Obituaries

Bill Jones

William E. “Bill” Jones, Sr., 90, of Columbia, died Friday, December 21, 2018. Born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Emory and Nannie Davenport Jones. Bill was a US Army veteran having served during…

Merle Marie Manis

Merle Marie Allie Manis went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Mrs. Manis was born August 23, 1934. She was the only child of John and Lillie Mae Allie of Pacolet Mills, South…

Walter George Gutman

Walter George Gutman, 88, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A graveside service for Mr. Gutman will be held 1 o'clock, Friday, January 11, 2018, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road…

Philip Francis Carmona

Philip Francis Carmona, 33, of Columbia, died Monday, December 17, 2018. The service for Philip will be held 1 o'clock, Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2640 Clemson Rd, Columbia. A reception will follow the service…

Helen M. McCauslin

Helen M. McCauslin, 91, of Columbia, died Tuesday, November 18, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

John LaBorde McCravy Jr.

John LaBorde McCravy, Jr, 79, of Columbia, died Monday, December 17, 2018. Born July 19, 1939, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late John LaBorde McCravy, Sr. and Agnes Finnegan McCravy. Mr. McCravy attended Fort Jackson and…

Joan Ruff Craft

Ms. Joan (pronounced Joanne) Ruff Craft, 82, of Lexington, SC, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her residence. Ms. Craft was born in Elberton, GA, on October 12, 1936, daughter of the late Floyd R. and Frances Snellings…

Betty R. Capps

Mrs. Betty R. Capps, 87, of Columbia, died peacefully at home, Monday, December 17, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Oren Gregory Russell

"Greg” Oren Gregory Russell, of Columbia, South Carolina, born on September 10, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Betty Ann (Ferrari) and Oren Jenkins Russell, passed away on December 13, 2018. Greg was a graduate of West Virginia…

Vera Miles Graddick, 91, of Blythewood, widow of the late James Boyd Graddick, died peacefully at home, Sunday, December 16, 2018. Born August 31, 1927 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Willie Edward and Daisy Parker Miles.…

Benigno Velazquez-Galvez

Benigo Velazquez-Galvez, 66, of Columbia, died Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born on June 25, 1954, in Mexico, he was a son of the late Eladio Valazquez-Gonzalez and Tomasa Galvez-Perez. Survivors include his children, Jose Luis Velazquez, Sonia Velazquez, Leticia Sanchez…

Dan Hoffman Stevens

Dan Hoffman Stevens, who loved Blythewood as few others could, died Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was one of three children born to the late Mary Hoffman Stevens Woods and Wallace Sims Stevens. Dan was born on November 3, 1928…

Hattie Jewell Joyner

Hattie Jewell Branham Joyner, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, completed her mission here on December 13, 2018. She was born August 28, 1925 in Blythewood, SC to Doctor Linder and Eridell Kelly Branham. She was the 7th of…

Doris Jacob Beckham

Doris Jacob Beckham, 83, of Columbia, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Born July 15, 1935, in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Herbert W. Jacob and Connie Jordan Jacob, and the wife of the late Gemmelle R. Beckham.…

Thomas Jefferson Slimp

Thomas Jefferson Slimp, 45, of Columbia, died Monday, December 10, 2018. Born September 1, 1973, at Moncrief Army Hospital at Fort Jackson, SC, he was a son of Robert L. Slimp and Ursula E. Slimp. He was raised in Columbia…

Kathryn Richards Barron

Kathryn Mae Richards Barron, 88, of Columbia, died Monday, December 10, 2018. Born January 17, 1930, in Durham, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Caswell Richards and Lizzie Underwood Richards. A member of Eau Claire Presbyterian…

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Dec
15
Sat
Founding Feathers: Extinction and Conservation of Southern Birds @ McKissick Museum
Dec 15 2018 @ 8:30 am – Jun 30 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Undergraduate students Maddie Colvin and Karli Sinclair have teamed up to curate McKissick Museum’s newest exhibition. What started as a group project in a University classroom has been transformed into an educational museum exhibition on extinct and endangered birds. Showcasing three heartbreaking extinction stories: the ivory billed woodpecker, the Carolina parakeet, and the passenger pigeon, the exhibitions also brings to light the conservation efforts inspired by their disappearance. Their legacy sparked the beginning of conservation efforts around the United States including the successful conservation of the Bald Eagle. This 3rd floor lobby exhibition will open December 15th and run until June 30, 2019, featuring objects from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Museum of York County, the South Carolina State Museum and more.

