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In Memoriam
Pat Webb - September 16, 2021

Patricia Lathrop Webb passed away peacefully at her home September 16, 2021.  

Mrs. Webb was born in Greenville, SC on October 24, 1942, but grew up in Hampton, SC.  Pat (as she preferred to be called) was class valedictorian of Wade Hampton High School class of 1960.  She continued her higher education at the University of South Carolina where she earned a degree in Business Education.  She graduated second in her class, Cum Laude, in 1963. 

Pat used her accounting education to formulate her career.  At the time of her death, she was a partner with her daughter in Webb & Webb Accounting Services.  The business, of over 35 years, had been started by Pat and her late husband, Walter Robert (Bob) Webb. 

Pat was an avid duplicate bridge player earning the honor of Diamond Life Master.  She was also a Lifetime member of the ACBL Goodwill Committee.  

Pat is survived by her daughter, Ruth Renee Vaughn, and son-in-law, Les Brummett, brother Harrison (Happ) (Joyce) Lathrop, along with their children, Brian (Biff) (Heather) Lathrop, and Shaye (Curtis) Easler. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Carolina Bridge Foundation at 1102 Gist Street, Columbia, SC  29201.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:31 EDT
Jim Chianelli - August 31, 2021

Jim Chianelli, 81, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2021.  After a valiant 2 week battle, Jim passed away due to complications from Covid-19. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Florenz and Mildred Terranova Chianelli. He was a general contractor for 35 years, retiring in 2000. Following retirement, Jim had a passion playing Duplicate Bridge at the Columbia Bridge Club, attaining his Ruby Life Master. He was very proud of his Italian heritage, often sharing his culinary skills cooking Italian cuisines. Jim was a family man, devoted husband, father, grandfather “Poppy”, brother and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ginny Chianelli, daughters, Gina McMahon Floyd (Lee), Cathy Wood (John), Dyan Joly (Don), and Crissy Whitehead (Jim); grandchildren, Alyssa McMahon, Julia, Sean and Lily Wood, Christopher and Carson Joly, James, Nowell and Newton Whitehead; and brother, Robert Chianelli.  He was predeceased by a son, James F. Chianelli; and sister, Rosalie Chianelli.

A funeral mass for Mr. James Chianelli was held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel; burial followed at Woodridge Memorial Park. A visitation was held at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia Bridge Club or the American Lung Association.

Online register at   To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James "Jim" Chianelli, please visit our floral store.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:31 EDT
Dan Casey - July 26, 2021

Daniel Francis Casey, 82, of Lexington, SC, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. 

Born on September1, 1938 in Chicage, IL, Dan was the son of the late John P. and Ann Helms Casey.  He was an avid bridge player and loved doing puzzles.  Dan enjoyed his job ans an accountatn and was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jane E. Casey of Lexington; son, Daniel P. Casey of Lexington; daughter, Ann Marie Rhinehart (John) of Charlotte; son, John S. Casey of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren: Shannon, Sean, Jack, Lauren and Jacob; brothers, Michael Casey of Indianapolis, IN and Gene Casey of Lakeland, FL; and daughter-in-law, Donna M. Casey.

The family will received friends at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.  A memorial service was held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Last updated : Sep 1, 2021 18:41 EDT
Shirlynn Powell - March 22, 2021

Shirlynn Powell, 66, passed away on March 22, 2021. Shirlynn was born April 21, 1954 in Kountze, Texas to Harold and JoAnn Powell. Shirlynn was a natural athlete and from a young age excelled in Track. Her father’s job as a Cosmetic Chemist took them to Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Whippany, NJ and for her senior year she lived in Chicago. After high school she attended University of Texas and received her Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State College. At the age of 16 she began her career in the fragrance industry spending a summer working in London. She was recruited as an Apprentice Perfumer beginning with her training at the prestigious Roure School of Perfumery. After establishing herself as a perfumer in New York she moved to France in 1979 working in the Fragrance and Raw Materials Industry. She returned to the United States in 1985 and formed a new company, Fleurin, Inc. selling natural fragrance ingredients. During this time she also consulted as a perfumer. Later on she developed her own fragrance company, Fleurin Fragrances, Inc.

Shirlynn will be remembered for her humor and her sense of adventure. She and her husband traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, South America, and Galapagos Islands. She enjoyed boating and golfing. As a member of the Columbia Country Club she was twice club champion and won nine club championships at the St. Andrews Golf Club in New York.

She is predeceased by her parents, Harold Dean and JoAnn Stephens Powell. Survivors include her husband, Michael Rivers, a daughter, Allison Chen (Tom), a son, Christopher Rivers, a grandson, Matthew Chen, her siblings, Steve Powell (Marianne) and Suzanne Slocum.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at

Last updated : Apr 4, 2021 16:12 EDT
Sue Harrington - March 16, 2021

Mrs. Tsuyako “Sue” Kanamori Harrington, age 93, went to heaven on March 16, 2021. Born on February 19, 1928 in Kyoto City, Japan; married in 1953 to the late Bill Harrington. She came to America with Bill in 1955, residing first in Thomasville, NC then in Statesville, NC and settling in Columbia, SC in 1967. Sue was an active member of the Ailene Leitner Fellowship Sunday School Class at Union United Methodist Church. She was an avid bridge player. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and earned a Gold Master. She also played golf and was a longtime member of the Coldstream Country Club. Sue was a 20-year active volunteer at Sharing God’s Love in Irmo. She and Bill were owners and operators of the Lamp Gallery in Irmo until his death in 1996.

Sue is survived by a brother, Susumu Kanamori and a sister, Uriko Washio, both of Japan. She is also survived by seven nieces and five nephews, along with many dear friends. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by many.

Thanks to Harbor Chase Memory Care and Heartstrings Hospice for their care. Donations in memory of Sue will be accepted at Sharing God's Love and/or Union United Methodist Church.   Memories may be shared at

