Our Obituaries

Mary C. Brown

September 6, 1925 - June 17, 2014

Services for Mary C. Brown, 88, will be held 11:00am Friday, June 20, 2014 at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6-8pm at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be the Neeley Friendship Sunday School Class. Mrs. Brown passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014....
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Edna Rae Manchester

July 5, 1941 - June 15, 2014

Edna Rae Smith Manchester Leesville-Mrs. Edna Rae Smith Manchester, 72, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in the comfort of her home. Born July 5, 1941 in Leesville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Alberta Waters Smith and Arthur C. Smith. She was preceded in death by her sister, Vernell Carver, and brother, Drayton Smith. Surviving siblings are Magdeline...
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Curtis Laverne Cockrell

July 6, 1930 - June 15, 2014

Services for Curtis Laverne Cockrell, 83, will be 3:00 pm Wednesday June 18, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Burial will follow in Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service. Mr. Cockrell was born July 6, 1930 in Lexington County, he was the son of the late Curtis Levi and Daisy Lou Cockrell. He loved spending time with family and...
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Harold Tate Kirby

May 27, 1934 - June 11, 2014

Memorial Services for Harold Tate Kirby will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Visitation will follow the service. There will be a private burial with military honors at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery Mr. Kirby was born in Union, SC on May 27, 1934 to the late Lee Tate and Cathren Kirby. Mr. Kirby retired from SCEG, a lifetime member of the Mason...
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Rembert Blease Shealy, Jr.

September 26, 1937 - June 10, 2014

Gilbert-Services for Rembert Blease Shealy, Jr., 76, will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday June 13, 2014 at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church Batesburg-Leesville, S C. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, S C. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church...
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Richard Eugene Fridy

December 2, 1952 - June 9, 2014

Services for Richard Eugene Fridy (aka Friday), 61, will be private. Mr. Fridy passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Andrew Cauthen and Betty Jean Johnson Friday. He was a retired welder and pipe fitter. Surviving are his daughter, Eden Fridy of Memphis, TN and sister, Barbara Mudd of Batesburg. Barr-Price.com (803)532-4411
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Zelma Backman

April 19, 1926 - June 6, 2014

Services for Zelma S. Backman, 88, will be held 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be 3-4 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Backman passed away June 6, 2014. Born in Lexington County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Pearl Smith. She was a member of...
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James Hubert Reese

February 3, 1928 - June 4, 2014

Services for James Hubert Reese will be private. Born February 3, 1928 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late James Joseph and Ollie Spigner Reese. He loved spending time at the lake with family and friends. Surviving are his son, Rusty Dawson, daughters, Jeannie Woodruff (Kurt) and Carol Crout (Bob), 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Betty Reese. ...
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Von H. Auerhamer

December 14, 1936 - May 31, 2014

Services for Von H. Auerhamer, 77, will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Monday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Ridge Crest Park with Fireman's Rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Enon Lutheran Church, 4100 Pond Branch Rd., Leesville SC 29070. Mr. Auerhamer passed...
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Lois Butler Rouse Holland Trammell Lazar

April 30, 1929 - May 30, 2014

Lois Butler Rouse Holland Trammell Lazar Lois Lazar, 85, of West Columbia, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Born April 30, 1929 in Greenville, North Carolina, to Mabel and Walter Butler, she grew up in New Bern, North Carolina with her adopted parents Beatrice and Walter Rouse. She truly considered New Bern her home and a part of her heart was always there. She graduated from Greensboro College, was...
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Runette C. Derrick

April 24, 1921 - May 29, 2014

Services for Runette C. Derrick, 93, will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel with the Rev. Sandra King officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice 13795 C. R. Koon Hwy. Newberry, SC 29108. ...
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Andrew Bryan Cato

November 1, 1946 - May 28, 2014

Services for Andrew "Andy" Bryan Cato, Sr., 67, will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. Visitation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home. Mr. Cato passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Born in Batesburg, he was the son of the late Clarence Clyde and Sarah Elizabeth...
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Lillian R. Keisler

October 5, 1936 - May 26, 2014

Lillian B. (Roni) Keisler of 2305 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin S.C. passed away on May 26th 2014 at 9:00 am at age 77. She was born October 5, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was currently residing at Generations of Irmo. Roni was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Master's degree in Biology. She pursued several careers throughout her life. She worked as a fashion model, as a...
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Clyde W. Oswald

