COLUMBIA Service for Carlisle Byron Campbell, 58, was held Tuesday at 1 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were Pete Stokes, Tally Wingard, Tommy Middlebrooks, Elsworth Ferrara, Jackie Jenkins, Bruce Sessions, and Jimmy Scott. Visitation was Monday 6–8 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Campbell died Friday, December 10, 2004. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Medlin Campbell. He worked for 42 years at the State Farmers Market as owner of Campbell’s Produce and CBJ Produce.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Allen Campbell; daughters and sons–in–law, Tracey Campbell Reynolds and Keith Reynolds of West Columbia, Courtney Campbell Ridgeway and Chip Ridgeway of West Columbia and Gina Campbell of Columbia; and grandchildren, Kyle Reynolds and Lauren Reynolds, both of West Columbia. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
COLUMBIA Service for Dimitri Gregory Baktis, 17, was held Tuesday at 7 pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Visitation was Tuesday 3–5 pm at the church. Burial was in St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Christian Cemetery, Jackson, New Jersey. Memorials may be made to the Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 420 Rivermont Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Dimitri died Saturday, December 11, 2004. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Father Peter Anthony Baktis and Jeanne Elisabeth Komenko Baktis. He attended Dent Middle School.
Surviving are his parents of Columbia; sister, Kristina Baktis of Columbia; maternal grandmother, Olga Komenko of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and paternal grandmother, Luba Baktis of Columbia.
CAYCE Service for Beulah Roberts Bradford, 84, was private. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Mrs. Bradford, wife of the late Wilmer E. Bradford, died Sunday, December 12, 2004. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Richard M. and Mary Beggs Roberts.
A beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by daughters and son–in–law, Diane E. Bradford of Columbia, Lynn and Frank Lewis of Columbia; son and daughter–in–law, Doug and Linda Bradford of Mt. Pleasant; grandsons, Stanley A. Wisniewski of Vernon, Conn., Frank Lewis Jr. of Columbia, Kristopher Bradford of Key West, Fla.; granddaughters, Dawn L. Sharpe of Blythewood, Gabriela L. Wisniewski of Key West, Fla. and Melissa Bradford of North Charleston; and great–grandchildren, Jennings B. Sharpe and Chandler B. Sharpe, both of Blythewood and Morgan R. Wisniewski and Collin Wisniewski, both of Vernon, Conn.
WEST COLUMBIA Graveside service for Lola Cannon Pittman, 66, was held Tuesday at 3 pm in Woodridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 900 Taylor Street, Suite 101, Columbia, S.C. 29201–3000. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Pittman died Saturday, December 11, 2004. Born in Alamance, N.C., she was a daughter of the late William Gibson Cannon and Dollie Lois Martin Cannon. She was formerly employed with Campbell Steel Distributors and attended Whiteford Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughter, Sandy Estes of West Columbia; former husband, Harold S. Pittman of Ridgeland; grandson, David Cadieu of West Columbia; sisters, Rebecca Parrish of Atlanta, Ga., Julia Ann Brackett and Dorothy Cannon Spears, both of Greensboro, N.C.; and brother, Thomas Oliver Cannon of Atlanta, Ga.
COLUMBIA Irene LaBorde Neuffer, author and co–author with her late husband Professor Claude Henry Neuffer of books on South Carolina history and literature, died Saturday evening December 11.
Daughter of Pierre Fabian LaBorde and Irene Thomas LaBorde, Mrs. Neuffer was born December 16, 1919. She graduated from Columbia City schools and the University of South Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa, with the McKissick award in journalism.
Her varied career included York High School teacher and basketball coach; Captain in US Army Air Corps–WWII veteran; assistant professor of English, USC; columnist for The State newspaper; Governor Edward’s appointee to Commission on Women; speaker for local churches, political, civic, and literary organizations; and being elected and serving on Richland County Council.
With her late husband, Mrs. Neuffer was able to establish Names in South Carolina (1953–1983) , the first state place–name journal in the United States. This journal recorded legends and origins of place names in the state at a time when that information was being lost to history. It has served as a model for other states to use to preserve their past. Many persons young and old have been entertained by Mrs. Neuffer’s columns, radio talks and presentations explaining the origins of South Carolina names like Two Notch Road and the Congaree River. Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names and The Name Game are two publications which sprang from this research.
With her late husband, she re–issued a long out–of–print work of South Carolina poet J. Gordon Coogler, Purely Original Verse . This work received national recognition by literary critics in the 1910s as well as in the 1980s with its re–issue by Professor and Mrs. Neuffer. “Alas for the South her poets grow fewer.”
Mrs. Neuffer is predeceased by her husband Claude Henry Neuffer and a son Pierre LaBorde Neuffer. She is survived by a daughter Rene LaBorde Neuffer and son Francis Henry Neuffer, both of Columbia; and three grandchildren, John Henry Neuffer, Katherine Kelly Neuffer, and Mary Caroline Neuffer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. John’s Episcopal Church or the University of South Carolina Department of Southern Studies.
Services were held Wednesday 2 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
COLUMBIA Service for Edith Kirkwood Griffin, 79, were held Wednesday at 2 pm at Park Street Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of Mrs. Griffin’s Sunday School class. The family will receive friends at the residence, 3704 Beverly Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29204. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Griffin, wife of the late Dr. John Griffin, died Saturday, December 11, 2004. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late David B. Winn Sr., and Viola Peake Winn Cribb. She was a longtime employee of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church, DAR, United Daughters of the Confederacy and VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving are sons Robert L. Waldrep Jr., of Columbia, and Stephen K. Waldrep and his wife, Shellina, of York; sisters, Margaret W. Fletcher of Columbia, Lorine W. Richardson of Springdale, Violet W. Geiger of Columbia and Betty W. Flowers of Cayce; and brother, David B. Winn Jr. of Columbia. She was predeceased by former husband, Earle Kirkwood; and sisters, Myrtle W. Sharpe and Catherine W. Steppe.
UNION Graveside service for Margueritte Walker Loyd, 83, formerly of Columbia, was held Wednesday at 2:30 pm in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Visitation was 1–2 pm Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia.
Mrs. Loyd died Monday, December 13, 2004. Born in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Calhoun Walker and Daisy Woods Walker. She was a member of Greenlawn Baptist Church, Columbia.
Surviving are her husband, Roy T. Loyd; son and daughter–in–law, Bob and Beth Loyd of Daleville, Va.;grandchildren, Matt and Megan Loyd, both of Daleville, Va.; and nieces, Helen Monts Miller of Chapin and Nancy Walker Monts of Greenville. She was predeceased by sister, Mary “Liz” Monts.