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Obituaries

Billie Shelton enjoyed volunteer work, cared for family, animals

Billie Shelton supported her husband as he served as vice-president of Spartan Aircraft and later as co-owner and president of Mobile International Inc.

Joyce Baker loved family and helping others

Joyce Baker, who died Saturday, will be remembered for being a caregiver.

Rogers Hugh Thomson, 79, was a board member of homeless veterans program

Rogers Hugh Thompson died Wednesday.

Alice Hinson put her heart and soul into everything she did

Alice Ray Hinson died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was 91.

Kelli Anne Henderson, 28, loved art, animals and people

Ms. Henderson died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was 28.

Harold Virgen enjoyed sports, cared for family, friends

Harold Glenn Virgen of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 16. He was 78.

Moses Etukudo kept people smiling

Moses S. Etukudo, 57, of Columbia died at his home Tuesday.

Lynn Eugene Diel, 58

Lynn Eugene Diel of Columbia died from cancer Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was 58.

 

Harry Lloyd Rippeto, formerly of Hallsville, enjoyed mentoring students

Harry Lloyd Rippeto of Sanford, Fla., died Sunday. He was 64 years old.

'Nikki' Bappe, whose story led to community support for her family, died

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1100 College Park Drive.

Mildred Hullender remembered as caring mother

Mrs. Hullender was a member of Parkade Baptist Church.

Donald J. Belcher enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family

The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with a one hour visitation prior at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish.

Barbara Cantrell loved family and travel

Barbara Cantrell, 80, of Columbia died Thursday. She loved helping those in need.

Jesse 'J.P.' Perry loved being outdoors with family, volunteering

Jesse Perry was the owner of J.P. Perry Wrecker Service from 1981 to 1997, and he later worked for Doug Perry Towing Service.

Frances P. Phillippe, 88, of Columbia died

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery

An aspiring sports journalist, Adam McBride stayed active, loved family

Adam Dale McBride died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. He was 23.

Donna Louise Koch was reporter and teacher

Donna Louise Koch, of Columbia, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. She was 70.

Mary 'Lou' Starrett Ashley loved the arts, traveling

Mary "Lou" Starrett Ashley died Wednesday, Jan. 9. She was 84 years old.

Kenneth Cook enjoyed nature and being around groups of people

Mr. Cook and his wife Katfish Katy's in Huntsdale.

Earl James Miles, March 23, 1918 — Jan. 1, 2013

Mr. Miles also was active in the development and construction of Miles Manor, the first subdivision in Columbia to focus on African American home ownership.

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