November 24, 1927 - May 25, 2014

Services for Clyde William Oswald, 86, will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Tuesday at Wittenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Sherman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wittenberg Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 3447, B-L, SC 29070. Barr-Price Funeral Home and...
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Carl Alfred Patnaude

January 6, 1954 - May 21, 2014

Services for Carl Alfred Patnaude, 60, will be private. He passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Born January 6, 1954, in Taunton, Mass., he was a son of Marion Patnaude and the late Clyde Patnaude. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1978 as a ship fitter. Survivors include his mother, Marion Patnaude of Leesville, daughter, Stephanie (Brian) Shealy of Leesville, son, Michael Patnaude of...
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Marguerite Watson Jones Seigler

June 8, 1925 - May 20, 2014

Marguerite (Rite) Watson Jones Seigler, 88, quietly passed away on May 20, 2014. "Rite" was born June 8, 1925 to Annie Law Marshall and Leon Nathaniel Watson. She lived most of her life in Batesburg-Leesville. Rite was a consummate and dedicated educator. Having graduated from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. in 1946, Rite came home. She began her many decades in education teaching at the old...
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Louise Clark Poole

September 28, 1955 - May 18, 2014

Services for Louise Clark Poole, 58, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Burial will follow in Hall Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Poole passed away Sunday May 18, 2014. Born in Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late Joe Fabian and Nina Lee Hall Clark. ...
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Betty Beach Cooke

October 9, 1946 - May 16, 2014

Funeral services for Betty Beach Cooke, 67, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday May 21, 2014 at St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church with visitation 1 hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church 1011 Kinley Road Irmo, SC 29063. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Cooke...
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Sfc Francis T Connolly

November 14, 1929 - May 13, 2014

After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, God has called Francis home to be with the Lord and reunited with his beloved wife, "Inge". He had attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church for 15 years. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Red Bank United Methodist Church with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Burial with Military Honors will be conducted...
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Gary William Ricard, Sr.

April 10, 1965 - May 12, 2014

On May 12th after a lengthy illness, Gary went to be with the Lord. Gary was 49 and survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Tammy Yates Ricard; two wonderful sons, Gary "Rick" Ricard, Jr. and Nicholas Ricard, devoted mother, Mary Ellen Ricard and sister, Amy Ricard. His father, James Monroe Ricard, preceded Gary in death. Grandson of the late, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Kyzer and the late Mr. & Mrs....
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Jeremy Dwayne Spires

May 12, 2014

Batesburg- Graveside service for infant Jeremy Dwayne Spires will be conducted 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Ridge Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Surviving are his parents Joshua A. Spires and Kimberly L. Stewart; siblings, Jackson Heyward and Arianna Wheeler; grandparents, Susan Spires,...
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Inez B. Walters

May 26, 1930 - May 6, 2014

Services for Inez Brewer Walters, 83, will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Gilbert with the Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Mrs. Walters passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist after several months of declining...
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Robert David Jones

April 11, 1934 - May 6, 2014

Robert David "Bob" Jones passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6th at his home. Services will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Bob was born in Waynesville, North Carolina on April 11, 1934. He was the son of the late Clyde Jackson and Mabel Jones-Jackson. He attended Crabtree Iron...
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George W. Dreher, Sr.

December 6, 1918 - May 6, 2014

George Whitfield Dreher, Sr., age 95, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 after a short illness at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born December 6, 1918 in Irmo, he was the son of Sidney Lee and Bertha Morgan Dreher. George attended Clemson University, and graduated from USC after serving in World War II. He was discharged from the Army on November 11, 1945 after serving 4...
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Lisa Mary Nemeth

January 23, 1968 - May 3, 2014

Lisa M. Nemeth, 46, died 5/2/2014. Born 01/23/1968, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Pursell) and George Meyers. Survivors are husband, Richard Ostrander, daughter, Jessica Nemeth, granddaughter, Jaleila Nemeth, 4 other grandchildren, 3 step-children. Services 5/7/2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel with visitation 5-7 p.m. before the service.
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Julius C. Drafts

