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Jean Moore

Feb 20, 1951 - Nov 30, 2023

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Columbia, SC

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Sara S. Busbee

Jan 24, 1942 - Mar 02, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Sara S. Busbee, 82, of West Columbia died on March 2, 2024. Visitation will be from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Friday, March 8, 2024 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. She retired from Farm Bureau after 26 years of service and she loved to travel. Mrs. Busbee was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and served in numerous positions in the church. She was soft spoken, sweet, easy going and worked quietly and diligently in her church and community. She is survived by her children, Pam Lewis (Jay), Keith Busbee (Lisa), and Melanie Jackson (Frankie); grandchildren, Ben, Jordan, Katie (Brandon), Marshall (Marissa); great-grandchildren, Addison, Cameron, Lane, Paisley, Landon and Easton; sister, Leah Sinnott; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Luther Eugene “Gene” Busbee; sister, Alice Smoake; and her brother, Ralph Sightler. To to the family or in memory of Sara S. Busbee, please

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William Lucas Utter

Jun 17, 1929 - Feb 28, 2024

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Columbia, SC

William Lucas Utter, long-time Oxford, Ohio resident and Miami University professor emeritus, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2024, after a long illness. He lived a remarkable 94 years, touching everyone who knew him with his kindness, grace, and good humor. Known as Luke to close friends and family, he possessed an uncommonly positive view of the world that carried him through the decades with patience, charm, and dignity. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Dixie Campbell Utter. Their bond was as deep and meaningful as any love story that could be written, grounded in faith, friendship, and devotion to family. He is also survived by his son, William Arkell Utter (Leslie Howell d.2021), his daughter Kate Utter Mills (Jim), 6 grandchildren: Luke Boatright (Laura), Emily Cates (Danny), Caroline Utter, Claire Utter, Trevor Utter and William Tyler Utter, and 3 great-grandchildren: Luke Boatright, Jr., Owen Cates and Dixie Campbell Cates. *** Bill “Luke” Utter was born June 17, 1929, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to William Thomas and Alma Utter. They soon moved to Granville, Ohio where his father taught history at Denison University. After high school, Luke enrolled in Denison, where he was a theater major. It was on stage at Denison that he first met the love of his life, Dixie. After college, Luke and Dixie and a group of fellow actors barnstormed across New England and Europe, performing plays in towns and military bases. Then, after serving two years in the U.S. Army, Luke returned home to marry Dixie on August 29, 1953. The couple moved to Denver, Colorado, where Luke earned his Master’s degree in theater at Denver University. He was drawn to the new world of television broadcasting, working for Denver TV stations as a cameraman, producer, and director. Luke and Dixie, and their new son Bill, moved back to Ohio in 1957, where he helped start the public television and radio stations for Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. Daughter Kate was born that first year in town. He spent the rest of his professional life in Oxford, where he was an award-winning broadcaster, a distinguished professor, and an active part of the community. Dixie taught high school English and was active in community theater. They were also members of the Oxford United Methodist Church. After retirement in 1995, Luke and Dixie spent the next 20 years traveling the U.S. and abroad, as well as spending time with family and friends. Luke even returned to acting, occasionally appearing in OxACT theater productions and television commercials, including sharing the stage with Dixie. In 2014, Luke and Dixie moved to Columbia, South Carolina, to be near Kate, and enjoyed the time with their growing family. They also joined the Union United Methodist Church, in Irmo, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William L. Utter Scholarship, Miami University Foundation, 926 Chestnut Lane, Oxford, Ohio 45056-9972. Services have been held in South Carolina. To to the family or in memory of William Lucas Utter, please

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William Lucas Utter

Jun 17, 1929 - Feb 28, 2024

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Columbia, SC

William Lucas Utter, long-time Oxford, Ohio resident and Miami University professor emeritus, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2024, after a long illness. He lived a remarkable 94 years, touching everyone who knew him with his kindness, grace, and good humor. Known as Luke to close friends and family, he possessed an uncommonly positive view of the world that carried him through the decades with patience, charm, and dignity. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Dixie Campbell Utter. Their bond was as deep and meaningful as any love story that could be written, grounded in faith, friendship, and devotion to family. He is also survived by his son, William Arkell Utter (Leslie Howell d.2021), his daughter Kate Utter Mills (Jim), 6 grandchildren: Luke Boatright (Laura), Emily Cates (Danny), Caroline Utter, Claire Utter, Trevor Utter and William Tyler Utter, and 3 great-grandchildren: Luke Boatright, Jr., Owen Cates and Dixie Campbell Cates. *** Bill “Luke” Utter was born June 17, 1929, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to William Thomas and Alma Utter. They soon moved to Granville, Ohio where his father taught history at Denison University. After high school, Luke enrolled in Denison, where he was a theater major. It was on stage at Denison that he first met the love of his life, Dixie. After college, Luke and Dixie and a group of fellow actors barnstormed across New England and Europe, performing plays in towns and military bases. Then, after serving two years in the U.S. Army, Luke returned home to marry Dixie on August 29, 1953. The couple moved to Denver, Colorado, where Luke earned his Master’s degree in theater at Denver University. He was drawn to the new world of television broadcasting, working for Denver TV stations as a cameraman, producer, and director. Luke and Dixie, and their new son Bill, moved back to Ohio in 1957, where he helped start the public television and radio stations for Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. Daughter Kate was born that first year in town. He spent the rest of his professional life in Oxford, where he was an award-winning broadcaster, a distinguished professor, and an active part of the community. Dixie taught high school English and was active in community theater. They were also members of the Oxford United Methodist Church. After retirement in 1995, Luke and Dixie spent the next 20 years traveling the U.S. and abroad, as well as spending time with family and friends. Luke even returned to acting, occasionally appearing in OxACT theater productions and television commercials, including sharing the stage with Dixie. In 2014, Luke and Dixie moved to Columbia, South Carolina, to be near Kate, and enjoyed the time with their growing family. They also joined the Union United Methodist Church, in Irmo, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William L. Utter Scholarship, Miami University Foundation, 926 Chestnut Lane, Oxford, Ohio 45056-9972. Services have been held in South Carolina. To to the family or in memory of William Lucas Utter, please