Last updated : Mar 18, 2021 11:56 EDT
Henry Momand - August 9, 2020
Henry Coleman Momand Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Henry was born November 10, 1936 in Macon, GA. He was the only son of the late Henry Coleman Momand Sr. and Bertha Dixon Momand. Henry was a graduate of Lanier High School, class of 1954 and later went on to attend Mercer University of Macon, GA, where he graduated with the class of 1958. While at Mercer, Henry was an active member of his ATO Greek fraternity, and throughout his time there, he met his beloved wife, Anita Shuman of Vidalia, GA. They fell in love almost instantly and were married on September 1 of 1957. Henry and Anita were married for 60 wonderful years and were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, Cindy, Kim and Christy. They resided in Macon, GA as a family for many years before they relocated to Columbia, SC in 1974.
After college, Henry served as a part-time service member of the Air Force National Guard for 6 years. He then went on to be employed by Gay & Taylor as an insurance adjuster and manager for 32 years and eventually went on to retire from Companion, where he was the Director of Claims. Henry was very dedicated to the things that were important to him, and in turn, ended up serving as President of Unit 160, for the state of South Carolina, with over 200 members at the time. Later, Henry served as Governor to the Mid Atlantic Bridge Conference where he was chairman of the bylaws committee. Henry was also President of the Yacht Cove Home Owners Association for 7 years, where he and his wife resided for 39 years. Above all else, Henry was a devoted husband and father to his wife and three daughters. They were without a doubt the apple of his eye, and his greatest loves. Henry enjoyed spending time with his friends and loved to play golf, tennis and read in his spare time. Henry was quite the avid bridge player, where he held the prestigious title of 'Ruby Life Master'. He served as President of the Macon Duplicate Bridge Club for 2 terms in the 1960s and then was President for the Columbia Duplicate Bridge Club for 3 terms in the late 1970s. He enjoyed many hobbies and sports, but mostly loved time spent with his family and loved ones. He will be remembered most for his love and devotion to his family, his intelligence and his sense of humor.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bertha Momand and his loving wife, Anita Momand. He is survived by his three daughters, Cindy Hudson (Chuck) of Columbia, SC, Kim Maness (Dave) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Christy Edens Kilpatrick (Zach) of Columbia, SC. Henry is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Taylor Black (Jonathan, Savannah, Dawson, Julie) of Lexington, SC, Rachel York (CT, Jenna, Ally) of Lexington, SC, Megan Benton (Jay) of Greenville, SC, Coleman Maness (Jackie) of Greenville, SC, and Sam Edens, Henry Edens, and Gray Kilpatrick of Columbia, SC. A Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC 29063. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbia Duplicate Bridge Club at 77 Brighton Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. The family would like to express sincere gratitude for everyone's love and generosity at this time. Dunbar Funeral Home Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at
Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:51 EDT
Jack Wilkinson - May 27, 2020
John A. Wilkinson, 88, of Columbia, SC passed away after a long illness on May 27, 2020 in Cocoa Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Joyce Perine Wilkinson.

Jack was a graduate of Memphis State University, and earned a Master's Degree in mathematics from Purdue University. He spent most of his career as a computer programmer at Burroughs Corporation, in Malvern, PA. Upon his retirement, Jack and Joyce relocated to Columbia, SC, where he engaged in his favorite past-times: playing golf and playing bridge. He especially enjoyed his many games at the Columbia Bridge Club, where he had many friends.
Jack is survived by his three children, Curtis Wilkinson and his wife, Patty of Point Pleasant, NJ, Laura Uliana and husband Stephen of Clark's Summit, PA, and Karen Richardson of Merritt Island, FL.  He is also survived by five grandchildren: Daniel Wilkinson, Kelly Ann Wilkinson, Dominic Uliana, Sharon Uliana, and Kyle Richardson. Jack also has numerous nieces and nephews that survive him.

A special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Santiago, ARNP and Dr. Brian Walls who gave him such wonderful care. Thank you also to Wilson Place Assisted Living and Wuesthoff Hospice or watching over Jack during his final days.  Funeral arrangements will be private.
Last updated : May 31, 2020 16:01 EDT
Fran Jenkins - October 14, 2019
With great sadness, the CBC has learned of the passing of  Fran Jenkins.
Fran passed away on Monday, October 14.  The family will have a private memorial at a later date. 
Fran's charity is St Jude's Children's Hospital.

Sympathy cards for her children may be sent to: 
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Daymude  and/or  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins
2316 Buckpail Court,  Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  29466
Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:58 EDT
Irene Duheme - April 13, 2019
Irene Ann Spinner Duheme, 79, of Columbia, graduated into glory on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Malone, NY, on August 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lora Lee Spinner.

Irene was a farmer’s wife, having worked on her husband’s dairy farm for many years. She later served as a pastoral assistant for St. George’s Parish and lay minister for St. John Neumann.

An accomplished bridge player, golf enthusiast, world traveler, active bird watcher and dedicated philanthropist, Irene loved to spend time with her family and was most proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Denise Townsel, Placid Duheme (Kelly), Curtis Duheme (Wendy), Dana Kahaly (Tommy), and Alysia Dougherty (Thomas); nine grandchildren, Joshua Duheme, Erin Duheme, Mark Duheme, Chase Townsel, Whitney Townsel, Moriah Townsel Holubek, Holden Townsel, Connor Duheme, Emily Duheme; great grandchildren, Brooke White, Austin White, CJ Townsel, Emberlyn Townsel, Brynlee Townsel; baby Duheme and baby Holubeck, her two unborn great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Duheme.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 o’clock, Wednesday, April 17th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. The service for Mrs. Duheme will be held 10 o’clock, Thursday, April 18th, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, with the Rev. Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Burial will be private.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the loving and dedicated staff on the 11th Floor of Prisma Health Richland, SCOA and also to Dr. Woodrow Coker for their unwavering support during Irene’s illnesses.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, SC Chapter, 107 Westpark Blvd, Suite 150, Columbia SC, 29210 or to St. John Neuman Catholic Church, 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:57 EDT
Fred Clemenz - April 12, 2019
Dr. Frederick W. Clemenz, 85, husband of Carol Latimer Clemenz, died April 12, 2019 at home, surrounded by family. He was a Gift of Body Donor to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 13, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at River Center at Saluda Shoals, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212.  Visit us at
From the webpage....

Fred and I were fortunate enough to share thirty-eight years of marriage from March 14, 1981 to April 12, 2019. During the first five months we celebrated the weddings of daughter Christy to CP Dunbar, son Layne Clemenz to Rebecca Lucas and Kimberly Clemenz to Chuck Bowen. In 2014, son Bryan Clemenz married his wife Olana

Over the years we enjoyed many special occasions including graduations, honors, and holiday celebrations but more fullfilling the births of thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. We survived the building of our dream home on Lake Murray where we lived for thirty years before moving to Hilton Head. While living on the lake we had great times boating, skiing, playing tennis, gardening and entertaining friends.

Fred loved traveling and we took many trips. We especially enjoyed traveling around the world with the American Medical Tennis Association. Cruises were also one of his favorite things to do. We took our last cruise in August of 2018. Of course it was a bridge cruise. Duplicate bridge was another priority for him and he achieved ACBL Silver Life Master ranking. It was a close second to his love of reading history, biographies and was most astute regarding world news.

I miss him so much but am thankful for the best gift he left me which is the gift of family. As much as I love and miss him I find great comfort in their love.

Carol Latimer Clemenz

Last updated : May 28, 2019 19:49 EDT
Marion Spagnola - March 26, 2019

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Marion Aldrich Wyman Spagnolo, passed away in Castle Rock, Colorado.

A long-time resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Marion was 98 years of age. She was born on January 30, 1921 in Aiken, South Carolina, to Dr. Benjamin Francis Wyman and Harriett "Hallie" Aman Wyman. She spent most of her childhood in Columbia, where her father was Director of the South Carolina Board of Health. She attended the University of South Carolina.

