Obits

Mary Lee Branham

Mary Lee Branham, 92, of Charlotte, NC, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home. Categories: Obits

Tommy Lee Shirer

Tommy Lee Shirer, 82, of Columbia, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his home. Born in Lone Star (Calhoun County) on September 19, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Velma Barber Shirer. Tommy was a graduate of Cameron High School and one of the first student bus drivers for Calhoun County. Upon graduation he joined…

Floyce D. Broom

Floyce Derrick Broom, 97, widow of John A. Broom, Jr., died Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born in White Rock, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Elmer Derrick and Annie Pearl Gleaton Derrick. Mrs. Broom was a graduate of Irmo High School and started her sales career at Cate-McLaurin where she was the first female appliance saleswomen in…

Martin Todd Doar

Martin Todd Doar, age 54, of Elgin, passed away at home, on September 3, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Kay Martin Doar. Todd was predeceased by his father, Archie L. Doar, Jr., and his brothers, Archie L. Doar, III, and Channing Thomas Doar. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be…

Asa Jordan LeDuc

Asa Jordan LeDuc, infant son of Paul Jordan LeDuc and Lindsey Marie LeDuc, died Monday, September 9th, 6 hours after his birth earlier that day. At 12 weeks gestation, Asa was diagnosed with a fatal birth defect. For each moment in the womb and every moment outside the womb, he was deeply loved and cared for. His life was full…

Rebecca D. Steele

Rebecca D. Steele, 81, of Columbia, died Monday, September 9, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Magnolia Faith Markle

Magnolia Faith Markle, infant daughter of Christian Wesley Markle and Alexandra Renée Dugas Markle, born June 26, 2019, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. The funeral service for Magnolia Faith will be held 11 o’clock, Thursday, September 12th, at Riverside Community Church, 2925 Devine St., Columbia, SC with Pastor James Walden…

Betty Sessions Talbert

Betty Sessions Talbert, 82, of Columbia, died Sunday, September 8, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Salvatore Azzara

Salvatore Azzara, 97, of Columbia, died, Saturday, September 7, 2019. He was born August 1, 1922, in New York, New York, a son of Italian immigrants Joseph and Anna Carlotti Azzara. He honorably served his country in the US Army during WWII. Following the war, Mr. Azzara re-enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his country for two more…

Ann Joye Allen Mullis

Ann Joye Allen Mullis, 87, of Blythewood, passed away on September 5, 2019 after a long battle with dementia. A graduate of the original Blythewood High School and Winthrop College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, where she was selected editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, Ann Joye spent most of her life on her family farm in Blythewood, South Carolina….

Diane Laura Schrader

Diane Schrader, 87, of Columbia, died Friday, September 6, 2019. A service for Mrs. Schrader will be held 5 o’clock, Sunday, September 15th at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, with The Rev. Stephen Robinson officiating. A reception will follow. The family is being assisted by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Sally S. Ryan

Sally S. Ryan, 77, of Elgin, died Thursday, September 5, 2019. She was born March 13, 1942, in Bamberg, SC, to the late Jessie Leon Strickland, Sr. and Millie Strickland Williams. Mrs. Ryan was a devoted wife and homemaker for many years. She also assisted her husband in the operation of his business, Ryan’s RV. Mrs. Ryan was a member…

Kay Sutton Nesbitt Holmes

Kay Sutton Nesbitt Holmes, daughter of Claire Keister Sutton and Alonzo Devoe Sutton, died Monday, September 2, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Yates Nesbitt; her high school sweetheart, her second husband and her soulmate of 50 years, William Judson Holmes, Sr.; and two sons, Earl Cameron Holmes…

Wayne H. Hammond

Wayne H. Hammond, 79, of Hopkins, died August 31st, 2019. He was a son of the late James Henry and Catherine Schuyler Hammond. Wayne attended Eau Claire High School and the University of South Carolina. Following his retirement from Bell South in 1995, Wayne began a long and optimistic battle with cancer. His passions were God, Family and the great…

Carl Melvin Dillard

Columbia: Born in Notasulga, Alabama, Carl was the youngest son of the late Carl Watus and Annie Mae Thompson Dillard. As a young boy, he enjoyed hunting and fishing along the banks of the Saugahatchee Creek. He attended Starke Military Academy in Montgomery, Alabama and graduated from Macon County High School in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in…

Nancy Leona Franklin

Obituary for Nancy Leona Franklin Nancy Leona Williford Carroll Franklin, 70, of Lugoff, SC passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Born in Roane County, Tennessee, Nancy was a daughter of the late Oscar Williford and Mary Lou Dunaway. Nancy spent summers on her grandmother’s farm where she learned to cook and garden. Nancy loved the Atlanta Braves, the UGA…

Mr. Minh Nguyen

Minh V. Nguyen, 66, of Columbia, died Thursday, August 29, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9 o’clock, Tuesday, Steptember 3rd at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with The Rev. Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Final Commendation and Farewell prayers will be said in Vietnam with the date and time to be announced….

Paul Baxter Rodgers III

Columbia – Paul Baxter Rodgers III, passed away at his home midday Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at the age of 66. Paul was the son of the late Paul Baxter, Jr. and Marianne Guerry Rodgers. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 40 years, Freddie Strickland Rodgers; his three children, Miriam Guerry, Paul Baxter, IV and Frank Lockehart…

Matthew Thomas Grossmann

Matthew Thomas Grossmann, 19, of Roswell, GA, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Plans will be announced by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, 12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, Georgia. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family locally. Categories: Obits

Mark Christopher Duroux

Mr. Mark Christopher Duroux, 22, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital. Born August 8, 1997, he was the son of Susan Duroux. Mark leaves behind a legacy of love and friendship for his family, friends and those he met daily in his professional and social circles. He was an avid baseball player, table tennis…

Mary Jo Livingston

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Jo Livingston Mary Jo Livingston, 75, of Columbia, beloved wife of Glenn, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 25, 2019 after a short illness. Born July 13, 1944 in Battle Creek, MI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Deldee Myrick Herman. Mary Jo, graduated from St Augustine High…

Ryan L. Pyle

Ryan L. Pyle, 39, of Columbia, SC, died Friday, August 23, 2019. Born March 10, 1980, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of Larry Allen Pyle and Rosanne Malisheski Pyle. In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by his infant daughter, Abigail Keilani Pyle, her mother and his years-long companion, Tricia R. Kim; sister, Danyelle Pyle-Stephens; nephew, Parker…

Jacob “Jake” Grey Clarkson

Jacob “Jake” Grey Clarkson, 16, of Hopkins, died Sunday, August 25, 2019. The service will be held at 11 o’clock, Thursday, August 29th, at North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206. Burial will follow the service in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock, at Shives Funeral…

Bruce Edward Deutschmann

Bruce Edward Deutschmann, loving husband of Deborah Drucker Deutschmann and devoted father of Jacob Deutschmann, passed away unexpectedly on August 24, 2019. Bruce was born on July 24, 1962, and grew up in Long Island, New York. He was the son of the late Leo and Alverna Deutschmann. Bruce is also survived by his in-laws, Barbara & Meyer Drucker, and…

Wade F. Pearson

Wade F. Pearson, 78, died August 25, 2019, in Columbia after a courageous struggle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease. He was born October 28, 1940, in Sumter, SC, to the late Holland Decatur Pearson and Margaret Faust Pearson. He spent his formative years on his grandfather’s farm in Denmark, SC, where he developed a love for the Edisto River and…