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Beatrix Smith

Dec 02, 1956 - Nov 29, 2023

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Columbia, SC

Beatrix Robin Smith, age 66, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

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Stanley Bruce Lowell

Jul 07, 1949 - Feb 20, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Stanley Bruce Lowell, 74, of West Columbia, SC, died at his home of natural causes on February 20th, 2024. After a rough year medically, we celebrate his ultimate freedom to ride into the great beyond. Stan was born in Biddeford, Maine on July 7th, 1949 to Norman and Dorothy Hatt Lowell. After graduating from Biddeford High School, Stan served in the Navy in the late 1960s. After his discharge, Stan became a jack of all trades but was most known for restoring and selling motorcycles, cars, and motorcycle parts. And, of course, his prized Harley-themed Corvette. Stan was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Dorothy, his sister who died as a baby, his sister Sharolyn Lowell Gagnon, and his grandson, Andrew Pierce Wells. He leaves behind his daughter, Deborah Besinger, and her children, Gaige, Bliss, and True Wells all of Raleigh, NC. He leaves his son, Benjamin Lowell, and his wife, Kim, along with their sons, Liam Lowell and Nicholas Senasy of Cumberland, Maine. He also leaves behind his nephew, Tim Westleigh, and other extended relatives in Southern Maine. Stan was passionate about a few things in his life; storytelling, helping people through recovery, and restoring motorcycles and cars. After wading through his recovery journey 40-plus years ago, he dedicated the remainder of his life to sponsoring and helping countless others on their journey. He leaves behind a host of decades-long friends from both recovery and the biker world. Anyone who knew Stan knew you'd get a random phone call from him if he had your phone number and he could talk your ear off. He was a colorful storyteller and liked a captive audience. His daughter invites friends to an intimate memorial gathering to come and swap "Stan stories" on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at noon at Murray's Bar and Grille at 2433 Charleston Hwy, Cayce, SC. Stan will be buried in Southern Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, Maine. He will receive Military honors at the burial and ceremony details will be announced once they are confirmed. Any donations in his honor towards his final expenses would be greatly appreciated. Please contact his daughter for more information. To to the family or in memory of Stanley Bruce Lowell, please

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Jamie Hutto Christmas

Apr 29, 1928 - Feb 26, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Jamie Hutto Christmas left us for Heaven on February 26, 2024 to be with her husband, Charlie C. Christmas; her daughter, Merrie Christmas Breazeale; two grandchildren, Deborah Breazeale Latimer and Richard H. Flake, Jr.; her mother, Margaret Williams Hutto; and her father, Martin Van Buven Hutto. She is survived by her son, C. Ronald Christmas (wife, Debbie); her daughter, Linda Christmas Flake (husband, Richard); and grandchildren, Tina Breazeale Jacobs, C. Ronald Christmas, Jr., Kendra Christmas Hahm, Jamer Gary Preston Christmas, Dr. Ashley Britton Christmas, Devin Christmas McManus, M. Bradley Christmas, and Dr. Charles Lee Flake; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of Columbia, SC and will be remembered as one who had a life well lived. She always put God and family first in every aspect of her life. A private graveside service for family will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 in Elmwood Cemetery.

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Sylvia Mae Young

Mar 29, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Sylvia Mae (Royer) Young joined her heavenly Father on February 24, 2024, while in the home of her eldest daughter in Columbia, SC. Formerly a resident of DuBois, PA, Sylvia enjoyed living out the dream of her beloved husband of more than 60 years, Bill, of soaking in the warmth of the Carolinas over the past two years. Born on March 29, 1934, near Lock Haven, PA, the daughter of Leah Shady and Harry Royer, Sylvia became a self-taught gifted pianist, talented seamstress, and one heck of a cook. She loved sharing her recipes and kitchen skills with her three daughters, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Sylvia was also known as a lover of hummingbirds, hosting the symbols of joy and happiness on her front porch as they joined her for songs of praise and worship. Sylvia's most admirable accomplishment was her knowledge of God's Word, and putting her knowledge of God's Word into action through the way she loved others, and that her relationship with Christ brought the next three generations of her family to know and love Jesus. She constantly learned new things about God throughout her entire 90 years, being a great role model of what our lives with God are supposed to be like. She blessed so many during a variety of church gatherings, and her time ministering to patients and their families in the hospital, a true prayer warrior. Her family is so grateful to have had that example just living with them. As Sylvia joins her husband, William M. Young, and their son, Harry, she is survived by three daughters: Valerie (Paul) Barndt of Columbia, SC; Julia (David) Small of Carlisle, PA; and Patti (Andy) Spicher of Falls Creek, PA; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Maria Luisa Cuevas

