Obituaries

Gilberto Santana

Gilberto Santana, 63, of Lugoff, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 after an extended illness. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Faye Watts Sessions

Faye Watts Sessions Feb 17, 1953 - Aug 2, 2018 Sandra “Faye” Watts Sessions, 65, of Elgin, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. Born on February 17, 1953 in Elgin, SC, she was a daughter of Vince Franklin “Sam” and…

Toreitha C. Mosley

Toreitha Cunningham Mosley, 85, of Columbia, joined her Heavenly Father on August 2, 2018. She was born in Columbia to the late Willie and Pearl Hallman Cunningham. Mrs. Mosley was a 1951 graduate of Brookland Cayce High School. She retired…

Marie L. Lyday

Marie L. Lyday, 93, of Columbia, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Survivors include her sons, Robert B. Lyday (Teresa) and Ronald K. Lyday (Kathy); daughter, Carolyn Sue Lyday; grandchildren, Robert II, Michael, Ronald, J.R., and John; as well as several…

W. "Dugan" Foster Jr.

Colonel Walter Neal “Dugan” Foster, Jr., (USAF Ret.), husband of Elise Trapp Foster and son of Walter Neal Foster, Sr. and Kathryn English Foster, died August 1, 2018. He was the grandson of Charles Herman and Della Oden Foster and…

George C. Howell

George C. Howell, 88, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Born January 26, 1930 in Unicoi, TN, he was the son of the late Geter and Cora Lee Bennett Howell. George was a proud veteran of the US Navy…

John "Jack" Hair

John "Jack" Hair, 90, of Columbia, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Michael Allen Genna

Michael A. Genna, 62, of Chapin, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born on January 8, 1956, he was a son of the late John and Lillian Genna. He was a former longtime resident of Clinton Township, MI,…

Betty Rueber Baumgartner

Betty Rueber Baumgartner, 88, of Columbia, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Flora Marie Branon

Flora Marie Branon, 84, of Cayce, died Saturday, July 28, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.  

SSG Rhett Sease Bickley, Jr.

SSG Rhett Sease Bickley, Jr., SCDNR, 49, of Blythewood, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 until 8 o’clock, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. In lieu…

Andrea Delores White

Andrea Delores White, 69, of Gaston, died Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born in Camden, SC, she was a daughter of Florence Hopkins Sharpley and the late Grady Grooms. Andrea was married to Lonnie White for 50 years. A soft-spoken woman…

Henry C. Jones

Mr. Henry C. Jones, 65, of Columbia, SC passed away. He was born in Saluda to Sonny Gantt and Pandoree Gaston. Submitted by A.A. Dicks Funeral Home.  

Ann Carol Hall Price

Ann Carol Hall Price died Sunday, July 22, 2018. She was born September 9, 1939, in Florence, South Carolina, and was the daughter of the late William Ewing and Pansy Sloan Hall of Marion, South Carolina, where she grew up…

Fritz David Jolly

Fritz David Jolly “PawPaw”, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and life-long resident of Blythewood, SC, died unexpectedly on July 22, 2018 at the age of 73. Fritz was born in Columbia, SC on February 23, 1945. He was a…

Linda Kay Ladia

Linda Kay Ladia, 58, of Columbia, SC passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. She was the daughter of Bernetha Richardson and the late Nathaniel Harp. Plans are incomplete at the moment but, will be announced later. Please feel free to…

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Where to Go, What to Do

Aug
20
Mon
Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Aug 20 @ 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.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
21
Tue
Beginner Ballroom Dance class @ Elite Ballroom Academy
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Group classes. Always beginner level. No experience or partner required. Dance rotates each month so you can learn a wide variety of dances.

Tipsy Bingo @ Vista Union
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to Vista Union for tipsy bingo with $2 tacos and $2 tequila, including margaritas!

Must be 21 or older.

Located in the West End Alley between Tin Lizzy’s and Wet Willies.

Aug
22
Wed
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
23
Thu
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
24
Fri
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
25
Sat
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Soda City Comic Con is coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC on August 25th and 26th, 2018 and will be a comic and pop culture event to remember! Featuring vendors and artists from South Carolina and beyond plus special guests and cosplay contests… this will be a show you won’t want to miss!

The Taco Crawl @ The Vista
Aug 25 all-day

The Taco Crawl is here Columbia! Come stroll through The Vista eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let’s taco about a party!!

Your General Admission Ticket Includes: (Must have wristband)
4 Complimentary Tacos (Tabs to exchange for tacos)
Taco Crawl Koozie
Hornitos Tequila Taco Shuttle
Hornitos Tequila Ice Luge
Exclusive drink specials at every stop (Margs, Beer, and Tequila)
The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map
Professional photographer and photo props
DJs and entertainment to dance off the tacos & margaritas

VIP Ticket Includes all above plus: (Must have VIP wristband)
Signature Taco Crawl T-Shirt
Additional Complimentary taco
Complimentary Hornitos Tequila shot
Early registration starting at 11am (extra hour of tacos & drinks)

Participating Taco Spots:
Sure Fire Tacos
Tin Lizzy’s Columbia
929 Kitchen & Bar
Hickory Tavern Vista
Vista Union
Carolina Ale House – Vista
Liberty Tap Room Columbia
Wild Wing Cafe
Social Bar and Lounge
Tin Roof

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?