Obits

Mrs. Frances G. Steck

Frances G. Steck, of Columbia, SC, passed away on March 15th. She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Charles and Grace Graube. She graduated in Nursing from Longwood University and the Medical College of Virginia. She was a nurse for her entire career, though her greatest joys were being a mother to her three sons and “Granny” to her seven…

Eugene M. Hunter

Gene was born on February 15, 1939, in the upstairs bedroom of his family home on Canterbury Road in Forest Hills to James Edwin Hunter and Daisy McGregor Hunter. His father, an architect by profession (Clemson College), designed and built the home for his new bride. Mr. Hunter was also the Clerk of the South Carolina House of Representatives, where…

Lou Henry Broughton

Lou Henry Deese Broughton, 90, of Conway, formerly of Columbia, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

George Peter Damon

George Peter Damon, 91, of Columbia, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Robert Kenneth Roof

Robert Kenneth “Ken” Roof, 74, of West Columbia, died Sunday, March 11, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel Categories: Obits

Elizabeth “Aunt Betty” Harmon

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Cason Harmon joined our Lord and Savior on March 11, 2019. The daughter of Louie Lander Cason and Mary Martin Cason Campbell was born on September 6, 1946. She grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from The Lovett School and Converse College. A lifelong educator, she taught hearing impaired students before finding her God given role as…

Dorothy “Dot” Riley

Dorothy “Dot” Hollis Riley died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was surrounded by loving nieces and nephews. She was born in Winnsboro, SC, on June 15, 1929, to the late John Palmer Hollis and Effie Joyner Hollis. She was married for over sixty years to the former William Jennings “Bill” Riley. Following her formal education and business school attendance, Dot…

Louise Crocker Leitner

Louise C. Leitner, 88, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born August 22, 1930, in Charleston, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late William Henry Crocker and Gertrude Corley Crocker. Mrs. Leitner graduated from Greenwood High School and attended Winthrop University. She was a longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church where she participated in various…

Anna M. Cook

Anna Margareta Bartl Cook, was born July 26, 1927, in Michelsdorf, Czechoslovakia, to Oswald and Anna Arnold Bartl. She passed away on March 9, 2019, in Columbia, SC, at the age of 91. Anna was the oldest of four children who grew up in a rural, German speaking village in Czechoslovakia, where she and her brothers went to school and…

John Karst

John E. Karst, 73, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Karst worked with Carolina Steel and Wire and Columbia Trailer Gas Company. He always enjoyed watching professional wrestling. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lever Harmon Karst; daughters, Melinda Matthews (Mike), Melissa Gregory (Edward), and Laura Karst; step-children, Tammy Edwards (John), Kenneth Bernard Harmon, Johnny…

Nancy A. Alley

Mrs. Nancy A. Alley, 95, of Columbia, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Travis Lee Striblin

Travis Lee Striblin, 75, of Columbia, died Monday, March 4, 2019. Born on April 25, 1943, in Luverne, Alabama, he was a son of the late Lee V. Striblin and Allie Lois Alsobrook Striblin. Mr. Striblin was US Marine Corps veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was a criminal investigator for…

Mary Christina Dillard

Mary Christina “Tina” Dillard was born July 1, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina to Allie Perkins Dillard and the late William Gardner “Bill” Dillard. Tina passed away March 2, 2019 after enduring a courageous battle with cancer for the past year and a half. Tina was a graduate of Lower Richland High School, and the University of South Carolina with…

Robert Carl Geddings Jr.

Robert “Bob” C. Geddings, Jr., 70, of Blythewood, died Monday, February 25, 2019. The funeral for Bob will be held at 2:00 o’clock, Friday, March 1 at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service until 4 o’clock. Categories: Obits

Vernedette M. Beck

Vernedette M. Beck, 66, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. A graveside service with military honors is being planned at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Mr. Salvatore Angel

Salvatore Angel, 83, of Columbia, died Saturday, February 23, 2019. Born November 11, 1935 in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Salvatore Angel and Angelina Cinicola Angel. 1SG Angel was a Vietnam War veteran who honorably served his country for more than 24 years in the US Army. During his enlistment he received many commendations and…

Willodene R. Lumpkin

Willodene Rion Lumpkin of Columbia, South Carolina passed from this life on February 16, 2019 into the arms of Jesus Christ. Willodene was the widow of the late Alva M. Lumpkin, Jr. of Columbia. She is survived by two children, Mary Holbrook Lumpkin of Columbia, SC and Peyre Thomas Lumpkin (Andrea) of Columbia, SC. She was predeceased by a son,…

Ernest Harold Hitchcock

Ernest Harold “Butch” Hitchcock, 72, of Columbia, died Saturday, February 16, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Mr. Angel Labrador-Rivera

Angel Labrador-Rivera, 90, of Columbia, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, on May 31, 1928, he was a son of the late Pablo Labrador and Amparo Rivera. As a young man, he joined the Puerto Rican National Guard, where his Infantry Unit was mobilized for the Korean War. After the war, he remained in the United…

F. Norman Tuller

F. Norman Tuller, PhD, 75, of Columbia, died suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep, at his home, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late William Henry Tuller and Anne Ehrlich Tuller. After graduating from Dreher High School, he received his collegiate degrees through the PhD in chemistry from Georgia Tech and continued…

John Richard Parker

John Richard Parker, 82, of Columbia, died Thursday, February 14, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Dorothy Blackwell

Dorothy Rhodes Blackwell, 92, of Ridgeland and formerly of Columbia, died Monday, February 11, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Virgil Augustine Murphy Jr.

Virgil Augustine Murphy, Jr., 70, of Columbia, died Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC on September 18, 1948, he was a son of the late Virgil Augustine Sr. and Jean Wright Murphy. Virgil served in the United States Army and loved to fish, garden and watch Western TV shows in his free time. Survivors include his wife, Minnie…

Linda Ray Goff

Linda Ray Goff, 78, of Columbia, died Friday, February 8, 2019. Born April 10, 1940 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late A. Frank and Eltis Ray Barton Brown. Linda was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church and retired as an Administrative Assistant from the SC Department of Juvenile Justice. Always focused on her family, she was…

Ferdinand J. Hazewinkel

Surrounded by family, Jan Hazewinkel, 86, died peacefully at home overlooking his beloved Lake Wateree, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Born March 28, 1932 in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Ferdinand J. Hazewinkel, Sr. and Nora Catherine Gregersen . Mr. Hazewinkel, proudly served his country in the US Navy, and retired a maintenance supervisor from the SC…