Honoring Barbara Duncan Willm

Editor’s Note

Barbara was dearly loved by our newspapers and a great influence on the towns that those newspapers serve. Through her leadership at Lexington Medical Center, she brought much-needed medical centers to many of our coverage areas throughout the Midlands.

Her support of the Okra Strut brought it from a parking lot bake sale to the nationally recognized festival that it is today. As ‘Chairbabe’ of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Barbara’s guidance reshaped the board of directors and membership into a strong organization with a focus on making Irmo a business-friendly city.

Her contributions to the chambers in Cayce – West Columbia and Lexington gave her the highest honors and accolades.

Barbara was a ‘one of a kind’ and we will truly miss her.