She had a passion for adventure and travel, living abroad in Austria and Italy. She lived many years in Falls Church, Virginia, returning home to Columbia in 1977. She was deeply rooted in her faith and was a prominent member of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, serving in many roles including Circle Leader and head of the Women of the Church. She was an active member of the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Marion was a passionate and accomplished bridge player with membership in several local clubs. She was proud of her family's heritage and service to our country. Her family, the Wymans, arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1640 and quickly established themselves as prominent doctors, lawyers, and pastors in Colonial America. The Wyman ancestral home is preserved and maintained by the Francis Wyman Society in Woburn, Massachusetts. The first Wyman to move to South Carolina was Dr. Joel Wentworth Wyman in 1802. He married Catherine Clementine Hay of a prominent low country family. Marion's father, Dr. Benjamin Wyman was both a lawyer and medical doctor. Her grandfather was Dr. Harry Hastings Wyman, and her great grandfather, mentioned above, was Dr. Joel Wyman. Over 20 Wymans fought for our freedom in the Revolutionary War. Marion was also a descendent of Isaac Allerton, a passenger aboard the Mayflower in 1621.

Marion is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Raymond Spagnolo, her brother Dr. Benjamin Wyman, Jr., and son Robert Harlan Bull. Marion is survived by her son Benjamin Francis Wyman Bull of Washington, DC, and James Aldrich Bull of Parker, Colorado, and daughter-in-law Lynda Griffin Bull. She is survived by three granddaughters, Katharine Griffin Herczeg, Sarah Aldrich Borrud, and Elizabeth Wyman Bull. She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Benjamin Herczeg, Alexander Herczeg, Thomas Herczeg, Hallie Borrud, Julian Borrud and Brother and Sister in Law Anthony and Phyllis Spagnolo of McLean Virginia.

Marion was a charismatic lover of people who enjoyed entertaining and hosting her many friends. She was gracious in every way, and much loved by her family and all who knew her. Though her light on this earth has been stilled our memories and love for her will endure forever and our world now shines a little less brightly. The final four years of her life were lived in Castle Rock, Colorado where she was cared for by her beloved son James. Marion was buried at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery next to her late husband, her parents, and aunts and uncles. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at First Presbyterian Churchyard, 1324 Marion Street, Columbia followed by a reception for family and friends.

Memories may be shared at

Last updated : May 28, 2019 19:42 EDT
Adele Weathersbee - February 6, 2019

Adele Marsha Weathersbee, 75, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, after a brave battle against cancer.

Born May 26, 1943 in Columbia, SC, she was the youngest child of the late Norman Joseph Marsha and Adele Barkoot Marsha of Columbia.  She was a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School, and for 27 years, she worked at Hammond Academy as Registrar. Mrs. Weathersbee was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt.

She was an avid, competitive bridge player for several decades, and in recent years had enjoyed playing bridge at St. Joseph Catholic Church, her parish of many years.

Adele is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Hayden Wesley Weathersbee, Jr.; sons, Wes (Brett) and Bryan (Christine); grandchildren, Joseph, Brooke, Nicholas, Grace, and Briana; her brother, Stephen Marsha (Joye); her sister, Norma Marsha Davis; as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris Wilson-Woest, Emma Asmer, Rugenia "Jean" Mallios, and Elizabeth "Betty" Williams.

The service for Mrs. Weathersbee will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street in Columbia. The interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park immediately following the Mass. A Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memories may be shared at

Last updated : Feb 9, 2019 19:48 EST
Eloise Taylor - December 6, 2018
Eloise Taylor passed away on Thursday, December 06, 2018. Born in Mobile, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Alcus and Freddye Wright Whitehead. She retired from DuPont and later Richland School District One where she was a speech pathologist. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and crafts.
Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Robert Edward Taylor; daughter, Leah Michelle Perry (William Edward Perry, Jr.); and grandchildren, William Edward Perry III and Taylor Hazel Perry. She was predeceased by a sister, Inez Barnes.
The funeral service for Hazel Eloise Taylor, 87, was held Monday, December 10, at the Harmony Baptist Church and burial followed in the church cemetery. The family will received friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Sign the online register at
Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 17:00 EDT
Irma Murray - November 22, 2018

Irma J Murray, 93, of Cayce, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018.   She was born in Bluefield, WV, to the late John Walter Johnson and Irma Wright Johnson. 

She is survived by her son, George S. Murray (Debbie); grandchildren, John A. Murray, Lynn M. Crosby (Kevin), William L Brewer; great-grandchildren, Isabel and Julia Crosby; son-in-law, Byron Brewer.  In addition to her parents, Irma was predeceased by her daughter, Virginia Murray Brewer; brothers, John W. Johnson, Jr., William W. Johnson; sister, Virginia J Coates. 

Irma graduated from Bluefield Community College, and went on to UNC at Chapel Hill to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree.  She then went to work for the TVA in their transmission line and design department, before getting married and starting her family.  Eventually, she taught high school science and math.  In 1969, she was hired in the data processing department of SCE&G.  She flourished there as a programmer, where she wrote the first computer programmer manual.  She retired at 62.

Irma loved playing contract bridge.  She became a member of the Columbia Bridge Club where she would play bridge whenever she could.  During her term as President, she was instrumental in setting up an open house, which helped increase the interest in bridge and increase the club’s membership.  After she retired from the power company, she traveled the country with her friends with the South East Loners on Wheels (SELOWS).  She drove a three-quarter ton camper van all the way to California and back.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  There will be a reception immediately after the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia Bridge Club, 77 Brighton Hill Road, Columbia, SC  29223.  Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family.

Last updated : Nov 25, 2018 13:02 EST
George Nichols - October 27, 2018

Rev. George H. Nichols, Jr. 88, died Saturday, October 27, 2018. Born September 5, 1930 in Atlanta, GA, the son of the late George H. and Ruby Mae Martin Nichols.

He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and received his Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology. Rev. Nichols was a minister in the SC Methodist Conference for 20 years and U.S. Army Chaplain for 20 years.

He enjoyed working in his yard, playing bridge and officiating baseball, basketball and volleyball for the high school league and coaching youth teams.

Rev. Nichols is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Tollner Nichols; children, John D. Nichols (Cheryl) of Augusta, GA, Ruth Ann Hopkins of Long Beach, NY and James T. Nichols (Susan) of Simpsonville, SC; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth E. Nichols (Mary Jane) of Kingsport, TN.

A Celebration of Life Service for Rev. Nichols will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Windsor United Methodist Church, 9500 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC 29223. Memories may be shared at

Last updated : Nov 25, 2018 13:04 EST
Barbara Jay Cornelia - August 21, 2018

Barbara Jay Cornelia, 90, of Columbia, SC, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, on July 3, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Earle and Mary O'Connor Adams, of Vancouver, B.C.

Barbara began her life as an actress and singer, working on stage and on TV in Canada and the U.S. Many of her friends in Vancouver will remember her work on the outdoor stage, "Theatre Under The Stars", in Stanley Park. She would return to Vancouver to visit friends and family every year after leaving for the U.S. in 1963. Barbara received her B.A degree at the University of British Columbia and her master's degree in English and Shakespeare at the University of Washington in 1968. She was a professor of drama at San Francisco State and later she became well-known for her high school musical productions while a teacher at San Rafael High School during the 1970's. 

