Pamela Alexandria Bumgarner
October 23, 1924 – June 30, 2011
Pamela Craig Holmes Bumgarner
WEST COLUMBIA - Pamela Craig Holmes Bumgarner, 87, entered into eternal rest on June 30, 2011 after a prolonged illness. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1001 12th Street, Cayce SC 29033. The service will be followed by visitation and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Pamela Alexandria Craig was born to Alexandrina Grey and Robert Craig, on October 23, 1923 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Later on she lived with her mother, Alexandrina and stepfather, George Holmes in London, England. She survived the bombing blitz while studying Pharmacy until 1945, when she met and married her husband Sgt. Kelly Odell Bumgarner from Drexel N.C. Coming to the US as a War Bride in 1945, one of Pam’s proudest days was when she earned her US Citizenship. She was also very proud of over 30 years of service to the Lord as a children’s Sunday school teacher. Pam was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church for over 40 years. An avid knitter, fisherman, housewife, grandmother, and devoted mother are some of the many memories we cherish. Pam is survived by her three sons, Rex O. Bumgarner (Annelies), Brett E. Bumgarner (Connie) and Stuart L. Bumgarner (Teresa); grandchildren, Kelly Williams (Robbie), Jason O. Bumgarner, Lorelei McKay (Robert), Carl Alexander Bumgarner, Rex Ivan Bumgarner (Rebecca), Jamie Gasaway, Cassandra Mason (Keith), Jennifer Bumgarner and 20 great-grandchildren all of Lexington or West Columbia. Pamela was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Command Sgt. Major Kelly O. Bumgarner. She was also predeceased by her brothers and parents of Great Britain. Others surviving are sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews of Great Britain and USA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Agape Foundation, 2705 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169 or All Saints Episcopal Church, 1001 Twelfth St. Cayce SC 29033.
- Funeral Service Friday, June 3, 2011
Pamela Alexandria Bumgarner
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Angela Rae Caron
July 15, 2011
Rex, I will miss your Mom, my sweet Aunt Pam, she was always so good to me,Ken & th boys when she saw them. She was a beautiful woman. May she rest in peace. Im sure she is in Heaven partying with your Dad, my Mama & Daddy & Roy,etc. We will all miss her but we shall see her again. I hope you always have happy memories & carry them with you.Her name itself is beautiful, she will always be lovingly thought of.Im so glad I visited her this past December,2010, she was glad to see me & knew who I was. I love you all, Angela
July 5, 2011
Rex,so sorry to hear about your mom's passing; but, glad to know she is now pain free & in heaven rejoicing.
Linda and Tony Truett
July 3, 2011
Mrs. Bumgarner, as we called her, was a great neighbor on Parkdale Drive. She adjusted well to the move after her husband passed. My Dad would take her paper each morning and leave it on the chair on the porch. They also enjoyed talking when they both were outside. She also rescued my husband one very hot day when his wheelchair was stuck in the sand at the mailbox. She called our church and a couple of men came over and was able to get him unstuck. We had good chats when I went over to visit about the war and her life and her grands. She was a very sweet person and loved her children,grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved for them to visit. She made a difference in the lives of people she came in contact with and will be missed by all who knew her.