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Dunbar Funeral Homes has provided families with funeral and cremation services for more than 100 years. The Dutch Fork Chapel opened in 1989 to serve the Irmo and Chapin communities. From the moment you enter our light-filled facility, you will feel welcome here. 

A caring Irmo funeral home

Chapel at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork ChapelOur walkway surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds brings you to mahogany doors where a member of our staff greets you in our spacious lobby. Our chapel, simple yet elegant, is ideal for both large or intimate funeral and memorial services. With traditional handmade maple pews, our chapel seats up to 300 guests. We offer the sounds of uplifting and inspirational music on our beautiful baby grand piano and organ as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. While in the chapel, guests are encompassed in natural light with a view of our serene atrium and fountain. Our funeral home offers newly renovated visitation rooms and a reception area for your loved ones service.

There is also a wonderful view of our serene atrium fountain, tucked between our chapel and the main building. When services are not taking place, we offer this area for those who wish a peaceful moment of meditation. We offer seating in both the chapel and the atrium.

The funeral home also has rooms for visitation and a large reception area for a catered event.

Caring and dedicated team

Our local, caring and dedicated staff takes great pride in fulfilling each and every person’s needs by providing the most dignified, professional service available.

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers offering quality, compassionate care and service you can trust. We are affiliated with Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel on Hard Scrabble Road in Northeast Columbia and Dunbar Funeral Home – Devine Street Chapel in Columbia.

If you need to plan a funeral or would like a tour of our location, please reach out to a member of our staff. We’re here to help you through every step of the process.


Serene Atrium with fountain, Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork ChapelWe are part of the Dunbar family of funeral homes serving the communities of South Carolina since 1884. The Dunbar Funeral Homes group is a well-respected name that still lives up to the standards set forth by our founder, J.M. Van Metre.

Built in 1989

The Irmo location of Dunbar Funeral Home group was opened to provide service to families in the Dutch Fork area. Built in 1989 and consisting of 11,000 square feet, the funeral home sits on beautifully landscaped grounds. The building is a Southern Colonial adaptation of the Greek Revival style. Inside, you will find a spacious lobby, reception area and 3 visitation rooms. When needed or requested, these visitation rooms can be expanded to four intimate rooms.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 803-732-2211 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Dunbar is extremely accommodating And kind We have used them for generations And will continue to use them Would never think of going anywhere Else Thank you Dunbar"

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November 2020

"During the loss of a family member you are grieving and in shock. Dunbar has packages where everything is combined. This really helped because everything was taken care of by Dunbar. They took care of everything and took the weight off our shoulders."

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October 2020

"I've heard horror stories about funeral home experiences but this could not have been a better experience. Jessica, Rick, Lynn in the office were all fantastic and helpful and very respectful. I'm missing another gentleman's name. Maybe John but my family and I were extremely pleased with all aspects of this. It's extremely tough losing my mother but they made the process very smooth and helped us celebrate her wonderful life during a challenging time of the Corona virus. We can't express our thanks enough."

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August 2020

"The entire process was transparent with many personal touches. The staff was pleasant and very accommodating."

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August 2020

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