January 28, 1923 - January 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ellen Hyry Sheppard was born January 28, 1923 in Champion, a small township in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ellen’s parents emigrated from Finland around 1900. She was the youngest child and fifth daughter of ten children. Ellen served as valedictorian of her high school class. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1942 to join the war effort as a secretary for the U.S....
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James Frank Copeland

July 3, 1918 - January 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - James F. Copeland, Jr. departed this life on January 17, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born July 3, 1918. He was a son of the late James Frank Copeland and Anna Joye Copeland of Timmonsville. Mr. Copeland spent his youth in the Timmonsville area. He was a graduate of Timmonsville High School, Class of 1935 and Clemson University in 1939. He received his commission as a...
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Frances Smith Culbertson

May 19, 1922 - January 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - On Monday, January 16, 2017, Frances Blackmon Smith Culbertson greeted her Lord and Savior peacefully at home. Mrs. Culbertson, widow of Brig. General Charles Boyd Culbertson (USAFR) was born in Rock Hill, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George Dewey Smith and Exie Hoffman Smith. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, in the Chapel...
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Juanita Bleakley

September 27, 1925 - January 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nita Bleakley was born September 27, 1925 to Gussie and Edna Hughes of Norway, South Carolina. She graduated from Norway High School and attended Winthrop College. She worked for Dr. Alfred F. Burnside of Columbia. While in Columbia, she met and later married E.F. Bleakley, Jr. They had two sons, E.F. Bleakley III and Earl Bleakley. Nita passed away on January 15, 2017. She was...
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James Elliott Darby

January 12, 1935 - January 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - James E. Darby, 82, passed away January 14, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy H. Darby, James was a graduate of Lower Richland High School and an avid Clemson Fan. He was the son of the late Harry N. Darby and Emily B. Darby of Lower Richland County. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harry B. Darby; and sister, Elizabeth Ann Darby deLiesseline. Surviving are...
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Daniel Elliott Youngblood

October 26, 1942 - January 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Daniel Elliott Youngblood died Saturday, January 14th, at his home. In 1966, after graduation from the College of Charleston and Columbia Theological Seminary, he began ministry in Anniston, Alabama. He, later, served churches in Iva, Spartanburg, Anderson County, and Gaffney, South Carolina. The son of W. Lee and Nell Helen Elliott Youngblood, Dan was born October 26, 1942, in...
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Sara Barnhart Hahn

March 10, 1918 - January 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Bertha Mary Wilson Moorman

April 5, 1924 - January 13, 2017

CHARLESTON - Bertha Mary Wilson Moorman was born on April 5, 1924, in Darlington, S.C. She was the daughter of Bertha Lesesne Briggs and Thomas Evans Wilson, Sr. The youngest of six children, Bert grew up in her beloved mother’s garden and in the fields and woods hunting arrowheads with her father. She attended Coker College and graduated from the University of South Carolina where...
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Freida Byrd Milne

October 2, 1929 - January 12, 2017

West Columbia – A worship service celebrating the life of Freida Byrd Milne will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be private.Freida left this earth on Thursday, January 12, 2017 to move to her permanent home in Heaven at the invitation of her personal Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Freida is the daughter of the late Charles...
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Howard Carter Harrison

April 30, 1939 - January 10, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD - Howard C. Harrison Jr. was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born on April 30, 1939, Howard was the beloved son of the late Howard C. Harrision Sr. and Lula Elizabeth Harrison Jones and Elisha Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Mary Ruth Funderburk Harrison of Blythewood; son, Howard C. “Ty” Harrison III (Diane) of...
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Virginia Whitmire Carter

August 28, 1931 - January 10, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Virginia Whitmire Carter, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Carter passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late Walter...
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Linda Looney Martin

April 12, 1952 - January 8, 2017

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

July 28, 1955 - January 7, 2017

Memorial Service for George Warwick “Wicky” Coward III, 61, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Coward passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late George Warwick Coward, Jr. and Violet Womack Clegg McCaskill. He was the husband of Martha Coward. Mr. Coward was a member of...
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Lois Ammons Klemy

