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“Her always telling you that she loved you. Her always knowing a way to make you smile, even through all the bulls*&t.. Her always being so nice and...Read More »
1 of 78 | Posted by: Anthony Michael - Columbia, SC

“Sarah and I were good friends long before we became co-workers at California Dreaming and we would always cut up and chit chat at work. Well one...Read More »
2 of 78 | Posted by: Anthony Michael - Columbia, SC

“I remember Sarah's big bright smile that could make u smile even if you were having one of the worst days. Sarah never let me quit, always told me I...Read More »
3 of 78 | Posted by: Dominique Clybourn - columbia, SC

“I still think about Sarah often. She was such a joy to be around. Always helped me and gave me advice. She is a great friend that I truly miss. My...Read More »
4 of 78 | Posted by: Britney MacGeorge - West Columbia, SC

“I just found out Sarah passed today. We worked together at California Dreaming in 2009 and she was one of my favorite people there. She has a...Read More »
5 of 78 | Posted by: Johnna Komara - Columbia, SC

“I remember running with her. she was my running partner. Everytime i would get tired and want to walk... sarah would push me to keep running. She was...Read More »
6 of 78 | Posted by: Cece Gomez - Columbia, SC

“I remember when Sarah and I would ride around columbia listening to Britney Spears and just laughing the entire time. I remember us dancing in her...Read More »
7 of 78 | Posted by: Krystal Nichols - Columbia, SC

“Sarah Anne was a beautiful person. I am deeply saddened by your loss. ”
8 of 78 | Posted by: Douschka Hutto - columbia,, SC

“To Sarah's family:Debbie and I moved here when she was a sophomore in high school. As you can imagine, that was a very hard time to make a transition...Read More »
9 of 78 | Posted by: maria parker - Columbia, SC

“Sarah was our favorite waitress at California Dreamin'. We ate there just a week ago and she waited on us. I told my daughter and son-in-law that...Read More »
10 of 78 | Posted by: Susan and Jim Langlois - Sumter, SC

“I did not know Sarah, but my daughter, Alysa DeLuca did. She told me Sarah was a wonderful, beautiful person, inside & out. My heart goes out to...Read More »
11 of 78 | Posted by: Mary Daddabbo - Fort Mill, SC

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I will remember you in my prayers. ”
12 of 78 | Posted by: Fred A. Browder - West Columbia, SC

“I was at the scene, and witnessed everything.I stayed with Sarah until the end. I knew for only an instant, but she will stay with me for an eternity. ”
13 of 78 | Posted by: Duane Hall - Columbia, SC

“I was devastated to hear about the loss of Sarah. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this time of sorrow. May God give you...Read More »
14 of 78 | Posted by: Beverly Hyrne - Columbia, SC

“Gina and Mark, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of...Read More »
15 of 78 | Posted by: Margaret Causey - Columbia, SC

“Dear Gina, Mark, Rachel, Matt, & Luke, We were so sad to hear about your precious Sarah. We didn't know her very well, but what we did know...Read More »
16 of 78 | Posted by: Diane, Bob, Kimberly, and Peter Schmolze - SC

“Dear Mark, Gina, and the Marriner Family, Words can hardly express my deepest sympathy that I feel. I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful...Read More »
17 of 78 | Posted by: Rosie Grant Nassivera - New York, NY

“Dear Mark and the Marriner Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis D. ”
18 of 78 | Posted by: Dennis DeFrancesco - friend

“Gina, Mark and family, My heart aches for all of you and I pray you will find peace in the memories Sarah gave to you over the years she was here....Read More »
19 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Martin - Columbia, SC

“Gina, While Rosewood seems long time ago I remember so well what a great mother you were. I can only imagine your heartache right now. You and...Read More »
20 of 78 | Posted by: Debbie Bloom - Columbia, SC

“You are all in my prayers. Sarah will be dearly missed. ”
21 of 78 | Posted by: Rebecca Williams - Columbia, SC

