Candice Hinze Williams

Posted Online: June 25, 2014, 11:21 pm
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Candice Duval Hinze Williams, 45, of Irmo, S.C., passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 21, 2014, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
Candice was born on Oct. 5, 1968, in Rock Island, to Carl S. Hinze and the late Sharon Ann Lind Slama. Candice was a 1986 graduate of Rock Island Senior High School and decided to continue her education in South Carolina. Candice received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University, where she met the love of her life, Vernon Craig Williams, and then went on to receive a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina. Craig and Candice married in 1997 and settled in Columbia. They were blessed four years later with twin sons, Maxwel "Max" Stevenson and Alexander "Alex" Craig Williams.
Candice impacted the lives of anyone she came in contact with, and her passion was improving the lives of young people. She taught drama at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., and the outpouring of support and love from her students after her passing highlights the positive influence she had on so many.
Candice will be remembered most for her love of her family, friends, students, the Clemson Tigers and for a smile that could brighten any room in an instant. Candice's spirituality was also very important to her and evident in every aspect of her life.
Candice is survived by her husband, Vernon Craig Williams; her precious twin sons, Alex and Max of Irmo; her father, Carl Hinze and stepmother, Jane Hinze, Moore, S.C.; brother, Cary and wife Lori Hinze; nephew, Keaton and niece, Kylie of Simpsonville, S.C.; stepbrother, Thomas May, Lyman, S.C.; sister, Michelle Adkins, Iowa City; sister, Alicia Marie Slama, Davenport; stepsister, Angela Miller, Lyman; niece, Makala; father and mother-in-law, Vernon and Linda Williams, Irmo; brother-in-law, Lee and wife Jenny, nephews, Gavin and Landon, also of Irmo.
A celebration of Candice's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Union Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo SC, 29063; phone is 803.781.3013; online at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.
Candice developed her "Failure is Not an Option" bracelets to signify her strength and determination and they will be provided at the service. She donated the proceeds from the bracelets to cancer research.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations, in Candice's memory, to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Research Center at Duke University, online at
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