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

Alpha Lennis Cabe

April 29, 1922 - December 1, 2016

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

March 20, 1941 - November 30, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Charles B. Vining, 75, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will be following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Vining was born March 20, 1941 in Washington, GA. to the late Elizabeth and Homer “Skeet” Vining. In his professional life, after serving in the U.S....
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Betty Inman Reese

April 20, 1926 - November 30, 2016

Columbia- Betty Inman Reese, 90, passed away November 30, 2016. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 3, 2016 in the mausoleum chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park. She was born March 20, 1926 in Lockhart, S.C., to Ernest and Minnie Inman. She was employed by the VA Hospital as the...
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Cheryl Lynn Menchinger

December 15, 1955 - November 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - Cheryl Lynn Menchinger passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. Ms. Menchinger was the daughter of Ernest and Irene Menchinger of Chapin and the devoted mother of Patrick M. Egleston of Columbia. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she was an imaginative, innovative and caring teacher deeply committed to helping special needs children for 20 years. Ms. Menchinger...
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James Bryson Murphy

June 16, 1932 - November 25, 2016

COLUMBIA - James Bryson Murphy, Jr., 84, died peacefully on November 25, 2016. Born June 16, 1932 in Columbia, he was the son of the late James Bryson and Katherine Zemp Murphy. Following a private burial at Elmwood Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Satterlee Hall following...
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Judith Monastra Davis

January 13, 1959 - November 24, 2016

COLUMBIA – Judith Monastra Davis, 57, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland following an extended illness. She was born on January 13, 1959 in Mansfield, Ohio to Basil Herman Monastra and Carmella Greer Monastra of Lexington, Ohio, who survive. She also is survived by her husband of thirty years, Gerald L. (Jerry) Davis,...
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James David Slagle

September 18, 1966 - November 23, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for James David Slagle, Jr., 50, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Reverend Larry Shull will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Slagle passed away on...
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Ruby Beatrice Shannon

October 8, 1928 - November 22, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Ruby Beatrice “Bea” Shannon, 88, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in Southland Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Michael T. Bragan officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Shannon died Tuesday,...
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Ursula Irmgard Lamatsch

July 23, 1926 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA – Ursula I. Lamatsch, 90, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016, which would’ve been her 65th wedding anniversary, at her home in Still Hopes, Episcopal Retirement Community, in West Columbia, South Carolina A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Retirement Community on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Visitation will...
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Clyde J. Nettles

October 9, 1922 - November 20, 2016

COLUMBIA - Clyde J. Nettles, a Columbia native who was involved in business and civic activities here throughout his life, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Julia “Judy” Ulmer Nettles.Born October 9, 1922, he was a son of the late John James Nettles Jr. and Virginia Evans Nettles. He was in the first graduating class of...
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Anna Broadway

August 14, 1923 - November 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Anna Stufano Broadway, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Recitation of The Holy Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2 Green Street, Mt. Kisco, New York,...
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Abraham Moses Lourie

July 17, 1926 - November 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - A.M. (Abraham Moses) "Mick" Lourie, passed away in peace, of natural causes, in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at age 90.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00 a.m. at the Synagogue. Burial will follow in...
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Earl Milford Olson

April 6, 1918 - November 17, 2016

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

August 3, 2015 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Frances Horton Oxley

May 11, 1921 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Frances Horton Oxley, 95, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Oxley, widow of...
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Fletcher Mims

July 26, 1922 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA – Fletcher M. Mims, 94, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 after a brief illness. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will be receiving friends and family from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Born in Columbia, Fletcher was the son of the...
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Frances Horton Oxley

May 11, 1921 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Frances Horton Oxley, 95, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mrs. Oxley, widow of...
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Diana Scott Hammond

February 8, 1944 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Diana Scott “Scotty” Hammond died on November 13, 2016 at the age of 72. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Bagley and Emily Brannen, both of Columbia; a sister, Norma Jo Johnson of Dallas, Texas; and six grandchildren. Scotty was born to Norman Scott and Daisy (Myers) Scott and was raised in Spokane, Washington. Following college, she and her husband, George,...
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Roger Kelly Booco

November 12, 1925 - November 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - Major Roger Kelly Booco, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 91, died Sunday, November 13, 2016. Following a private burial with full military honors, a memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, in Boyce Chapel of First Baptist Church, Columbia, with the Rev. Richard A. Humphries officiating. The family will be available to receive friends and family at the home...
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Mary Josphine Barth

