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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/organ on site
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- Police escort available
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Personalized funerals that celebrate life
We 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
Our 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.
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.
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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