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

Eugene Lail

July 31, 1929 - December 13, 2017

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

July 24, 1932 - December 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William James “Jim” Sarvis, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Suber-Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Sarvis...
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Joyce Setzler Hudson

November 29, 1926 - December 9, 2017

COLUMBIA A private graveside service for Joyce Setzler Hudson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in First Presbyterian Churchyard. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Hudson died December 9, 2017. Born November 29, 1926 in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of the late Roy Setzler and Willie Mae Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband of...
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Sadie Segars Kelly

October 15, 1921 - December 8, 2017

CAYCE - Sadie Segars Kelly, 96, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in her home with her daughter Barbara by her side. She was a longtime resident of Cayce. Sadie was born in Kelley Town, Darlington County, S.C. on October 15, 1921 to the late William Robert and Sarah Laney Kelley Segars. She was a loyal member of Faith Lutheran Church in Cayce. She was also a member of Transfiguration...
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Margie Cook Green

February 4, 1930 - December 7, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Margie Cook Green, 87, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Green, wife of the late Mr. Raymond William Green, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a...
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Nell P. Atwell

October 12, 1932 - December 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Nell P. Atwell, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born on October 12, 1932 in Boiling Springs, Lexington County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late W. Roscoe Phillips and Ona Mae Barr Phillips. She retired in 1995 from the South Carolina State Department of Revenue. Surviving are her son, Timothy O’Neal Stork, Sr. of Cayce; daughter, Lynne S. Lee (Gregory) of...
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Sandra Ann Flewellen

July 2, 1960 - December 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Sandra Ann Flewellen (formerly McKinney), passed away on December 3, 2017. She was born on July 2, 1960 and was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Sandra received a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. She was much beloved by her colleagues and friends at Home Advantage Realty. Sandra is...
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Henry Thomas Osborne

July 13, 1954 - December 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Henry Thomas Osborne, Jr., 63, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.Mr. Osborne died Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Myrtle Causey Osborne and Henry...
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Jeannine Aycock Beard

August 12, 1929 - December 1, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Jeannine Aycock Beard, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Heyward Street United Methodist Church (formerly Wesley Memorial UMC), with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends briefly following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Beard died...
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Dorothy Coe Kelley

November 7, 1929 - November 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - Dorothy Coe Kelley was welcomed into Heaven on November 30, 2017. Memorial services for Mrs. Kelley will be held in Boyce Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Columbia at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 officiated by the Rev. Dennis Banks and Rev. Richard Humphries. A private family burial will take place prior to the memorial service. The family will receive friends...
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Christine Hayward Estes

September 22, 1947 - November 27, 2017

COLUMBIA - Christine Hayward Estes, 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 27 from complications of long-term Type 1 diabetes. She is survived by her daughter, Tara Kreh-Boyer and grandson, Maxwell Boyer both of Columbia; sisters, Cynthia Hayward (Peter Pleitner) of Ann Arbor, MI and Cecily (Jim Hastings) of Sacramento, CA; step-children, Tod Estes (Julie Haeger), Paul (Lori Estes...
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Donald Quay Stuart

February 19, 1943 - November 26, 2017

IRMO – Donald Quay Stuart, 74, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Born in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Morgan and Zora Galbreath Stuart. He retired as vice-president and general manager of Pro-America Company in 1997. Donald attended Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Donna Petrazio Stuart; sons, Chip Stuart and Joe...
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Mary Geranios Marcille

March 3, 1924 - November 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Geranios Marcille, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, with a private burial at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Marcille died Sunday, November...
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Arthur Camden Lewis

February 28, 1941 - November 25, 2017

COLUMBIA Arthur Camden Lewis, born February 28, 1941, died Saturday November 25, 2017. Cam was the son of the late Art “Pappy” and Mary Belle Lewis of Parkersburg, West Virginia.After growing up in Morgantown, West Virginia, son of the head football coach of West Virginia University, Cam attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played quarterback for the...
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Ann Berry Derrick

June 11, 1937 - November 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - Ann Derrick died November 23, 2017, after a seven year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was the first child of Boyce and Ruby Berry of Spartanburg. Educated in the Spartanburg public schools, she graduated from Limestone College with a degree in social work. Her career as a social worker began first in Charleston, then Greenville, Birmingham and finally Columbia where...
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Louis Blanding Fowler

August 16, 1924 - November 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Louis Blanding Fowler, 93, loving husband of 69 years to Inez Glenn McLaurin Fowler (Glennie), entered into his eternal rest Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017 at the Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, November 29, 2017 in the chapel at the Dunbar Funeral Home at 3926 Devine Street with his best friend,...
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Richard Lee Tapp

March 12, 1934 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Wade Hampton Padgett