She married her late husband, Robert Cornelia in 1977 and they lived in several places due to Robert's work for AT&T. Together, they finally settled in Columbia in 1987 when Robert was named President of the Nassau Metals plant in Gaston, S.C. for AT&T. Barbara worked as a volunteer docent at the Columbia Museum of Art. She was an active member of Wildewood Golf Club, an ardent bridge player who earned life masters status, and traveled the world many times and especially enjoyed China. She loved to throw a party and held them often for her many friends. Her final years were spent at Wildewood Downs Retirement Community.

Survivors include her son, Gordon McLeod (Melanie), of New York City; a daughter, Paddy McKenzie (Robert), of Victoria, Canada; step-children, Joan Cornelia Wallace (Ray) of Tennessee, Robert Cornelia, III of California, Joseph Cornelia (Barbara) of Ohio; grandchildren, Grace and Jane McLeod, of New York City, Natalie McKenzie and Chris Hernandez, of Montreal, Canada.

The committal service for was held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

Last updated : Nov 25, 2018 13:04 EST
Tom Gabriel - July 12, 2018

Thomas Gabriel passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Born December 17, 1939 in Nazareth, PA, he was the son of the late Steven and Anna Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA and after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, he graduated from The University of South Carolina.

Tom enjoyed golf and especially duplicate bridge – achieving the Rank of Silver Life Master. 

Surviving are his two sons Michael of Knoxville, TN and Jeffery of San Diego, CA; and a sister, Pat Silfies of Nazareth, PA. Mr Gabriel also has four grandchildren, Marianne and Makayla of Knoxville and Colby and Cooper of San Diego. 

A graveside service with military honors was held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:34 EDT
Craig Lemrow - July 6, 2018

Craig M. Lemrow died peacefully on July 6, 2018 at the Agape Hospice House in Lexington; he was 71.

Born May 17, 1974, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Craig was the son of the late Maynard W. Lemrow and Jeanne Hadek Schumack.

A resident of Columbia, SC, he was a member of the Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, South Carolina and performed with their hand-bell choir. Craig was active in the Columbia Bridge Club and the Capital City Rotary.

He is survived by his two children, Shannon L. Silkensen of North Potomac, Maryland and Justin C. Lemrow of Reston, Virginia; 5 grandchildren; his former spouses Michaele G. Lemrow and Pandra M. Lemrow; and sister Carole Kehoe; and brother Tim Lemrow.

A memorial service, with Military Honors was held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Craig's name may be made to the Saxe Gotha Youth and Missions Ministry, or to a favorite charity.

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 17:01 EDT
Mary Trzecieski - July 4, 2018

Mary Silk Trzecieski, 94, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away July 4, 2018 at National Health Care in Columbia, South Carolina.

She was born on October 17, 1923 in Towson, Maryland, the only child born to the late James Francis and Mary Catherine (Silk) Thompson. She graduated from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1946 with a degree in home economics and taught many years.

Strong in her faith, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia where she was a Eucharist minister and Lector and taught Bridge at the St. Joseph Senior Center and the Columbia Bridge Center. She met her husband, John Anthony Trzecieski while he was a freshman at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg. He left for the war in 1942 and upon his return, they married in 1947. Mary followed her husband through the many relocations of his job throughout the United States and abroad while raising eight children. Mary Silk enjoyed traveling, acting in amateur productions, and sewing. Mary Silk most enjoyed her game of Bridge where she was a Life Master. She was an avid player and expert teacher.

Mary is survived by her children: Mary Katherine Beecher (Gordon) of Richland Washington, Monica Wienand (Christopher) of Spartanburg , South Carolina, Jane Mazon (Bernard) of Faquay Varina, North Carolina, Stephanie Silk of Wellington Florida, Michael Anthony of Naples Florida, Marci McCrea (Cole) of Corona California, and Martha Kessler of Columbia, South Carolina. Mary also leaves behind seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Anthony Trzecieski, and a daughter, Elizabeth Kassel.

A Memorial Mass was held ar St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia SC.   Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, The Senior Center, or to the in honor of her late daughter Elizabeth Kassel.

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:50 EDT
Burton Case - June 23, 2018

Henry Burton Case, Jr., 78, of Columbia, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. 

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, March 4, 1940 to the late Henry Burton Case, Sr. and late Emma Lucile Case, he was a graduate of Huntsville High School and Auburn University. He served in the Army at Fort Jackson. After his time at Fort Jackson, he moved to Columbia with his wife, Roberta. After working 18 years at the Columbia Pacific Mills, he retired as General Manager. 

Burton was a long-term member and a former President at Rockbridge Club. He was a committed member of the South Carolina tennis community. He spent many years as a ranked player in SC and serving the South Carolina Tennis Association as Treasurer. He was an enthusiastic fisherman and hunter and immensely passionate about attending and supporting the multiple activities of his children and his grandchildren. Later in life he became an avid duplicate bridge player at the Columbia Bridge Club. 

He was predeceased by his son, Henry Burton "Bo" Case, III and brother, Daniel Barksdale Case. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roberta Watts Case, also of Huntsville, AL; his sisters, The Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters and Linda Barksdale Case Broughton; daughter, Susan Case Stack (Patrick David Stack); sons, Andrew Beirne Case and William Barksdale Case (Christy Zdrojewski Case); and grandchildren, Susan Emma Stack, Katie Ann Stack, Emily Watts Stack, Lucile Mensch Case, William Joseph Case, Carter Bo Case-Simonson, and Lennon Emerson Case-Simonson. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to a in his honor. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:51 EDT
Donnie Hunt - June 15, 2018

Rev. Frederick D. Hunt, 66, of 7009 Teague Rd., Columbia, formerly of Holly Hill, SC, departed this life on Friday, June 15, 2018 at his residence. Rev. Frederick D. Hunt (affectionately known as Donnie), son of the late Bollie Hunt, Jr. and Janie Bell Hunt Gardner was born September 11, 1951, and God in all his infinite wisdom summoned Donnie from labor to reward on Friday night, June 15, 2018.  

Donnie was reared in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and at an early age accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  He later became a member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church where he served in the following capacities: Choir member, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Bible Study teacher, Vacation Bible School Administrator, Founder and Administrator of the Summer School Program, Minister of the Children's Church, Assistant Pastor and Pastor. 

Donnie graduated from Roberts High School in Holly Hill, SC in 1969; the University of South Carolina in 1974 with dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Religion; and years later after answering his divine call to the ministry, he received a master's Degree in Christian Education from Erskine College. 

In 1974, Donnie was joined in holy matrimony with Mamie Jean Hunt-Miller.  He was employed by MacDougall Correctional Institution for many years before becoming employed with The Coastal Center in Ladson, S.C. where he served faithfully in the capacity of Administrative Officer of the Day overseeing the entire Ladson campus until his retirement. 