June 11, 1930 - May 3, 2014

Services for Julius C. Drafts, 83, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church 246 St. Paul's Church Road Gilbert, SC 29054. Mr. Drafts passed away Saturday May 3,...
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William L. Bowman

February 18, 1940 - May 1, 2014

Services to celebrate the life of William "Bill" Bowman, 74, of Columbia will be held at 3:30 PM, Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Sanctuary at St. Andrews Baptist Church. Dr. Dee Vaughan will officiate, with burial to follow at Dutch Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Irmo. The family will receive friends prior to the celebration beginning at 2:00 PM in the Chapel. Bill passed away on Thursday, May 1,...
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Brenda Dennis Friendly

January 1, 1942 - May 1, 2014

Services for Brenda Dennis Friendly, 72, will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Saturday, at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alvin Shrum and Pastor Tobie Pollock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Miles T. Cullum Educational Building. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville...
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William C. Deas

February 18, 1954 - May 1, 2014

Funeral services for Rev. Bill Deas will be Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:00 p.m. at Barr – Price Funeral Home Lexington. The Rev. Dr. Dana A. Holmes will officiate. Mr. Deas went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Thursday, May 1st. He was the son of the late Alex Burchell Deas and Virginia Clark Deas. He was in AM Christian radio WQXL for 18 years and was a Ham Radio Operator and loved...
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Thomas Earl Edwards

February 22, 1951 - April 30, 2014

THOMAS EARLE EDWARDS, JR FEBRUARY 22, 1951 – April 30, 2014 Leesville, SC. Thomas (Tom) E. Edwards, Jr. met our Heavenly Father on April 30, 2014, following a miraculous 3 ½ year battle with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. Tom was born in Leeds, AL, February 22, 1951 to Dr Thomas E Edwards, MD and Ann Jeanne Penny Edwards. Tom was a Real Estate Developer having been responsible for many...
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Priscilla Burnett Brazell

August 7, 1945 - April 27, 2014

Memorial services for Priscilla Burnett Brazell, 68, will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Visitation will follow the service. Mrs. Brazell went to be with the Lord Our God on April 27, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. She was born August 7, 1945, a daughter of the late George and Christine Burnett. Prissy was a loving...
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Lois L. Lowman

May 25, 1925 - April 26, 2014

Lois Lowman Gilbert-Graveside services for Lois Lowman, 88, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Taylor Family Cemetery, 4000 Two Notch Rd., Gilbert, SC with the Rev. Mendle Baker officiating. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Pets, Inc., 300 Orchard Rd., West Columbia SC 29170. Mrs. Lowman passed away,...
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Melvin Thomas Adams

December 27, 1931 - April 23, 2014

Services for Melvin Thomas Adams, 82, will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alvin Shrum officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg- Leesville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 1220...
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Teddy Joe Collins

March 29, 1942 - April 21, 2014

"Gone from our eyes but not our hearts." Teddy "Ted" Joe Collins 72, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. Born in Bluffton, Indiana on March 29, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Ida Collins. Ted graduated from Bluffton High School Class of 1960 where he was a basketball superstar. He enlisted in the Marine Corps to serve his country until 1965. Like a true warrior, he fought the good...
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Evelyn Snelgrove Shealy

June 19, 1929 - April 18, 2014

Services for Evelyn Snelgrove Shealy, 84, will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alvin Shrum officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church 1220 Cedar Grove Road...
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Daniel Webster Padgett, Jr.

July 26, 1924 - April 16, 2014

Daniel Padgett Jr. Ridge Spring- Service for Daniel Webster Padgett Jr, 89, will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday April 19, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home Historical Leesville Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Robert Patterson, burial will follow in the Old Padgett Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8pm. Mr. Padgett was an Army Veteran and served during WWII receiving a Bronze Star and a...
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Richard L. Eaton, Sr.

July 8, 1936 - April 15, 2014

Richard L. Eaton Sr. passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Born on July 8, 1936 in Liberal, Kansas to Leon and Ruby Eaton. He was a graduate of West Texas State University, and past owner of Ditch Witch of SC. He had oil interests in Texas and Oklahoma and was a member of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary, son, Randy, grandchildren, Rick, Zack, and Anna Eaton, two...
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David Allan Skeens, Sr.

