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