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At Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, we are dedicated to creating personalized funerals that deeply reflect the uniqueness of a life. Our commitment is to accommodate families of all beliefs and cultures. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral steeped in religious tradition followed by a cemetery burial, a cremation with scattering in a personally meaningful place, or a modern celebration of life, we manage every detail to perfection. We offer live music, catering and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one. From bagpipes to cupcakes, puppies to putters, we take the things that mattered and string them together to create a unique heartfelt celebration.

Personalized funerals that celebrate life

Lobby area at Dunbar Funeral Home - Devine Street ChapelWe are committed to accommodating families of all belief systems and cultures at Dunbar Funeral Home  Devine Street Chapel, and we are dedicated to creating personalized funerals that deeply reflect the uniqueness of a life.

What does that mean exactly? It means that whether you seek a cremation with ashes scattered in a personally meaningful place, a traditional funeral steeped in religious tradition followed by a cemetery burial, or a modern celebration of life with live music, catering and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one, we manage every detail to perfection.

From bagpipes to cupcakes, puppies to putters, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt celebration.

Funeral home and chapel amenities

Reception room at Dunbar Funeral Home - Devine Street ChapelOur 18,000-square-foot funeral home includes a spacious, light-filled newly renovated chapel that will comfortably seat over 200 guests. In addition, we have five beautiful visitation rooms as well as private reception area.

Under current renovation, the exterior and interior of Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel will have new flooring, furniture, along with state-of-the-art technology. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel will have a modern, up-to-date look with the functionality you have come to expect.

Although the funeral home is not located on a cemetery property, we are conveniently located to Historic Elmwood Cemetery and Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Cremation services

Our knowledgeable funeral directors can explain the many different options of cremation that are available. Whether you select a full service cremation or a direct cremation, we help you understand the choices for your loved one, handling all of the cremation arrangements. Our affiliate Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, has our on-site crematory.

Quality care you can count on

The experienced team at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Call us anytime day or night, whether you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or want more information about planning ahead of time.

History

We are part of the Dunbar family of funeral homes serving the communities of South Carolina since 1884. Dunbar Funeral Home is a well-respected name that still lives up to the standards set forth by our founder, J.M. Van Metre.

John Dunbar, Jr. purchased the Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel in 1962. Built in 1959, the location was previously known as Oaklawn Funeral Home. Generation after generation of the Dunbar family have continued in the footsteps of John Dunbar, Sr. Currently, 5th-generation funeral service provider, Greg Dunbar serves as the location’s manager.

Dunbar Funeral Home   Devine Street serves Columbia

John Jr. purchased the funeral home’s Devine Street location in 1962. Built in 1959, it was known before that as Oaklawn Funeral Home. Since then, generation after generation of the Dunbar family have followed in John Sr.'s footsteps. Greg Dunbar, a Columbia native and 5th-generation funeral service provider, currently serves as the location’s manager and a funeral director.

Funeral home renovation

Dunbar Funeral Home  Devine Street Chapel underwent a renovation in 1999 that doubled its size, allowing the facility to serve more families. The exterior and interior were updated in 2017.

Today, Dunbar Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America, and we are always here for you when you need us.

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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.

"During the most difficult day I've ever experienced, the team at Dunbar comforted my family and me in a way that allowed us to celebrate my husbands beautiful memory. Every detail was taken care of down to where to park and I didn't have to worry about trivial things. I felt truly cared about and they even complimented our decision to have a bagpiper at the service. It made a huge difference that everyone on the team thought of small details and were so attentive."

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November 2021

"Having a catered reception after service and during visitation was a special touch. All the staff I worked with made me very comfortable during what was a very difficult time."

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November 2021

"After my husband's recent passing, Dunbar provided me and my family excellent service in planning my husband's funeral service in every way. Greg Dunbar and staff helped me through such a difficult time. From the planning of the funeral service through the burial, they were professional and compassionate in every way. My family has used Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine Street) over so many years and Dunbar has always, without exception, provided the best service for us."

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October 2021

"At a time when most important, the hearts caring for your family and loved one can be entrusted to the team Dunbar Funeral Home. They create a memory in every detail you can cherish."

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