“Always smiling,a great kid,I will miss her! ”
22 of 78 | Posted by: Brian Mahelsky - SC - DHS

“To the Marriner family. I have friends that knew her. I didnt know her that well. But I see the hurt in my friends, and I know the pain you all...Read More »
23 of 78 | Posted by: Norman St.Anthony Jackson Jr - SC

“Gina and Mark, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ann and Mark Satterwhite ”
24 of 78 | Posted by: Mark Satterwhite - Columbia, SC

“When Sarah opened the door, the room became brighter, we always loved having Sarah visit. She will be truly missed by school friends Jessi, Erin, K...Read More »
25 of 78 | Posted by: Dawn Russ aka Oma - columbia, SC

“My heart stopped when I heard the unbelievable news. Even though I had not seen Sarah in a few years, I immediately pictured her beautiful smile and...Read More »
26 of 78 | Posted by: Patricia Kassel - columbia, SC

“To Mark, Gina, Rachel, Matt, and Luke, I cannot even begin to fathom how you must be feeling right now. Sarah was such a wonderful, kindhearted girl...Read More »
27 of 78 | Posted by: Caitlin Merck - Columbia, SC

“Sarah has brought so much joy and happiness into so many people's lives! I am very thankful to have known her and will never forget her! May we...Read More »
28 of 78 | Posted by: Kristin Ehlers - columbia, SC

“Dearest Gina, Mark, Racheal and Luke, our hearts and prayers have gone out to you in this time of great need. But we also send wishes for life to...Read More »
29 of 78 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bright (Sandi) - SC

“Sarah was always the sweetest person. She didn't have a hurtful bone in her body. She will be greatly missed but I know that she is looking down on...Read More »
30 of 78 | Posted by: Jordan Heydt - Columbia, SC

“Gina: I have had you in my thoughts and am sending you and your family my heartfelt condolences during this incredible difficult time. I will keep...Read More »
31 of 78 | Posted by: Eve Fearing Cugini - Houston, TX

“I will forever miss you. I will never find a friend as wonderful and sincere and you my love! You never failed to put a smile on my face during the...Read More »
32 of 78 | Posted by: Ashley Sprayberry - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mark and Gina, Gene and I are hard pressed to put this in words. We remember Sarah as a very little girl when Mark brought her, Racheal and...Read More »
33 of 78 | Posted by: Pat and Gene Feigley - Columbia, SC

“I work at Five Points Animal Clinic and have known the Marriner family for a long time. However, I just met Sarah a few weeks ago when she brought in...Read More »
34 of 78 | Posted by: Nikki Silva - Cayce, SC

“I was very sorry to hear about Sarah. She was always so nice every time I would see her at D's and California Dreaming. She was a beautiful, inside...Read More »
35 of 78 | Posted by: Pat Saad - Columbia, SC

“Dear Marriner family, My deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss! Sarah was the most beautiful person inside and out with an uncanny...Read More »
36 of 78 | Posted by: Sara Phifer - Columbia, SC

“I knew her older sister and husband better, but they're is definately one less angel in this world. We'll miss Rachel. ”
37 of 78 | Posted by: Graham Cakora - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mark, Gina, Rachel, Matt, and Luke, Since I can't come up with any words that will help heal your pain or make the loss of our beloved angel...Read More »
38 of 78 | Posted by: Erin Shealy - Clemson/Columbia, SC

“Dearest Marriner family, Having known your family since Rosewood, I can attest to how wonderful all of you are. To think of such a tragic and sad...Read More »
39 of 78 | Posted by: Charlotte Gibson Hamilton - SC

“Dear Mark and family, Your Saluda work family is so saddened over the loss of your beautiful daughter. I have read so many great things about her...Read More »
40 of 78 | Posted by: Gina Fingerlin - saluda, SC

“Dear Marriner Family:I am truly saddened to hear of your loss!! What a sweet sweet person we have lost here on earth but a tremendous gift to heaven!...Read More »
41 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Hutto - Lexington, SC

