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Marilyn Patrick

Aug 16, 1949 - Dec 06, 2023

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Columbia, SC

FLORENCE - Marilyn Dawkins Patrick passed peacefully with her family by her side on December 6, 2023, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p. m. , on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Rd. Columbia, SC 29209. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Marilyn was born in Florence, SC, on August 16, 1949. She...Read More

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Laura Josephine Kelley

Oct 22, 1965 - Feb 24, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Laura Josephine Kelley, age 58, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Frank Albert Floyd, Jr.

Dec 23, 1929 - Feb 26, 2024

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Columbia, SC

COLUMBIA - Frank Albert Floyd, Jr. passed away on February 26, 2024. His Celebration of Life Service will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2 pm at Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223. The family will receive friends before the service at 1 pm at the church. Interment will be private. Mr. Floyd was born in Florence, SC on December 23, 1929 to the late Alline Campbell Floyd and Frank Albert Floyd, Sr. He graduated from Florence High School in 1946, the University of South Carolina in 1950 with a double major in Chemistry and Psychology, and graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC with a major in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. He also attended Trinity College in Texas and the University of Denver. While at UNC graduate school he was offered an Instructorship in Economic Statistics in 1951, but instead received a call to active duty and enlisted in the United States Air Force which he served in until 1954. Following completion of his service in the USAF, he began his business career with Milliken Textile Group at Excelsior Mills in Union, SC, where he held numerous positions: Chief - Industrial Engineering, Chief Chemist, Production Planning Manager, and Manager for Excelsior and Rutherford Mills. He resigned from Milliken in 1962 and moved to Columbia, SC to start his own businesses: Frank A. Floyd Company, and Computer Accounting Corporation as a consultant for small businesses. He later became active in real estate and formed Commercial & Investment Realty Inc. and began developing and acquiring numerous apartment complexes. In 1986 he created Intermark Management Corporation to manage various apartment and condominium communities in the Southeast. He was active in many organizations, including Sigma Nu fraternity where he served as President at USC and UNC, President of the Union, SC Kiwanis Club, Spring Valley Country Club, Debordieu Club, First Citizens Bank Advisory Board, Central Carolina Community Foundation Board, USC and UNC Alumni Associations, and Elder Emeritus and Trustee for Northeast Presbyterian Church. While he was successful in his various business interests, what he cherished the most was his time with his family and with Northeast Presbyterian Church, both of which he loved dearly. He helped Northeast Presbyterian grow by serving as financing coordinator and providing fund raising and financing advice in assisting to create its campus and the formation of its cemetery. He also provided financial counseling to other churches around the country. He was known for his generosity and philanthropy and was especially supportive of missionary outreach in many places across the world. He is survived by son, Frank Albert Floyd, III (Nora); daughters, Lynn Floyd Wright and Frances Floyd Stuckey (Mark); 7 grandchildren: Megan Floyd Cauthen (Matt), Caitlin Floyd Neumann (Lee), Caroline Stuckey Mills (William), Elizabeth Stuckey Delgado (Blaze), Cam Stuckey, Katherine Wright, Christopher Wright; and 4 great-grandchildren: Finn Cauthen, Townes Cauthen, Grey Delgado, and Perkins Mills. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church or the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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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 funeral 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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Kay Blanchard Stewart

Mar 01, 1941 - Feb 25, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Mrs. Kay Blanchard Stewart, 82, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Prisma Health Richland. She was born March 1, 1941. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Stewart will be announced at a later date. Lancaster Funeral Home \u0026amp; Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Stewart."

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Ina P. Nunez

Sep 17, 1928 - Feb 17, 2024

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Columbia, SC

We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved mother Ina P. Nunez , 95. She was born in Colón, Panama on September 17, 1928 and died on February 17, 2024 in Columbia, SC. Ina lived in the Bronx, N.Y. for over 40 years and retired from Leland Home were she worked as a Direct Support Personnel. Most importantly, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and beloved friend. She is survived by her daughters Cecilia Nunez O'Doherty, Vielka Edick, Ivette Brown; son's Clifford Callwood Jr., and Ricardo Nunez; grandchildren Aidan Nunez O'Doherty, Darraugh Nunez O'Doherty, Clifford Callwood III, Brandina Callwood, Marcellina Rodriguez, Maritza Nunez, Jamila Brown, Allen Nunez, and Christopher Dennis. Ina was a shinning star and a rainbow were ever she went. Her priceless love will be missed. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Riverdale Funeral Home in Manhattan, 5044 Broadway, NY NY 10034, from 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

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Dorothy Gardner Compton

Nov 06, 1930 - Feb 23, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Dorothy Gardner Compton, “Dot” (as she was affectionately known) was born in Columbia, SC on November 6, 1930, and departed this life on February 23, 2024, in Columbia. She was the daughter of the late Will Gardner and Minnie Gardner (née Dreher) of West Columbia. Funeral services will be held in the Mausoleum Chapel on March 2, 2024, at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, SC to honor the life of a remarkable lady. She was one of the oldest tribal elders of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois United Tribes of South Carolina, also known as the Cherokees of South Carolina. Dorothy graduated from Lakeview High School in West Columbia, and earned a bachelor's degree from Allen University. Dorothy had impeccable talent, style, and an eye for design; she spent her life as an entrepreneur, inventor, and dressmaker. Her skills were so highly regarded that she was selected to create intricate garment samples for fashion designers Valentino and Donna Karan. Dorothy was awarded a patent for one of her many inventions. She was a former member of Jack and Jill of America, and a charter member of the Poinsettia Cotillion (where her granddaughter was presented in December 2022). After her husband Herbert passed away, she continued his legacy of generosity by donating to many non-profit organizations and charities. Dorothy was passionate about fashion, dressmaking, writing, and baking. She was the beloved wife of more than 60 years to her late husband Herbert Lee “Top” Compton, Jr., and is survived by their four children, a godson, three grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, three step-great-grandchildren, her dear friend; her special cousins, and a host of relatives and loved ones. Memorial donations can be directed to Eastern Cherokee Southern Iroquois United Tribes of South Carolina (ECSIUT),C/O Chief Lamar Nelson, 649 Berry Shoals Rd.,Duncan S.C. 29334.

