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

Walter Kreps Wolfe

November 1, 1926 - September 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Funeral Services for Walker K. Wolfe, Jr., 90, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia, SC. Pastor Kenneth Prill will speak at the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, at 3:30 p.m. Family visitation will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. prior to the...
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James David Boruk

September 23, 1932 - September 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - James David “Jim” Boruk, Sr., born to Annette Cook Boruk and John Boruk on September 23, 1922, died September 24, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, LaVonne Tyson Boruk; three sons, James David Boruk Jr. (Carol Boruk), Alvin Boruk and Thomas Gregory Boruk (Kathy Boruk); and great-grandson, Austin Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Mary Donna York

February 2, 1953 - September 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Donna York, 64, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Miss York died Sunday, September 24, 2017. Born on February 2, 1953, she was...
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Gail Lynn Hodges

January 27, 1948 - September 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Lt. Commander Gail Lynn Hodges, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 69, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Ronald Alvin Baldree

October 30, 1933 - September 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ronald Alvin Baldree, 84, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.Born in Madison, Fla., he was a son of the late Audrey Warren Baldree and Alvin...
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Robert Alan Brown

July 30, 1937 - September 22, 2017

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

April 4, 1929 - September 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Joan J. Johnson, 88, of Columbia passed away at home peacefully on September 22, 2017. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Joan was born April 4, 1929 in Batesburg, SC, to Paul E. and Eugenia A. Johnson. She graduated from Winthrop College with a bachelor’s degree in Education,...
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Edwin Julius Zobel

January 30, 1937 - September 20, 2017

PROSPERITY – A Celebration of Life for Edwin Julius Zobel, III, 80, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Edwin passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home...
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Dionne Rowell Sauls

March 4, 1938 - September 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Dionne Rowell Sauls, 79, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Dionne passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in...
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William Henry Esterline

April 22, 1946 - September 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – William Henry Esterline, Jr., 71, passed away on September 19, 2017. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm on Monday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.A graveside service featuring military honors will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mr. Esterline was born in Lynch, KY on April 22, 1946 to the late...
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John Gorman Clarkson

December 31, 1954 - September 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - John Gorman Clarkson III, 62, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2017. Born December 31, 1954 in Batesburg, S.C., John was the son of Mary Frances Taylor Clarkson of Columbia and the late Rev. John Gorman Clarkson, Jr. John found a passion for flying in his teenage years when his family moved to Jamaica, and after attending the University of the West Indies, he pursued a...
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Francis Lewis Parker

February 21, 1923 - September 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Francis L. Parker, 94, will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Commendation and Farewell Prayers in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 with visitation following until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr....
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Nora Oeland Frye

October 1, 1930 - September 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nora Ann Oeland Frye, 86, died Friday, September 15, 2017. A lifelong resident of Columbia, she was the only child of the late William J. & India P. Oeland and the widow of R. Lawrence Frye, Jr. Nora was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and, prior to devoting her time to her family, she taught third grade at Logan and South Kilbourne elementary schools. A smart and...
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Bonnie C. Ellis

May 26, 1922 - September 13, 2017

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

December 31, 1945 - September 12, 2017

COLUMBIA – Charles E. Boswell III, 71, of 109 Rook Branch Lane, Columbia, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born December 31, 1945, in Richland County. He was the son of the late retired Marine Lt. Col. Charles Evans Boswell, Jr. and Frances Smith Boswell who resides at Wildwood Downs Assisted Living Facility in Columbia. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated...
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Neil Joseph Mahoney

August 26, 1936 - September 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Neil J. Mahoney, age 81, passed away peacefully at Agapé Hospice House in Lexington on September 12, 2017. Born and raised in Arlington, MA, Neil was a graduate of Boston College and served in the US Navy. Neil enjoyed a successful career as an executive in sales and marketing. He authored several books about business practices, as well as a memoir about his fifty year...
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Claytor Brian Young

February 22, 1958 - September 11, 2017

HOPKINS - Claytor B. Young, 59 passed away Monday September 11, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Clay was born and raised in Hopkins on February 22, 1958 to Francis Claytor and the late...
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Gilbert R. Gredler

February 15, 1925 - September 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life service for Gilbert R. Gredler, 92, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Rutledge Chapel, USC Horseshoe. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A private burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mr. Gredler passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. ...
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George Sease Betsill

November 17, 1919 - September 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - George Sease Betsill, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the age of 97. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes. Mr. Betsill was born on November 17, 1919, in Enoree, South Carolina, the second son of Varina Feagle and William...
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Samuel Leon Kramer

September 19, 1950 - September 9, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Samuel Leon Kramer, 66, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial to follow in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, 720 Blanding Street. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Kramer died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in...
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Pearl Newton Desilet