Jan
14
Mon
Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – Jun 13 all-day

Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past

In Cotton High and Low: The History of a Carolina Cash Crop @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – May 4 all-day

Cotton has changed significantly from its humble roots as a plant growing wild in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world to its position today as the primary fiber in textiles. It has influenced the history of agriculture, labor, race, and gender, not only in the US South, but around the world. Explore the material culture of cotton through these lenses, beginning with the natural history of the plant itself and progressing to the social effects of its cultivation in the US South.

Jan
16
Wed
Raffle to Benefit AVID/Gills Creek@DentMiddle @ Dent Middle School
Jan 16 @ 12:00 am – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

Thank you for supporting AVID and Gills Creek @DentMiddle! All proceeds benefit students in these programs at Dent Middle School.

Tickets go on sale January 14, 2019.

Each ticket you purchase gives you a chance to win a set of 5 park hopper passes to Walt Disney World!

We will be giving away TWO sets of 5 park hopper passes on February 15th, 2019!

Tickets are $6 and are available online at https://tinyurl.com/dentraffle19

Jan
23
Wed
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Trustus Theatre
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Chad Henderson
JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 9. 2019

*Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play*

Hold on to your seats Columbia! You’re about to go on one of the wildest rides of the season at Trustus Theatre. This 2015 Tony Winner for Best Play tells the story of Bottom of Form
15-year-old Christopher. Our young hero has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Creative and electrifying, this production is not to be missed!

Jan
25
Fri
The Mousetrap’s Grand Re-Opening Event @ The Mousetrap
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm

It’s a new year and a new us! Join us for a weekend celebration as we showcase many classic Mousetrap dishes as well as some new specialty meals! We will have live music and unveil a new bar menu.

Friday, January 25th: 11am – 9pm. Live music in the evening from Tim McLendon

Saturday, January 26th: 10am – 9pm. Start your Saturday with weekend brunch and enjoy live music in the evening from “Just Us” (Marion Brown, Bill Miles, and Doug Neal).

Sunday, January 27th: 10am – 3pm. Finish your weekend with Sunday brunch. Build your own Bloody Mary Bar + Mimosa pitchers!

Historic Happy Hour | Hamilton in Columbia @ Seibels House
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What does the musical Hamilton have to do with Columbia? Almost nothing! But we love an excuse for trivia, and we thought we’d have a go at introducing Hamilton to Columbia. This Historic Happy Hour whistles a different tune from our usual fare as we turn our attention to the celebrated hip-hop operetta, Hamilton: An American Musical. Put your history knowledge to the test and join Historic Columbia for trivia from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Seibels House. Drinks and light appetizers are included with admission. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. There is limited space and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Kane Brown with Granger Smith @ Colonial Life Arena
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Breakout artist Kane Brown’s Platinum-selling critically acclaimed #1 debut album instantly topped the Billboard Top Country Album chart and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The ACM, CMA, Billboard and CMT multi-nominee is the only artist in Billboard history to simultaneously top all 5 Country charts with his 3x Platinum #1 hits “What Ifs,” as well as the Double-Platinum multi-week #1 song “Heaven,” and his 12-week chart-topping album.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Trustus Theatre
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Chad Henderson
JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 9. 2019

*Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play*

Hold on to your seats Columbia! You’re about to go on one of the wildest rides of the season at Trustus Theatre. This 2015 Tony Winner for Best Play tells the story of Bottom of Form
15-year-old Christopher. Our young hero has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Creative and electrifying, this production is not to be missed!

Jan
26
Sat
Neutral Territory: Meditations with Watercolor and a Neutral Palette @ City Art
Jan 26 all-day

Join instructor Kathryn Van Aernum for a meditation with watercolor and paint among the galleries at City Art. Bridging mindfulness and artistic process, students will work in a contemplative atmosphere, and using a limited palette will mix crazy rich neutrals: vivacious greens, gorgeous golds, moody blues, bodacious browns, and more. Students will also create a simple book structure to contain their playful explorations.

$155 –includes a variety of papers, and other goodies.
The class is from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and limited to 12 students.

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