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Calvitt, Emma Hazel - Norway  
Emma Hazel Calvitt NORWAY - Emma Hazel Calvitt, 85, of Norway, SC, died Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Brown officiating. Church visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Miss Calvitt was born in Norway, SC. She was a daughter of the late Percy M. and Polly Onley Calvitt. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist. After 30 years of service, she retired from The Methodist Oaks as a nursing assistant. Emma was a caring and giving person who enjoyed being with her family and friends and was always ready to give a helping hand. Survivors include sister, Annie Lou Morgan, and brothers, Samuel Calvitt and Palmer Calvitt, sister-in-law's, Brenda Calvitt and Rebecca Calvitt. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Alice Morgan, Margie Woods, Mary Ellen Hamilton, Nina Sharpe, Claude Calvitt, J.R. Calvitt and Martha Calvitt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 88, Neeses, SC 29107.
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Capizzi, Loretta E. - West Columbia  
Loretta E. Capizzi WEST COLUMBIA Funeral service for Loretta E. Capizzi, 81, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Faith Lutheran Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Mrs. Capizzi was born June 15, 1934, in Inwood, NY, and passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Michael Kovacs and Martha Schaller Kovacs. She worked as an optometrist assistant. Mrs. Capizzi is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, John Capizzi; son, "Little John" Capizzi; and adopted son, Frank Tullo. Elmwood Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements. www.elmwoodfhcolumbia.com
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Caraway, Betty Jean Brickle - West Columbia  
Betty Jean Brickle Caraway WEST COLUMBIA Betty Jean Brickle Caraway, 73, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Services will be private. Mrs. Caraway was born March 5, 1943, in Jackson, MS, and was a daughter of the late Carl Brickle and Jane Klapman Brickle. Mrs. Caraway is survived by her son, Johnny Jefferson; daughter, Cyndi Roland; sister, Lillie (James) Smith; brothers, James (Clifette), Sandy, Eddie and Wayne Northcutt; grandchildren, Kristie Swygert, Constance McCormick and Jessica, Ashley and Hailey Jefferson. She was predeceased by her parents, and son, Frankie Jefferson. Elmwood Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements. www.elmwoodfhcolumbia.com
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Cumbee, Sarah Hendrix - Leesville  
Sarah H. Cumbee LEESVILLE - Services for Sarah Hendrix Cumbee, 92, will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Vollie Gibbs and the Rev. Charlie Yoho officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church General Fund, 164 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ridge Spring, SC 29129. Mrs. Cumbee passed away Saturday, May 29, 2016. Born in Edgefield Co., she was the daughter of the late J. Artis and Mattie Fulmer Hendrix. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Cumbee; son, Michael (Janice) Cumbee; daughters, Judy Wagley and Sara Ann (Mike) Barnhill; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth S. Cumbee; brother, William R. (Carolyn) Hendrix; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Randy Cumbee. Barr-Price.com (803) 532-4411
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Dent, Susie Belle - Columbia  
Susie Belle Dent COLUMBIA - The Homegoing Service for Susie Belle Dent will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m. at Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1, 130 Walter Hills Rd., Columbia, with burial in Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery. Susie Belle Dent was born October 29, 1931, in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Drucilla Wages Owens. She departed this life on May 24, 2016, at her home surrounded by family and friends. "Belle" as she was affectionately known, was a faithful member of Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1. "Belle" leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Margie (John) Bookert, Wanda (Fredrick) Johnson, Pamela (Bernard) Bell, Sr.; three sons, Deacon James (Wanda) Dent, Jr., Michael (Sandra) Dent, Ralph Eugene Dent; four nieces, Regenia Owens, Fabia Owens-Hargrove, Tanisha Owens, Shaun Robinson; sister-in-law, Dr. Janice Owens-Palmer; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bosticktompkinsinc.com .
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Espy, Hagen Louise - Columbia  
Hagen Louise Espy COLUMBIA - Hagen Louise Espy, 36, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, she was a daughter of Nancy Maseng of Columbia, and Carl Espy III of Atlanta, Georgia. Hagen was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome at Duke University Medical Center in 1984. She was believed to be the 12th person given this diagnosis in the U.S., although today, the syndrome is estimated to affect one in every 10,000 girls. Hagen contributed to Rett research throughout her life, and will continue to do so through organ donation at Harvard Medical School. Due to recent breakthroughs, drugs to correct and even reverse some of the damaging effects of the syndrome are currently being tested. Since completing her education at Brockman and Fairwold Centers, Hagen attended Hope Bridge at the Hollies Adult Day Services for young adults with special needs, where she was lovingly cared for during the past 16 years. Hagen was a sweet, pure spirit, adored by all who knew her, none more so than her best friend and beloved caregiver, Beverly Sabree. Surviving are her parents; stepfather, Joe Watterson of Columbia; sister, Parke Jones (Brandon) of Columbia; grandparents, Leif and Betty Maseng of Columbia, Carl Espy Jr. (Shirley) of Atlanta; stepmother, Gwynne Falls of Atlanta; aunts and uncles, including Lisa Maseng and Richard White of Columbia, and Mari Maseng Will (George F.) of Washington, DC; cousin, David Maseng Will of Washington; stepbrothers, Jonathan Watterson and Benjie Watterson (Alicia). Hagen was predeceased by her grandmother, Mary Espy of Atlanta. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Cross, 7244 Patterson Road, Columbia, at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Edwards. The family would like to give special thanks to Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital ER. In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorial donations be made to Hope Bridge at the Hollies, 2708 Hebron Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169; or to Rett Syndrome Organization, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270-6143, or www.rettsyndrome.org/get-involved/donate . Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com .