July 14, 1942 - April 15, 2014


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Theresa Black Miller

March 5, 1921 - April 15, 2014

Graveside Services for Theresa Black Miller, 93, will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Thursday at Ridge Crest Memorial Park with the Rev. Alvin Shrum officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the cemetery. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 1220 Cedar Grove Rd.,...
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Aaron Luther Starnes

December 26, 1925 - April 14, 2014

Graveside services for Aaron Luther Starnes, 88, will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday at Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be April 17, 2014 from 4-6 pm at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr. Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033. Mr. Starnes passed away April 14, 2014. Born in Aiken County, he...
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Robert F. Rikard

August 30, 1936 - April 14, 2014

Services for Robert F. Rikard, 77, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jay Gamelin officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church 1430 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC. Mr. Rikard passed away Monday April 14...
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Jacob Aaron Rogers

July 6, 1988 - April 11, 2014

Jacob Aaron Rogers, 25, of Prosperity, memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel with a rememberance service to follow at 7 p.m. at 190 Pine Hill Rd., Prosperity, SC 29127. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is in charge.
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Lois Patterson Hyler

August 8, 1921 - April 10, 2014


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John Ralph Frazier

April 12, 1929 - April 9, 2014

Services for John Ralph Frazier, 84, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Rogers, Rev. John Culp and Rev. Denny Heiberg officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 pm at the church prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Mt. Hebron Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class. Barr-Price Funeral Home...
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Rodney Q. Ricard

September 15, 1969 - April 8, 2014

Memorial service for Rodney Quintin Ricard, 44 will be conducted 7:00 p.m., Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. 190 Knox Abbott Dr., Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia SC...
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James Leonard Mook II

January 27, 1971 - April 6, 2014

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, Jesus came and took Jim by the hand and brought him home peacefully to Heaven. Services for James L. Mook, II will be held 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. H. Larry Jones officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers...
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Bernice Parks Harmon

October 5, 1922 - April 6, 2014

Surrounded by her children, Bernice Parks Harmon, 91, of Gilbert, SC went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born October 5, 1922 in Lincolnton, Georgia she was the daughter of William Edward Parks, Jr. and Wynette Murray Parks. Mrs. Harmon graduated from Lincolnton High School, Lincoln County, Georgia. She attended Business School in Augusta, Georgia and later worked at the South...
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Raymond Floyd Meetze

January 29, 1923 - April 1, 2014

Floyd Raymond Meetze, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. Mr. Meetze was born on January 29, 1923 in Chapin, SC to the late John Jacob Meetze and Annie Ellen Guise and was the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Ila Wingard Meetze. Survivors include his daughters Ann (Rev. Herb) Wood of York and Margie (Mike) Bundrick of Lexington, brother, Albert (Missy)...
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Troy Edsel Seybt

December 25, 1926 - April 1, 2014

Services for Troy Edsel Seybt, 87, will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at West Columbia Central Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Born in Lexington County, he was the son of the late Irby and Lelia Seybt, was a member of West Columbia Central Church of the Nazarene for...
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Felder D. Boozer

October 22, 1915 - April 1, 2014

Felder Dutton Boozer died on April 1, 2014. Visitation will be at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, April 4th. The funeral will be held Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, Batesburg. Burial will follow at Ridge Crest Memorial Park. Felder "Duck" Boozer was born on October 22, 1915 on the family farm on Clouds Creek...
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Gay Young Fallaw

September 11, 1952 - April 1, 2014

Graveside memorial service for Gay Nell Young Fallaw, 61, will be conducted 4:00 p.m., Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church (Summit) Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Providence Lutheran Church, 815 Old Chapin Rd., Lexington SC 29072. Mrs. Fallaw passed away, Tuesday, April 1 2014. Born in Picayune, MS, she was a daughter of the late...
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Charles Larry Warren

January 23, 1941 - April 1, 2014

Services for Charles "Larry" Warren, 73, will be conducted 4:00 p.m., Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Burial will follow in Ridge Crest Memorial Park. Serving as Pallbearers will be his nephews and serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Mel Clarke SS Class. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral...
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Edward Edwin Jones

October 26, 1955 - March 31, 2014

Edward E Jones, age 58, resident of Lexington, SC, was called home on Monday, March 31, 2014 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was passionate about riding his Harley serving God thru Red Stone Motorcycle Ministries and cherished his family and friends and spread love to all those He encountered. He retired from Cooper Tire Company after 30 years of dedication. He was a...
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Dock Wingard

