Obits

Zion Oyedapo Akinrefon

Zion Oyedapo Akinrefon, 4, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A funeral service for Zion will be held 2 o’clock, Wednesday, May 29th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral at the funeral home beginning at 1 o’clock. Categories: Obits

Rev. H. Laverne Hancock Sr.

Rev. H. Laverne Hancock, Sr., 89, of Columbia, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A son of the late Houston Luther and Irene Raley Hancock, he was married 66 years to Barbara Brigman Hancock. Rev. Hancock graduated from Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was a Native American Church in North Carolina. Additionally, he went on to…

Ann P. Hollis

Ann P. Hollis, 81, affectionately known as “Meme” and long-time resident of Blythewood, SC, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by her family and loyal companion, “Scout”. Ann was born to the late James Wyatt and Thelma Still Priester on December 9, 1937. She spent her childhood in Ehrhardt and Olar, SC. After rearing…

Linda Kay Manuel

Mrs. Linda Kaye Manuel, 71, of Elgin, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Born April 20, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Harry Samuel Mabe, Jr., and Evelyn Louise Kitts Mabe. She was a loving Mom, Me Maw and sister. Linda’s family was her biggest joy in life. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by a daughter,…

Martha Ponder Gantt

Martha Ponder Gantt, 78, of Lexington, died Friday, May 17, 2019 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Born November 24, 1940, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Fred and Lucetta Roberts Ponder. Mrs. Gantt was a 1957 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and a 1960 graduate of Furman University. She later earned her Master…

Joseph W. Steele

Joseph W. Steele, 85, of Columbia, died Friday, May 17, 2019. Born September 22, 1933 in Holden, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Parry Boyd Steele and Ivory Nichols Steele. Mr. Steele honorably served his country in the US Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Southern Bell/AT&T for more than 25 years. Survivors include…

Larry M. Corley

Larry M. Corley, 75, of Blythewood, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Martha E. Hudgens

Mrs. Martha E. Hudgens, 79, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 18, 2017. A service for Mrs. Hudgens will be held 11 o’clock, Saturday, May 25th at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Ellen Folwer Skidmore officiating. A visitation will be held at the family home from 5 until 7 o’clock, Friday evening, and again following the service in the church…

Margaret C. Johnson

Margaret C. Priester Johnson, 69, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 9, 2019. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Claudia Hipps Priester. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Lorraine Meda Kimble

Lorraine Meda Kimble entered into the presence of our Lord early Monday morning, May 6, 2019. Lorraine was born on July 22, 1949, to her parents, Ivan and Edna Montague in Big Rapids Michigan. She and her husband moved to Columbia SC in 1972. Lorraine was employed in her early years by Hobart and later by Whirlpool manufacturing, and for…

Preston Blake Davis Jr.

Preston Blake Davis, Jr., 75, of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born September 22, 1943, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Preston Blake Davis, Sr. and Emma Baldwin Davis. Prior to his illness, Mr. Davis was the owner and operator of a local roofing company. He enjoyed riding motorcycles when he was younger. Mr. Davis…

Mr. Sanh Lao

Columbia – Sanh Lao, 52, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born March 6, 1966 in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, he was a son of Oc Lao and Hoa Ly. He was married to My Ha Le. A ceremony to remember Mr. Lao, will be held at 12 o’clock, Thursday, May 9th at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel,…

Carol L Ondracek

Carol Ondracek, 72, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Columbia, SC. Carol was born on August 25, 1946 in Durham, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Leonard and Thelma Stevens Ford. She married the love of her life, Joseph, on August 3, 1968. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, traveling, gardening, and cooking….

Frank P. Garrison

Francis Patrick Garrison, 67, of Columbia, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born February 23, 1952 in Holyoke, MA, he was the son of the late James Ralph and Alice Donovan Garrison. Frank graduated from Dreher High School and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina. He worked in the property and casualty insurance industry as a…

John Metts

John Michael “Mike” Metts, 60, of Hopkins, formerly of Houston, TX, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, on November 9, 1958, he was the son of John B. Metts and the late Peggy Blackwell Frye. Mike was a 1977 graduate of Spring Valley High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He had a passion for…

Eleonore Brown

Eleonore Brown, 85, of Elgin, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Edith M. Simmons

Edith Margarete Rosner Simmons, 95, of West Columbia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 30, 2019, after a full and dedicated life of serving God, her family and others. She was born in Einbeck, Germany on May 2, 1923 to Carl and Martha Rosner. At 6 years of age, along with her parents and younger…

Josephine Johnson Mann

Mrs. Josephine Johnson Mann, 93, of Blythewood, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Categories: Obits

Regina Mary Mallios

Regina “Gina” Mary Mallios, 61, of Columbia, died Sunday, April 20, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Vernice Z. Hinson

Vernice Z. Hinson, 91, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019. Born in Bamberg, SC, on September 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Clarence and Thyra Goodwin Zeigler. The funeral service for Mrs. Hinson will be held 12:30 o’clock, Tuesday, April 23rd, at St. Andrews Baptist Church,…

Barry L. Miller

Barry L. Miller, 57, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Born April 29, 1961 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was the son of Connie June Hayner Miller, and the late Roy Edwin Miller. Barry was the only boy in a house full of ladies. He was an avid pool player (some called him a shark) that got along…

Leland W. Miller

Leland W. Miller, 69, of Newberry, died Thursday, April 18, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel. Categories: Obits

Crystal M. Durham

Crystal M. Durham, 35, of Columbia, died Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, on December 6, 1983, she was a daughter of James E. Dyches, Jr., and Diana Shawgo Dyches. Crystal loved crafting, photography and her family. In addition to her parents, Crystal is survived by her children, Carter Wray Hamilton, Hailey Marie Hamilton, Sydney Lynn Durham, and…

Rogelio Bru Lawson

Mr. Rogelio Bru Lawson, 80, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lawson will be held 9:30 o’clock, Monday, April 22nd, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be said at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 11 o’clock….