Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Harriett "Cindy" Petry Bayer

September 1, 1958October 31, 2019

BYTHEWOOD - A Celebration of Life for the family and friends of Harriett “Cindy” Petry Bayer, 61, will be held from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her residence in Blythewood. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family.

Ms. Bayer passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. Born in Columbia on September 1, 1958, she was a daughter of the late Harry Nelson Petry and Ruby May Dowey Freeman.

Harriett “Cindy” was a 1977 graduate of Lower Richland High School. She retired from The State Newspaper and later owned Second Time Around Consignment for Women. Harriett “Cindy” loved helping others and was an adventurous free spirit. She enjoyed nature, the beach, fishing, motorcycle riding, and mermaids.

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and companion, Harriett “Cindy” is survived by her loving family: her son, Christian Bayer (fiancée Kenzie Rose) of Beaufort, NC; grandchildren, Riley Bayer and Ladon Bayer; sisters, Marsha Durrell and Dena Crapps; the love of her life, Phil Sawyer, Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and her sweet puppy, Raven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation, 1759 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 21401.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 10, 2019


Harriett "Cindy" Petry Bayer

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Mary Jeffords

November 9, 2019

Sending out condolences from Wes and Mary to all the family and friends of Cindy. She was a blessing to all who knew her. I am so glad she had started the ladies night out this past year as it was so much fun for everyone and so good to have gotten together. She cared about everyone and was such a good person. We will miss her!

I do have a picture to share of her catching the bouquet at my wedding in July of 1991. I always remembered this quite fondly.

Wishing God’s special peace and comfort to all her loved ones.

Mary Jeffords

Kelly Etu-Stanton

November 8, 2019

Cindy and I met under what I thought and still believe, to be spiritual circumstances. Now that I have read her obituary, I see we were already connected and we did not know it. 2nd Time Around was my favorite 2nd hand store. She sometimes saved things for me until I got there that she knew I would love. Years passed and we were reunited through thrifting but fate brought us together through so many commanlities...the Sawyers mainly. We we talk at length and it felt like two sisters reunited. For this, I am grateful and know her light will shine forever.
Peace to you Phil and all of Cindy's family.

Rebecca Smith

November 6, 2019

I will always have fond memories working with Harriett. She made my early days in classified advertising much less stress full. She was such a delight to be around and will be greatly missed. My prayers to all.

Stephen and LaDonna Dixon

November 5, 2019

Cindy will be fondly remembered by all her many friends and family.
She spoke in a wonderfully soft and beautiful voice...welcoming of all she met.
Her lovely spirit will be kept alive with the sweet memories of her kind words and deeds.

With Love and Care,

Stephen and LaDonna Dixon
Blythewood, SC

Judy Joiner

November 4, 2019

Phil and Cindy's family:

Our prayers and condolences at this time of great sadness and loos. Remember:

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.

With Sympathy
Barney and Judy

Cheri knuckley

November 3, 2019

You will be so missed Cindy Bayer .
You were the wind beneath alot of people's wings ..
Love to you......

Suzanne Owens

November 3, 2019

Cindy was a good friend, and such a good soul. I was blessed to meet her in my life time. She will truly be missed by me, and so many others. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and all her many friends that loved her dearly.

Jacqueline Pressley Mitchell

November 2, 2019

Your mom is an angel. I am blessed to have had her in my life.
With loving memories.