Kamel Faris Hance

March 23, 1963November 22, 2021

COLUMBIA - Kamel Faris Hance passed away peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2021. He was born in Columbia, S.C. on March 23, 1963 to JT and Mary Sheheen Hance.

He graduated from Cardinal Newman High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He worked in the plumbing business as well as the landscaping business. Kamel had a passion for and was very knowledgeable about the stock market and was happy to give free advice to his friends. He attended Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

Kamel loved his family and he loved people. He would do anything for anyone – always willing to help others. He loved nature. In later years, he was the primary caregiver for his mother. He liked being called by his nickname, Colt.

Kamel was predeceased by his father, JT Hance. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sheheen Hance, and his siblings, Angela Hance of West Columbia, John Hance (Debi) of Savannah, Ga., and Theresa Hance Cuda, MD of Columbia (David). Also surviving is his nephew, John David Cuda, whom he loved very much.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, November 26, 2021


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Katen Ammarell

December 2, 2021

Met Kamel at Cardinal Newman. He always had a big smile and was such a great guy. So sorry for your loss

Rhonda Shealy Richardson

November 28, 2021

Kamel and I spent hours riding our bikes around the neighborhood growing up. He was always a great and fun guy to be around. Gone too soon. He will be missed.

Rita Hance

November 28, 2021

Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear the news about Kamel. Know that you all are in my heart, my thoughts, and myprayers. May the Lord wrap his arms around you for the comfort you need now and later. Miss seeing everybody at the reunions but we we be together again one day for a great reunion. Love you all, Rita Hance, Lancaster, SC

Ralph Wilson

November 27, 2021

Will be greatly missed....

Sarena Graczyk

November 25, 2021

Theresa Hance Cuda, MD, has been a dear friend of mine for many, many years. During this time, I had the privilege of getting to know all of the Hance family, including Kamel. Over the years and numerous get-togethers, we thoroughly enjoyed Kamel's company. He was always such a joy to be around and so caring and giving to us. We will always cherish the memories we shared at the beach, celebrating John's milestone birthdays, Christmas celebrations, etc. -- where his beautiful smile will forever shine. As the band, Casting Crowns, sings in their song, "Scars in Heaven" -- Kamel, "I know you're in a place where all your scars have been erased," and "the only scars in Heaven are on the hands that hold you now."
Love always,
Sarena and Doug Graczyk

Christine Duncan

November 24, 2021

I only had the opportunity to meet Kamel a few times at holiday dinners hosted by his sister & my friend, Theresa Cuda. I always remember he as being quiet, but polite and cordial. I especially remember Kamel lovingly engaging with his nephew, John, and being grateful for his time spent with family. Wishing his family peace and comfort in their good memories of Kamel. With deepest heartfelt sympathy.