July 21, 1931 - March 28, 2014

Dock Wingard Lexington- Funeral Service for Dock Wingard, 82, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Gilbert Church of God with the Rev. Edward Tager officiating. Burial will follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Mr. Wingard passed away Friday March 28, 2014. Born in Saluda County,...
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Regina Meller Donald

March 5, 1923 - March 24, 2014

Regina Meller Donald was born March 5, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA, and passed away on March 24, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. The family will receive friends in the church parlor Thursday March 27, 2014 one hour prior to the 4:00pm service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Officiating at the service will be Rev. John D. Derrick, assisted...
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Victor Hugo Rios Martinez

July 16, 1998 - March 23, 2014


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Eunice Weaver Eargle

August 24, 1930 - March 22, 2014

Eunice Elizabeth Weaver Eargle, of Lexington, passed away on Saturday, March 22nd with her family at her side. She was born to the late John and Nezzie Weaver, on August 24, 1930 in Leesville, SC. She was preceded in death by her three brothers: Frank, Merle, and David Weaver; and her former husband F.E. "Jim" Eargle. Eunice graduated from Hollywood High School and the South Carolina Baptist...
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Grace L. Cockrell

March 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014

Services for Grace L. "Penny" Cockrell, 88, will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel with the Rev. Greg Williams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ridge Crest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clyde's Chapel Southern Methodist...
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Matthew Ray Blaylock

August 27, 1980 - March 15, 2014

Memorial service for Matthew Ray Blaylock, 33, will be conducted Today at 5:00 pm Tuesday March 18, 2014 at South Aiken Baptist Church, 980 Dougherty Rd, Aiken, SC, with the Rev. Leo Senn officiating. Born in Aiken, he was a son of Jeff and Nancy Turner Blaylock. Matthew graduated from South Aiken High in 1999, later receiving his degree as an electrical engineer and founded his own business,...
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Tony Smith

August 3, 1951 - March 15, 2014

Tony Smith was born August 3, 1951, and passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends Saturday, March 15, 2014. He went to meet his Lord after a long battle with cancer. Tony enjoyed a lifetime of playing and singing Country Music. He began playing at an early age and found a passion for bass and vocals. He traveled and played throughout the US in his younger years and...
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Joseph E. Lorick

November 9, 1926 - March 15, 2014

Joseph 'Bill' Lorick, 87, of Church St., Gaston and Blue Ridge Terrace, West Columbia, passed away on March 15, 2014. Mr. Lorick was the son of the late Berly and Iva Belle Lorick. He was married to the late Anne A. Lorick for 64 years. She was the love of his life and he loved her more than life itself. He was a lover of flowers and his yard. He was a soft spoken, very kind gentleman. He served...
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Mary Taylor Shealy

March 26, 1930 - March 12, 2014

Services for Mary Taylor Shealy, 83, will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday at St. James (Summit) Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church 308 Church Street Leesville, SC 29070 or the American Cancer Society, 128...
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Beth W. Long

September 8, 1943 - March 11, 2014

Beth Welch Long passed away March 11, 2014. She was the daughter of Marjorie Cook Welch and Benjamin Curtis Welch, Jr. of Columbia, SC and the wife of Charlie McGowan Long of Saluda, SC. Mrs. Long was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a teacher at W. Wyman King Academy in Batesburg, SC for 35 years. At her school, she was admired, respected and loved by students, faculty,...
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David B. Kaiser

August 20, 1971 - March 8, 2014

Services for David Bruce Kaiser, 42, will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Wittenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Sherman officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Mr. Kaiser passed away Saturday March 8, 2014. Born in Greenwood County,...
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Doris Bannister

November 30, 1921 - March 4, 2014

Doris B. Bannister, widow of Ramon A. Bannister, passed away on March 4, 2014. Doris was born November 30, 1921 in Charleston, S.C. At Meminger H.S., she enjoyed tennis, soccer, and softball. After graduating in 1940, she entered C of C for two years and then graduated an RN from St. Francis Xavier School of Nursing. She was a practicing R.N. at the Charleston dry docks during WWII and then at St...
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Lynn Laura Kammerer