Jun 21, 1956 - Feb 26, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Maria Cuevas peacefully transitioned on February 26, 2024 Professional arrangements are entrusted to Pressley Cares Mortuary Services of West Columbia, SC. Pressley Cares Mortuary Services…”Caring For You and Your Loved One!!!” To to the family or in memory of Maria Luisa Cuevas, please

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Margaret Carman

Dec 16, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Margaret Carman, 91, of Columbia, SC, passed away on February 25, 2024. She was born December 16, 1932 in Orangeburg, SC, to the late Colie W. and Jennie B. Rowell. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Amy (Tim) Mahaffey, of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Christopher Carman, Amanda Carman, Tyler (Kristie) Mahaffey, Nicholas Carman and Natalie Carman; great grandchildren, Zachary Carman, Zoe Carman, Lucy Mahaffey and Lola Mahaffey; and brothers, Colie (Rosela) Rowell and David (Betty) Rowell. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack T. Carman; sons, David Bradley Carman and Mark Alan Carman; grandson, Justin Mahaffey; and sister, Jeanette (Clifton) Carter. Margaret was a long-time member of the St. Andrews Baptist Church and a member of the Mary Martha Bible Study Class. Margaret was always thankful for God’s many blessings, his promises, and for her family, home, friends, church family and all the special people (and pets) God put into her life. The family will receive friends from 10am until 11am on Friday, March 1 , 2024 at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am in the chapel at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Burial will follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC. In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to St. Andrews Baptist Church, P.O. Box 211545, Columbia, SC 29210.

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Debbie Cole

May 03, 1934 - Feb 25, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Debbie “Nana” Cole, 89, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away February 25, 2024. She was born on May 3, 1934, in Retford, England to the late Robert and Peggy (Ellis) Foster. Debbie met the love of her life, Charlie Cole in Sumter, South Carolina while Charlie was in the United States Air Force. The two stayed in Sumter while he completed his schooling after his discharge. After graduation, they moved to Tennessee for the next 26 years. In 2000, they returned to South Carolina. They enjoyed 52 wonderful years together. One of the biggest adventures Charlie and Debbie took on as a team was to design and built a beautiful home together. After years of planning and looking for the perfect spot, they completed their adventure with a lot of hard work and years of sweat. Unfortunately, due to economic times, they had to sell the house, their dream home. Debbie enjoyed reading, traveling, and gardening; especially colorful flowers. She also loved animals. She raised an orphaned squirrel (Wilbur) and two possums (Heckel and Jeckel). Once they matured, she released them back into to the wild. Debbie is survived by her husband, Charlie Cole; and brother, Paul (Leona) Foster. She is also survived by her two sons from a previous marriage which produced four grandchildren and six great grandchildren: son, James Strickland of Florida, granddaughter, Stacy Strickland, great grandsons Aidan and Dylan Strickland, and granddaughter, Eva Strickland; and son, Ian Strickland with his wife, Suzanne of Utah, granddaughter, Amy (Mitchell) Barlow, great grandchildren, Mya and Weston Barlow, grandson, Riley (Shannon) Strickland, and great granddaughters, Zaylee and Kazleigh Strickland. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Peggy Foster. The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209 on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 6:00 PM until 8:00PM, and again on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 West College Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Interment will be at Mountain Home National Cemetery, 53 Memorial Ave, Mountain Home, TN 37684 on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Home.

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Sandra Beers

Aug 25, 1957 - Feb 23, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Sandra Beers, 66, of Columbia, SC, wife of James Francis Beers peacefully passed away to heaven on February 23, 2024. Her funeral service will be held Friday, March 1st at Thompson Funeral Home, 845 Leesburg Rd. Columbia, SC. Visitation will start at 12 pm followed by a graveside service at Greenlawn Cemetery at 1 pm. Sandra Beers was born on August 25, 1957 in Columbia, SC. Daughter of the late Irene and Sanford Griffin, she graduated from Lower Richland High School in 1975 and then spent 42 years as a medical coder for Prisma Baptist. Sandra was a true friend to all. She had much love in her heart for everyone, especially her family and friends. She treated everyone with kindness and generosity. She loved to help people, and often volunteered for different cancer support groups. In her free time she loved being with her husband and son and her closest friends. She was a great listener and always knew what to say, but most importantly she was always someone you could depend on. She will be missed by everyone she touched. We will carry her love for us always in our hearts. Sandra is survived by her husband of 44 years, James Francis Beers of Columbia, her son, Nicholas James Beers of Columbia, and her brothers, Stephen Thomas Griffin of Lexington, and Sanford Edward Griffin Jr (Ellen) of Columbia.