June 9, 1928 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Rex Howland Dillingham

December 21, 1934 - September 7, 2017

COLUMBIA - Rex Howland Dillingham, MD, formerly of Columbia, died on September 7, 2017 in Orange Park, Florida. He was born on December 21, 1934, in Lancaster, SC, to Rex H. Dillingham, Sr., and Mafalda Wilson Dillingham. He was the oldest of five children. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Dillingham Lovelace, and brothers, Richard Dillingham and William Dillingham. He is survived...
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Patsy G. Robinson

March 21, 1931 - September 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Patsy Glover Robinson, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Rev. Mark Smith officiating the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Robinson passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Gastonia, N.C. on March 31, 1931, she...
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John H. Moore

October 20, 1924 - September 2, 2017

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

January 5, 1947 - September 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Charles Gregory Eaddy, Jr., 70, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior the service at the funeral home. Mr. Eaddy died Sat., Sept. 2, 2017. Born in Hemingway, SC he was a son of the late Charles...
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Jean Nicholson Watkins

June 3, 1933 - September 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jean Eleanor Nicholson (Kinnie) Watkins passed away in her home September 1, 2017.Jean was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of Robert Louis and Virginia Lee Cox Nicholson and sister to Lois Anne. Her father lovingly called her "Jeannie bug".At 84 years of age she left a legacy of kindness, compassion and servant leadership. She truly showed us the love of...
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Donald Parks Gardiner

January 14, 1933 - September 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - Donald Parks Gardiner, affectionately known as “Dah,” 84, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017. Born on January 14, 1933, in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Anderson and Lois Gardiner. He attended Grady High School in Atlanta, GA. An avid athlete, he was named to the State of Georgia All-Star team for football and basketball. He went on to play football...
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Virginia Ball Loveless

June 4, 1925 - August 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Our sweet mother, Virginia Ball Loveless, 92, passed away quietly at the Columbia Presbyterian Community on August 30, 2017. She was a graceful southern lady in the truest sense. Born June 4, 1925, in Jackson, Ga., the daughter of the late John Stilwell Ball, Sr. and the late Gail Hammond Ball, she spent an impressionable childhood, the turbulent Depression and war era, in...
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Barry Taylor Burnette

June 8, 1955 - August 29, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT - Barry Taylor Burnette, 62, of Columbia SC, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at MUSC in Charleston after a brief illness. Born June 8, 1955, he was the son of the late Ray W. and Judy B. Burnette. Barry graduated from Keenan High School and the University of South Carolina. He retired from SCANA Corporation after a 40 year career in tax and strategic planning. ...
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James Ray Thigpen

August 25, 1942 - August 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jim Thigpen was many things to many people: an inspiring, award winning teacher, a talented actor and a great director. Proud to call Chicago home, proud to show off his Navy tattoo, and proud to be a Furman University graduate, this creative force co-founded Trustus Theatre with his wife, Kay, in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Kay; brother, Ron Hale Thigpen; children, Erin...
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James Ray Thigpen

August 25, 1942 - August 29, 2017

COLUMBIA - Jim Thigpen was many things to many people: an inspiring, award winning teacher, a talented actor and a great director. Proud to call Chicago home, proud to show off his Navy tattoo, and proud to be a Furman University graduate, this creative force co-founded Trustus Theatre with his wife, Kay, in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Kay; brother, Ron Hale Thigpen; children, Erin...
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Syble Cromer Etheredge

June 23, 1928 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Marjorie Pigate Drawdy

March 22, 1926 - August 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Marjorie P. Drawdy, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Olanta, S.C.Mrs. Drawdy died Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in...
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Louise Y. Davis

January 3, 1922 - August 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - Louise Yelton Davis passed on to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Loran Marvin Yelton and Jincy Stanton Yelton and was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Thomas W. Davis, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Jincy Vaitkunas (Jim), her son, Tom Davis, Jr. (Brenda), her sister, Janie Catalano; grandchildren Michele Boulware,...
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John Hugh Fennell

January 9, 1945 - August 25, 2017

COLUMBIA - John H. Fennell, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Candy and sons, John of Asheville, NC (Samantha Moody), Tate of Tokyo, Japan and Nashville, TN; siblings, Huss Fennell (Sharon), Jenny Syracuse (George), Helen Fennell (Joe Robinson), brother-in-law, G.G. Galloway (Cindy), sister-in-law, Gay Lynn Armstrong (Paul), nieces...
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Margaret Ameen Cooper

May 21, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Margaret Ameen CooperMay 21, 1929 - August 24, 2017COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Margaret A. Cooper, 88, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with a private burial in the church memorial garden. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs....
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Elizabeth Chapman Tuck

