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 and
Robert W. Gantt, passed away on November, 9, 2022 after a full and extraordinary life. He served on the Lexington Richland Five Board of Trustees for 20 years,10 years as the chairman. He also served as the vice chairman and board secretary. Robert led with compassion, a gentle nature and
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,
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 the
Frank Leaphart, 83, passed away on Saturday, December 18, and was remembered as Irmo’s first African American Chief of Police. He served the Irmo community from 1972 until 1980 and was well-liked by future law enforcement officers in the area. Frank was a good neighbor and father. Obituary for Franklin
A funeral service for Charles Franklin “Frank” Teague Jr., 78, was held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5 until 7 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the funeral home.
Brenda Rountree Jackson of Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 9, 2021. Originally from Barnwell, SC, Brenda was a proud graduate of Barnwell High School and Winthrop College. She earned her Master’s degree in education and taught 2nd and 3rd graders as well as special