Upon moving to Columbia, S.C., Donnie joined First Calvary Baptist Church where he served as Director of the College Outreach Ministry among other God-directed activities in his church and community. 

Donnie will be dearly missed by his son, Willie "Corie" Keitt (Kamika) of North Carolina; three sisters, Juliet Ham, Deborah Gardner, and Queen Washington; four brothers, Elliotte Parham, Jermaine Parham, Dennis Gardner, and Herman Gardner; one grandson, Braylon Keitt; a special uncle, Robert Lee "Bob" (Charlene) Wright; his spiritual family, Rev. Derrick (Chasie) Cattenhead and their sons Tyler and Chase of Florence, S.C.; loving aunts, an uncle, nieces, and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 and/or the First Calvary Baptist Church College Outreach Ministry, 1401 Pine Street, Columbia, SC 29204.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:35 EDT
Alix Hay - May 22, 2018

Alix Davis Hay, 73, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. A memorial service was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Shandon United Methodist Church and a reception followed. Ashes will be interred at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence.

Born July 27, 1944, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Cara Bell Chitty and William Woodrow Davis, Alix was reared throughout the United States. She attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and later transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a degree in History in 1966. She returned to Columbia and graduated from USC with an M.Ed. in 1968. Recruited by the Disability Determination Division of the S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department, she quickly established herself as a decisive and extremely effective decision maker. Following the birth of her children, she relocated to California in 1973 and joined the staff of the Social Security Regional Office in San Francisco. Her work for the federal government further established her credentials in this complex field, and in 1975 she was re-recruited by the Disability Determination Division, returning to Columbia where she remained. During her career, Alix rose to the level of Operations Manager, was recognized for outstanding performance, and was singled out as Professional of the Year at both the Regional and the National levels by the Social Security Administration. She retired in 2001, having served South Carolinians and individuals with disabilities from across the nation for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Hay threw herself energetically into many interests. She was a lover of history, constantly reading books, traveling throughout Europe, and avidly researching her family's genealogy. She maintained a lovely garden and was active in the Candytuft Garden Club. She admired and collected Chinese and Japanese art and furniture. She enjoyed bird watching, playing the piano, needlework, and playing cards, with a special love for bridge passed down from her mother. She and her family joined Shandon U.M.C. in 1988, where she served as a member of the choir and led classes that inspired many to greater faith and study of the Bible. She supported musical arts in Columbia and served on the board of the Columbia Baroque. But her greatest gift was the way she served her family as a devoted daughter, wife, and mother. She will always be remembered for her strength, her intellect, and the way she inspired and empowered everyone whose life she touched.

Mrs. Hay was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Douglas "Bill" Hay (2009) and brother, David Christopher Davis. She is survived by her son, William Rhett Davis (Christina Gibson) and grandsons, Zachary and Benjamin of Durham, N.C.; her son, Richard Christopher Davis (Sally Ho) and grandson, Dominic of Singapore; her step-daughter, Caroline Hay Cataldi (Luis) and grand-daughters, Alexandra and Mila of Raleigh, N.C.; her first spouse and father of her sons, Frank Burts Davis; and her brother, Richard Chitty Davis (Cathy) of Hopkins, MN.

The family would like to extend its sincerest thanks to all of the loving friends who gave tirelessly of their time and support during this last year. In particular, they would like to acknowledge Anne Cox and Mary Hellams. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shandon U.M.C., 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205, or Columbia Baroque, P.O. Box 6972, Columbia, SC 29260. Memories may be shared at

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:36 EDT
Anita Momand - April 4, 2018

Mrs. Anita Momand passed peacefully in her sleep April 4, 2018. Anita was born Anita Lillian Shuman on July 9, 1938 in Vidalia, GA. Daughter of Marvin and Lillian Shuman, sister of James Shuman. Anita graduated from Vidalia High School in 1956. She then went on to attend Mercer University in Macon, GA, there she was a Chi Omega and through that, she met the love of her life, Henry C. Momand. They were soon married on September 1, 1957. They resided in Macon, GA for many years before settling in Columbia, SC in 1974.

Anita's greatest loves were her husband and her three daughters-Cindy, Kim and Christy. Her favorite saying was, "Charity begins at home, if everyone took care of their own family, the world would be a much better place." Other than tending to her family, Anita loved to read, watch movies and play bridge in her spare time. In fact, her love of books and history, lead to her career at the Richland County Public Library, St. Andrew's branch, where she was a devoted employee for 23 years. Anita was also a very talented artist-she loved to paint, draw and sketch pictures of her family, nature and beautiful scenery.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lillian Shuman. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Henry Coleman Momand; their three daughters, Cindy Hudson (Chuck) of Columbia, SC, Kim Maness (Dave) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Christy Edens (Zach) of Columbia, SC. Anita is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Taylor Black (Jonathan, Savannah, Dawson, Julie) of Lexington, SC, Megan Maness of Greenville, SC, Rachel York (CT, Jenna) of Lexington, SC, Coleman Maness (Jackie) of Greenville, SC, Sam and Henry Edens of Columbia, SC. Anita also had two nieces and one nephew.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Chelsea Stillwell, McLeod Home Care and Heartstrings Hospice for their sincere support, care and love during her time of need. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any memorials or donations to be made to the American Cancer Society on Anita's behalf. Please sign the online guestbook at

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:37 EDT
Belle Fields - February 9, 2018

Mrs. Fields, 105, died Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Fredric Serbin and Ethel Ann Serbin.

An avid Bridge player, she loved to bake, to host and to entertain people at her home.

She was a member of Hadassah and Tree of Life Synagogue. Surviving are her sons, Fredric N. Fields (Irene) of Columbia and Michael A. Fields of Seven Devils, NC; two sisters, Pearle Marr and Dorothy Levine, both of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Karin Fields (Bradley Miehl), Alison Cassorla (Jon) and Stacey Cihak; four great-granchildren, Erica Cassorla, Jessica Cassorla, Matt Miehl (Lauren) and Samantha Miehl.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Fields and daughter, Patricia Ann Schwab.

Memorials may be made to The Adventurers Academy of Lifelong Learning, 7106 Shadywood Drive, Austin, TX 78745 or a charity of one's choice.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:40 EDT
Emily Lamphere - January 30, 2018

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Lydia Emily Lamphere will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbia, SC.  

Lydia Emily Marty was the daughter of Wilburt Marty and Lydia Emily Zopfi. She was born May 7, 1939 in St Paul Park, Ramsey County, MN. She graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with a degree in Chemistry. 

Surviving are her husband Frederick (Fred) Lee Lamphere; brother Frederick Marty (deceased); Marjorie Butke; her children Michael W. O'Boyle, Kellie M. Crespo, Charlene A. Hendricks and 4 grandchildren. She had an extended family of step children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Church of the Good Shepherd or to the charity of one's choice. 

