Blythewood honors Bill and Barbara Shives

BLYTHEWOOD – Bill and Barbara Shives, center, longtime Blythewood residents and founders of Shives Funeral Home and Bibi’s Kennels, were recognized at the Monday night town council meeting for their many contributions and dedication to the Blythewood community. The Shives were selected to be the grand marshals of the Blythewood Christmas parade (which was canceled […]

Shives honored with ‘Bill Shives Way’ signage

COLUMBIA – The Bill Shives family was honored on June 16 by Mayor Steve Benjamin, representing the City of Columbia, for their many years of service to countless families in the Midlands. The occasion was the unveiling of new street signage designating the corner of Colonial Drive and Standish Street as ‘Bill Shives Way.’ The […]

Alice P. “Sally” Gissendanner

WINNSBORO – Services for Mrs. Alice P. “Sally” Gissendanner will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Washington Street Baptist Church, 401 N. Vanderhorst St., Winnsboro, conducted by the Rev. DeWitt Atkerson. Interment will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Mrs. Gissendanner passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, […]

Howard Beckham

Winnsboro, SC – James Howard Beckham, Sr., finished his earthly race on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2016.  Born February 20, 1947, Howard was a son of the late Wallace Dixon and Mary Steadman Beckham.  He leaves his wife of 43 years, Barbara Moak Beckham, daughter, Ginny (Russell) Wright of Ridgeway; son, Jamie (Amanda) Beckham of […]

Furman D. Mattox

BLYTHEWOOD – Furman D. Mattox, 78, of Blythewood, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born Oct. 11, 1937 in Columbia, he was a son of the late Sam Alexander and Josephine Albert Mattox. Furman was a member of Killian Baptist Church for 58 years where he served as a Trustee, Deacon, Usher and on the host […]

Rebecca Ann “Becky” Boyte

BLYTHEWOOD – Rebecca Ann “Becky” Flinchum Boyte, 79, of Blythewood, died Friday, April 8, 2016. Born July 31, 1936 in Randleman, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Paul Glenn Flinchum and Nellie Mae Whitlow Flinchum. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors […]

John Davis Swygert Sr.

BLYTHEWOOD – John Davis Swygert Sr., 72, of Blythewood, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Born Sept. 25, 1943 in Columbia, he was a son of the late William Earl Swygert and Ann Elizabeth Whitworth Masters. John was a graduate of Eau Claire High School, Class of 1962. After many years as the Service Manager for […]

Charles Clinton “Clint” Cobb

COLUMBIA – Charles Clinton “Clint” Cobb, 24, of Columbia, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 24, 1991, he was the beloved son of Miriam Cary Cobb of Columbia and Owens Taylor “Trey” Cobb III of Lake Wateree. Clint attended Columbia public schools and was a member of […]

Billy Raines

BLYTHEWOOD – William E. “Billy” Raines, 73, of Blythewood, widower of Carolyn Kelly Raines, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Born April 4, 1942 in Blythewood, S.C., he was a son of the late Ernest E. Raines and Mary Ellen “Polly” Raines. A lifelong resident of Blythewood, Billy was a charter member of the Blythewood Volunteer […]

Bobby Lee Estes

WINNSBORO – Bobby Lee Estes, 88, of Winnsboro, S.C., passed away at his home on Jan. 14, 2016. Born in Camden, on Feb. 5, 1927, he was the fourth son of Thomas Jefferson Estes and Lois Lee Tinsley Estes. He moved to Winnsboro at a very early age, where the family was in the furniture […]

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