April 26, 1940 - January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Eve Beatrice Capretti

January 7, 1923 - January 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Eve Beatrice Capretti, 94, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Capretti, widow of MSGT William Capretti, passed away on...
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Emil Clayton Rien

June 23, 1920 - January 6, 2017

COLUMBIA Emil Clayton Rien, 96, former long-time resident of Williamsville and Getzville N.Y., passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Athlene M. (Verheul) Rien, he was the father of Janet Stevens (Charles) and Diane Phinney (Craig); grandfather of Scott Phinney (Jessica Harvey), Jonathan “Jack” Phinney (Jessica), Christopher Stevens and Sarah Stevens; and...
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Georgia Herbert Hart

September 26, 1919 - January 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Georgia Hull Herbert Hart, most currently of Still Hopes, West Columbia, where she and her many friends made new friends every day, died Thursday, January 5, 2017. Georgia, a strong, smart, courageous Southern Lady, graduated from Columbia High School and Sweet Briar Collage. She was a daughter: Robt. Beverley and Georgia Hull Herbert; a wife: Dr. George C Hart; a mother: Becky ...
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William Raymond Woodward

November 22, 1982 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Thelma Meetze Derrick

May 8, 1931 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Myrtle Terrell Chapin

December 29, 1933 - January 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Myrtle T. Chapin, 83, passed away after a three year battle with cancer on January 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday , January 9, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Florence National Cemetery. Myrtle was born December 29...
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Richard Keith Turbyfill

June 14, 1964 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Richard Keith Turbyfill, Sr., 52, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born in Banner Elk, North Carolina, he was the son of Richard Calvin Turbyfill and Barbara Ann Hunter. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
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Jacqueline McNeill Cauthen

January 13, 1924 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jacqueline McNeill “Jackie” Cauthen died Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Pineland, Texas on January 13, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Lottie and William McNeill. She married the late William Roy Cauthen in 1946. She was a longtime member of Saint Andrews Road Church of Christ, where she provided the altar flowers for Sunday services. After a...
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Anita Babish

March 23, 1936 - January 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Anita Jean Babish, 80, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Rose Samet Kline

March 26, 1934 - January 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Funeral Service for Rose Samet Kline, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Burial will follow in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zachary Kline, Christian Player, Tobie Drucker, Jerry Kline, Guerry Sample, Robert Weinstein, Fred Feldman, and Johnny George. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting...
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Eugene Barney Rawls

August 14, 1925 - January 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Eugene Barney Rawls, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Bethany Chapel, 2917 Park Street, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Rawls passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. ...
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Sixto Padilla

April 6, 1940 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jeanne Brown Crawford

March 3, 1925 - December 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - Thelma Jeanne Brown Crawford, 91, died December 31, 2016 at the Saluda Nursing Center, Saluda SC. Born March 3, 1925 in Orangeburg, she was the daughter of Henry Grady Brown, Sr. and Thelma Lou Smoak. Jeanne graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia and worked at Fort Jackson during World War II and for the Veterans Administration after the war, where she met her husband,...
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Edward Chalgren

November 18, 1913 - December 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - Col. Edward “Gus” Chalgren Jr, U.S. Army (Ret.), 103, died December 31, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with burial in the church graveyard. Reception will follow the service in Satterlee Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. ...
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Rena Smith King

October 3, 1929 - December 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rena Smith King, 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Mrs. King died Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Bamberg, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Hazel Neal Smith. She...
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Betty Jean S Stanley

March 1, 1928 - December 30, 2016

SHELBY N.C. – Betty Jean Stackhouse Stanley, surrounded by her family, passed into the loving arms of God on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, North Carolina. Betty was born in Dillon, South Carolina, on March 1, 1928 to the late Joseph Herbert Stackhouse and Sarah Louise (nee Calais) Stackhouse Kuker. She grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and...
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Margaret Martin