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:41 EDT
Marianne Bundy - November 11, 2017

Marianne Huffstetler Bundy, 74, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, November 11 at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC.
Marianne was born on September 22, 1943 in Orangeburg, SC. She was the eldest child of the late Rollie Addison Huffstetler and Mary Hamrick Huffstetler of Orangeburg. Marianne graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1961 and The University of South Carolina Pharmacy School in 1965 where she was 1st in her graduating class.

She soon married the love of her life, John McLeod Bundy, Jr at a home wedding on August 28, 1966. Married for 38 years, Marianne and John raised their 2 children, Mary Catherine and Caroline in Columbia, SC. Marianne worked at   various retail pharmacies for over 50 years, retiring in May of 2017 from the Bryan Psychiatric facility where she was truly devoted and loved. Marianne was also an active member in the community for many years. She loved singing in the   choir at Forest Lake Presbyterian church, playing tennis at Rockbridge Club and playing bridge with everyone.

She leaves memories to be cherished by her loving sisters, Susan H. Smoak (Jimmy B. Smoak) and Harriet H. Huffstetler of Orangeburg; loving brother, Rollie Addison Huffstetler III of Ridgeway (Lugene Huffstetler); her aunt, Margaret H. Grice of Columbia, devoted daughters and sons-in law; Mary Catherine and Bryan Raines, Caroline and Joshua Evans, adoring grandchildren, John Walter Newman, Warren McLeod Evans, David Esten Evans, Bryson   Anderson Evans, Anne Addison Raines and Blythe McLeod Raines; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

A celebration of life was held in the memorial garden of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually. Memorials may be made to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16 "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him". 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:42 EDT
Lillian Hopkins - October 18, 2017

Lillian Marion Hopkins, age 96, of Columbia, died October 18, 2017. Born June 2, 1921, she was a daughter of George David Huiet and Maude Etheredge Huiet. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Colonel Truman Alexander Hopkins; by her three sisters, Annie Maude Huiet Epting, Alice Huiet Thomas, Ida Huiet Satterwhite; and by her two brothers, John Etheredge Huiet and Thomas Bassler Huiet. She is survived by her two sons, Truman Alexander Hopkins, DMD and his wife Martha, and by George David Hopkins, MD and his wife Isabel; by her granddaughters, Ashley Hopkins Penman, Lillian Hopkins Landkeit, Isabel Hopkins Fox; by grandsons, Alexander Burr Hopkins, Charles Truman Hopkins, and George David Hopkins, Jr.; by step grandchildren, Peter Hopkins and Amy Hopkins, and by great-granddaughters, Marilyn Deas Penman, Madelyn and Judith Lankheit. She is also survived by her sister-in- law, Ruth Kendall Huiet; her nieces, Alice Hendricks Vander Linden, Elizabeth Epting Padgett, Derryl Huiet Satterwhite, Suzanne Satterwhite Reich; and Dr. Ruth Layne Huiet; by nephew, Thomas Basslet Huiet.

Lil Hopkins married Truman during WWII, while he was serving at Fort Jackson. She devoted her life as an officer's wife and enjoyed being stationed in Japan in the 40's; Taiwan in the 50's; and Germany in the 60's. They retired in her home city of Columbia where she excelled in golf (getting a hole in one), duplicate bridge (Silver Life Master) and collecting antiques. Mrs. Hopkins also loved following her USC Gamecocks, and entertaining family and friends at her home that was always ready to be on the cover of Southern Living. A curious, passionate, strong woman, Lil lived actively until this year. We are sure she is resting in peace, having tea with Truman.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to the USC Educational Foundation for Gamecock Guarantee (need-based scholarship program) attn: Gift Processing, 1027 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29208, or to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205.

Last updated : Jul 8, 2018 19:38 EDT
Alvaree Hanley - September 5, 2017

Alvaree N. Hanley, 95, wife of the late Edward Bradshaw Hanley, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She was born on August 8, 1922 to the late Irving Ellison Newsome "Newsome" and Inez Folk Newsome "Nina" of Branchville, S.C. She graduated from Branchville High School in 1939 and continued her education at Winthrop University, Columbia College and concluding at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, where she was selected for May Court as was her sister Neoma Newsome Tobias.

After marrying, she was a fulltime stay-at home mom during her childrens' formative years growing up in southern Arizona. Alvaree returned to South Carolina helping out for a couple of years in her parents' country store Newsome's Grocery and Appliance, where groceries were delivered, residents could buy gas, hoop cheese, the best meats cut to order, get appliances fixed and delivered, and cars repaired. Also, it was a gathering place for the community to meet and congregate for conversations over snacks. Alvaree also taught in the Edisto school system enjoying the challenge of teaching 3rd graders. Subsequently she moved to Columbia, to coincide with her children attending USC, initially working at the university and then spent more than twenty years as a supervisor at the Richland County Dept. of Social Services helping families in their time of need and doing so with compassion and dignity.

Alvaree was very active and remained so nearly her entire life, traveling the U.S., visiting her daughter in Myrtle Beach, socializing over bridge, playing competitive bridge at the master's level attaining points in bronze, silver, and gold categories. Acting on her passion, she encouraged the family to play bridge as well resulting in foursomes played at the Newsome house with her parents and son. Should one be absent, those attending played with a "dummy" hand. An avid shopper, she scoured all Columbia retail stores for bargains and items of interest. She ritualistically shopped with and for her children, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren for back-to-school clothes. Alvaree was always an enthusiastic baseball fan; watching the Atlanta Braves at every opportunity.

Alvaree, being surrounded in her young adult life, during and after World War II, with military men in her family, developed a keen sense of patriotism and as a result held the military in high esteem. Her cousin James Benjamin Berry served aboard a submarine, her brother-in-law Ashley C. (Pat) Tobias served in the coast guard, her husband, Edward B Hanley, served as an army infantry first lieutenant, fighting in Italy in the march up the Italian peninsula, and her brother, Irving Ellison "Bubba" Newsome, a Navy radio/gunner, was last seen taking off from Henderson Field at Guadalcanal, lost in that area of the Pacific. She is survived by her children, Edward Bradshaw "Brad" Hanley, Jr (Theresa), Patricia Hanley Walker (Jack), her grandchildren Lindsey Hanley Miles (Jason), Shaun Ellison Hanley (Blair), great grandchildren Austin Bradshaw "Shaw" Miles and Noah Wyatt Miles, and numerous beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews in Branchville, Blythewood and Bamberg. Her parents, her sister and brother predeceased Alvaree.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, United Way of the Midlands, the Nature Conservancy, or a charity of choice

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:45 EDT
Marj Hall - August 31, 2017

Born Marguerite Mary McGowan, in Aiea, Hawaii, July 9, 1928, passed away quietly with family on August 31, 2017 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband, Charles M. Hall, granddaughter Karen Haycox, and great grandson, Charles Eltritch. Marj was born in Hawaii, the only child of Jack McGowan and Bess (Denison) McGowan. Marj attended The Punahou School until the bombing of Pearl harbor. Marj and her mother evacuated to Texas where she continued her education, then to California until 1945 when she returned to graduate at Punahou. She attended Stephan's Collage in Columbia, Missouri where she graduated in 1948.

