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Cornelius Keitt

Mar 29, 1940 - Nov 28, 2023

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Columbia, SC

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Jeanne Williams Mitchell

Jan 01, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Jeanne Williams Mitchell, age 82, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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Rex Rish

Sep 19, 1952 - Feb 21, 2024

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Columbia, SC

COLUMBIA – Rex Rish, who lived his life to love, serve and honor his Lord, his wife, family, friends, neighbors, community, and his church went to Heaven on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 after being diagnosed with cancer on January 22, 2024. He was 71. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024 in the Main Sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Columbia. The family invites friends and family to an Ice Cream Social following the service in Ellis Hall. Rex loved ice cream. A family burial will be held before the service at Bush River Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Rex was born in Columbia, SC, and raised in West Columbia, SC. He was the son of the late Harold Rish and Edith Williams Rish. He was a graduate of Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina. In his early years, he worked alongside his family at Rish Florist on State Street in West Columbia and alongside his wife’s family at Sharpe’s Formal Wear. He later worked for Federated Mutual Insurance and Suburban Energy as a Loss Control Consultant, and Amazon Fulfillment Center CAE1 as a Safety and Environmental Specialist. He also served in a variety of audio and video production roles as a volunteer at First Baptist Church Columbia and a part-time team member at KitchenFish, a live production company. Even though the Lord led him to a variety of career paths, Rex’s talent for and love of spreading joy through flowers never changed. He returned to his family business, Rish Florist, for a few years before joining the Amazon team. He continued to arrange flowers for the church, for weddings and showers, and decorate Christmas trees for family and friends every time the need arose. In January 2022, Rex retired from Amazon and joined Sylvia on staff at First Baptist Church, Columbia as an Audio-Video Technical Engineer. Rex was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving as deacon, youth Sunday School teacher, choir member, and on numerous committees including the Television Team. He supervised the installation and training of all the audio and video equipment at First Baptist, and helped with the construction of the current Broadcast Media production suite. On Sunday mornings for the last 25 years, you could find Rex running sound for the television broadcast as Sylvia directed the broadcast. Rex wore a lot of hats and was called by a lot of names in his lifetime. He was known as Rex, Honey, Dad, Total Package, Safe Guy, Mr. Roof, Flower Bob, Amazon Bob, Roku Rex, Rexster, Mr. Rex, and his most loved name was Daddy Rex (the name his grandchildren called him). Last Wednesday he heard a new name, Good and Faithful Servant, from his Lord and Savior. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Sharpe Rish; son, Steven Rish (Heather); daughters, Jennifer Barrineau (Brian) and Leslie Strunk (Kyle); grandchildren Zack Rish, Blythe and Brady Barrineau, and Ava and Caden Strunk; sister, Clarice Rish Richards (Donnie); brothers and sisters-in-law Woody and Kathy Sharpe, Terry and Susan Sharpe, and Robert and Carol Clement; sister-in-law Laurie Sightler Rish, along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family members that he all dearly loved. In addition to his parents, Rex was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Steve and Novelle Rish Barnes and his brother, DeFoix Rish. The family wishes to express love and gratitude to the FBC Staff, our church family, and all of the friends who have prayed and cared for all of us. We also appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Fred Kudrik, Wade Bonner, and the staff at SC Oncology Associates; Michael Hillard and Amedisys Home Health Care; the staff at Prisma Baptist Parkridge; and Dr. Kayla Lafaver and her staff at Prisma Internal Medicine in Rex’s last month. Memorials to honor Rex’s life of ministry may be made to First Baptist Church Statewide Television Ministry. Greg Dunbar and the Dunbar Funeral Home staff, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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Ms. McLeod

Jan 13, 1952 - Feb 20, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Triumph Church of Columbia, 1722 Mayer Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29203. Elder Virgil Briggs, Pastor. Interment will follow in the Promised Land Cemetery. Ms. McLeod will lie in-state at the church one hour prior to the service time. Public viewing will be held from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024 and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at A. A. Dicks Funeral Home. Like our Facebook page: A. A. Dicks Funeral Home - Sullivan Chapel Add our Facebook Friend Page and leave a comment: A. A. Dicks FH"

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Soumitra Ghoshroy

Jan 01, 1960 - Feb 19, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Soumitra Ghoshroy of Columbia, SC passed away on February 19th, 2024 at the age of 63. He was at home and surrounded by his family after ending a brave battle with cancer. Soumitra was born in Kolkata, India, to parents Sati Bhushan and Manikuntala Ghoshroy. At the tender age of 5, Soumitra began his journey towards his musical passion, studying at the Dakshini School of Music. He was also trained in the songs of Bengali polymath, Rabindranath Tagore, under Subinoy Roy. He was deeply inspired by his older sister in his early years as she herself was already an accomplished musician. Graduating in 1985 with Botany honors, he attended the Presidency College (now University) in Kolkata and went on to receive his Master’s in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University followed by his PhD in Plant Biology from the University of New Hampshire. He then received post-doctoral trainings through Brandeis University, Harvard University, State University of NY Stonybrook, and University of Arizona. Following his educational journey, Soumitra continued within the world of higher academia to serve as the Electron Microscopy Lab Director and a Research Professor at New Mexico State University for 8 years, then continued this role at the University of South Carolina for the last 17 years until his passing. He is fondly remembered by the plethora of students and faculty members he influenced, both personally and professionally. His mentorship and breadth of knowledge paved the careers for so many throughout his life. His colleagues at the University of South Carolina will miss his friendly demeanor, dedication to his students, and incomparable work ethic on campus. In his lifetime, Soumitra continued to share his love for Indian classical music with family and friends. He blessed many with the soul and comfort heard in his singing voice at many locales, from intimate family gatherings to a published album with the accompaniment of his wife’s mellifluous vocals. His music will live on with all who have the privilege of hearing it. He was the beloved husband of Kajal and a loving father to Mrinalini and Shayon. He is also survived by his older brother, Subrata, and older sister, Sumitra, along with numerous family members and friends who will miss him dearly. Soumitra lived a life filled with warmth, kindness, and dedication to his family. He was known for his gentle demeanor, unforgettable smile, and passion for music and microscopy. He was a friend to all he met and could easily form meaningful connections with people from various backgrounds. His legacy will be the valued relationships he made through his life, producing endless stories and memories for generations to come. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 2nd in Charleston, South Carolina. In place of flowers, please donate in his memory to the World Wildlife Fund or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for research into Leiomyosarcoma. Sincerely, The Ghoshroy Family

