Mildred Joan Dye COLUMBIA - Mildred Joan Dye, 83, of West Columbia, SC, passed away January 10, 2017. She was born December 27, 1933 in Columbia, SC, to Gretchen and Joseph H. Lanier Sr. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She was also loved by everyone she met. Joan was a sharing and caring person. She served as a hospital volunteer at local medical facilities throughout her life. She will be missed by all she loved and all who loved her. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Donald E. Dye; daughter, Donna Regina Owings (David); a brother, Joseph H. Lanier, Jr. (Francis); brother in-law, Harold C. Dye (Bobbie); and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home at 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home following the visitation at 2:00pm. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens, following the chapel service. In lieu of flowers, she requested memorials may be made in honor of Joan to the Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia SC 29205. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com .
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