Obituaries

Lawrence Patrick Robnett

Lawrence Patrick Robnett, 68, of Gaston, died Thursday, May 17, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.  

Mr. Rene Edmond Plante

West Columbia- U.S. Navy Captain Rene Edmond Plante (Retired),85, of West Columbia, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. Woodridge Memorial Park and Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Jack Lawson Easterwood

Jack Lawson Easterwood, 73, of Hopkins, husband of Leonie Milster Easterwood, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was born on August 16, 1944 in Villa Rica, Georgia . He was retired from the US Army. In addition to his…

Violet G. Schork

Violet G. Schork, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, and three siblings. The service for Violet will be held 2 o’clock, Thursday, May…

Charles Roland Melton, Jr.

Charles Roland Melton, Jr., 86, of Columbia, died Monday, May 14, 2018. Born March 13, 1932 in Hartsville, SC, he was a son of the late Charles Roland Melton, Sr. and Mary Lou Usher Melton. Mr. Melton worked for over…

Robert Dalton Edelmayer

Robert Dalton Edelmayer, 19, of Columbia, SC passed away early morning on Friday April 6, 2018 in an automobile accident. He was born on Thursday March 25, 1999 at Baptist Hospital. Robert attended high school and received his GED in…

Betty Roberta Hollis

Betty Roberta Hollis, 89, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2018, around 12 noon at Pinedale Residential Center, Camden, SC. Born in Old Hickory, TN, on Feb 16, 1929, Betty was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother,…

Vincent Barry Lambert, Jr.

Vincent Barry Lambert, Jr., 30, of Lexington, died Thursday, May 10, 2018. Vince was born on June 24, 1987, in Columbia, SC. He was a family man, who especially enjoyed spending time with his children. He also loved to play…

Jerry L. Cooper

Columbia – Funeral services for Jerry L. Cooper, 76, of Columbia, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, 200 State Street, West Columbia. Mr. Chad Brewer will…

Doris Ann Covert

Doris Ann Covert, 84, of Lexington, South Carolina passed away May 9, 2018 at her home in Lexington, South Carolina. She was born on May 2, 1934 in Bucksport, Maine to Arthur and Beatrice (Day) Woodbridge.  Doris was a proud…

Gerald G. Brown

Batesburg—Gerald G. Brown, son of the late Sherman Brown and Zella Weekley Brown, passed away on Monday, May 8th, 2018. Gabby (Papaw) was born on August 8th, 1938 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. Gerald was predeceased by his loving wife…

Hazel “Jill” Barton

On May 7, 2018, Hazel “Jill” Barton passed away during a regular weekend visit to her daughter’s home in Atlanta, GA. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, we will lay the body of Jill Barton to rest. Not her spirit, not…

John Joseph Caruk

John Joseph Caruk, 66, of Columbia, husband of Tammy Miller Caruk, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018 after fighting a courageous two-year battle with esophageal cancer.  Son of Katherine Caruk and the late Peter Caruk, he was born…

Peggy Ruth Evans Hanna

Peggy Ruth Evans Hanna, 80, of Cayce, SC, formerly of Columbia, SC died surrounded by her family on May 6, 2018 at Palmetto Richland Medical Center in Columbia, after a long struggle with her illness. Peggy was born on September…

Pauline K. Roberts

Pauline K. Roberts – CAYCE – Funeral services for Pauline Kinard Roberts, 86, of Cayce, will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at State Street Baptist Church, 1420 State Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Pastor Chet Andrews and…

Thomas Daniel Shumpert

Thomas Daniel Shumpert, 74, of Gilbert, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

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Where to Go, What to Do

May
11
Fri
Hairspray at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 10:30 pm

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.

The show is directed by Cindy Flach, with music direction by Greg Boatwright and choreography by Heather Stokes. Costumes will be done by Janet Kile with technical design by Danny Harrington.

Performances are May 11-26.
Thurs – Sat shows at 8pm; Sunday shows at 3pm

May
26
Sat
Columbia Fireflies’ Harry Potter Night @ Spirit Communications Park
May 26 all-day

Calling all wizards as Spirit Communications Park is transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Fireflies stir up some mischief during the game!

The Columbia Fireflies take on the Greenville Drive at 6:05 pm.

Lexington Sheriff’s Foundation Jailbreak 5k @ Lexington County Sheriff's Department
May 26 @ 8:00 am

Family Fun for Everyone!

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation’s 12th Annual “Jailbreak 5K” will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The race begins at 8:00 am. Registration is $25.00 through May 25, and $30.00 on race day. Online registration for the event can be completed at www.strictlyrunning.com (799-4786). For more information, call Lee Marshall at (803)513-2007. All proceeds go to support professional law enforcement services in Lexington County.

BCHS Varsity Cheer Car Show & BBQ @ Brookkland Cayce High School
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

BCHS Varsity Cheereleaders need Cars for this Car show!! We will try and raise money for competition season this year!! To register a car the cost is $20, and we will have Trophies for Top 3 in all Classes.Registration begins at 930 Awards at Noon. We will also have BBQ Plates and Snow cones from Pelicans. There will plenty of entertainment for all ages, as well as special Father’s Day prizes you can register for!! Come support your local Cheerleaders who are chasing a State Title!!

2018 CMC Rhythm on the River Spring concert series @ West Columbia Riverwalk
May 26 @ 6:00 pm

Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Rhythm on the River is back again this spring!  Come out and see some of the amazing performances this year.

May
28
Mon
Columbia Fireflies’ Kids Eat Free Night! @ Spirit Communications Park
May 28 all-day

Every Monday kids eat free at Spirit Communications Park. Bring the whole family out to the game and children up to 12 years of age will receive a food voucher upon entry into the park!

The Columbia Fireflies take on the Greenville Drive at 12:05 pm.

Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

May
29
Tue
Beginner Ballroom Dance class @ Elite Ballroom Academy
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Group classes. Always beginner level. No experience or partner required. Dance rotates each month so you can learn a wide variety of dances.

May
31
Thu
Unveiling of the Blythewood Community Quilt @ Blythewood Historical Society & Museum Langford-Nord House
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening with community friends, family stories, refreshments, a song by jazz & blues singer, EboniRamm and the unveiling of the Blythewood Community Quilt started at the February 17th Black History Month Celebration, “Stitching History Together”.