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

Patricia Setzer

October 16, 1934 - September 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Patricia Mealing Setzer passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist following an extended and courageous battle with cancer. Pat spent her youth in North Augusta, South Carolina and graduated with honors from Furman University. A blind date between the Furman cheerleader “Pat” and a handsome Citadel Cadet “Hugh” led to a marriage that...
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Frank Garkisch

July 21, 1924 - September 22, 2016

LEXINGTON - A funeral service for Frank Garkisch, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sumter Highway. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ralph Rabon, Joshua Lang, Adam Rickards, Caleb Lang,...
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Nell Manuel Cox

March 11, 1918 - September 22, 2016

COLUMBIA – Nell Manuel Cox, 98, mother, grandmother and long-time Columbia resident, died peacefully in her sleep at the All Seasons Hospice just before midnight on Thursday, September 22, 2016. She was born March 11, 1918 in Allendale County near Sycamore to the late Mary Main Manuel and Fred Wilson Manuel, their 7th child. She was preceded in death by her 10 brothers and sisters, as well...
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Charles Montgomery Hill

December 12, 1921 - September 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Clara Starling Hunter

February 23, 1931 - September 21, 2016

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

July 4, 1946 - September 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Van Dorn Lott

February 15, 1927 - September 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Van Dorn Lott, Jr., 89, will be held at 3:00 Monday, September 26, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend Dr. Daniel H. Hank, PhD officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Lott died Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born on...
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Grace Shealy Phillips

July 10, 1925 - September 20, 2016

HOPKINS - A graveside service for Grace Shealy Phillips, 91, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. Mrs. Phillips died Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born in Eastover, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Lloyd and Viola Martin Shealy. Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of...
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Jeanette Ludgate Kimbrough

December 9, 1930 - September 18, 2016

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

March 15, 1926 - September 17, 2016

LEXINGTON A memorial service for Rees Jenkins Jr., 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Jenkins died Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born to missionaries in Kobe, Japan, he was a son of the late Rev. Charles...
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Dorothy L. Sanders

July 29, 1924 - September 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dorothy Lane Sanders passed away on Saturday morning, September 17, 2016, surrounded by her beloved family and friends. She is finally free of the weakened body that has encased her tremendous spirit for the past decade. No more is she dependent on caring, helping hands to assist her in daily life; she is dancing with angels and free from pain. Although she lived to be 92 years...
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Robert William Degenhart

September 24, 1922 - September 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mass of the Resurrection for Robert W. Degenhart, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia, SC with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. The rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. with a visitation following until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia. Memorials may be made to St....
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Margaret LaBoone Dacus

June 18, 1930 - September 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Margaret LaBoone Dacus, 86 years old, devoted wife of the late Howard Craton Dacus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Mrs. Dacus was born in Easley on June 18, 1930, the daughter of the late Lawrence Joseph LaBoone (former Easley Police Chief) and the late Cleo Elizabeth Gaillard. She was a faithful wife and a devoted and loving caregiver of her beloved...
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Lee Florence Reeves

December 31, 1954 - September 10, 2016

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

October 27, 1952 - September 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Virginia Peggy Sutherland

March 21, 1950 - September 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - Virginia “Peggy” Sutherland, 66, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her home. Born March 21, 1950 in Abbeville, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Sutherland and Anna Belle Turner Sutherland. She resided at Babcock Center in Columbia since 1984. She is survived by her companion, Johnny Taylor; a sister, Sally Fithian of Hazelton, IN;...
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William Frederick Austin

February 12, 1930 - September 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - William Frederick “Bill” Austin, 86, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, he attended Greenwood High School. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Erskine College in 1953 and the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 1955. He was admitted to...
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Philip L. Meek

December 5, 1920 - September 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Colonel Philip Leslie Meek, age 95, died on September 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Esther Gardner and George William Meek of York, SC; and a sister Marjorie Meek Clark of Chester. He was born in York, SC on December 5, 1920. A service in celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Bethel United Methodist Church,...
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Sharon Kay Jenkins

