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

January 2, 1980 – August 3, 2023 Edgemoor, South Carolina – We are devastated to announce the passing of Ernest Sidney Austin III, (Little Bud) passed Thursday August 03, 2023. Austin is survived by his wife, April Austin, his children, Sidney Austin, Caitlyn Austin and Bentley Austin. He is alsoContinue Reading

March 7, 1939  –  August 4, 2023 Kenneth R Uschelbec of Columbia, died Friday, August 4, 2023, at Generations of Irmo. He was 84 years old. Ken was a native of Cleveland, OH. After graduating from Fairview High School, he attended Muskingum College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.  After overContinue Reading

Columbia, SC — With profound sadness, we announce the untimely passing of Scott Malyerck, a prominent figure in South Carolina’s political landscape and a dedicated public servant. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Scott’s legacy is marked by his exceptional contributions to upholding American Democracy, his commitment to Conservative Values, andContinue 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

JANUARY 7, 1958 – JUNE 30, 2023 Vi Humphries-Racine, lovingly known as Vi, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2023, in Chapin, SC at the age of 65. She was born on January 7, 1958, to Betty and William “Bill” Gunnells. Vi was preceded in death by her parents, but their memoryContinue Reading

On Monday, June 26, 2023, James Derrick Bouknight of Irmo passed away at the age of 91. James “Jimmy” was born on September 21, 1931, in Irmo to Willie and Carrie (Derrick) Bouknight. He graduated from Irmo High School in 1949. He was no. 24 on the Irmo High FootballContinue Reading

Frederick Edward Sojourner passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2023. He was a son of the late Robert Edward Sojourner and the late Minnie Ehrhardt Sojourner. Born July 14, 1938, in Augusta, GA, Mr. Sojourner grew up in southeastern Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry. In 1950, his familyContinue Reading

Kimberly “Kim” Ann Lipsey Mitchell, 50, of Little Mountain, died Sunday, January 15, 2023. Born on March 27, 1972, in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Mary Lunell Davenport Lipsey and the late Clyde Douglas Lipsey. She was a 1990 graduate of the Mid Carolina High School and worked forContinue 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