April 13, 1923 - November 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A resident of The Waterford at Columbia, Mary Josephine Coghlan Barth passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016 at the age of 93. Mary is survived by her children, Mary Jones (Tom), Lawrence Barth (Gwen), Kathleen Ortlund (Jeff), Jane Blackmon (Harry), and Robert Barth (Donna); thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Charles H. Lesesne

April 3, 1937 - November 8, 2016

CONWAY - Charles Haynesworth Lesesne III, 79, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Myrtle Beach. Born on April 3, 1937 in Florence, he was a son of the late LTC. Charles Haynesworth Lesesne, Jr. and Margaret Rutledge Lesesne. Charles attended The Citadel and graduated from Palmer College. After college, he served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Ben Arnold-Sun Belt serving as Branch Manager of...
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Robert Lee Wingate

May 28, 1936 - November 7, 2016

COLUMBIA – Dr. Robert “Bob” Lee Wingate passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 peacefully at his home in Cordova, Tennessee. His wife Ann had passed away several weeks before and he truly missed her. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Elmwood Cemetery. Bob attended school in Columbia and graduated from Dreher High School and...
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Wilhelmina Stuckey Holler

May 20, 1920 - November 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Stuckey Holler, widow of the late Dr. John Emory Holler, will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Retirement Community. Visitation will follow the service in the Guignard Mansion at Still Hopes. A private family burial will be held prior to the service at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral...
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Vivian Thompson Dail

March 30, 1937 - November 6, 2016

LAKE WATEREE – Mary Vivian Thompson Dail, 79, died Sunday, November 6, 2016. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter of the late George Russell and Mary Bessie Stowe Thompson. She graduated from Dreher High School and attended the University of S.C. Surviving are her sister, Gloria Thompson Howard of Columbia; nephews, Thomas “Chip” Wilson Howard (Jill) of Lake Murray,...
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Elizabeth Buechel Allen

September 13, 1930 - November 6, 2016

COLUMBIA – Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Buechel Allen, 86, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, McCollum ‘Mac’ Allen Jr., and a son, Wylie B. Allen. Surviving are sons, McCollum Allen III of Charlotte, N.C. and D. Bryan Allen (Angel) of Columbia; sisters, Margaret B. Stokes and Lillian B. Chavous, both of Columbia;...
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James William Thomas

May 29, 1928 - November 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:6 – 4:7. James “Jim” Thomas, 88, passed away peacefully at home on November 5, 2016, with his wife of 34 years by his side. Born in Independence, Missouri, Jim was the son of the late...
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Marie Teresa Toner

September 29, 1928 - November 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial mass for Marie Terese McNamara Toner, 88, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly Street. Father Gary S. Linsky will officiate the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Ms. Toner died on Friday, November 4, 2016. Marie was born September 29, 1928 in Astoria, New York...
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Howard Lederfind

March 29, 1939 - November 2, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Howard “Chief” Lederfind, 77, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Shandon Baptist Church with Reverend David Spears officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Howard passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 surrounded...
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Sara Mae Judd

March 17, 1921 - November 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sara Mae Goff Judd, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Mt. Elon Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Reverend Charles Wilson and Reverend Lavern Hancock will be officiating the service. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Judd’s...
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Kathryn Gibbons Blackmon

July 11, 1924 - October 31, 2016

COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Kathryn Gibbons Blackmon, 92, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at New Zion United Methodist Church, New Zion, S.C. with burial in Trenholm Road UMC Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Kathryn died Monday, October 31, 2016. She was born Johnnie Kathryn to Johnny...
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Naomi Staley Calvert

April 16, 1926 - October 30, 2016

COLUMBIA – Naomi Staley Calvert died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 30, 2016. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Stacey, and granddaughter, Ayla, and mourned by her extended family and by generations of dancing students in Columbia and beyond. She was predeceased by her cherished husband, James Montjoy Calvert.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3...
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Lynda FERGUSON

December 25, 1924 - October 29, 2016

COLUMBIA – Lynda Elder Ferguson, 91, died Saturday, October 29, 2016, at The Palmettos of Parklane. She was born December 25, 1924 in Albemarle, N.C. to the late Russell Britton and Mamie Killian Elder. She is survived by her son, D. Stevenson Ferguson, Jr. and his wife, Shelley of Port O’Connor, Texas; daughter, Carol F. Hipp and her husband, Reverend John W. Hipp of Florence, S.C....
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Dennis Edward Dyches