February 22, 1957 - September 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sharon Kay Jenkins, 59, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Ms. Jenkins died Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Born on February 22, 1957 in Columbia,...
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Margaret Windhorn Floyd

May 26, 1930 - September 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Margaret Windhorn Floyd, 86, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend David Bauser officiating the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mrs. Floyd passed away after a long illness on September 6, 2016 in Columbia. She was born May 26, 1930, to John Lomas...
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Juliette Roberts Dreher

August 17, 1923 - September 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Juliette Roberts Dreher, 93, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Dreher died Monday, September 5, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late...
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Barry Daniel Hoover

April 14, 1961 - September 4, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Barry Daniel Hoover, 55, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Hoover died Sunday, September 4, 2016. Born in Richmond, Va., he was a son of the late Frazier Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth Leonard Hoover. Surviving are his brother, David Brian Hoover (Kimberly) of Clayton, N.C.;...
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Robert Louis Seymour

October 4, 1925 - September 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Robert Louis Seymour, 90, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a brief illness. He was born on October 4, 1925 in Yonkers, New York, and was predeceased by his parents, Basil and Emma Seymour. Robert is survived by Darian Whitehurst Scalard and her husband, Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Robert Seymour, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton St James Seymour, Mr. and Mrs....
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Clarence L. Mizell

January 2, 1931 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Clarence L. Mizell, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Mizell died Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born in Pensacola, Fla., he was a son of the late Jesse Theodore and Callie Catherine Flowers Mizell. He retired from the U.S. Army...
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Edmund H. Carpenter

August 16, 1938 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Col. Edmund Carpenter, Jr., age 78, will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Burial with full military honors will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery following the funeral service. Ed passed away Thursday, September 1,...
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Joel Wayne Lawson

February 27, 1916 - September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Colonel Joel Wayne "Jay" Lawson, 100, died peacefully at his residence on September 1, 2016. He was born January 27, 1916. His parents were Lott and Myrtle Ruth Lawson. He attended Taylor Grammar School, Wardlaw Junior High and Columbia High School where he was president of his Homeroom Class, president of the Student Body, and president of his Senior Class. He was voted...
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Rex Neal White

October 14, 1933 - August 31, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rex Neal White, Sr., 82, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Long Creek Church of Christ, 720 Longtown Road, Columbia, SC 29229. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. White died Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Born in Conroe, TX on October 14, 1933, he was...
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Betty M. Walker

October 5, 1930 - August 27, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Betty G. Walker, 85, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley Street, Columbia, with the Rev. Bryan Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs....
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David Albert Dunn

November 29, 1936 - August 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - David Albert Dunn, 79, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home in Forest Acres, SC. Born in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of the late Nora Riley Dunn and the late Rev. James Otis Dunn, Sr. of Lexington, NC. He attended Churchland High School and then served 22 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), retiring as a Master Sergeant in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he had been...
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John Bruce Blount

April 22, 1928 - August 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant General John Bruce Blount, 88, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, and is in God’s care now. John Bruce Blount was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 22, 1928, the son of Joseph Hagen Blount and Loretta Moody Blount. He played basketball in high school and set a school record that still stands, scoring 66 points in a...
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Betty Parris

January 21, 1933 - August 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Betty Ann Stanley Parris, 83, will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Parris died Sunday, August 21, 2016. Born in Marion, she was a daughter of the late Foster Brown...
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Richard McKinne Kennedy

December 12, 1924 - August 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Richard M. Kennedy, Jr., 91, died Saturday, August 20, 2016. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he was born December 12, 1924, son of Richard M. Kennedy and Marie Wheeler Kennedy. He attended the public schools of Mountain Brook and the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1947 he received his B.A. Degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At Wisconsin he...
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JoAnne Goldson Gilham

June 15, 1939 - August 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for JoAnne Goldson Gilham, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Mike Baer and Reverend Roy Graves officiating the service, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the funeral home.Mrs. Gilham died...
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Kathryn Fetner Fulmer