September 9, 1956 - March 1, 2014

Lynn Laura Kammerer, 57, passed away March 1, 2014 with her beloved daughter by her side. Born in Batavia, NY she was the daughter of the late Albert and Francis Beck. Surviving are daughter Melissa R. Parks IV (Edward) and her granddaughters Emmy Lynn and Tessa. She is also survived by William Kammerer, nine brothers and sisters and numerous extended family and friends. To honor Lynn's life a...
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Glennis Gantt Scruggs

June 23, 1961 - February 27, 2014

The pain and suffering is finally over. Glennis Marie Scruggs-Gantt laid to rest, in a perfect endless peace. She leaves behind many loving memories. What's missed about her the most is her kind heart which was made of gold. She was the daughter of the late O-Neal Scruggs. Surviving are her mother, Mary, her husband, Danny Gantt, her 2 children, Daniel Gantt and Crystal Gantt-McDaniel, her two...
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Julie Meetze Caughman

August 29, 1937 - February 24, 2014

Julie Meetze Caughman Lexington-Services for Julie Meetze Caughman, 76, will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, with Rev. Edward Rivers officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Caleb Rivers, Jacob Corley, Stan Lindler, Harry Corley, and Kenneth Bickley. Ms. Caughman passed away Monday, February 24,...
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Carleen Lybrand

March 8, 1943 - February 24, 2014

Memorial services for Carleen Lybrand, 70, will be held 11:00am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb UMC Building Fund. Mrs. Lybrand passed away Monday February 24, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Harold Carlyle and Annie Mae Bickley Lorick. She was a member of Mt. Horeb UMC. She is survived by her husband of 51 years Louis...
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Sarah Elizabeth Jones

September 22, 1986 - February 20, 2014

Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was a native of West Columbia, South Carolina. She was born on September 22, 1986. She lived in Atlanta, GA where she worked as a Camera Assistant on many projects. Sarah lost her earthly life on February 20, 2014 in Savannah, GA, doing the job she loved. A graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and the College of Charleston, Sarah finished her formal education...
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Virgil E. FERRELL

May 26, 1925 - February 20, 2014


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Eunice Jeanette Backman

September 29, 1935 - February 18, 2014

Services for Eunice Jeanette Backman, 78, will be held 3PM Friday, February 21, 2014 at Saint James Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6-8 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Ms. Backman passed away February 18, 2014. Born in...
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Bobby L. Whitehead

August 5, 1943 - February 18, 2014

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Bobby L. (Bob) Whitehead joined his Heavenly Father after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Bobby was a distinguished athlete playing basketball and baseball at Brookland-Cayce High School where he received numerous honors. He was inducted into the BC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He played in the North-South All Star Basketball game in 1961 and...
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Patricia Ann Richards

August 14, 1929 - February 15, 2014

Patricia "Patty" A. Richards passed away February 15, 2014. Born August 14, 1929 in Fairmont, WV, she was the daughter of the late Frances M. and Mary A. Daugherty. Patty led a very full life and rarely complained when life gave her lemons. She and Joe Richards, her late husband, raised their children to be strong and independent and to help people whenever possible. One of Patty's many...
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Marie Henrietta Ouzts

May 3, 1938 - February 14, 2014

Memorial service for Marie Henrietta Ouzts, 75, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 20th, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home Chapel located at 609 Northwood Rd, Lexington, SC 29072. The service will be conducted by Pastor Terris Deas and memorials may be made to River of Life Christian Fellowship 2501 Leaphart Rd West Cola, SC 29169. Visitation with the family will follow after the service. Ms...
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Nancy Weed Roof

January 26, 1938 - February 13, 2014

Memorial services for Nancy Rebecca Weed "Betty" Roof, 76, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington with the Rev. Leon Rawl officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the sanctuary. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church 1130 St. Peter's Road Lexington, SC 29072. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington...
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Mildred Starnes Cranford

July 5, 1936 - February 9, 2014

Mildred Cranford, 77, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. She retired from Colonial Life and was a loving sister, mother and "Nanny". Surviving children, Jimmy, Mitchell,...
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Claude Rupert Livingston