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Nicole LaShawn Mozie-Chouloute

Sep 17, 1966 - Feb 13, 2024

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Columbia, SC

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Nicole Mozie-Chouloute at 12PM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Second Calvary Baptist Church. A public visitation will be held from 4-6PM Friday, March 1, 2024 at JP Holley Northeast (Farrow Road) Chapel. To to the family or in memory of Nicole LaShawn Mozie-Chouloute, please

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Johnny Lenell Ponds, Sr.

Jul 31, 1946 - Feb 15, 2024

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Columbia, SC

“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: 6-7 Johnny L. Ponds, Sr. was born on July 31, 1946, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Lenell and Mary Ellen Ponds. On February 15, 2024, Johnny peacefully transitioned from labor to reward. Johnny was educated in the public schools of Norfolk, Virgina and was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. After the completion of high school, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1965. During Johnny’s basic and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, he met Rachel Jeffery whom he married in 1969. Johnny proudly served his country for 21 years until he retired in 1985. Throughout his military career, Johnny received several awards and accolades including the Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Overseas Service Bar, and many more. He was also employed with the United Postal Service for 20 years. Johnny loved the Lord and became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in 2009, where he served faithfully for 15 years. In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Larry, Yvette and Ernestine. Those left to cherish Johnny’s fond and precious memories are his loving wife of 55 years, Rachel R. Ponds of the home; one son, Johnny (Chastity) L. Ponds, Jr., of Columbia, SC; two daughters, Melannie Ponds of Columbia, SC and Aneyah (Brett) Elmore of Annapolis, MD; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon Ponds of Philadelphia, PA and Curtis (Mary) Pond of NJ; sisters, Dourine Cook of Annapolis, MD, Glendora (Dominique) Liverpool of Catonsville, MD and Gaynell (John) Glover of Camden, SC; sisters-in-law, Lucille Thurmond of Gaston, SC, Rosa Lee Phillips of West Columbia, SC, Delores (Edward) White and Catherine Ponds both of Columbia, SC; brother-in-law, Asa Jeffery of Columbia, SC; two aunts, Mary Grace Hough of Port Orange, FL and Alma Brownof New York City, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss him dearly. To to the family or in memory of Mr. Johnny Lenell Ponds, Sr., please

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Margaret Bolyn

Jan 13, 1936 - Feb 21, 2024

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Columbia, SC

COLUMBIA - Margaret Bolyn, 88, was born January 13, 1936, in Greenville, S.C and passed away on February 21, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Aurelia Gaston and Harold Kirk Taylor, Sr. She grew up in Greenville, S.C., graduated from Sullins College, and attended Furman University. Margaret was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Harry Lewis Bolyn, Jr. They had many happy years together raising their two children, working together at their company, Bolyn Lubricants, serving on the SC Mining Association, and traveling. Serving on the Columbia Classical Ballet Board has been a source of joy for Margaret for years. She loved ballet, ever since she was a young ballerina, herself. Undoubtedly those talents transitioned into her and Harry being phenomenal shag partners. Now they are dancing again in heaven. She is survived by her son Harry (Stephanie) Bolyn of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter Catherine Bolyn Love (Mike) of Columbia, SC; Sister-in-law Vanda M. Taylor of Chapin, SC; her son, Bryan Taylor (Julie) of Roswell, GA; and daughter, Ashley, Charleston, SC. Her brother, Chip Taylor, passed in 2020. Per Margaret’s wishes, there will only be a private family service. May her friends and family remember her for her grace and kindness. Should anyone wish to make a donation in her honor, donations can be made to Columbia Classical Ballet, P.O. Box 2473, Columbia, SC, 29202.

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Fred E. Quinn, Jr.

Sep 18, 1919 - Feb 21, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Fred E. Quinn, Jr., 104, of West Columbia, SC passed away on February 21, 2024. Born September 18, 1919 in York, SC in the York County Jail, son of Essie W. and Fred E. Quinn, Sr., York County Sheriff. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and served as the executive officer of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity immediately after graduation. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in the Aleutian Campaign of World War II and retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He went on to a successful career as a Certified Life Underwriter and retired from Home Security Life Insurance Company. Fred was a lifelong member of the Associate Reform Presbyterian Church and served many years as the Treasurer of Centennial ARP in Columbia. At the time of his death he was a member of First Presbyterian of Columbia. Fred married Jessie (Ben) Stuckey in 1950 and they were married 48 years. He was preceded in death by his brother James and a son Jim. He is survived by his son, Elliotte (Annette) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; grandsons, Elliotte (Lyndsey), Ben (Megan) and great granddaughters, Connor, Hattie and Sadie. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community for all their loving care and to Fred’s good friend Keit Wannamaker for being there for him. Visitation will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Still Hopes Retirement Community from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Columbia or to the