Obits

Franklin Joseph Brown

Franklin Joseph “Frankie” Brown, 61, of Columbia, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Born August 5, 1957 in Columbia, he was a son of Lloyd Wyman Brown (Wanda) and the late Barbara Wylie White (Arthur “Skip”). Frankie loved life in general, but was especially fond of chasing trains, strolling around the state fair, recording marching bands and following professional wrestling. He…

Keith Allen Huggins

Keith “Little Red” Huggins, 39, of Columbia, died Monday, January 14, 2019. Keith was born in Lexington County, SC, on March 22, 1979. He worked as a Mason and loved anything that involved being outdoors. In his free time, he liked to go camping, fishing and grill. Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Wyman Huggins; sister, Kimberly Burrow; aunts, Mitzi Shipman…

Gary D. Stevens

Gary D. Stevens, 57, of Elgin, died Monday, January 14, 2019. Born September 23, 1961 in North Carolina, he was a son of Richard and Shirley Davis Stevens. Gary loved sitting in the sand at the beach by day and seafood buffets by night. He enjoyed classic rock and roll and working in his yard. He liked going to the…

John “Johnny” Matthews Stover

John Matthews Stover, known as Johnny, passed away on January 12, 2019 in Columbia, SC. Johnny was born on January 25, 1938 in Lancaster, South Carolina. He was the son of John Claude Stover and Charlotte Matthews Stover. Johnny is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Bennett Stover; his three children, John Matthews Stover, Jr. and wife Ebie…

Ruth C. Sexton

Mrs. Ruth C Sexton, 98, of Chapin, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, January 10, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Categories: Obits

Danny Wren Bise

Mr. Danny Wren Bise, 67, of Blythewood, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Born August 17, 1951, in West Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Harmon Harvey Bise and Geraldine Morton. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Danny was an avid Gamecock Fan and loved to watch football,…

Shirley Livingston Daniels

Shirley Livingston Daniels, 83, of Columbia, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Plans will be announced Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Mr. T. Moffatt Burriss

T. Moffatt Burris, 99, of Chapin, died Friday, January 4, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Frank O. Fowler

Frank O. Fowler, 90, of Columbia, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019. A son of the late John William Fowler, Sr., and Hortense Dease Fowler, he was married to the late Alice Ruth Entzminger Fowler. Frank served in the US Army and retired as a mechanic for Big Star Grocery Stores. He enjoyed antique cars and the Gamecocks. Frank was a…

Mr. Robin Lynn Evans

Robin Lynn Evans, 63, of Columbia, died Sunday, December 23, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

James F. Polson

James F. Polson, Sr., 74, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Mary Ann Herrington

Mary Ann Herrington, 81, of Lugoff, died Friday, December 21, 2018. Born in Tabor City, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Mary Magdalene Hooks and the wife of Jimmy Cobb for more than 56 years. She loved her family, yard sales and the Gamecocks. Mary Ann retired after 40 years, as a secretary for Shakespeare. In addition to her…

Bill Jones

William E. “Bill” Jones, Sr., 90, of Columbia, died Friday, December 21, 2018. Born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Emory and Nannie Davenport Jones. Bill was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great…

Merle Marie Manis

Merle Marie Allie Manis went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Mrs. Manis was born August 23, 1934. She was the only child of John and Lillie Mae Allie of Pacolet Mills, South Carolina. She graduated from Pacolet High School in 1952 and married Dallas, the love of her life, on July 4,…

Walter George Gutman

Walter George Gutman, 88, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A graveside service for Mr. Gutman will be held 1 o’clock, Friday, January 11, 2018, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Philip Francis Carmona

Philip Francis Carmona, 33, of Columbia, died Monday, December 17, 2018. The service for Philip will be held 1 o’clock, Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2640 Clemson Rd, Columbia. A reception will follow the service at 701 Whaley, 701 Whaley Street, Columbia. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Helen M. McCauslin

Helen M. McCauslin, 91, of Columbia, died Tuesday, November 18, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

John LaBorde McCravy Jr.

John LaBorde McCravy, Jr, 79, of Columbia, died Monday, December 17, 2018. Born July 19, 1939, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late John LaBorde McCravy, Sr. and Agnes Finnegan McCravy. Mr. McCravy attended Fort Jackson and Columbia public schools and graduated from University High School in Columbia with the class of 1957 before attending The University…

Joan Ruff Craft

Ms. Joan (pronounced Joanne) Ruff Craft, 82, of Lexington, SC, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her residence. Ms. Craft was born in Elberton, GA, on October 12, 1936, daughter of the late Floyd R. and Frances Snellings Ruff. She was a payroll clerk and worked in office administration most of her life, and was a member of…

Betty R. Capps

Mrs. Betty R. Capps, 87, of Columbia, died peacefully at home, Monday, December 17, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Oren Gregory Russell

“Greg” Oren Gregory Russell, of Columbia, South Carolina, born on September 10, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Betty Ann (Ferrari) and Oren Jenkins Russell, passed away on December 13, 2018. Greg was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was in the Health Insurance industry at Blue Cross Blue Shield and retired after more than 20…

Vera Miles Graddick, 91, of Blythewood, widow of the late James Boyd Graddick, died peacefully at home, Sunday, December 16, 2018. Born August 31, 1927 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Willie Edward and Daisy Parker Miles. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1944 and went to work for the Internal Revenue Service for 9 years….

Benigno Velazquez-Galvez

Benigo Velazquez-Galvez, 66, of Columbia, died Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born on June 25, 1954, in Mexico, he was a son of the late Eladio Valazquez-Gonzalez and Tomasa Galvez-Perez. Survivors include his children, Jose Luis Velazquez, Sonia Velazquez, Leticia Sanchez and Griselda Velaquez. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous extended family members. The funeral service for Benigno…

Dan Hoffman Stevens

Dan Hoffman Stevens, who loved Blythewood as few others could, died Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was one of three children born to the late Mary Hoffman Stevens Woods and Wallace Sims Stevens. Dan was born on November 3, 1928 and was raised amidst his family in the heart of Blythewood, which then was a very rural village. He attended…