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Pearl Lites Hall

Feb 17, 1926 - Feb 24, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Lites Hall , 98, will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church 110 Broomstraw Road Chapin, South Carolina with burial in the church cemetery, a viewing will be held on Wednesday, form 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Pearson's Funeral Home 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, South Carolina. Born in Lexington County the daughter of the late Oscar Lites and Victoria Long on February 17, 1926. She was a long time member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and on the Choir, Missionary Society and many other organizations. She was a care giver for many years, and a volunteer for the Stoneridge South Carolina Oncology Association Cancer Care Center in Columbia, SC. for twenty five years. She is survived and cherished by her sister, Mary Ann Foust of Columbia, SC, nieces Patricia Foust, Pamela Foust, Kathy Foust, Wanda Brown, Angela Foust, Marine Long and Debra Long all of Columbia, SC, adopted daughters, Geraldine Long and Reba Long and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. To to the family or in memory of Pearl Lites Hall, please

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Mr. Gibson

Dec 15, 1993 - Feb 22, 2024

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Columbia, SC

"Funeral service will be 12 noon, Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Bibleway Church of Atlas Road, 2440 Atlas Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209. Interment to follow in the Promised Land Cemetery. Mr. Gibson will lie in-state one hour prior to the service time. Public viewing will be held from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 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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Willie Kate Etheridge

Mar 02, 1943 - Feb 22, 2024

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Columbia, SC

Memorial Services for Mrs. Willie Kate Etheridge , 80, of Columbia, South Carolina will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Turner Memorial AME Church on 1122 Monticello Street West Columbia, South Carolina. Willie Kate Etheridge was born in West Columbia, SC, on March 2, 1943, to Rosetta Chestnut and Willie Sailor. She the oldest of six children . She was raised by her surrogate mother, Mrs. Ora Guess. Kate, as she was known to her friends, graduated from Lakeview High School in 1962. She attended South Carolina State and Benedict College. She had a long fruitful career at the United States Department of Agriculture that spanned thirty-two years, where she earned accolades and promotions for her dedication and hard work until her retirement. Willie Kate was the proud mother of Alex Lavelle Bailey and Ora Murrell, instilling in them her values of being true self, being kind and being independent. Later in life, Willie Kate found love again with he school sweetheart, Rudolph Etheridge, and they were united in holy matrimony in 1982. Despite not having children of their own, their bond was strong and unwavering, and they shared a love that stood the best of time until her passing. Willie Kate had a passion for staying informed by watching the news and engaging in discussions about current events. She cherished moments spent on bus trips with her sister, Loretta, and cheering on USC Women's Basketball games with her beloved family. Among her hobbies, she found joy intending to her garden, nurturing fresh flowers, and meticulously caring for her lawn. Willie Kate lived her life by the motto, "Life goes on." She was a pillar of strength and wisdom, always ready to offer a listening ear and a comforting hug. She preceded in death by her biological parents, her surrogate mother, her Aunt Lillie Mae Scott, brothers Forest Chestnut and Scottie Chestnut, nieces Jennifer Scott and Monique Williams, and nephew Bryant Hemming. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her husband of thirty-six years, Rudolph Etheridge: her son, Alex Lavelle Bailey (Stephanie) of Tacoma, WA; daughter Ora Elena Murrell of Columbia, SC; step son: Miguel Etheridge of West Columbia, SC; Randy Etheridge of West Columbia, SC; stepdaughter Janelle Etheridge of West Columbia, SC, two grandsons Xavier Bailey of Greenville, SC, and Travis Bailey of Greenville, SC; Sister Loretta Hemming, Cayce, SC; Johnny Lee (Barbara) North, SC; Billy Chestnut (Cassandra), West Columbia, SC. As we bid farewell to our beloved wife and mother, we take solace in knowing that her spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Mat her legacy of love, strength, and perseverance serve as a guiding light for us as we navigate the journey ahead. Willie Kate will be remembered for her kindness, beauty, strong sense of style, warmth, and ability to find humor in every situation. She touched the hearts of many with her generous spirit. Rest in peace, sweet Kate, knowing that your love will continue to inspire us as we remember that, indeed, life gose on. To to the family or in memory of Willie Kate Etheridge, please

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John Otis Ayrs

Oct 15, 1953 - Feb 22, 2024

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Columbia, SC

John Otis Ayrs, 70, a long-time resident of the Babcock Center, in Columbia, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 22, 2024. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 15, 1953 to the late Odys and Mary Ayrs. He is survived by three of his brothers: Oliver F. Ayrs, James D. Ayrs, and Paul S. Ayrs. John had to battle many challenges over his life and his family would like to sincerely thank all of the workers and friends at the Babcock Center in Columbia, SC who were his second family. They looked after him, helped him with his needs, assisted him in overcoming challenges, and loved him as one of their own. Services for John will be announced at a date to be determined.

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