Obituaries

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jeanne S. Craig

Jeanne S. Craig, 88, of Columbia, died Monday, August 19, 2019. Born in Sanford, FL, on March 23, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Minerva and John Straiton. Mrs. Craig graduated from Woman’s College in Greensboro, NC and…

Judy F. Hughes

Judy F. Hughes, 71, of Columbia, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her children and her sister, Betty. Born in Lima, Ohio on April 10, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Wilson Money and Hazel…

Dixie Carol Wright

Mrs. Dixie Carol Francis Wright, 70, of Columbia, formerly of Springfield, VA, died Sunday, August 18, 2019. A daughter of the late Robert E. and Kathryn Marie Ward Francis, she was married to Wayne Leonard Wright for 44 years. Dixie…

Evelyn Cantey Marion

Columbia – Evelyn Cantey Marion, 99, of Columbia, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of the late Edward Brevard Cantey and Helen Robertson Cantey. Mrs. Marion was married to the late Andrew…

Lester B. Hacker

Lester B. Hacker, 88, of Columbia, died Sunday, August 18, 2019. Mr. Hacker was a son of the late Harvey and Virginia McPherson Hacker. A graveside service for Mr. Hacker will be held 2 o'clock, Saturday, August 24th at Midway…

Aaron J. Alfaro

Aaron J. Alfaro, 24, of Columbia, died Friday, August 16, 2019. Born in Golfito, Costa Rica, he was a son of Henry Alfaro and Maria Magdaleana Casco. Aaron graduated from Richland Northeast High School and worked as an Assistant Electrician…

Eugene Pastelak

Mr. Eugene Pastelak, 85, of Chapin, formerly of Charleston, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 o’clock, Monday, August 19th at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 306 North Pines Road, Blythewood, with Msgr. James LeBlanc…

Chief Thomas Levi Taylor

Thomas Levi Taylor, 92, of Blythewood, died Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born April 23, 1927, in Jenkinsville, South Carolina, he was youngest of nine children born to James Andrew Taylor and Sarah Merab Harmon Taylor. Chief Taylor is survived by…

Donald Nelson Hines

Donald “Donnie” Nelson Hines, Jr., 54, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Born on May 8, 1965, he was a son of the late Donald Nelson Hines, Sr., and Louise LaRue Rose Huff. Donnie was a long-distance truck driver…

David Francis Garcia Turkaly

David Francis Garcia Turkaly, 55, of Columbia, died Monday, August 7, 2019. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Roland Curtis Young

Roland Curtis Young, age 87, of Columbia, SC, a Navy Veteran (a corpsman) died on Monday, August 5, 2019. There isn’t enough column space to adequately convey the life and loves of this gregarious gentleman; still, this writer will attempt…

Bobby Carroll

Bobby Carroll, 78, of West Columbia, died Sunday, August 4, 2019. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

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Where to Go, What to Do

Sep
6
Fri
Hello, Dolly! at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

It’s the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace’s money).

Sharing the role of icon Dolly Levi is Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always Patsy Cline) and Lee Martin (Hairspray, Newsies). She works to unite Horace, played by Bill DeWitt (Arsenic & Old Lace, Greater Tuna) and Chris Kruzner (Driving Miss Daisy, Stand By Your Man), with the lovely Irene, taken by Cortlin Collins (Miracle on 34th Street, The Little Mermaid) and Lisa Akly (A Christmas Carol, Mame). Other familiar faces gracing the stage include Bobby Bullock (Mamma Mia!), Eric Bothur (Mary Poppins), Emily Clelland (The Little Mermaid), Alex Cone (West Side Story), Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), Zachary Linick (Big Fish), Grace Sawicki (Newsies) and Leah Tudor (Arsenic & Old Lace).

Dolly last graced the Town stage in 1997, but she’s back for her turn in the 2019 spotlight. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” because “It Only Takes a Moment” before the seats will be filled for you to say, “Hello, Dolly!”

Hello, Dolly! runs September 6-22 with shows at 8:00PM on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays and shows at 3:00PM on Sundays. The box office is open from 12 noon – 5 pm weekdays with hours extended to curtain on show days.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for Seniors 65+/Active Military/Full Time Students; $15 for Youth 16 & under. Tickets go on sale August 30 and can be purchased online at towntheatre.com, by calling the box office at 803-799-2510, or in person.

Hello, Dolly! is generously sponsored by Lambert Architecture & Construction Services, and Willis Tax & Accounting.