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Ewart, Marjorie Hutson - Camden  
Marjorie H. Ewart CAMDEN Funeral service for Marjorie Hutson Ewart, 87, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Trish Sargent and the Rev. Steve Jordan will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Morningside Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Ewart, wife of the late Charles Perry Ewart, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Leroy and Ethel Christmus Hutson. She was a faithful member of Morningside Presbyterian Church where she served as the organist and pianist for over 60 years. She was a talented musician and enjoyed arts and crafts. In 2001, Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Ewart received the Sullivan Distinguished Service Award for years of faithful service to Mr. Ewart's alma mater. For years they led summer work teams to refurbish dormitories and other facilities on the Erskine College campus located in Due West, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Ewart were co-owners / operators of Colonial Electric Supply located in Lugoff, SC, from the mid 1960s through the 1970s. Surviving are her son, Charles Perry "Chuck" Ewart Jr. (Jo) of Spartanburg; daughter, Ginger Ewart Guinn (Frank) of Camden; brother, James Leroy Hutson (June); five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Hugh Hutson Jr.; and sister, Dorothy Trawick. The family extends their appreciation to the staff of Morningside of Camden and KershawHealth Hospice for their loving care. Sign the online register at www.powersfuneralhome.net .
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Gilden, Carolyn Cole Shippey - Mount Pleasant  
Carolyn Cole Shippey Gilden MOUNT PLEASANT - Carolyn Cole Shippey Gilden quietly slipped away to join her heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, after a long, brave struggle with cancer. Carolyn was born March 9, 1942, in Columbia, SC, daughter of the late Sarah Wicker Cole and Harold Douglas Cole of Columbia. She graduated from Dreher High School and attended the University of South Carolina. She is survived by her husband, William H. Gilden; two children from her first marriage, Kelley Shippey Gilbert of Spartanburg, SC, and Dr. Kelley Ford Shippey, III (Heather) of Greenville, SC; two stepsons, William H. Gilden, Jr. (Katie), of Rodman, SC, and Jody H. Gilden (Traci) of Lexington, SC; sisters, Mary Anne DuBose (Buddy) of Columbia, SC, Lucy Lippard (Jim) of Winston-Salem, NC, and Susan Gunter of Columbia, SC; eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. As an amateur genealogist, she enjoyed tracing family histories. She was an active member and held offices in many of the following: The Jamestowne Society, the American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Colonial Dames of America, The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, and The Huguenot Society of South Carolina; she was also an inactive member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Carolyn had many friends whom she loved and cherished. A funeral service celebrating Carolyn's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC, where she was a member for many years. Her family will receive friends, following the service, at the church. Memorials may be made to the All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 Highway 17N, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 or to the Jamestowne Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne, 1365 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, VA 23081. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com .
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Gimbel, Stephen Alex - Columbia  
Stephen Alex Gimbel COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Stephen "Steve" Alex Gimbel, 72, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Gimbel passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Born August 20, 1943, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Oscar and Louise Gimbel. He graduated from Newberry College, and also received a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the Army National Guard. Steve worked for over 20 years at Ernst & Young CPA firm. He then worked as chief accountant for Jeffers McGill in Columbia. Steve was an avid hunter, and was a proud member and former president of Jumping Run Hunting Club, in Eastover. He enjoyed cooking, working on crossword puzzles, and loved to travel. He loved watching baseball and soccer. He will always be remembered for being a wonderful, loving father, grandfather and friend by those who knew him best. Surviving are his daughters, Jan Gimbel Webster (Joby) of Chapin and Melissa Gimbel Spearman (Taylor) of Elgin; and grandchildren, Will Webster, Alli Webster and Tyler Spearman. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, or www.cancerresearch.org . Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com .
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Hurst, Herbert "Bud" - Warrenville  
Herbert "Bud" Hurst Retired Owner/Operator Industrial Tool & Engineering WARRENVILLE Mr. Herbert "Bud" Hurst, husband of Mrs. Merriam Hadden Hurst, of Grace Hurst Road, entered into rest on Friday, May 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Bath, SC, to the late Henry McCall and Grace Toole Hurst, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Mt. Olympus and the USS McComb. He was the Owner and Operator of Industrial Tool and Engineering for 35 years, worked for Graniteville Company for ten years in the maintenance shop and taught machine shop at Leavalle McCampbell for nine years. He was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. A member of the Star Masonic Lodge #99, the Jamil Temple, Columbia, SC, and the Aiken Shrine Club where he "loved being a clown" in their parades. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and farming. Surviving with his wife, Merriam Hadden Hurst, of Warrenville, SC are three children: Linda Hurst, Lexington, SC, Diane Earnest (Terry), Warrenville, SC and Herbie Hurst (Lynn), North Augusta, SC; a brother, Charles Hurst, Lugoff, SC; two sisters, Lucille Drennan, North Augusta, SC and Cookie Smith (Smitty), Wedowee, AL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Pentecost United Methodist Church with Reverend Susan Maddox and Reverend Julius Hadden, Jr. officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy. Interment with Masonic Rites accorded by Star Lodge #99 will follow Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Drennan, Wayne Hadden, Reed Miller, Morgan Jones, David Parrish, and John Rhoden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pentecost United Methodist Church, PO Box 578, Warrenville, SC 29851, Epworth Children's Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250 or a charity of choice. The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 1 o'clock until service time at Pentecost United Methodist Church. Please go to hatcherfuneralhome.com to leave a note of condolence for the family. Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, SC, is assisting the Hurst family.
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