“My heart breaks for the Merriner Family. She was such a beautiful young women, and that smile she had will be forever in my memory. My thoughts and...Read More »
42 of 78 | Posted by: Rita Hammond - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mr & Mrs Marriner I cannot thank you enough for bringing such a wonderous child into this world, I only hope these words can give back to you a...Read More »
43 of 78 | Posted by: John & Christine Barrickman - SC

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Marriner and family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for each of you. I can not imagine. Please know that...Read More »
44 of 78 | Posted by: Lauren S. Youmans - Walterboro, SC

“Mark,Gina and family, I am so sorry for your loss...words cannot express the thoughts that I have for your loss. I adored Sarah when first meeting...Read More »
45 of 78 | Posted by: Debra Wingard - Columbia, SC

“Mark and Gina, Terry and just learnedd of this heart breaking news last night. I have prayed that God will give you a peace that only He can give. I...Read More »
46 of 78 | Posted by: Terry and Leslie Elrod - Columbia, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so terribly sorry. Renee and Kelley ”
47 of 78 | Posted by: Renee O'Kelley and Kelley Simpson - SC

“How sad we were to hear of Sarah's passing. My husband and I met Sarah at California Dreaming over 1 year ago. She was so very sweet and we soon...Read More »
48 of 78 | Posted by: Tom & Vicky lemond - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Marriner, Matt, Rachel, and Luke: I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I will always remember how sweet and happy Sarah was. She...Read More »
49 of 78 | Posted by: Jordan Scarborough - Charleston, SC

“Dear Mark and the Marriner family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort each of you in the days ahead. Your Friend...Read More »
50 of 78 | Posted by: Roger Owens - Greenville, SC

“Every blade in the field- Every leaf in the forest- Lays down its life in its season, As beautifully as it was taken up. - Henry David Thoreau - ”
51 of 78 | Posted by: Rebecca Causey - West Columbia, SC

“To Mark, Gina, and the Marriner Family, May God bless you and keep you close during this time of sadness. I can't imagine your grief, but the shock...Read More »
52 of 78 | Posted by: Reahnita Tuten - Hampton, SC

“We are truly deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Sarah's demise. We met her at California Dreaming and always sat at her station. She always made...Read More »
53 of 78 | Posted by: Anne Bailey/Bob McArver - Cayce, SC

“I only knew her briefly as a server at California Dreamin Restaurant but I always delighted when we sat in Sarah's section. She was such a sweet,...Read More »
54 of 78 | Posted by: Gene Mills - Columbia, SC

“My heart breaks for your family as you begin this journey. I lost my 27 year old son last year and I wish it on no one. Please know I will remember...Read More »
55 of 78 | Posted by: Vivian Rutland - Norway, SC

“I was shocked to hear of your lost. Sarah and my daughter Rachel were close friends since High School. She came to our house many times and was...Read More »
56 of 78 | Posted by: Robert Spigner - Columbia, SC

“Our hearts filled with sadness when we heard the news. May your family be strong and full of resolve during these tough times. Our thoughts and fond...Read More »
57 of 78 | Posted by: Mike Wingate - Columbia, SC

“Mark and Family, all of us here in Rock Hill are thinking of you and praying for you all. God bless you and keep you. ”
58 of 78 | Posted by: Michael Waldrop - Rock Hill, SC

“Our hearts are truly broked. I want to tell you about meeting precious Sarah. My husband, Buddy, loves, loves, loves California Dreaming and eats...Read More »
59 of 78 | Posted by: marci delaney - west columbia, SC

“Susan and I were heart broken to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please call if there is anything you need or we...Read More »
60 of 78 | Posted by: Glenn Trofatter - Columbia, SC

“Mark and Gina, I am so sorry to hear about the Loss of your Beautiful daughter. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this most...Read More »
61 of 78 | Posted by: Robin White Love - Columbia, SC

“Mark and Gina, my heart aches... ”
62 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff Merck - Friend

