Obituaries

Judy Fowler

Judy “JuJu” Fowler, age 72 of West Columbia, South Carolina passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Agape Hospice in Lexington, South Carolina Judy Fowler was born Judy Barton on February 9th 1947 in a small 4 room cabin in…

Mary Tokunaga

Mary Elizabeth Fenters Tokunaga, 90, of Columbia, widow of Harry M. Tokunaga, Sr., died Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born in Hemingway, SC, on October 15, 1928, she was a daughter of Davis Tilman and Eva Louise Bennett Fenters. Mary worked…

Aaron Graves

Daniel Aaron Graves, Jr., 33, of Columbia, died peacefully Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Born July 12, 1985 in Columbia, he was the son of Daniel Aaron Graves, Sr. and Nancy Horner Graves. Aaron was a 2003 graduate of Ridgeview High…

Robert Shiverick Bladen

Robert Shiverick Bladen, 81, of Columbia, died Sunday, June 2, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

LaVerne Strickland Johnston

LaVerne Strickland Johnston, 83, of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Darryl Stackleather

Darryl Stackleather, 55, of Chapin, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. A service will be held 2 o'clock, Saturday, June 8th at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, with the Rev. John Mower officiating. The family will receive friends one hour…

Eugene B. Berendsen

SGM Eugene Bruce Berendsen, US Army (Ret.), 82, of Columbia, died Saturday, June 1, 2019. Born February 14, 1937 in Cheviot, OH, he was a son of the late Harold Godfrey and Genevieve Pauline Ernst Berendsen. SGM Berendsen joined the…

Wyllene Flanders Boulware

Wyllene Flanders Boulware, 83, of Jenkinsville, died Friday, May 31, 2019. Born May 1, 1936, in Metter, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Walton Hiram and Neta Blackburn Flanders. Mrs. Boulware attended Mt. Zion High School in Winnsboro…

Eleanor L. Kneen

Mrs. Eleanor L. Kneen, 98, of Ridgeway, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Jeffrey Riggs Scott

Jeffrey Riggs Scott (Jeff), 72, of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Jeff was born October 20, 1946 in Charleston, WV. He was the son of the late William Austin Scott and Marjorie Jaugstetter Scott. Jeff was a 1968 graduate…

Martha Parasco Coombs

Martha Parasco Coombs, 98, of Elgin, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting locally and Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, is assisting the family in Saugus, MA.

James Brian Gainey

James Brian Gainey, 47, of Hopkins, died Sunday, May 26, 2019. Born January 6, 1972, he was a son of Jenny Lynn Cherry Gainey and the late Oscar David Gainey, Jr. Brian was a family man who loved his children…

David Dewayne Cable

David Dewayne Cable, 55, of Lugoff, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019. David was born at Sewart Airforce Base in Smyrna, TN, on August 6, 1963 to Paul David and Gladys Merrell Cable. He married Bonnie Mason Cable in…

Billy Franklin Key

Billy Franklin Key, 46, of Columbia, died Monday, May 27, 2019. Billy was born in Raleigh, NC, on March 31, 1973, to William Franklin Key and Brenda Hatley Campbell. Billy was raised in the Methodist Church and worked as a…

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…

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…

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Jun
9
Sun
Carolina Master Scholars Summer Camps @ Univeristy of South Carolina
Jun 9 – Jul 19 all-day

Summer 2019 Camps
For 6-9th graders and 9-12th grader
Have serious fun this summer at the University of South Carolina’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, our award-winning youth academic program. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers, experience student life at USC and attend fascinating and interactive week long classes.

Jun
17
Mon
All Tech on Deck – Middle School: 6th – 8th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm

All Tech on Deck is all about technology with hands-on STEAM activities, crafting and coding. Campers will learn how to build, program and navigate a variety of electronics including mBots, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit and Drones. Campers will also explore virtual reality, augmented reality, and circuitry. From building robots, to mini computing, to a drone relay challenge, be sure to join the fun with All Tech on Deck!

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Jun
18
Tue
Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm

June 18th – 12:00 to 1:00pm – Free & Open to the Public – Horseshoe
Summer is here and the days are longer, temperatures are hotter, and Rudy Mancke is back for another installment of the Nature of Seasons series. The arrival of the summer solstice, aka the longest and seemingly hottest day of the year in Cola, will be celebrated with our lunch time lecture series with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In- Residence. As usual, we will outside McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe for 12 – 1pm. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals.

Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Summer is here and the days are longer, temperatures are hotter, and Rudy Mancke is back for another installment of the Nature of Seasons series. The arrival of the summer solstice (aka the longest and seemingly hottest day of the year in Cola) will be celebrated with our lunchtime lecture series with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In-Residence. As usual, we will be outside McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe for 12 – 1pm. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals.

Jun
19
Wed
IABC Miniconference: Stay Bright: Enhance Your Skills This Summer @ USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Jun 19 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
IABC Miniconference: Stay Bright: Enhance Your Skills This Summer @ USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS THIS SUMMER
Stay bright by sharpening your skills during our summer mini-conference!

Summer may be here, but avoid mental “vacation mode” and Stay Bright with the 2019 IABC/SC Miniconference! Join us for an afternoon of networking and speaker programming designed to keep you at the top of your game. The Wednesday, June 19 event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of South Carolina School of Journalism in Columbia. Lunch is included. The cost is $45 for IABC/SC members, $55 for non-members, $35 for students on or before June 18th and $65 through day-of for walk-ups.

Please contact Emily Eckert at emily@npstrat.com for additional information, or visit our website to see the list of speakers and buy your tickets.
http://www.cvent.com/events/june-19-stay-bright-enhance-your-skills-this-summer-/event-summary-470a02e6c6ac45c99abf7fea5dedf6f1.aspx?i=e237b865-c214-4948-b07e-eb1640a4ab68

Jun
20
Thu
Renovation Rodeo | Wales Garden @ Wales Garden
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Historic Columbia and Palladium for a tour of this newly renovated Wales Garden home!

Presented by The Moore Company, the Renovation Rodeo series takes guests on tours of old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the house. Light refreshments courtesy of Rosewood Market. Details about this month’s Renovation Rodeo will be revealed closer to the event date.

Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance!

Jun
22
Sat
Hilton Head Island Music Festival @ Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Two-day music festival featuring 16 electrifying bands, an artist village, food court, craft beers and wine for purchase and outdoor games for children and adults. Children 12 and under get in for free with adult(s).

5th Annual Midlands Family Expo @ Jamil Temple
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Your one-stop shop to the best products, services and resources for families presented by Absolute Total Care! Learn & shop with over 70 vendors. FREE activities include face painting, laser tag, photo booth, bounce houses, balloon animals, health screenings, crafts & special guests throughout the day. We even have chair massages for parents! For more information or to feature your business, email contact@touchofmagicsc.com.

Paula Atherton Presents A Night of Jazzy Grooves @ Chayz Lounge
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience the sounds of jazz and a touch of soul with saxophonist/vocalist Paula Atherton, backed Groove Masters Band.

Spend the evening enjoying the sounds of jazz and a touch of soul with acclaimed saxophonist/vocalist/national recording artist, Paula Atherton. Backed by the sensational Groove Masters Band and with countless hits to her credit, including Low Rider, You’re All I Need To Get By and Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind, Paula will have you grooving to many of your favorite tunes. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!

Chayz Lounge is a mature, adult only venue. Proper Attire Required… No sport/athletic attire, baseball cap, flip-flops, sneakers, sweatshirt, ripped or cut-off jeans, etc. For more information, please call (803) 563-8375 or visit ChayzLounge.com.

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