February 21, 1926 - August 17, 2016

COLUMBIA – Mrs. Kathryn Fetner Fulmer passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 after a brief illness. Born on February 21, 1926 in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the last surviving child of the late Henry T. and Iva Fetner. She was preceded in death by her sister Martha Fetner Wells.Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, August 19, 2016, in Boyce Chapel at First Baptist Church,...
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Derelle E. Bigby

May 6, 1933 - August 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Derelle E. Bigby, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Reverend Dennis Banks and Reverend Jerry Long officiating the service, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Bigby died Tuesday, August 16, 2016...
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Norman Jerome Arnold

October 2, 1929 - August 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - Norman Jerome Arnold, passed away peacefully at his home in Columbia on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the age of 86 with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 Trenholm Road, Columbia. Interment at Synagogue Emanu-El Cemetery on Sycamore Avenue in Charleston, SC will take place at 2:30 p.m. Dunbar...
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Diane Gunter Russell

May 13, 1944 - August 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Diane Gunter Russell, age 72, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, August 15, 2016 of lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Diane was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 13, 1944, the daughter of the late Francis Clyde and Mary Alyne (Booth) Gunter. Diane graduated from Ramona High School in Riverside, California. She lived and worked in...
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Emily Ann Hindersman

December 2, 1918 - August 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Emily Ann Hindersman, 97, beloved wife of the late Charles C. Hindersman, died Saturday, August 13, 2016. Surviving are her son, Dr. John Hindersman; stepdaughter, Margaret Stephens (James), grandchildren, James Hindersman (Candace), Alison McCarthy, Terri Shuffield (Steven); great-grandchildren, Mollie and Reilly McCarthy, Bradford, Pierce, and Rhodes Hindersman; and sister-in...
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Elaine Marie Frank

January 31, 1948 - August 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Elaine Frank went home to be with Jesus on Aug 12, 2016. Born on Jan 31, 1948, she was the daughter of Marshall and Persis Smith. Elaine was the loving wife of Dr. Robert L. Frank, and mother of Rebecca J. Morrison and mother-in-law of Wes Gravelle. She also is survived by siblings David Smith and Anne LeBlanc (Charles). Elaine was the loving grandmother of Steven J. Morrison, Micah...
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Gordon E. Wright

February 9, 1930 - August 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Gordon Edward Wright, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Wright died Thursday, August 11, 2016. Born on February 9, 1930 in Austin, Texas, he was a son of the late Lewis...
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Katherine B. Dent

September 26, 1919 - August 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Katherine B. Dent, 96, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Matt Yon officiating. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Dent, wife of the late Benjamin McDonald Dent, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Born on September 26, 1919 in Lexington...
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Jules Williams Riley

May 12, 1950 - August 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Memorial Mass for Jules W. Riley, Jr., 66, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Devine Street. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Riley was born May 12, 1950, the son of the late Jules Williams Riley, Sr. and Jean Harvey Riley of...
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Sura Wolff Wengrow

November 28, 1908 - August 8, 2016

ASHEVILLE, NC Sura Wolff Wengrow, a native of Allendale, SC, passed away at her home with her son, Arnold Wengrow, in Asheville, NC, on August 8, 2016. She was the daughter of Henry Wolff and Rachel Pearlstine Wolff of Allendale. She had an older sister, Cecile, and a younger brother, Louis Michael. All are deceased.She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1928 and at the time of...
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Louise Ewell Pugh

February 21, 1920 - August 8, 2016

COLUMBIA - Louise Ewell Pugh died Monday, August 8, 2016. She was born February, 21, 1920, in Ruckersville, Virginia to Nathaniel McGregor Ewell and Mary Louise Camper Ewell. She was the oldest of six children and was called Camper by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Sharpe Pugh, as well as her brother, Nathaniel and sister, Helen. She is survived by her three...
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Boyd Emerson Ray