Sep
16
Mon
Lexington Police Department Foundation Golf Tournament @ Golden Hills Golf & Country Club
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am
Lexington Police Department Foundation Golf Tournament @ Golden Hills Golf & Country Club

Chief Terrence Green is excited to announce the 2nd annual Lexington Police Department Foundation Golf Tournament which will be held at the Golden Hills Golf & Country Club on Monday, September 16, 2019. 

 

As the golf tournament approaches, four player team entries are being accepted and the Lexington Police Department is seeking out local corporate sponsorships.  Monetary donations are welcome and there are also opportunities for businesses to donate items for player gift bags, raffle or silent action items and for door prizes as well.   

 

The cost for team entry is $300 for four players and will include a catered breakfast and lunch, door prizes, hole in one challenge and tournament winners will receive individual trophies and prizes.  Mulligan packages will be offered to players on the day of the tournament.  A maximum of twenty-five four player teams will be allowed at this event. For more information, to register a team or to discuss a corporate sponsorship, please contact Officer Shawn Ludwig at 803-359-6260 or by email at sludwig@lexsc.com.

 Corporate sponsorships are available at five sponsor levels which range from $250 to $2,500 and will include business signs placed on the course and may include a four player team or teams depending on the sponsorship level.

Breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will start at 9:30 a.m.

 The purpose of the golf tournament is to continue funding the Lexington Police Department Foundation which is an innovate approach to community resource development and it provides funding for needed equipment, unexpected expenses and to pilot new community based outreach programs while assessing their effectiveness prior to integration into long-term budgets.   This also gives contributors the opportunity for tax deductible individualized support to the Lexington Police Department with the ability of selecting specific programs or materials to provide in accordance with an individual’s or corporate giving philosophy.

 The Lexington Police Department Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a receipt will be given for all donations made.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Sep 16 @ 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.

Sep
17
Tue
2020 Census Job Fair! @ North Main Library
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020 Census Job Fair with application assistance.

Sep
18
Wed
2020 Census Job Fair! @ Richland Main Library
Sep 18 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2020 Census Job Fair with application assistance!

Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers @ Koger Center for the Arts
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz Beyond the Neighborhood

The Music of Fred Rogers

Featuring Grammy-nominated pianist, Kevin Bales

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Fred McFeely Rogers – the cardigan-wearing, sneaker-shod, quintessentially gentle Presbyterian minister known as Mister Rogers on the awards-winning children’s TV show that aired for nearly 35 years – also wrote the songs he sang on his program. He wrote a lot of songs, and he wrote them well. As a kid you might not have noticed the craftsmanship of these songs, but as an adult, you can’t miss it. These songs left their mark on three generations of children who made Mister Roger’s Neighborhood part of their after-school routine.

The songs, which up until now were specifically tailored for a child’s ear, are now presented as reinvented gems that are wise and wistful, simple but not simplistic, and even, in some cases, a bit sultry. In this concert, Mister Rogers’ songs not only relate to adults; they seem to have been written for adults in the first place.

Sep
19
Thu
Hope for BraveHEARTS 10th Annual Golf Tournament @ Mid Carolina Club
Sep 19 all-day

Join us for the 10th annual Hope for BraveHEARTS golf tournament to raise money for congenital heart defect research at the Medical University of South Carolina. All proceeds will go to fund research and the BraveHEARTS basket program which provides a care basket for children ages 1 and up who are having open heart surgery at MUSC. Tournament check in will begin at 12:30 with a 1:30 shotgun start. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes dinner. Sponsorships are also available. Help us help heal little hearts!

Hope for BraveHEARTS 10th Annual Golf Tournament @ Mid Carolina Club
Sep 19 all-day

Join us for the 10th annual Hope for BraveHEARTS golf tournament to raise money for congenital heart defect research at the Medical University of South Carolina. All proceeds will go to fund research and the BraveHEARTS basket program which provides a care basket for children ages 1 and up who are having open heart surgery at MUSC. Tournament check in will begin at 12:30 with a 1:30 shotgun start. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes dinner. Sponsorships are also available. Help us help heal little hearts!

The Artists of Studio Carlisle @ OTM Gallery
Sep 19 all-day

The Artists of Studio Carlisle

September 19th, 5pm to 8pm

3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205

Original artwork by Marshall Foster, Chappy Manning, Page Morris, Kevin Smith, Marian Fishburne Soule and Julia Moore.

2020 Census Job Fair1 @ Wheatley Library
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Job Fair for the 2020 Census with application assistance.

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