February 1, 1953 - October 28, 2016

ELGIN - A funeral service for Dennis Edward Dyches, 63, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Dennis specifically asked that casual attire be worn at the services. Mr. Dyches, beloved husband...
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Hattie H. Garris

February 1, 1919 - October 24, 2016

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

September 28, 1933 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Mary Francis Young

July 3, 1958 - October 21, 2016

.COLUMBIA - Mary Francis “Bambi” Young, 58, went home to meet her family in heaven on Friday, October 21, 2016.Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Bush River Memorial Gardens, with Deacon Mark Corral officiating. The family will receive friends and family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel...
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William Edward Clary

September 12, 1942 - October 19, 2016

COLUMBIA - A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for William Edward “Chip” Clary Jr., 74, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with a reception following in the church parlor. Dr. Ellen Skidmore will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral...
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Frances Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Frances Ann Fulton Peacock

November 19, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Medora Dowdle Jackson

June 23, 1921 - October 17, 2016

COLUMBIA - Medora Field Dowdle Jackson, widow of Ernest William Jackson, Jr., went to be with her Lord onOctober 17, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21 at Northeast Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery; George Crow officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church atrium. Nana’s nine grandsons will serve...
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Joseph Crawford Cook

October 9, 1934 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Crawford Cook, originally planned for the Williams Brice Stadium, will be held at noon on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the funeral home. He passed away Sunday morning October 16, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by his...
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S. Blaine SAWYER

June 6, 1940 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Sherman Blaine “Bud” Sawyer, 76, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Sawyer passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born on June 6, 1940 in Hoopeston, Illinois, he was a son of the late Leroy Flynn and Margorie Brunson...
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Wallace Irving Benson

November 20, 1932 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA - A private burial for Wallace Irving Benson, 83, will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Following the burial, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (Smith Chapel, 1420 Washington Street). The family will receive friends following the service in the church atrium. Reverend L. Craig Wilkes will be officiating the...
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Thomas McKinley Maxwell

July 2, 1946 - October 16, 2016

COLUMBIA – Thomas McKinley Maxwell, 70, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Tom was born on July 2, 1946, in Madison, Wisconsin. His family moved to South Carolina where he attended A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, followed by the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of South Carolina. An avid golfer, Tom played competitive golf in high...
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William Steif

February 1, 1923 - October 16, 2016

BLYTHEWOOD - William “Bill” Steif, a journalist, died peacefully at his home in Blythewood on October 15, 2016 at the age of 93. His wife of 40 years, Susan Watt Steif, was by his side. The cause of death was respiratory failure related to dementia.Bill was born February 1, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Benjamin Leo Steif, an architect and real estate developer, and...
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Naomi Louise Breedlove

May 29, 1947 - October 13, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Naomi Louise Breedlove, 69, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Beaufort National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the funeral home.Mrs. Breedlove passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Born on May 29, 1947 in...
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John Morton Crockett

December 18, 1946 - October 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - John Morton Crockett, Jr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. following a lengthy illness. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J. on December 18, 1946, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Elaine Gregory Crockett. Mr. Crockett was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a Vietnam veteran. He graduated from N.C. State...
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Dorothy Farrell Ragsdale

October 22, 1909 - October 12, 2016

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

May 25, 1945 - October 12, 2016

COLUMBIA - Ann Longwell Furr, lifelong adventurer and beloved mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend, died at her home on October 12, 2016 of cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones. Born in Jackson, Tenn. on May 25, 1945, Ann was the only child of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Frances Longwell. Ann’s life was full of achievements and joys, the greatest of which is her daughter,...
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Clarence Edward Taylor

July 17, 1943 - October 11, 2016

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Dr. C. Edward Taylor, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Dr. James C. Adams officiating the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Dr. Taylor died Tuesday, October 11,...
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Nurbanu Ladha

October 17, 1939 - October 11, 2016

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

May 1, 1952 - October 11, 2016

Columbia - Thomas William Graham, 64, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Born on May 1, 1952 in Columbia, he was the son of the late George W. Graham and Frieda Puitl Graham. All services for Mr. Graham will be private.
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Willardean B. Bernstein

