Claudius Berniest Dreher


September 29, 1996, Claudius B. Dreher was listed as the living maternal grandfather in the obituary of Janet Lynn Ross Bolin.


Claudius B. Dreher

ELGIN – Funeral service for Claudius Berniest Dreher, 94, of Elgin, will be held 11 o’clock, Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Anne Christiansen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Wednesday evening at Shives Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1323 Winyah Drive, Columbia, SC 29203, Boys Farm, Inc., P.O. Box 713, Newberry, SC 29108 or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Mr. Dreher died Monday, October 30, 2006. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Claudius B. Dreher and Mary Louise “Mamie” Daniels Dreher. He was a former member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and a current member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Dreher served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a business owner in the Columbia area from 1958 to 1993. Mr. Dreher was a loving husband and dedicated father known to many as “Big Daddy.” Big Daddy will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Mary Westberry and Dick Hellman of Lexington/Elgin, Claudia D. and Paul Ross of Elgin, Carolyn D and Richard Griffin of Irmo, Patricia Kay and Frankie Gantt of West Columbia, Ingar D. and Willie Vining of Gaston, Claudius B. “Bernie” III and Julie Dreher of Lexington; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Sybil Spratlin Dreher, and a granddaughter, Janet Ross Bolin.

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November 1, 2006  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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