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Walter D. James

Died : Mar 02, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Walter D. James, known as Butch, passed away on March 2, 2024. He was 78 years old. Butch was retired from South Carolina Forestry Commission, where he worked in fire prevention. He was born and raised in Eastover, South Carolina to Lucy Lorick James and Benjamin Bates James Sr. He was a part time row crop and vegetable farmer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed a good bargain, especially antique farm equipment and vehicles. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Joan Huggins James; four brothers, Benjamin James, John James, Wayne James, and George James; stepson, Mitchell Huggins; and granddaughter, Michelle. He is survived by sister, Linda Sweat; stepdaughter, Teresa Schiazza; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on March 15 at 11am in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road Columbia, SC 29209.

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Sara Busbee

Jan 24, 1942 - Mar 02, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Sara Busbee, 82, of West Columbia died on March 2, 2024. Visitation will be from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Friday, March 8, 2024 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. She retired from Farm Bureau after 26 years of service and loved to travel. Mrs. Busbee was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and served in numerous positions in the church. She was soft spoken, sweet, easy going and worked quietly and diligently in her church and community. She is survived by her children, Pam Lewis (Jay), Keith Busbee (Lisa), and Melanie Jackson (Frankie); grandchildren, Ben, Jordan, Katie (Brandon), Marshall (Marissa); great-grandchildren, Addison, Cameron, Lane, Paisley, Landon and Easton; sister, Leah Sinnott; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Luther Eugene “Gene” Busbee; sister, Alice Smoake; and her brother, Ralph Sightler. To to the family or in memory of Sara Busbee, please

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Amar Kaur

Jan 01, 1932 - Mar 01, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Amar Kaur, age 92, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A funeral service for Amar will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A funeral service will occur at Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast, 4219 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29223.

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Sgt. Major Henry Eugene Caison

Mar 07, 1940 - Mar 01, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Sgt. Major Henry Eugene Caison, 83, of Columbia, SC, went home to be with Jesus on March 1, 2024. He was surrounded by love with his family by his side. Henry was born March 7, 1940 at James Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC to the late Hurie Eugene Caison and late Catherine Caison Payne. Henry was preceded in death by his mother and father; his daughter, Wendy Britt; his twin sister, Jean Oiler; sister, Janice Marmor; and brother, Kenneth Caison. He is survived by the love of his life and mate for 63 years, Melanie Butler Caison; his son, Michael Caison; his brother, Harry Caison and wife, Mary; sisters, Ruby Bryan and Terry Payne; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Judy Hasting, Sgt. 1 Class John and Roxanne Butler, and Keith and Shirley Edwards; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Henry entered the US Army in 1958. He was involved in numerous overseas duties and assignments. He was awarded four bronze medals. He retired from the Army after 28 years of service. He also retired from Dorn VA Hospital after 25 years of service. He was proud to serve the US Army, and he will be missed by all of his friends and family. Service details will be announced shortly.

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Madhav Purohit

Jul 01, 1949 - Feb 29, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Madhav Purohit, age 74, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A memorial service for Madhav will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - Lexington Chapel, 503 North Lake Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29072.

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Essie Mae Greene

Nov 07, 1953 - Feb 29, 2024

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Columbia, SC

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Essie Mae Greene, 70, of Elloree South Carolina, who transitioned on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. Please adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are NOT required but encouraged. To to the family or in memory of Essie Mae Greene, please

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Deborah Zeigler

Feb 03, 1958 - Mar 01, 2024

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West Columbia, SC

Deborah Zeigler, 66, of West Columbia, South Carolina, passed away March 1, 2024, at her home. She was born on February 3, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina to D.F. McIver and Barbara McIver-Butler. Deborah was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (DeDe). Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and bird watching. She was loved by all and will be missed by many. Deborah is survived by her husband, Marvin Zeigler; her daughter, Marla; her grandchildren, Trinity Sosa, J.J. Evans, Brayden Evans, and Camren Evans. Deborah is also survived by her parents and brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home in Lexington, South Carolina, on Monday, March 4th from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday , March 5 at 2pm, with Rev. Kimmett Lott officiating. Burial will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens.

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