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

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

Peter Uszkay, Ph.D., died peacefully in his home after a short illness on his 75th birthday, July 4, 2021. He was born in Hungary in 1946. Always an A+ student, he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics and economics in 1972 and taught math in the University of Economics in BudapestContinue Reading