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John Wendell Jumper

Aug 01, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Life Reflections The life of John Wendell Jumper began on August 1, 1935, in Hopkins, South Carolina. He was the second of six children born to the late Julius Lowman Jumper and Catherine Frierson Jumper. On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in the stillness of the afternoon John very peacefully entered into eternal rest. John received his formal education in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1953. After graduation he attended Benedict College before later enlisting in the United States Air Force where he served his country faithfully and dutifully for twenty-one years. During this time, he also completed his degree in Business Administration from Columbia Commercial College and Midlands Technical College. John was employed with Southern Bell where after twenty years of dedicated service he retired as a Network Translations Assistant. John was married to Surlina Simpson and from this union five children were born. John was an avid fisherman, enjoyed traveling, dancing, jazz music, baking and gardening. John never met a stranger and would always greet you with a smile and a firm handshake. He found fulfillment in tutoring children in the community. He enjoyed helping children gain an understanding and greater appreciation of mathematics. In 1953, John joined First Nazareth Baptist Church where he was a faithful and dedicated servant for 70 years. During this time, he was a member of the bowling team, a founding member of the Brotherhood and Brotherhood Chorus, Couples Ministry, Senior Citizens Ministry, Sunday School, Citywide Brotherhood (Treasurer), Finance Committee, Budget Committee served as Financial Secretary and Treasurer. He was the first van driver for the senior citizens and attended the Progressive National Baptist Convention for many years. In 1978, John was Ordained as a Deacon at First Nazareth Baptist Church and served faithfully becoming Deacon Emeritus in 2018. Though we cannot capture the true essence of John in these few paragraphs, we can say that he was a man of strong faith and a true believer of the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. John loved the Lord, his family and his church. He believed “If you pray about it, why worry. If you’re worrying, why pray”. John was preceded in death by a daughter, Valencia Michele; two brothers, Julius and Odell. Though the presence of one so dear to us is no more, John leaves a legacy of love and Christian faith with his beloved wife of 64 years, Surlina Gertrude, of the home; children, Wendell Simpson (Christine) Jumper, Ronald LeGrand Jumper, Vanesa Marionette Jumper and Darryl John Jumper, Sr. all of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters, Annie (Ervin) Cook, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Doris Jumper Jones, Columbia, South Carolina, Jacqueline Wagner Columbia, South Carolina; sisters-in law, Doris D. Jumper, Columbia, South Carolina, Orie Latrell Jumper, San Diego, California, brother- in law, Hampton M. James, Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two godsons; nieces, nephews loving relatives and friends all of whom will miss him dearly"

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Richard Langdon Odiorne, Jr.

Apr 14, 1944 - Feb 12, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Richard Langdon Odiorne, Jr.,79, of Columbia, died Monday, February 12, 2024. He was born in Kingstree, SC on April 14, 1944 to the late Richard Langdon Odiorne and Helen McFaddin Odiorne. Richard graduated from A. C. Flora High School and attended Clemson University before entering the U.S. Navy where he proudly served for four years. Upon his return, he finished his degree and graduated from Wofford College in 1972. He was a dedicated member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. He retired from the Siebels Bruce Group in 2017. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Karen Odiorne; son, Christopher Odiorne (Lauren). grandchildren, Libba Odiorne and Riggs Odiorne, all of Charleston; sisters, Elizabeth Odiorne of Columbia and Helen Martin of Greenwood; brother, Walter Odiorne (Sarah Jane) of Blythewood; and nieces and nephews. The graveside service for Mr. Richard Odiorne will be held Saturday, February 17, at 11 o’clock at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 9600 Black River Road (Highway 527) New Zion, SC 29111. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church for the Christian Life Center, 3200 Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29204, or to Midway Presbyterian Church, C/O Matt Evans, 1730 Corner Road, New Zion, SC 29211. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family."

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Virginia McGowan Smith

Mar 08, 1938 - Feb 26, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Virginia McGowan Smith passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024. Gin was born in Columbia, SC on March 8, 1938. She was a graduate of Columbia High School (1956) and of Converse College (1960) where she received degrees in mathematics and hearing-impaired education. She taught for Richland School District One for thirty-six years in their Hearing Impaired Program. She married Bronnie in 1960. She was a third-generation member of First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include Clark Smith, Holly Gentry, Susan Bissell, grandsons Michael Smith and Patrick Henson, two granddaughters, and six great grandchildren. The memorial service will be held at 2pm on February 29, 2024 in the Smith Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 1420 Washington St., Columbia, SC. The Reverend David H. Lauten and Reverend Mike Sears will officiate. A family burial service will be held in the churchyard that morning. The family will receive friends in Jackson Hall following the service. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion Street, Columbia 29201."

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