September 6, 1960 - February 9, 2014

Claude R. Livingston, Jr., 53 of Lexington, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday surrounded by family, in the arms of his wife after a warrior's battle with cancer. He was born to Claude R. Livingston, Sr. and Mary Ann Zsiga in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He retired from the United States Air Force where he served in Desert Storm and Shield and was a Global Coordinator with Verizon Wireless....
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Jesse Dolton McCartha

May 16, 1939 - February 7, 2014

Mr. Jesse Dolton McCartha "Mac" of Chapin, S.C. passed away on February 7, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents, Elvin McCartha and Alberta Smith McCartha of Lexington, S.C., and sister Elizabeth McCartha who passed away during infancy. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Vivian Cannon McCartha of Chapin, children: Sherry McCartha of Columbia, Mike McCartha (Terri) of Chapin, and Kim Santiago...
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Frankie Ash Ezell

May 18, 1941 - February 6, 2014

Frankie Ash Ezell, 72, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. Born in Alderson, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Nora Blythe Jones. Surviving are daughters, Vicki (Tony) Hedden, Tammie Padula, Benita Hanks and Stacy Brawn, son, Joel Ash, brother, Bradley Jones, sister, Lauretta Jones Burgess, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
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Stephen Andrew Orvin, Sr.

September 13, 1961 - February 4, 2014

Services for Stephen Andrew Orvin, 52, will be held 2:00pm Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29205. Mr. Orvin, a child of God, saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord passed away from this world, Tuesday, February...
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Joseph Oscar Dennis

October 17, 1930 - February 2, 2014

Joseph Oscar Dennis, 83, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014. Mr. Dennis was born in Ayden, NC. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014 at RightConnection Church, 5176 Sunset Blvd., Ste. G Lexington, SC 29072.
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Teresa Anne Morse Harmon

February 5, 1948 - January 27, 2014

Teresa Anne Morse Harmon was born in Saluda County to Saranel Kirkland Morse and James Morse. She was born on February 5, 1948. She was a 1968 graduate of Saluda High School. She was predeceased by her sister Sara Jo Morse Lake. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Jamie and Shane Dukes; grandchildren Madelyn, Kirkland, and Addy Grace, nieces Danielle (Chace) Mathias, Kayla (Stephen)...
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William Boyte III

February 25, 1950 - January 25, 2014

William O. "Bill" Boyte III, 63, passed away on January 25, 2014. Born in Lancaster, SC, he was the son of the late William Oscar Boyte, Jr. and Maude Allen Boyte. He was a loving son, husband, brother, uncle, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Davis Boyte; mother, Maude Allen Boyte, daughter Delacie (David) McNeice; son,...
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Thomas M. Jones

August 11, 1938 - January 24, 2014

Thomas M. "Tom" Jones passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 24, 2014. Born in Mooresville, NC August 11, 1938. Surviving are his wife, Karen Jones, children, Terry Jones (Helen), Todd Jones, Tammy Jones, Whitney Denton, Rhett Denton, (Jeanne) and Dyanna Brown (Randy), granddaughter, Lilly Grace Brown, brothers, Gary (Pansy), Dwight (Linda), sisters, Phyllis Readling and Jan Baugus. Memorials...
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Rena Hallman Shealy

January 8, 1921 - January 23, 2014

Memorial services for Rena Hallman Shealy, 93, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Mrs. Shealy, widow of Willard B. "Bill" Shealy passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014. Born in Lexington County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Beulah Bedenbaugh Hallman. She was a member of St. James Lutheran...
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John L. Holcombe

August 7, 1927 - January 22, 2014

The Memorial Service for John Lyndon Holcombe, Sr. (Jack) will be held at 2 PM Saturday February 1st. at St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church in Irmo, followed by a reception in the Field building. Jack peacefully passed away January 22, 2014. Born August 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Orion L. and Marion R. Holcombe. He graduated from Haverford High School and earned a...
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Willie Glenn Sox, Sr.