March 4, 1943 - August 6, 2016

COLUMBIA - The Amazing Buddy Ray, 73, passed away August 6, at Providence Hospital. He was born March 4, 1943 on Sullivan’s Island, the son of the late Boyd E. Ray, Sr. and Leona M. Ray. Buddy graduated from Dentsville High School after his family returned from Verdun, France where his father was stationed in the Army. It was here that he started his illustrious music career, forming...
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Beverley Cook Blackwell

January 9, 1934 - August 4, 2016

COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Beverley Cook Blackwell, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Shandon Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the church Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Blackwell passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born on January 9,...
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Dorothy Kaminer

January 16, 1932 - August 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Dorothy Lucas Kaminer, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Kaminer died August 4, 2016. Born on January 16, 1932 in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Henry Dean Lucas and Juanita Avaritt Lucas. She was a member of Greene Street United...
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Anne Maxwell Elizabeth Julian

August 3, 2016 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Anne Maxwell Elizabeth Julian, infant daughter of Marsh and Carla Julian, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church, with a burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Edward Earl Mangum

November 24, 1935 - August 3, 2016

SANDY RUN - A funeral service for MSgt Edward Earl Mangum USMC (Ret.), 80, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Mangum died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born on November 24, 1935 in Columbia,...
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Emily Meek Camp

October 24, 1919 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Emily Meek Camp, 96, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St Mark United Methodist Church with Pastor John Adams Officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service at the church. The family will hold a private burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Camp passed away on Wednesday, August 3,...
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Thomas Seward Smith

July 25, 1962 - August 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Thomas Seward Smith, 54, will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, 6408 Bridgewood Rd., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Tommy died Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Born in Kingsville, Texas, he was...
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Belinda Jane Jones

December 4, 1954 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Belinda Jane “BJ” Jones will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Shandon Presbyterian Church Activities Center. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The burial will be private at Millcreek Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.BJ was born on December 4, 1954 in...
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Garry Arnold Beasley

February 19, 1956 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Garry A. Beasley, 60, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The family will receive visitors at First Baptist Church of Columbia, Monday, August 8th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Services will be held in his home state of Indiana. Born on February 19, 1956 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Ben A. Beasley and Helen Nichter Beasley of Columbus, Indiana. Garry was a beloved son, husband,...
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Patricia Cannizzaro

November 4, 1952 - August 2, 2016

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Rebecca Peek Greer

June 17, 1960 - August 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Rebecca Peek Greer, 56, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at St. Andrews Baptist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the St. Andrews Baptist Church chapel prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Greer died...
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John Smythe Rich

July 29, 1925 - August 1, 2016

COLUMBIA Mr. Rich, 91, died August 1, 2016, after an extended illness. He loved and served his God, and adored his wife and family. Born July 29,1925 in Lane, SC he was the first son of the late John Smythe, Sr. and Mary Lesesne Rich of Saint Stephen, South Carolina. He was predeceased by sisters Egeria Hoffman, Dell Potts, Betty Morris and brother Charles Rich all of St. Stephens. After...
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Mary Flossie Davis

March 11, 1909 - August 1, 2016

COLUMBIA Mary Flossie Roland Davis was 107 years old when she died on Monday, August 1, 2016. She was born on March 11, 1909 on Mill Creek in Ashe County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Emory Roland and Bessie Allen Roland. She was the widow of Ted E. Davis. She was educated in a two-room school on Mill Creek, high school in West Jefferson, N.C. and received a two-year degree from...
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Thomas Porter Barber

December 22, 1918 - August 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Thomas Porter Barber Jr., 97, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 9:15 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church parlor. Burial in the church memorial gardens will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Barber died...
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John Edward Stine

December 17, 1934 - July 31, 2016

WEST COLUMBIA John Edward Stine passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016, after a brief illness. While he never knew his birth parents, he was loved and nurtured by Ed and Dorothy Stine from infancy. After Dorothy's death he acquired Virginia Stine as a new mother. John was born on December 17, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri. From an early age, encouraged by his grandmother, he...
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Joan Elizabeth Young