March 10, 1918 - December 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Turbeville Martin, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. and also at the cemetery following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Martin died Tuesday, December 27, 2016. ...
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Samuel Michael Elkins

June 26, 1946 - December 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - Samuel Michael Elkins, CLU, died peacefully at home on Monday December 26, 2016, after a long illness. He was not ready to give up, and his family considers him a warrior of strength. When Hospice interviewed him the first time, he politely stated that he was not ready. Unfortunately none of us are in charge of those decisions. He was born in Hazelhurst, Georgia to Ruth and Isadore...
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Ava Lee Collingwood

October 28, 1957 - December 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - Visitation for Ava Lee Collingwood, 59, will be held from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia. The family will receive friends after the service at her parents’ home.Memorials may be made to...
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Margie Louise Adams

April 3, 1932 - December 24, 2016

HOPKINS - Services for Margie Louise Adams, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Leading the service will be Rev. Glen McGugan, Sr. assisted by Rev. Chucky Chandler. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. ...
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Robert A. Foy

May 5, 1933 - December 24, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Robert Allen Foy, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with a private family burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Foy died Saturday, December 24, 2016. Born in Farmington, Ky., he was a son of the late...
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Barbara Willins Hotchkiss

July 16, 1924 - December 24, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - Barbara Willins Hotchkiss died in West Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, December 24, 2016. She was born in New York, N.Y. on July 16, 1924, and spent much of her childhood in Natick, Mass. She attended Cushing Academy in Ashburnham Mass. and received her BA from Wheaton College, Norton Mass. and her MA in Spanish from Middlebury College, Vt. She was predeceased by her husband of 53...
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Thomas H. Westmoreland

January 28, 1925 - December 23, 2016

Thomas Harn Westmoreland, 91 of Columbia left his earthly home surrounded by his family singing him into the arms of Jesus on December 23 at The Crossings on Clemson Road after a couple of months of declining health. A memorial service celebrating his life will be on Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Boyce Chapel. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27 from 4:00 - 7...
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Lawrence M. Loveless

July 9, 1922 - December 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Lawrence M. Loveless, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Columbia Presbyterian Communities’ Chapel at 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Loveless passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in McCormick, S.C., he was a son of the late James Wilson Loveless and...
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Frances Riley Moore

March 29, 1920 - December 22, 2016

Frances Huggins Riley Moore, age 96, peacefully passed away on December 22, 2016 in the loving care of The Elizabeth House in Hendersonville N.C.Frances was born on March 29, 1920, in Columbia S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Capers Huggins and Kate Taylor Huggins and her brother, Jesse Capers Huggins Jr. In addition, she was preceded in death by Edwin E Riley and John Morris...
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Bryan Lawrence Walker

October 18, 1939 - December 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Bryan Lawrence Walker, M.D., 77, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service and a private burial will follow in Marietta, S.C., at the Cleveland Family Cemetery. Bryan died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Augusta, G...
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James Donald Radtke

June 8, 1958 - December 21, 2016

James Donald Radtke, 58, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016. A visiation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Joyce C. Burriss

June 28, 1941 - December 21, 2016

EASTOVER – Services for Joyce Crosby Burriss, 75, will be held at 12 noon on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Burriss, wife of the late Milford D. “Mickey” Burriss, died Wednesday,...
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Rayna Barroll Aschaffenburg

April 23, 1930 - December 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dr. Rayna Barroll Aschaffenburg passed away on December 20, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. Rayna was a classical concert pianist. Her children’s earliest memories were of Rayna’s devoting nearly all non-child care hours to practicing the piano. If she missed a single note, she would replay the entire piece until it was flawless; this was a lesson for her children better...
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Lillian Elizabeth Morris