“I babysat Sarah, Rachel, and Matt for close to ten years when I was younger. Sarah was such a sweet, beautiful girl. I remember every Saturday for...Read More »
63 of 78 | Posted by: Whitney Creamer

“Marriner family, your daughter was such a kind and wonderful person who shared her great warmth with any and everyone she came into contact with! she...Read More »
64 of 78 | Posted by: brittany graham - friend

“Marriner family, words can not explain how sorry we all are for your loss. Sarah touched so many peoples lives and every way was a positive one....Read More »
65 of 78 | Posted by: blaire rawls - friend

“Sarah was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. When i moved into our apartment she went out of her way to make me feel good. She would...Read More »
66 of 78 | Posted by: Sally Hendrix - lexington, SC

“Dear marriner family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of lost.I remember the day me and sarah met. Me and my twin sister just...Read More »
67 of 78 | Posted by: megan sutton - columbia, SC

“Dear Mark I just learned of your loss by way of Sue F. There is nothing I can say that will make the hurt go away. I can only imagine the pain you...Read More »
68 of 78 | Posted by: Heyward Mattox - Winnsboro, SC

“Dear Marriner family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sarah will be truly missed. Sarah was one of the most generous, kind, and genuine young...Read More »
69 of 78 | Posted by: Amy Russ - Columbia, SC

“Mark, Gina, Rachel, Matt, and Luke, There are no words to accurately express my sorrow for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
70 of 78 | Posted by: Sandy Scarborough - Columbia, SC

“Sarah was such a sweet friend to me during middle and high school. She made every day a happy one and I am so glad I knew her. We both were...Read More »
71 of 78 | Posted by: Macie Warden - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mark, Gina and family: I got to know Sarah when I worked at the Southern Institute for Sarah's grandmother. I would later see her when she...Read More »
72 of 78 | Posted by: Anna-Marie Plyler - Columbia, SC

“Dear Mark & Gina, Please know that my heart is breaking for you, I also have a 21 year old daughter. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.If...Read More »
73 of 78 | Posted by: Stephen Edwards - columbia, SC

“Dear Mark & Gina, Please know that my heart is breaking for you. You will be in my prayers that God will give you peace. Sarah was a beautiful...Read More »
74 of 78 | Posted by: K Grant - Columbia, SC

“Thinking of you during this difficult time. ”
75 of 78 | Posted by: Debbie McDaniel & Ralph Waldrop - SC

“My Sweet Marriner Family, Your daughter was truly the sweetest young woman on this entire earth. She had an uncanny ability to always put a smile on...Read More »
76 of 78 | Posted by: Eliza Murphy - Columbia, SC

“Mark, Gina, and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trajedy. I know your faith will help pull you through this. You have many down...Read More »
77 of 78 | Posted by: Blaine Lyons - Walterboro, SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Sarah Anne Marriner. ”
78 of 78 | Posted by: David Hardee - Columbia, SC


COLUMBIA -- Sarah Anne Marriner, 21, died in a one-car accident on Monday, July 12, 2010.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, at Shandon Baptist Church on Forest Drive. Dunbar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah was born September 16, 1988, in Columbia. She graduated from Dreher High School in 2005. She was attending Midlands Technical College pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She also worked at California Dreaming restaurant for four years.

Surviving are her parents, Mark and Gina Marriner of Columbia, her sister, Rachel Marriner Flynn and husband, Brian Flynn, and her brothers, Matthew Marriner and Luke Marriner. Also surviving are her maternal grandfather, F. Kelly Shuptrine of Columbia, and paternal grandmother, Bess Marriner of Hilton Head.

Sarah was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Harvey F. Marriner of Hilton Head Island and maternal grandmother, Sarah K. Shuptrine of Columbia.

Sarah was a very loving and caring young woman. She is leaving behind many co-workers and friends who will miss her joyous spirit. Sarah was sweet, kind and even more beautiful inside than out.

Her family will miss her beyond words as she was dearly loved. We thank God for her in our lives and hope she is remembered with a smile and by showing the people you love that you love them now, whenever you can.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.