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    Celebration of life centre

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    Flexible chapel space

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    Waterside views

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    Large capacity chapel up to 250

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    Cemetery spaces available


Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes has provided funeral and cremation services to the Lexington County, South Carolina, community since 1966. To better serve the Midlands region, we opened Caughman-Harman Funeral Home – West Columbia Chapel in 2006 on the grounds of Southland Memorial Gardens, our full-service cemetery. Our modern funeral home facility has a large chapel with ample seating, modern furniture and plenty of ambient light.

At Southland Memorial Gardens, we know the importance of finding a final resting place for yourself or a loved one, and we care for your family just like our own.

Personalized funeral service

Lobby at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - West Columbia ChapelAt Caughman-Harman Funeral Home – West Columbia Chapel, we believe that each person’s life deserves to be celebrated in a unique and memorable way. Our associates are highly skilled at creating funeral and memorial services that truly reflect a loved one’s passions and individuality. All we ask is that you provide the inspiration, and we will transform your ideas and desires into a touching tribute. After all, even the smallest detail can make a big impact.

Committed to you

We are honored to be members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, providing compassionate and caring service you can trust. Our team members are dedicated to meeting your every need and promise to be there for you.

Visit us

Our West Columbia funeral home facility is located at 820 West Dunbar Road near Columbia Metropolitan Airport on the grounds of Southland Memorial Gardens. Please stop by to meet our friendly associates and tour our lovely funeral home facility. And, of course, give us a call for any reason at all. We are here to serve you—no matter if you have an immediate need or wish to plan arrangements in advance.

Southland Memorial Gardens

Mausoleum at Southland Memorial GardensWith a focus on serving families, Southland Memorial Gardens features a park-like setting full of mature trees, statues and plenty of space. We offer both a mausoleum for those who prefer cremation and properties for traditional in-ground burials. Families also have access to our on-site Chapel of Hope and family burial properties.

Southland Memorial Gardens has over 19 developed gardens as well as a double-depth garden for veterans. In addition, our properties are situated on 60 acres near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, with 43 of those acres developed for burial, entombment and cremation services.

Local support

Water feature at Southland Memorial GardensCommunity involvement is important to our team because we live and work in this area. We are among the only cemeteries in West Columbia that hold an Easter sunrise service every year. This service has been a tradition for our cemetery for over 30 years. Additionally, Southland offers a Memorial Day service, Mother's Day and Father's Day services and a candlelight remembrance service.

Contact our team

Our cemetery in West Columbia is open from sunrise to sunset. However, those who need immediate assistance can contact us 24/7, and we'll connect you with someone from our dedicated team. We invite you to stop by anytime.

Cemetery history

Mausoleum at Southland Memorial GardensSouthland Memorial Gardens was developed in 1963 with 4 small gardens available for burial. It eventually grew into one of the largest cemeteries in West Columbia. The first mausoleum was constructed in 1987, and today it has 4 attachments as well as a beautiful mausoleum chapel.

Southland Memorial Gardens hosts several events throughout the year for the families we serve to honor and remember their loved ones.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Great experience"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Ashley was very professional and helpful! Would recommend using him for services!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"The care extended during the process of taking care of our loved one was more than professional it was compassionate during each step."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2020

"Everything was perfect except for the director trying to up sell stuff we didn't need. I understand it's a business, it just seemed a hard time for us for that."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

June 2020

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