May 29, 1947 - November 19, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Wade Hampton Padgett III, 70, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive guests from 12:15 until 1:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Padgett died Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was the...
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William Acy Roberson

August 21, 1958 - November 19, 2017

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

May 19, 1931 - November 19, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD - Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Aaron, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Interment will be private at a later date. Dunbar...
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Martha Jo Gore

May 13, 1935 - November 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - Martha Jo Gore, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mrs. Gore or Jo was widowed and survived by her sons, Rock Nichols of Rock Hill and Robert Moberg of Columbia; daughter, Tracy Jo Wright of Elgin; grandchildren Jessica Nichols of Rock Hill, Christina Holman and Lee Wright both of Columbia and Justin Amick of Myrtle Beach; great-grandchildren, David...
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Helen Kellam Presty

December 15, 1932 - November 18, 2017

COLUMBIA - Helen Kellam Presty went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will be private. Helen was born in Belle Haven, VA to Estella and John Kellam. She will be remembered for her love of beauty and animals. Mrs. Presty was a talented designer,...
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Theodore Christopher Bobilin

December 30, 1930 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Sue Janes Barnes

April 23, 1941 - November 16, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Sue Janes Barnes, 76, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Shandon United Methodist Church with a reception following in Player Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Barnes passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born in Canal Zone, Panama on April 23, 1941, she was the daughter of the late...
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Anthony Donald Veschusio

September 13, 1948 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Alice Gardner Stephenson

November 6, 1927 - November 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - Alice Gardner Stephenson, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held in the mausoleum chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Mrs. Stephenson was born November 6, 1927 in Raleigh, N.C. to Glenn Everette and Lola Denning Gardner. She was married to H.P. Stephenson in 1946 and together...
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Rogers Sanders Harris

February 22, 1930 - November 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - The Right Reverend Rogers Sanders Harris, 87, of Still Hopes Retirement Community died Wednesday, November 15. Born in Anderson, S.C., on February 22, 1930, he was the son of Sarah Sanders Harris and Wilmot Louis Harris. He attended Anderson Boys' High School, the McCallie School, and the University of the South. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the...
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Edna E. Leapard

April 17, 1925 - November 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Edna Elizabeth Leapard, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 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, November 16, 2017, at the funeral home. Mrs. Leapard died Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born in Greenville, SC, she was a daughter of...
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Gelene Duncan Ellsworth

December 31, 1940 - November 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Surrounded by her loving family, Gelene Alderman Duncan Ellsworth went to join her Savior on Sunday, November 12, 2017, after an extended illness. A private family burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery on Thursday, November 16, and visitation will follow from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Jackson Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion Street, Columbia.Born in Columbia on New Year'...
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Helen Porter Ray

September 20, 1926 - November 12, 2017

SUMMERVILLE - A funeral service for Helen Porter Ray, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Ray died Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born in Lockhart, SC, she was a daughter of the late...
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Gladys Lanham Sweeney

January 23, 1933 - November 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - Gladys L. Sweeney, 84, passed away on November 12, 2017 and now is with our beloved Lord Jesus. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Mrs. Sweeney was born January 23, 1933...
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Lucile Benson Campbell

August 12, 1926 - November 10, 2017

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Lucile Benson Campbell, 88, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Campbell, widow of the late Harvey Grover Campbell, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Born in Conway, S.C. on August 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Charlie...
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Maria Metts Keefe

November 19, 1968 - November 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Maria M. Keefe, 48, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Keefe passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Born on November 19,...
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Birdie Iola Culp

September 27, 1927 - November 7, 2017

COLUMBIA A graveside service for Birdie Iola Culp, 90, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Culp died Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born in Columbia on September 27, 1927, she was a daughter of the late David Switzer and...
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Michael J. Price

January 7, 1933 - November 6, 2017

LEXINGTON - Michael Joseph Price, Jr. passed way on November 6, 2017 at the age of 84 in Lexington, S.C. Michael was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (McDermott) Price and was born on January 7, 1933 in Wilkensburg, Pennsylvania. Formerly a resident of Mount Dora, Florida, Michael relocated to the Columbia, South Carolina in 2008. Michael attended Mt. Lebanon High School and...
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Joyce Young Wright

June 22, 1928 - November 6, 2017

COLUMBIA Joyce Young Wright, 89, widow of H. Allen Wright, died Monday, November 6, 2017. A native of Greenwood, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Samuel Frank and Lucille Perrin Young, who were descendants of early pioneer families of South Carolina. A graduate of Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing in Greenville, S.C., she was a registered nurse. Joyce held positions as head...
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John C. Rogers

