Obituaries

Mack H. Martin

Mack H. Martin, 84, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 17, 2018. Born July 6, 1933 in Troy, AL, he was a son of the late Ralph Lewis and Mattie Inez Martin. Mack was a former member of the Exchange Club,…

Lessie Wilson Lentz

Lessie Wilson Lentz of Columbia, SC passed away peacefully Friday, June 15, 2018 after a long illness.  Lessie was born in Columbia, SC on May 1, 1926 to the late David M. and Nancy Free Wilson. Lessie was predeceased by…

Dennis James Murphy

Dennis James Murphy, 75, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away June 14, 2018 in Lexington.  He was born on January 30, 1943 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Thomas H. and Dorothy Grave Murphy. Dennis is survived by his wife of…

Dannie Jane Atkinson

Dannie Jane Atkinson, 76, of Eastover, died Sunday, June 17, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.  

Baron O'Neal

Baron O'Neal, 42, of Hopkins, died Monday, June 11, 2018. The service for Mr. O’Neal will be held at 12 o’clock, Saturday, June 16th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, with Rev. Barry Gray…

Mrs. Lellan Jumper Smith

Mrs. Lellan Jumper Smith, 97, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Naomi Faye “Sis” Lee

Memorial services for Naomi Faye “Sis” Lee, 74, of Columbia, will be announced at a later date and time. Interment will be private. Mrs. Lee passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was a daughter of…

Vanessa Brooke Biery

Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, of West Columbia, died Monday, April 30, 2018. A memorial service for Mrs. Biery will be held 4 o'clock, Saturday, July 14th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. A reception…

Charlie Thomas Pham Nguyen

Charlie Thomas Pham Nguyen, 24, died Wednesday, May, 30, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.  

Maxey Harris Voyles

Maxey Harris Voyles, 74, of Blythewood, SC was born at home on December 7, 1943 in Iva, SC, and passed away May 10, 2018 in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Crescent High School in Iva, SC; received an Associate's Degree…

Barbara W. Herndon

Barbara W. Herndon, 78, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born September 25, 1939, in Kannapolis, NC, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Earl Watson and Annie E. Newsome Watson. Mrs. Herndon was an active member of…

Nell C. Reynolds

Nell C. Reynolds, 88, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 10, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Helen F. Blackmon

Helen F. Blackmon, 75, of Gaston, died Saturday, June 9, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Marjorie Phillips Moore

Marjorie Phillips Moore, 96, of Blythewood, died Saturday, June 9, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel is assisting the family.  

Man Jian Shan

Man Jian Shan, 71, of Elgin, died Friday, June 1, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel is assisting the family.  

Ed L. Smith, Jr.

Ed L. Smith, Jr., 83, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018. Mr. Smith, born in Fayetteville, TN, to Ed L. Smith, Sr. and Hazel Moyers, was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, George Alexander Smith and Billy Nathan Smith.…

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Jun
2
Sat
LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit @ Richland Library
Jun 2 – Aug 17 all-day

The 2018 LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit opens June 2 at the newly renovated Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St., in downtown Columbia.

The exhibit, which remains on display through August 17, showcases the beauty and strength of 48 children, teens and young adults who are living rich, full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need. Each individual’s story accompanies their photo, allowing others to actually see past the images and have a more realistic look into their lives.

The project is made possible thanks to the generosity of 35 South Carolina photographers – a value of more than $40,000 in services. Groucho’s Deli has supported the effort as the title sponsor, along with businesses and individuals throughout the state.

Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in response to often heard comments from the families we serve who state: “I wish that the world would really see my child and not just their disability!”

After the exhibit’s run at Richland Library’s downtown location, it will also travel to other areas of the state.

More information on the project and images from last year’s exhibit can be found online at FamilyConnectionSC.org. Questions? Contact Family Connection at (803) 252-0914 or pmozingo@FamilyConnectionSC.org.

Jun
4
Mon
2018 Summer Programs Begin @ Hammond School
Jun 4 – Aug 3 all-day

Hammond Summer Programs will kick-off on Monday, June 4th. We hope your family will join us this summer at Hammond! Programs available for students 3 years old through adult.

Jun
6
Wed
Free Summer Lunch for Kids and Teens 18 and Under @ Sunset Boulevard Church of Christ
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm

FREE SUMMER LUNCH For Kids and Teens Up To Age 18
June 6th – August 8th , Free Lunch and Free Activities
Lunch Served On Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Snack 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 pm (Closed Wednesday-July 4th)
This site is an equal opportunity provider.. Sponsored by Lexington School District 2.

Jun
20
Wed
MGMA Midlands Chapter Meeting @ South Carolina Medical Association
Jun 20 all-day

MGMA South Carolina Midlands Quarterly chapter meeting. Meeting will start at 11:30AM with professional networking followed by chapter business and a guest speaker.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Alumni Showcase @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm

The showcase will feature Hugo Kitano and Aleksandra Kasman.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Alumni Showcase @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm

The showcase will feature Hugo Kitano and Aleksandra Kasman.

Construction Industry Hard Hat Happy Hour hosted by NAWIC @ Wild Wings @ The Vista
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Guys and Gals,
Join us for Construction Industry Hard Hat Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Wild Wings on Lady Street in the Vista (Columbia, SC). Any member of the construction industry is welcome to attend this networking event. Great to attend if you are looking for potential project, contact or employment leads.

Thank you so much Binswanger Glass for being the sponsor of this event!

Light appetizers and tea/water are provided. No charge for NAWIC members and $5 charge for any non-NAWIC members.

RSVP via email at nawiccolumbia@gmail.com

Southeastern Piano Festival: Antonio Pampa-Baldi @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Silver Medalist of Van Cliburn Int’l Piano Competition, Pompa-Baldi presents a brilliant display of rare gems by Chopin, Medtner, Rubinstein, Poulenc, and new works inspired by Edith Piaf songs.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Antonio Pompa-Baldi @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Silver Medalist of Van Cliburn Int’l Piano Competition, Pompa-Baldi presents a brilliant display of rare gems by Chopin, Medtner, Rubinstein, Poulenc, and new works inspired by Edith Piaf songs.

Jun
21
Thu
Southeastern Piano Festival: Simone Dinnerstein @ Darla Moore School of Business Johnson Performance Hall
Jun 21 all-day

Dinnerstein will be presenting Bach’s towering masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations.A self-financed recording of this work launched Dinnerstein’s career when it landed No. 1 on the classical billboard in the first week of its commercial release in 2007.