In that same year, she married Charles M Hall, whom she met on a blind date. Marj and Charlie lived abroad in the Philippines and Kenya while Charlie worked for Del-Monte international, managing Pineapple plantations. During her time abroad, she taught the  children  of Del-Monte employees within the compound. Marj traveled the world, she cruised on the Queen Mary I and II, and even flew on the Concorde.  Along the way she befriended microbiologists, geneticists, writers, many intellectuals, even had the experience to wine and  dine with foreign dignitaries and celebrities.

Marj loved to read, play Duplicate Bridge, Mahjong, Scrabble and dominos. Her favorite time of day was Cocktail time.

Marj is survived by two daughters Shannon Haycox, Whitefish, Montana, Trish Baker, Doniphan, Missouri, two sons, Michael Hall, Concord, California, and Brian Hall, Edgewood, Washington; eight grandchildren and twelve great grand children. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326, or The ASPCA,

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:44 EDT
Bob Webb - August 17, 2017

Walter Robert Webb, 77, of Cayce, passed away after a short illness, on August 17, 2017.

Bob was born in Opelika, AL, on June 13, 1940, to the late James Woodrow and Rubye Long Webb. His high school days at Columbia's Eau Claire High School showed his athletic prowess, repeatedly lettering in track, football, and basketball. He graduated from USC with a B.S. degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force for six years, and in 1984, he and his wife Pat founded their own accounting firm, Webb and Webb, Inc. Over a span of thirty-four years, his clients grew to admire and respect him, feeling as though he was one of the family; his current clients include many third-generation individuals.

His passion was duplicate bridge where he had earned the rank of Diamond Life Master. He was a member of the Columbia Bridge Club for 38 years, serving as president, treasurer and director. Through the years he was a loyal and patient mentor to many, many newer players.

Bob is survived by his wife Patricia Lathrop Webb of the home; son Christopher Robert Webb (Lee) of Columbia; son Patrick Gordon Webb (Linda) of Collierville, TN; brother James Woodrow Webb (Trish) of Cashiers, NC; sister Carolyn Virginia Webb of Columbia; brother, John Allen "Smokey" Webb (Kathy) of Lexington, SC; and sister Rubye Bettye Pullen (David) of North Augusta, SC.

Memorials may be made to Bob's favorite charity: S.C. Bridge Foundation, 77 Brighton Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:44 EDT
Cathy Steinacker - August 13, 2017

Catherine Ann Berger Steinacker, 80, passed away on August 13, 2017 at Providence Hospital after an extended illness. A memorial service was held at the Dunbar Funeral Home, Columbia, SC 29223 with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Catherine was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 14, 1937 to the late Clyde Alvin and Emma Roeder Berger. She graduated from Shaker Heights HS and Ohio State University with a BA in Elementary Education in 1959. While at Ohio State, Cathy was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and was the Homecoming Queen. After graduation she taught at NE Elementary in Montclair, NJ from 1959-1964 and worked from the DOD teaching in Fontainebleau, France from 1964-1966. While on a trip to Russia / Eastern Europe, she met her future husband, Ron who was an Army Officer in Germany. They married in Germany on June 16, 1966. When the couple moved to Florence, S.C., Cathy served on the BOD for the YMCA and taught in the Adult Education Program.

She was active in the Columbia Bridge Club where she earned her Bronze Life Master. She was active in water aerobics and exercising at the JCC. Cathy was a world traveler, with her husband Ron, having visited over 100 countries and all 7 continents. She attended the Presbyterian Church. Cathy was a bright, wonderful, caring wife, mother and grandmother and will greatly be missed by many.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ronald; daughter, Kimberly Steinacker Sterk (Kelly) Indianapolis, Ind.; son, Jeffrey (Emily) Steinacker of Canberra, Australia and grandchildren, Caitlyn, Lucas, Nicole, Noah, Madeline and Sophie. In addition to her parents, her sister, Mary Alice Bergoch of Indianapolis, Ind., preceded her in death. 

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:43 EDT
Bill Rockholz - August 9, 2017

William "Bill" Lawrence Rockholz died peacefully August 9, 2017, with his two loving sons by his side. A public memorial service was held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church - where he was a member - in Columbia, SC.

Born October 8, 1923, to William Lawrence Roe and Mary Ellen Brook Roe in Hudson, New York, Bill's father died of ALS in 1928. His mother moved back to New London, Connecticut, amidst the stock market crash and Great Depression, and remarried to John H. Rockholz who later adopted Bill and his younger brother, Robert. Bill graduated from Bulkeley School in New London in 1941 and entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he studied electrical engineering for three semesters until volunteering for military service following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Army Communications Service where he was given sole responsibility for upper-air weather equipment at all air bases in England, Germany and Austria. Upon return from overseas, Bill married Phebie Elizabeth Gardner at Harkness Chapel, at Connecticut College for Women, in New London on her graduation day. The married couple relocated to Champaign, Illinois, where Bill entered the University of Illinois under the G.I. Bill and graduated summa cum laude in 1949 with Bronze Tablet honors, majoring in banking and finance. The couple and their young son, John, moved to the New York City area when Bill joined Bankers Trust Company at 16 Wall Street, then residing in Levittown, Long Island. He became an officer of the bank in 1955, when he moved his family, including new son, Peter, to Norwalk, Connecticut, and spent 23 years with the bank developing its leasing operations eventually becoming Executive Vice President, and President of the Bankers Trust Leasing subsidiary. During this time, their third son, Philip, was born. Among his pioneering activities at Bankers Trust, Bill developed a successful leasing unit, engaging in large equipment leasing including of airplanes to major commercial airlines (American, Eastern, TWA, Braniff), freight cars to railroads (MKT, B&O, Pennsylvania RR) and oil supertankers and cargo ships. He also led the financing of Hollywood movies including High Noon which won Academy Awards, Disney's Pinocchio, and Around the World in 80 Days for Michael Todd. Upon leaving Bankers Trust, he became President of Concord Leasing, arranging backing from American, Canadian, English and French banks. He later continued innovating at Integrated Resources where he developed the concept for investment by insurance companies and bank trust departments in real estate leases for major corporations rated highly by major rating firms (Moodys, Fitch). Bill was later recruited by Third National Bank of Nashville, Tennessee where he established its leasing division serving as President, and continued to lease large equipment including barges, coal mining equipment and smaller equipment.