October 4, 1925 - August 24, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elizabeth Chapman Tuck, 91, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Tuck died Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born on October 4, 1925 in Norwood, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late William...
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Thomas Scott Sarratt

December 30, 1953 - August 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Thomas Scott Sarratt, 63, passed away at his home after a brief illness on August 23, surrounded by friends and family. Born in Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late Park Volney Sarratt and Edith Scott Sarratt Jones. Tom graduated from Gaffney High School and the University of South Carolina. He was the owner of Sarratt Electronics and formerly owned Audio Alternative. Tom...
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Martha C. Hamrick

July 1, 1938 - August 23, 2017

IRMO - Martha Cook Hamrick, 79 passed away Thursday, August 23, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Woodfield Park Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Phillips officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Martha was born June 1, 1938 in...
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Frances Bardwell Powers

April 13, 1920 - August 22, 2017

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

October 8, 1919 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Mickie Ann Newcomb

October 28, 1936 - August 22, 2017

LUGOFF - A funeral service for Mickie Ann Newcomb, 80, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Watford will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.Mrs. Newcomb died Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was the Assistant...
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Mark David Spencer

April 4, 1963 - August 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mark David Spencer, 54, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 until 3:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service.Mr. Spencer died Sunday, August 20, 2017. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, he was a son of David Ross Spencer and Janet K. George Black. He graduated from Concord High...
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Harry Eugene Boswell

June 7, 1924 - August 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - Master Sgt. Harry Eugene Boswell, Sr. (U.S. Army, Ret.), 93, died at home on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was born June 7, 1924 in Decatur, IL to Harry William and Viva Idell White Boswell. He retired after 23 years from the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He was wounded in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. During his military career, he was also...
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Gerda K. Louviere

December 22, 1924 - August 20, 2017

AIKEN - A funeral service for Gerda K. Louviere, 92, formerly of Columbia, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Columbia, with burial in Florence National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Louviere, wife of the late...
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Bruce McCall Dodd

February 9, 1933 - August 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Bruce McCall Dodd, 84, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, at Northeast United Methodist Church. Burial with full military honors will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. A reception, beginning at 11:00 a.m. will precede the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Dodd...
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Melbourne Allen Stebbins

December 1, 1941 - August 18, 2017

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

December 7, 1927 - August 17, 2017

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

December 14, 1924 - August 15, 2017

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

June 1, 1968 - August 13, 2017

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

December 9, 1944 - August 12, 2017

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

May 12, 1946 - August 10, 2017

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

January 4, 1927 - August 7, 2017

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

September 20, 1932 - August 6, 2017

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

October 27, 1931 - August 4, 2017

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

June 16, 1917 - July 30, 2017

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

September 10, 1925 - July 30, 2017

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

January 10, 1928 - July 28, 2017

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

December 12, 1930 - July 24, 2017

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

June 28, 1922 - July 24, 2017

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

May 10, 1960 - July 24, 2017

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

July 18, 1934 - July 22, 2017

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

May 21, 1968 - July 21, 2017

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

December 30, 1938 - July 21, 2017

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

October 15, 1919 - July 21, 2017

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

December 29, 1924 - July 21, 2017

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

July 16, 1928 - July 20, 2017

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

April 20, 1969 - July 18, 2017

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

September 14, 1937 - July 18, 2017

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

January 17, 1922 - July 16, 2017

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

December 22, 1953 - July 16, 2017

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

August 22, 1929 - July 16, 2017

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

October 12, 1946 - July 16, 2017

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

March 26, 1928 - July 15, 2017

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

May 24, 1920 - July 15, 2017

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

February 16, 1931 - July 14, 2017

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

July 25, 1979 - July 13, 2017

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

March 10, 1926 - July 13, 2017

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

May 26, 1928 - July 12, 2017

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

October 6, 1954 - July 11, 2017

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

January 1, 1938 - July 11, 2017

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

August 28, 1946 - July 10, 2017

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

November 13, 1927 - July 9, 2017

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

November 22, 1949 - July 8, 2017

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

May 5, 1958 - July 6, 2017

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

November 28, 1923 - July 5, 2017

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

November 1, 1929 - July 2, 2017

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

September 18, 1938 - July 1, 2017

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

March 21, 1929 - July 1, 2017

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

September 12, 1945 - June 30, 2017

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

September 27, 1917 - June 30, 2017

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

December 12, 1931 - June 27, 2017

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

October 20, 1959 - June 26, 2017

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

December 25, 1954 - June 26, 2017

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

March 11, 1942 - June 26, 2017

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

September 13, 1927 - June 25, 2017

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

December 10, 1963 - June 25, 2017

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

February 3, 1937 - June 21, 2017

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

March 8, 1927 - June 21, 2017

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

November 10, 1928 - June 20, 2017

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