December 18, 1930 - July 29, 2016

COLUMBIA Joan Elizabeth Kidd Young, 85, died Friday, July 29, 2016. Born on December 18, 1930, in Eaton Ohio, Joan was the daughter of Edison Kidd and Freda Green Kidd Ramsey. She was the loving wife of the late Reverend Dr. James L. Young.Over the last year and a half, Joan bravely battled ALS, passing away peacefully at her home in the presence of loving family and friends. She is...
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William Cecil Cline

December 25, 1928 - July 27, 2016

COLUMBIA – A celebration service for William (Bill) Cecil Cline, 87, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors. The Rev. Joe Reed will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. He left this world on...
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Thomas Spotswood Glazebrook

March 21, 1951 - July 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Thomas Spotswood Glazebrook, Jr. MD, 65, (affectionately known as “Spots”) will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with the The Very Reverend Timothy Jones officiating. Interment will be private. The visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the home of his sister. Dunbar Funeral...
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Wendell Ray Wessinger

October 24, 1917 - July 25, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Wendell Ray Wessinger, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Wessinger died Monday, July 25, 2016. He was born on October 24, 1917 in Chapin, a son...
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Sara Elizabeth Croft

January 31, 1938 - July 25, 2016

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Sara Elizabeth Croft, 78, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Incarnation Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kris Litman-Koon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A committal service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chester Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jeff Gulish officiating. Dunbar Funeral...
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Marilyn Anita Driggers

March 5, 1943 - July 24, 2016

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

October 12, 1927 - July 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - The following is the story of Mr. William Robert Siler, who passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the ripe old age of eighty-eight. Most folks called him Bill; however, his immediate family referred to him as Bob. He died peacefully, at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community in Columbia, South Carolina. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27,...
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William R. Siler

October 12, 1927 - July 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - The following is the story of Mr. William Robert Siler, who passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the ripe old age of eighty-eight. Most folks called him Bill; however, his immediate family referred to him as Bob. He died peacefully, at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community in Columbia, South Carolina. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27,...
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Donald Logan McKinsey

January 29, 1927 - July 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Donald Logan McKinsey, Sr., 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with burial First Presbyterian Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. McKinsey, widower of the late Eleanor Powell McKinsey, died Friday, July 22, 2016. Born on...
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William Francis Yarnall

January 2, 1935 - July 22, 2016

COLUMBIA A memorial service for William “Bill” Francis Yarnall, 81, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following the service.Mr.Yarnall died Friday, July 22, 2016. He was born on January 2, 1935, in St. Petersburg, Florida and was the son of the late John Howard Yarnall and Florrie Bell Outlaw Yarnall. Bill...
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Elizabeth Holland Jones

May 23, 1961 - July 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - Elizabeth “Liz” Stuart Holland Jones unexpectedly departed this life on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 55. Liz was born in Columbia, SC on May 23, 1961, the 5th of 6 children to James Harold and Katherine “Katty” Miller Holland. She was married to John Mark Jones. Liz was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with an Interdisciplinary...
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Mary Ann McPherson

October 7, 1922 - July 21, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mary Ann McPherson was born in Pittsburgh, P.A. on Octobert 7, 1922. She passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016. Mary Ann had a wonderful life as the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot, Bud McPherson. The life of an officer’s wife suited Mary Ann well and gave her the opportunity to travel the world. She loved the social life of a military wife. Mary Ann loved...
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Rhoda Fein Spero

February 25, 1937 - July 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Robert Maxwell Spigner

March 20, 1960 - July 15, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Robert Maxwell Spigner, 56, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Columbia Ward, 4440 Jackson Blvd., with burial in Mill Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Spigner died Friday, July...
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Maxie Christine Funk Uhl