Bill retired from Third National in 1986 and remained in Nashville where he was very active in civic and social groups including the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for seven years including two as its President, and as a member of the Exchange Club of Nashville and the English Speaking Society. He headed the Grand Jury for four months under Judge Shriver. Bill was an avid golfer at Richland Country Club and served as President of the Nashville Seniors Golf Association. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville with his wife, Phebie, who died there in 2003. During the subsequent 11 years, Bill was very closely associated with Mrs. Rebecca Wright of Nashville, with whom he shared an active social agenda, several trips to Paris and other overseas destinations, and loving companionship. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Phebie, and his youngest son, Philip Gardner Rockholz who died in 2006. He is survived by two sons, John Lawrence Rockholz of Columbia, South Carolina, and Peter Brook Rockholz of Greenwich, Connecticut. Among his surviving progeny are six grandchildren Patrick Rockholz of Kennesaw, Georgia, Michael Rockholz of Irmo, South Carolina, Wesley Rockholz of Rochester, New York, Kristin Rockholz Burgess of Anniston, Alabama, Julie Rockholz and Vanessa Rockholz-Cruz of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Bill is also survived by ten great-grandchildren with an eleventh on the way.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212

Last updated : Sep 23, 2021 20:43 EDT
Mary Hayden - May 14, 2017

A Funeral Mass for Mary Elizabeth Hayden, 77, was celebrated at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Columbia, SC.

Mrs. Hayden died Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born in Columbus, Ohio on October 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Leo Lemuel and Mary Elizabeth Laughlin and wife of 39 years of the late Donald William Hayden. Surviving are her children, Donald William (Jay) Hayden, Jr. and his wife Sonja Ryan of Austin, Texas, Michael Patrick Hayden of Nashville, Tennessee, Melissa Anne Hayden of Columbia, South Carolina, Mary Elizabeth Hayden of Columbia, South Carolina, Douglas Joseph Hayden and his wife Claire of Charleston, South Carolina, and Geoffrey Daniel Hayden and his wife Melissa of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Alexandra Laurel Hayden, Leonor Frances Hayden, Oliver William Hayden, Holliday Louise Hayden, and Madison Elizabeth Hayden; siblings, Leo Lemuel Laughlin, Jr. of Bradenton, Florida, Laurie Ellen McCarthy of Newton, Massachusetts, Lisa Ann Burkett of Belfast, Maine, and Mark Dennis Laughlin of Laurel, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or a charity of one’s choice.

Last updated : Jul 17, 2018 20:25 EDT
Dixie Allan - April 6, 2017

Dixie Kaye Allan, 74, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away April 6, 2017.

She was born on November 28, 1942 in Cairo, Illinois to Vernon Mitchell Puckett and Frances Elizabeth Baynes Puckett. Dixie is survived by her children, Angela Robert Reynolds and Kirk (Jennifer) LLoyd; step children, Douglas Allan, Barbara Oakley and Robert Allan; grandchildren, Alyson Kaye Friend and Zachary David Friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Randolph Allan.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 621 Davis St New Madrid MO 63869 or to the charity of one's choice.

Last updated : Nov 25, 2018 13:06 EST
Ann Furr - October 12, 2016

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, Shannon Furr Bobertz, whom she adored. Ann was devoted to Shannon, her son-in-law, Jason, and her granddaughter, Sarah, upon whom she bestowed her lifelong love of travel and learning. 

Ann's love of travel began in high school when she studied abroad in Holland with the American Field Service (AFS). Ann received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of South Carolina, and she taught first grade until her then husband, O. Fayrell Furr, Jr., was drafted for the Vietnam War. She decided to follow him to Vietnam and worked for the Salvation Army in the Saigon city jail as a social worker. She received the Social Service Medal 2nd Class from the mayor of Saigon for her contributions to the country in 1971. After the war, she earned her juris doctor in 1976 from the University of South Carolina, where she was a member of the Law Review and graduated with honors. Ann opened a general law practice and became a part-time municipal judge for the city of Columbia, where she served for 15 years. She was the first woman judge on the court, and she later became the chief judge. She was a trailblazer for women lawyers. Always an adventurer, Ann traveled to over seventy-five countries over her lifetime. Ann visited every continent. She ventured to Cuba during the embargo, Vietnam and Afghanistan during wars, and Antarctica. After her retirement, she joined the Peace Corps where she lived in a Bedouin Village in Jordan for two years, and she later served in both Afghanistan and Azerbaijan helping develop emerging legal systems. She had a lifelong affiliation with AFS, including her own study abroad experience, Shannon's study abroad experience in Turkey, hosting a foreign exchange student from Iceland, and serving on the National US-AFS Board of Directors. 

A leader by example, Ann encouraged others to explore the world and she took her granddaughter, Sarah, on several memorable trips including France and China. When reflecting on her life, Ann stated that her final years were the best of all, as she was surrounded by her loving daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and an enormous group of lifelong friends. Ann was a guest columnist for The State newspaper, with articles about her time in the Peace Corps while she was in Jordan, and The Columbia Star, where she authored a column entitled "Ask Ann."  

Ann will be remembered by those who loved her, and there are many, as a woman of unparalleled strength, humor, optimism, generosity, and an indomitable spirit. An inspiration to all who knew her, Ann will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Ann is survived by her beloved family: her daughter, Shannon Furr Bobertz; son-in-law, Jason Bobertz; and granddaughter, Sarah Bobertz. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Robert Furr (Sheila); sister-in-law, Ada Ann Furr Freeman (Curt); five lovely cousins, Bill Springer (Mary); Betty Watrous (Tom); Christine Cowan (Pete); Mary Jane Nelson (Bob), and Dick Longwell (JoAnn); her Icelandic exchange student, Brynhildur Yr Ottosdottir; and her numerous cherished lifelong friends. 

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Ann's memory can be made to AFS-USA, 120 Wall Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 1005 or via their website at: Your memorial contributions will support the Fund for AFS-USA, impacting international education programs and AFS-USA's mission to create a more just and peaceful world through intercultural understanding.

Last updated : Nov 25, 2018 13:06 EST
Jim Willrodt - September 26, 2015

Walter James Willrodt, 81, died Saturday, September 26, 2015. Born in Omaha, Neb., he was the son of the late Walter and Edna Kelly Willrodt.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

He was a loving father and grandfather and an avid Florida State football fan. He also enjoyed playing golf and bridge.

Surviving are his son, Ned W. Willrodt; daughters, Terri J. Willrodt, Peggy E. Willrodt, Mary Pat Pillow, Julie M. Hughes; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Lois M. “Angie” Willrodt and a son, Steven J. Willrodt.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Last updated : Jun 4, 2019 10:25 EDT
Marjorie Edens - May 20, 2015

Marjorie Edens, 92, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Born in Seven Springs, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Gordon Sutton and Olivia Herring Knight. She was the wife of the late Jack Allen Edens, Sr.

Mrs. Edens was a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. She retired from the Office of the Comptroller General. She was a member of the Columbia Bridge Club and a Life Master in duplicate Bridge.

Surviving are her daughter, Robin Edens Spires (Rick); sons, Jack Allen Edens, Jr., Gregory Alexander Edens (Brenda); grandchildren, Anthony Roman Robertson, Andrea Raven Robertson, Spencer Nicholas Edens, Gregory Alexander Edens, Jr., Matthew Brackin Edens; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel assisted the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia Bridge Club, Inc. c/o Pat Webb, 505 Moss Creek Drive, Cayce, SC 29033. Please sign the online guestbook at

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