July 7, 1925 - December 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lillian Elizabeth Thompkins Morris, 91, wife of the late Vernon C. Morris, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, surrounded by her family. Lillian was born in Conway on July 7, 1925 to the late Gabriel Patrick and Rosa Lee Thompkins. She attended Green Sea High School in Green Sea, S.C. She loved to work in her yard transplanting trees...
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Marvis Keels Hemphill

February 18, 1930 - December 18, 2016

COLUMBIA - A visitation for Marvis Keels Hemphill, 86, will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Hemphill passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Born February 18, 1930 in Sardis, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry W. and Leona L. Keels, and he widow of Frank D...
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William Herman Lesslie

October 6, 1925 - December 17, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA William Herman Lesslie, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at his residence at Laurel Crest in West Columbia, S.C. Born in Rock Hill, S.C. on October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Elloree Walker Lesslie and William Sloan Lesslie. He graduated from Rock Hill High School, volunteered for the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and enrolled in the U.S. Navy V-12 program at the...
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Anne Marie Sullivan

August 17, 1923 - December 17, 2016

COLUMBIA – Anne Sullivan, 93, beloved wife of the late John E. Sullivan, entered her Heavenly home on Saturday, December 17, 2016. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20,...
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Emma Hughes White

September 5, 1920 - December 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A private family service for Emma “Nicki” Hughes White, 96, will be held at a later date at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with entombment in the church columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. White died Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born in Parkton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Mary Florence Johnson...
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Margaret Fanning Durham

November 12, 1923 - December 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Fanning Durham, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Durham died Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Bess Harris Fanning. A graduate of Dreher High School and the University...
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Margaret Fanning Durham

November 12, 1923 - December 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Fanning Durham, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Durham died Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Bess Harris Fanning. A graduate of Dreher High School and the University...
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Leslie Gayle Walker

March 23, 1963 - December 15, 2016

Leslie Gayle Walker, 53, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Karen Ruth Herrington

August 12, 1959 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Heavrin Snyder

August 10, 1927 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Maj. Heavrin “Duke” Snyder, U.S. Army (Ret.), 89, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Snyder passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Born on August 10, 1927 in Patesville, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Hilary ...
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Barbara Bundrick Clark

June 3, 1923 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barbara Bundrick Clark, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Clark, widow of Al D. Clark, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Born on June 3, 1923...
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Joseph Thomas Golden

March 8, 1932 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Joseph Thomas Golden, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Matthews. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Golden completed his race on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Dorn VA Medical Center. Born on March 8, 1932 in Wilmington, Delaware, he was a son of the late Joseph...
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Linda Smyrl Martin

December 17, 1952 - December 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Our mother, wife, sister, and great friend, Linda June Smyrl Martin, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 after a brief battle with ALS. Linda was born on December 17, 1952 in Columbia. She was the dearly loved daughter of the late Hugh Jennings “Buddy” Smyrl and Betty June Summer Smyrl both of Columbia. Linda was the rock and foundation of a close...
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Angelo Anthony Amodio

June 15, 1925 - December 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Mass of Christian burial for Angelo Anthony “Tony” Amodio, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following until 7:00 p.m.Mr. Amodio...
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George Ronald Holmes

June 2, 1939 - December 12, 2016

IRMO Dr. George R. Holmes died from complications associated with his Parkinson’s on December 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by his beloved wife, Elaine Graffis Holmes, his adult children, Georgia Lynne Holmes Doran, daughter, and Mark Timothy Holmes, son, and grandson James Richard (Jack) Doran, IV. Dr. George R. Holmes was the fourth son of William and Elizabeth Holmes, born June 2,...
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Miriam B. Craft

January 2, 1928 - December 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Miriam Bolin Craft, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the funeral home. Mrs. Craft died Sunday, December 11, 2016. Born in Neeses, S.C., she was a daughter of...
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David Carl Scarborough

August 26, 1947 - December 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - A visitation and brief service for David Carl Scarborough, Jr., 69, will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will follow at a later date in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia. David passed away at his home in Hanahan between Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12, 2016 of natural causes. Born in Columbia, he...
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