October 10, 1923 - November 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - John C. Rogers, 94, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on November 6, 2017 after a brief illness. Born on October 10, 1923 in Marion, S.C., he was the son of the late Shepherd “Shep” Rogers and Minnie Williams Rogers. John grew up at the Epworth Orphanage in Columbia. Soon after graduating from high school, he entered the US Army Eighth Air Force to serve in World...
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Terry DeWayne Goins

July 2, 1971 - November 5, 2017

COLUMBIA - Terry DeWayne Goins, Sr., 46, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel officiated by Bishop Eddie Fleming. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Park in Sumter, S.C... The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm on Wednesday at Dunbar...
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Albert Gordon Warrington

April 6, 1927 - November 5, 2017

COLUMBIA Albert Gordon "Buddy" Warrington, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Columbia. Born April 6, 1927 at Ft. Meade, Maryland, he was the son of Harry Emilio Warrington and Emma Griffith Warrington. Buddy enlisted in the Marine Corps in April, 1945, and was discharged the following year. He spent his professional career in the printing industry and was the...
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Drucy Ann Lovelace Siokos

December 10, 1931 - November 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Drucy Ann Lovelace Siokos, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers for the service will be James Zachary Matthews, John Hunter Matthews, George Zachary Siokos, John Zachary...
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Edwin Allen Hancock

October 25, 1942 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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John William Riddle

December 4, 1928 - October 31, 2017

COLUMBIA - Services for John William “Bill” Riddle will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Riddle died October 31, 2017. He was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on December 4, 1928 to the late Frank Clark and Sara Glenn Riddle. He was an Elder and Sunday School Superintendent...
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Beaumont Barringer Cathcart

July 14, 1929 - October 30, 2017

Beaumont Barringer Palmer Cathcart, a lifelong resident of Columbia, S.C., died Monday, October 30, 2017. Mrs. Cathcart was the former Lucy Beaumont Barringer, born in Columbia, South Carolina, July 14, 1929 to parents Laurence Scott Barringer and Louise Dulin Barringer. When Beaumont was a child, she and her parents lived at the Hotel Columbia which her family owned. Beaumont recalled riding her...
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Juanita Wingard Meeks

May 2, 1938 - October 30, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Juanita “Nita” Wingard Meeks, 79, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the funeral home. Mrs. Meeks died Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Columbia, S.C., she...
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Thelma SIZEMORE

November 13, 1920 - October 30, 2017

ROCK HILL Thelma Mary Johnson Sizemore, 96, formerly of Columbia, S.C., died Monday, October 30, 2017 at Wellmore Assisted Living, Tega Cay, S.C. Born November 13, 1920 in Columbia, S.C., to Jesse Arthur Johnson and Annie Jackson Johnson, Thelma was the second oldest of four sisters (Litia Mae Scott, Ethel "Minerva" McCoy, Jessie "Tency" Grubbs). Thelma attended...
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Treasure Bouvy Charlan

June 2, 1941 - October 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Treasure Bouvy Charlan, 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Mrs. Charlan passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. Born on June 2, 1941 in Santa Monica, California, she was a daughter of the late Jack William Bouvy and June Sasusia Bouvy. ...
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George McGregor Whitaker

May 30, 1961 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Barney F. Anderson

May 14, 1933 - October 24, 2017

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Barney Franklin Anderson, 84, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the funeral home. Mr. Anderson passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Born on May 14, 1933 in...
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James Edwin Hunter

October 22, 1925 - October 23, 2017

COLUMBIA - James Edwin Hunter III entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 23, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Cathedral on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following in Satterlee Hall. Burial in the churchyard will precede the service. Mr. Hunter was born in Sumter, S.C. on October 22, 1925, the son of Sara deSaussure Edmunds and...
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Marie Renee Keigley

July 27, 1931 - October 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Marie Renee Roby Keigley, 86, passed away in her home on Sunday, October 21, 2017. A loving mother and patriotic Army Wife of 61 years. Marie was born in Angouleme, France, the daughter of WWI veteran Jean Roby and Andree Marie (Pressigout) Roby. Marie was a survivor of WWII and the Nazi occupation. She taught kindergarten for several years prior to working on a U.S. Army base. It was...
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Josephine Stout Lumpkin

July 4, 1921 - October 22, 2017

COLUMBIA - Josephine Stout Lumpkin, known to all as “Bittie,” passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. Born on July 4, 1921 in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late James M. Stout and Mary Belle Fuller Stout. Although she began her life’s journey in Washington, the early death of her mother brought her to Columbia, South Carolina in the depths of the Great Depression to...
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George John Schneider

December 31, 1956 - October 21, 2017

BLYTHEWOOD - Sam Schneider, 60, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home.A Celebration of Life Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.Sam was born December 31, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY to the late...
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John Richard West

