Obituaries

Carolyn Miles Williams

Carolyn Miles Williams, 80, of West Columbia, passed away Monday, Mary 21, 2018. Woodridge Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Howard Strange

Howard Strange, 86 , of Chapin, husband of Jo-Ann Strange, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, May 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 25, 1931 in Georgia to the late Edward Lester…

Edith Tiller Seegars

Edith Tiller Seegars, 98, of Columbia, died Monday, May 21, 2018. Born in McBee, SC, on August 24, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Newton and Ethel Grant Tiller. She was a dedicated member of First Church…

Edna Beatrice Mitchell

Edna Beatrice Mitchell was born April 17, 1927 in Hemphill, West Virginia to Mamie Leona Pendergrass and George Washington Garrett. Edna went home May 19, 2018 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She retired from Allied Chemical…

Ophelia J. Robson

Ophelia J. Robson, 91, of Gilbert, South Carolina passed away May 17, 2018  at her home surrounded by family. She was born on December 4, 1926  in Cordele, Georgia to the late Lonnie Lee Johnson and Essie Delong Johnson. Ophelia…

Betty H. Spain

Betty H. Spain, 92, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

June Suttles Davis

June Suttles Davis, 88, retired LPN, passed away peacefully in her home on May 19, 2018. She was the wife of the late James Edwin Davis and a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Suttles and Ruth Farmer Suttles. Funeral…

Ana Luisa Santiago

Ana Luisa Santiago, age 80, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a daughter of the late Nelson Gaston Chavez and Clara Moreira Chavez. Mrs. Santiago was a faithful parishioner of St. John Neumann Catholic Church…

Robert. J. Smith

Robert. J. Smith, 86, of Hopkins, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born August 16, 1931 in Chapin, he was a son of the late Julian G. and Mary Ellisor Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church,…

Micah Benjamin Meisner

Micah Benjamin Meisner, age 20, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, a son of Grant Rolland and Rhonda Lewis Meisner. He was an honor graduate of Ben Lippen School where he was on the…

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…

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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
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.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Marian Stanley Tucker Lecture Series @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm

Marian Stanley Tucker’s lecture series will feature John Perry and Sasha Starcevich.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Marian Stanley Tucker Lecture Series @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm

Marian Stanley Tucker’s lecture series will feature John Perry and Sasha Starcevich.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Simone Dinnerstein @ Darla Moore School of Business
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Jun
22
Fri
Southeastern Piano Festival: Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition @ UofSC School of Music Recital Hall
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Competition will be held in three sessions. 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Southeastern Piano Festival: Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition @ University of South Carolina School of Music
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

Competition will be held in three sessions. 10:00am – 12:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Annual Lake Murray Poker Run- Children’s Chance Fundraiser @ Rusty Anchor
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

The boat community, Lake Murray and boats from afar, come together for a two day
event to raise money for Children’s Chance- A state wide non-profit whose mission is to support families facing pediatric cancer by providing social, emotional, and financial relief.

WHEN: Friday, June 22 from 4- 9 and Saturday, June 23rd 10-7:30