March 16, 1926 - January 20, 2014

Services for Willie "Wee Willie" Glenn Sox, Sr. will be 2:00 pm Friday, January 24, 2014 at Soul Harbor Full Gospel Church. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Sox was born, March 16, 1926 in Columbia, SC., he was the son of the late Julian W. and Eva Elouise Mims Sox. He was a card...
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William Russell Kennett

October 3, 1952 - January 19, 2014

Services for William Russell "Billy" Kennett, 61, will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Entombment will follow in Christ the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Ridge Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lustgarten Foundation (Pancreatic...
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Stephen Francis Rietkovich

November 18, 1934 - January 17, 2014

Stephen Francis Rietkovich, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 17th from complications from COPD at the Veteran's Hospital in Columbia, SC. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith Melton Rietkovich; two sons, (Rocky) Stephen Harrison Rietkovich and wife Donna Rietkovich; (Ty) Michael Tyre Rietkovich and wife, Patty Rietkovich; Four grandchildren, Katie Rietkovich, Caroline Rietkovich,...
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William Tinsley Mefford

March 13, 1935 - January 16, 2014

Memorial services for William Tinsley Mefford will be 3:00 pm Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel with the Rev. Vickie Powell officiating. Visitation will follow the service. William Tinsley Mefford, 78, died peacefully on January 16, 2014. Born March 13, 1935 in Covington, VA, he was the son of the late Nathan Fennel and Myrta Hall Mefford....
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Alton Crolley

October 21, 1929 - January 14, 2014

Services for Alton "Buck" Crolley will be 1:00 pm Friday January 17, 2014 at Red Bank UMC with the Rev. Russell Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Mr. Crolley was born in Columbia, SC, a son of the late Herbert and Zena Crolley. He was a member of Red Bank UMC...
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Wade Clamp

March 2, 1983 - January 12, 2014

Services for James Wade Clamp, 30, will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Jud Hook and Rev. Larry Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in the Clamp Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Whitman, Robbie Cockrell, Derek Smith, Patrick Hutto, Craig Drafts, Josh Hutchins, Justin Knox and Donnie Moak. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Barr...
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Claudia O. Swygert

January 27, 1928 - January 11, 2014

Graveside services for Claudia Oswalt Swygert, 85, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Ridge Crest Memorial Park with the Rev. Alvin Shrum officiating. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church 1220 Cedar Grove Road Leesville, SC 29070. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Mrs. Swygert...
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John Ellsworth Orr

July 23, 1945 - January 10, 2014

A memorial service for John E. Orr will be held 6:00 pm Friday, January 17, 2014 at Suburban Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC. Mr. Orr was born in Bennettsville, SC on July 23, 1945 and was the son of the late Ernest E. and Ruth Creech Orr. He was a member of Suburban Baptist where he served as a Deacon and Elder. Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Orr, sons, John Orr, Jr., Stephen Orr (Lola),...
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Thurlow Christopher Connell

June 18, 1925 - January 8, 2014

Thurlow C. Connell Lexington- Thurlow (T.C.) Connell, Jr., 88 died peacefully on January 8, 2014. He was a graduate of University High School and attended Auburn University. He was a Navy World War II Veteran and completed several combat tours. He worked in textiles and industrial sales. Mr. Connell was a member and founder of Gateway Christian Fellowship. He taught Sunday School, served on the...
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Dorothy Watkins Wright

August 22, 1927 - January 5, 2014

Dorothy W. Wright Leesville-Services for Dorothy Watkins Wright, 86, will be conducted 4:00 p.m., Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Mrs. Wright passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born in Miami, FL, She was...
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Mitchell D. Corbitt

August 1, 1953 - January 4, 2014

Services for Mitchell D. Corbitt, 60, will be 11:00am Wednesday January 8, 2014 at Congaree Baptist Church with Pastor David Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Tuesday January 7, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel. Memorials may be made to Congaree Baptist Church, 101 Pine Ridge Dr. West Columbia, SC 29172....
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Dorothy Smith Crowell

October 11, 1927 - January 3, 2014

Services for Dorothy "Dot" Smith Hare Crowell, 86, will be held at 2:00 pm Monday January 6, 2014 at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Bredholt and Pastor Jesse Monts officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church social hall. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Hare, Steve Hare, Donnie Caughman, Doug Caughman, Cary...
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Joann Hall Roland

January 21, 1941 - December 25, 2013

Services for Joann Hall Roland, 72, will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Clint Lawyer and Rev. John McKeown officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Crest Memorial Park, Batesburg-Leesville. Visitation will be Saturday, 3-5 p.m. at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Mrs. Roland passed away Wednesday, December...
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