December 3, 1944 - July 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - Maxie Christine Uhl, 71, died peacefully at Life Care Center on Friday, July 15, 2016, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Wilder Sexton Funk and Virginia Christine Currie Funk. A graduate of A.C. Flora High School and Winthrop College Class of ’67, she earned a master’s degree in computer...
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Jack LeRoy Shelburg

March 22, 1931 - July 14, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Dr. Jack L. Shelburg, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Columbia, in Boyce Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Serving as active pallbearers will be Dr. George Bumgardner, Michael...
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Elvira T. Schoenlein

December 16, 1929 - July 14, 2016

COLUMBIA – Elvira Theis Schoenlein, 86, died July 14, 2016, in her daughter’s home in Georgia. Born on December 16, 1929, in Pforzheim, Germany to the late Michael Theis and Mina Schlachter Theis. She met her future husband, Master Sergeant Paul J. Schoenlein, at the close of World War II. They were married in Germany on June 19, 1947, and shortly thereafter moved to the United...
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Ernest Harry Dent

March 31, 1934 - July 10, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Ernest Harry “Pete” Dent Sr., 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the Family Activities Building at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting...
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Joy Elizabeth Kester

March 1, 1978 - July 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Harold Brunton

June 7, 1921 - July 7, 2016

West Columbia - Hal Brunton , 95, died July 7, 2016. Born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late Harold and Frances Stockhof Brunton, he attended Stevens Institute of Technology, graduating with honors in 1943. From 1943 to 1963 he worked for General Electric, primarily at Pittsfield, Massachusetts then in Irmo, SC. While in Pittsfield, he was chairman of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum,...
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Elizabeth Player deMontmollin

September 22, 1920 - July 5, 2016

Elizabeth Player deMontmollin RUN WITH PHOTOCOLUMBIA - A memorial service for Elizabeth Player deMontmollin will be held at Smith Chapel of First Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016. Greetings will be held in Jackson Hall following the service. Burial will be private at Greenlawn Memorial Park before the service. Mrs. deMontmollin died on July 5, 2016, at the home of her...
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LouAnn Kacperowski

November 14, 1956 - July 4, 2016

LuAnn Kacperowski, 59, died Monday, July 4, 2016. Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
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Carl Jerome Berry

August 10, 1941 - July 4, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - Carl Jerome Berry, 74, went home to be with our Lord on July 4, 2016 thus ending his fight with Alzheimer’s disease. Please join the family in celebrating the life of Carl Berry at Trinity United Methodist Church at 90 Boney Road, Blythewood, SC on July 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., with burial services following at Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., located at...
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Mary Martin Law

April 10, 1935 - July 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Chad Anthony Rubin

October 19, 1963 - July 3, 2016

COLUMBIA - Chad Anthony Rubin, MD, FACS, 53, died July 3, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Blue Island, Illinois on October 19, 1963. He grew up in Carbondale, Illinois where he majored in Microbiology at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Dr. Rubin then went on to earn his medical degree at Southern Illinois Medical School in Springfield, Illinois. After...
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Novelle Grady Craig

September 7, 1927 - July 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Novelle Grady Craig passed away Friday at age 88. She was born September 7, 1927 in Jamestown, South Carolina, daughter of the late Mr. Arthur L. Grady and Stella Huxford Grady of Jamestown. Mrs. Craig graduated from Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner and attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill. She was employed for two years at the Medical College of South Carolina. On...
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Leola Harper Hucks

November 13, 1932 - June 29, 2016

Funeral service for Leola H. Hucks, 83, will be conducted at 2 o’clock on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. R. L. Brown. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Mrs. Hucks passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of...
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Dianne Dempsey Holman

September 1, 1943 - June 28, 2016

COLUMBIA - Dianne Dempsey Holman was born on September 1, 1943. She passed away suddenly on June 28, 2016. Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the eldest daughter of Harold (Jack) Dempsey and Elsie Bishop Dempsey, Dianne spent her childhood in Albany, Georgia. She graduated from Albany High School, where she was involved in many school activities. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon,...
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Helen Hostettler Wiggs

