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“Ms. Bistany will always hold a special place in our hearts. Jean and I began our lives together when making her downstairs apartment our 1st home. We...Read More »
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“Dear Eddie, I wrote on this a few minutes ago, but if it didn't go through, I am very sorry for the passing of your mom, she is so much happier and...Read More »
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“My family and I have many found memories of Aunt Lu as she was known to us. May God's peace and the memories you have of her bring you comfort during...Read More »
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“Eddie, So sorry to hear of your Mather's passing...my thoughts and prayers are with you ...Nancy Mclain Sandel ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Sandel - Edisto Beach, SC

“Dunbar Funeral Home and its staff extend our deepest sympathy to the Bistany family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
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Lucille N. Bistany
COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lucille Nassar Bistany, 97, will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Shandon Baptist Church on Forest Drive with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Mrs. Bistany died Sunday, January 27, 2013. Born in Americus, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Attyeh Nassar. In 1943, she married Edward John Bistany, Sr. and moved to Columbia and together they founded Bistany's Oriental Rugs in 1948. Mrs. Bistany was a lifetime member of Shandon Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a loving mother and her family was her greatest treasure. Even in her last years, Mrs. Bistany's love of life was an example of what she wanted for her family.
She is survived by her son, Edward John Bistany, Jr. of Columbia and nieces and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia SC 29206.