July 22, 1947 – April 9, 2024 Freddie Wilson McCurdy, 76, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024. He was born in Columbia, on July 22, 1947 to the late Annie Mae Prosser and Manny “Mac” McCurdy. Fred worked in emergency services as an EMT/Paramedic and retired as aContinue Reading

September 26, 1931 – September 5, 2023 Helen Wingate Bass, age 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at her home in Lexington. She was the daughter of Helen Owen and Robert Lee Wingate. Helen was a graduate of Dreher High School and Columbia Hospital’s School of Nursing. SheContinue Reading

April 26, 1935 – July 27, 2023 Billy Graves (Bill) Benton, age 88, of Chapin, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, surrounded by his family at home. Born on April 26, 1935, in Clarksville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Hazel Frances Graves Benton HustonContinue Reading

Lake Murray News family mourns loss of friend and contributor A forever friend and decades-long contributor to our newspaper, Jib, passed away on Wednesday, January 4th. Edward (Jib) Martin Colie III was a true Renaissance man who excelled as a sailor, master machinist, author, master navigator, welder, master mechanic andContinue Reading

Barbara Duncan Willm, “Babz”, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and Queen of the Sunrise Club, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2022. She lived with cancer for nearly six years, and lived each day to the fullest. A funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Thursday, October 20,Continue Reading

Virginia Ann Backlund Eckstrom, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest peacefully on January 27, 2022. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 31, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC, with interment to follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at theContinue Reading

Mrs. Isabell Lydia Ritnour Protheroe went home peacefully to the Lord, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Irmo, South Carolina at the wonderful age of 981/2. Isabell (Izzy), affectionately called Granny, is survived by her five daughters; Sylvia Setzer, Charlotte, NC; Cynthia Hildebrand, Pendleton, OR; Catherine Francetti, Kate (Shirley) Brighton, JudyContinue Reading

February 4, 1959 – February 27, 2021 West Columbia, South Carolina – Bill Mooneyhan, 62, loving and devoted husband of Laura H. Mooneyhan, of McSwain Drive West Columbia, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, unexpectedly at his home. Bill was born in Columbia, February 4, 1959, a son of theContinue Reading

A Celebration of Life Service for Charles “Charlie” Logan Higgins, Sr., 77, was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Higgins passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Prisma Health Heart Hospital. He was born in Columbia, the oldest son of the lateContinue Reading