December 1, 1931 - June 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Funeral Mass for Helen Hostettler Wiggs, 84, will be celebrated Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 30, at 4:00 p.m. with visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Helen Wiggs died Monday, June 27,...
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Jacqueline Anne Lewis Lloyd

October 11, 1949 - June 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Jacqueline “Nina” Lloyd, 66, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at their home. Nina was received into heaven Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born on October 11, 1949 in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Howard Jackson Lewis and...
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Jean McKinley Popp

March 31, 1922 - June 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Our beloved, vivacious, loving mom, grandma and great grandma, Helen Jean McKinley Popp, died in her sleep of Alzheimer’s at the age of 94 on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Wildewood Downs assisted living facility in Columbia, SC where she had been living for a little over a year. Jean, as she preferred to be called, was born March 31, 1922, to Harriett Roberts Neumann and...
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Hazel Duke FitzSimons

October 16, 1934 - June 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - Services for Hazel D. FitzSimons, widow of Christopher FitzSimons, III, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with a reception to follow in Satterlee Hall. A private burial will precede the service. The family will also gather in the Garden Room at Still Hopes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Mrs. FitzSimons was born October 16, 1934,...
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Marinelle Elder Ficken

November 27, 1924 - June 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Jacqueline Virley Cantrell

September 28, 1931 - June 18, 2016

COLUMBIA - Jackie was born in Bouffegenets, near the city of Leveroux, France and her early childhood was influenced by the war. On the farm they hid refugees from Paris along with members of the Resistance. After the war she worked at the military base where she met Al who was stationed there. Jackie had a strong work ethic and was proud to have won the “Ms Courtesy” award from the...
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Mabry Binnicker

June 22, 1929 - June 18, 2016

COLUMBIA Mabry Binnicker, 86, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. Born in Cope, S.C. on June 22, 1929, he was the son of the late George Willis Binnicker and Sallie Lee Binnicker. As a boy, Mr. Binnicker lived with his eight siblings, attending school in Norway S.C., graduating from Willow High School in 1946. He left home to attend Clemson A & M and graduated with a BS Degree in Animal...
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Gladys Corley LeFevre

July 7, 1919 - June 17, 2016

COLUMBIA On June 17, 2016, our beloved mother, Gladys Corley LeFevre, passed away. Visitation will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Pastor Mary Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn...
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Geraldine Garner Childs

September 7, 1923 - June 17, 2016

COLUMBIA Geraldine "Geri" Garner Childs passed away peacefully in her home early Friday, June 17, 2016. Born September 7, 1923 in Jonesville, S.C., Geri graduated from Winyah High School, Georgetown, S.C. and attended Limestone College. In 1940, Geri met William L. Childs at the A&P Grocery Store in Spartanburg. They fell in love and married September 18, 1942. We know Geri is so...
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Nancy June Jones

February 25, 1931 - June 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Nancy June Hughes Jones, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Earlewood Baptist Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the church. Ms. Jones died Thursday, June 16, 2016. Born on February 25, 1931 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Frank Lee...
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Eric Edouard BELL

May 6, 1980 - June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA A funeral service for Eric Edouard Bell, 36, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Riverside Community Church, 2925 Devine Street, Columbia, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Eric passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Born in May 1980...
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Bernard Gathers

July 8, 1957 - June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Bernie Gathers went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was a son of Hattie McDaniel Gathers and the late Reverend Francis Theodore Gathers, Sr. Bernie preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in prisons, nursing homes, churches, parks, mission trips, and any place God called him to go. Bernie loved music and loved to grill. His grilling ministry &ldquo...
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Sondley Page Lever

September 11, 1937 - June 14, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life service for Page Lever, 78, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Calvary Chapel Columbia. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Mr. Lever died Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Born on September 11, 1937 in Columbia, he was a son of the late Sondley Ruff Lever and Willie Bowe Page Lever. Page graduated from The...
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