August 3, 1959 - October 20, 2017

COLUMBIA - John Richard West, 58, of Columbia, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. John was born August 3, 1959 in Columbia to William Ray and Barbara Jean...
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William Barnwell Tarrant

October 8, 1925 - October 18, 2017

LEXINGTON – William Barnwell Tarrant, 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Born in Columbia, he...
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James William Coggins

November 22, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Lexington- A Gathering of Friends and Family for James “Jim” William Coggins, Jr., 74, will be held at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street ChapelJim passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born on November 22, 1942 in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late James William Coggins, Sr. and Frederica Blakely Coggins. He attended...
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Barbara Martin Horne

June 9, 1933 - October 15, 2017

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barbara Martin Horne, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Christ Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Horne died Sunday, October 15, 2017. ...
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Geraldine Starling Cooper

December 13, 1926 - October 14, 2017

COLUMBIA - Geraldine “Gerry” Starling Cooper, 90 of Lexington passed away October 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Gerry was born December 13, 1926 to Wesley H. Starling and Hazel Starling Fetner. She was a faithful member of The Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. In addition to her...
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Monte Darrel McGovern

July 10, 1943 - October 13, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lt. Col. Monte Darrel McGovern, U.S. Army (Ret.), 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Mr. McGovern passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Born on July 10...
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BarBara Jean Callan

July 9, 1938 - October 12, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Barbara Jean Callan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Callan passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. Born in New...
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Mary Burke Davis

January 24, 1924 - October 11, 2017

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mary Burke Davis, 93, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a private burial in Penn Branch Cemetery in North, South Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born in Alcolu, S.C. on January 24...
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Timothy Dean Godbold

August 4, 1950 - October 10, 2017

SUMTER - Timothy “Tim” Dean Godbold, 67, passed away October 10, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Tim was born August 4, 1950 in Marion, S.C. to Kenneth Lee Godbold,Sr. and Faye Smith Godbold. He is survived by his sister, Linda Carter; brother, Lee Godbold; niece, Shannon Elvington (Chris); two...
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Carmen Cecilia Dessau

December 5, 1930 - October 10, 2017

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Carmen Dessau passed away October 10, 2017 in Lexington, South Carolina. Carmen was born in Del Rio, Texas on December 5, 1930, the daughter of Gertrude and Cesar Gonzalez. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ralph B Dessau. Carmen studied at Sacred Heart in Del Rio and then Trinity University in San Antonio. She came to lead a very international life. First, she...
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Elise Brandenburg Campbell

February 12, 1932 - October 8, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elise Brandenburg Campbell, 85, passed away October 8, 2017. Born on February 12, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA., she was the daughter of the late John Martin Brandenburg, Sr. and Elizabeth Moody Brandenburg. Elise was preceded in death by her two sons, William Youmans Edens, Jr. and James Michael Edens. She is survived by her two brothers, John Martin Brandenburg, Jr. of Columbia...
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Joseph C. Looney

June 29, 1926 - October 8, 2017

COLUMBIA – Services for Joe C. Looney, 91, will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Deaf Ministry, 1306 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201. Joe Looney died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Sumter Nursing Home. Surviving are his son, Jackie C. Looney (Brenda Looney); granddaughters, Tabitha Looney...
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Andrew Theodore Fiffick

December 14, 1946 - October 6, 2017

COLUMBIA - Having passed through the valley of the shadow of death, Andrew Theodore "Terry" Fiffick, III, 70, received his eternal reward on Friday, October 6, 2017, and will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23).Terry was born in Johnstown, PA, on December 14, 1946, to the late Andrew Theodore Fiffick, Jr. and Marjorie Louise Kufel Fiffick.After attending Hillcrest High...
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Carolyn Smith McComb

November 9, 1942 - October 4, 2017

COLUMBIA - Carolyn Smith McComb of Woodlake Village in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, she would have celebrated her 75th birthday in November. Carolyn was born in Washington, DC on November 9, 1942. As the daughter of an Army Colonel, Carolyn traveled the United States and the world as a child. But she...
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Elliott Olin McElveen

December 23, 1930 - October 2, 2017

COLUMBIA - Elliott Olin McElveen Jr. passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Columbia on December 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Dr. Elliott Olin McElveen and Alice Allen McElveen. Mr. McElveen was a graduate of Dreher High School, attended The Citadel, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the...
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Bernice Stokes Folsom

September 22, 1924 - October 2, 2017

COLUMBIA – Bernice Stokes Folsom, 93, died Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Camden, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Stokes and Jennie Moss Marshall. Mrs. Folsom was a judge in Ikebana International and volunteered for 20 years at Baptist Primetimes Hospital. A member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, she was also a member of Landscape Design Council, Garden Club of South...
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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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