July 30, 1935 - October 10, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Willardean Bickley “Dean” Bernstein, 81, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Beth Shalom Cemetery Whaley Street. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Bernstein, widow of Arnold Bernstein, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Newnan, Georgia. Born on July 30, 1935 in Columbia, she...
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Nan Sigmon Wheeles

November 21, 1942 - October 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - Nan Sigmon Wheeles, 73, passed away Sunday October 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private family burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeles was born November 21, 1942 in Tampa, Fla. A long...
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EthelMarie Todd Brown

October 18, 1941 - October 9, 2016

COLUMBIA - EthelMarie Todd Brown, 74, died Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born October 18, 1941 to Ethel and George Todd, she grew up in Charlotte, N.C., where was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School in 1959. She attended Limestone College where she met and married Douglas. She left college to enjoy a life of adventure with Douglas. Her love of learning and literature led...
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Mary Eugenia Gooden

July 5, 1939 - October 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine), COLUMBIA, SC.
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Phyllis Phillips Giese

July 3, 1927 - October 7, 2016

COLUMBIA - Phyllis Phillips Giese, born July 3, 1927, passed away peacefully at home. She was the daughter of Howard and Edna Phillips, and was predeceased by her husband, Warren Kenneth Giese. Phyllis graduated from Alma College with a Bachelors of Art degree. She is survived by her children, Alison Haas (Jack), BZ Giese, Barney Giese (Charlotte), and Keith Giese (Shawn), as well as 7...
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Sara Justice Hempley

October 30, 1922 - October 5, 2016

COLUMBIA - Sara Margaret Justice Hempley, 93, widow of Sidney Augustus "Gus" Hempley, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Born on October 30,1922 in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of Leon G. Justice and Maude (McCall) Justice. Mrs. Hempley graduated from McClenaghan High School in Florence in 1938. She earned her BA degree with majors in History and Latin and her Teacher&...
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Christina Marie Hicks

July 13, 1981 - October 4, 2016

NORTH CHARLESTON - Christina Marie Hicks of North Charleston passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2016 at East Cooper Medical Center in Charleston. Christina was born in Columbia on July 13, 1981, to the late Frances Hicks Lee of Wilmington.She was graduated from Dreher High School and earned an academic associate degree from Midlands Tech and a BA in Sociology and Criminology from Winthrop...
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Howard Irving Weiss

July 9, 1937 - October 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Howard Weiss, 79, will be held at 1:00 on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Weiss, widower of Mrs. Nancy Love Weiss died Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He passed away peacefully at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Born on July 9, 1937 in Bronx, New York,...
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Lenora Hodgens Sluder

December 7, 1946 - October 4, 2016

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lenora Hodgens Sluder, 69, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2016, at North Trenholm Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Sluder died Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Born in Greenville,...
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Dorothy Townsend

March 23, 1956 - October 3, 2016

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

October 9, 1942 - October 2, 2016

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

May 22, 1935 - October 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Virginia McMillan Reid, 81, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Boyce Chapel with a private burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in Ellis Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Reid died Saturday, October 1, 2016. ...
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Annie Newman Matthews

March 15, 1926 - October 1, 2016

COLUMBIA - Annie Newman Matthews went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 1, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Florence on March 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late James E. Newman and Dessie Lee Newman and the widow of Dr. Fletcher Boyd Matthews. Annie is survived by her three sons, William Matthews of Columbia, James Matthews (Kay) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and...
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Raymond Vivian Ross

November 8, 1941 - September 30, 2016

LUGOFF - A funeral service for Raymond “R.V.” Ross, 74, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens, 2603 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29204. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the funeral home. Mr. Ross died Friday, September 30,...
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Dalton LeVern Ford

October 4, 1926 - September 27, 2016

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Dalton LeVern Ford, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery in Spring Hill, Rembert, SC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.Mr. Ford died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born on October 4, 1926 in Lee County, S.C., he was a son of the late Dalton Lee Ford and Maggie...
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David Swing Meyer

April 12, 1938 - September 26, 2016

COLUMBIA - David “Swing” Starring Meyer, 78, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Providence Hospital following a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by family. Swing graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and then Yale, class of 1960. Swing’s career ranged from service in the U.S. Army National Guard to public relations and the...
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Pauline Allison Prichard

September 17, 1931 - September 24, 2016

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

COLUMBIA - Charles M. Hill, 94, passed away September 22, 2016 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday September 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Elmwood Avenue. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel with the...
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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

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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

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Kenneth Edward Scherer

October 27, 1952 - September 8, 2016

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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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