Edward (Ned) Council

June 24, 1929 ~ February 7, 2021

Edward (Ned) Council passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. He was born June 24, 1929 to the late John Monroe and Louise Land Council in Lake Waccamaw. He graduated from Hallsboro High School and attended North Carolina State University where he played third base on the baseball team.  He was an All-American playing American Legion baseball.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant 1st Class Pilot during the Korean War. He was stationed in Skull Thorpe AFB, Norfolk, England during which time he participated in the Berlin Air Lift.

In 1952, he married Sally Senter of Albemarle, N.C. and they were happily married for 63 years until her death in 2015. After he retired from the military in 1956, they made their home in Lake Waccamaw.

He began working at the Council Tool Company in 1956 where he retired as Vice President after more than 40 years of service.  Ned was a dedicated member of the Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, an elder and a Sunday School teacher as a member of the church for over 80 years.  He served on the Fire Department and Rescue Squad as well as worked to build wheelchair ramps for those in need with Ramps and Rails where he volunteered from its inception.  He coached the first Lake Waccamaw Little League team to the county championship. He also served as a Lake Waccamaw town commissioner, and served on the board of Columbus County Regional Health Care for over 20 years where he retired as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

He is survived in death by his daughter; Cristin Council Flynt, a son; Edward Land Council Jr, and four grandchildren – Sally and Dave Flynt and George and Lily Council.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Sally and his son Walter.

A small graveside service with Military Honors were held Friday at 11 am, Feb. 12, 2021, at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lake Waccamaw with Reverend Steuart Link officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church, Church St., Lake Waccamaw, N.C.  28450.

  • Obituaries

    Kaylin Paige Bryan

    Services will be announced. July 31, 1997 — September 15, 2023 Kaylin Paige Bryan, age 26, of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Betty [Read More]
  • Obituaries

    Diantha Fairfax Cartrette

    October 7, 1941 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 81) Diantha Fairfax Cartrette, age 81, of Lake Waccamaw, NC, passed away peacefully at the Angel House Lower Cape Fear Life Care, Whiteville.  Diantha was born in [Read More]
  • No Picture

    Jeff Simmons

    September 20, 2023 – Old Dock NC   Arrangements are incomplete.
  • NWS graphic TS Ophelia
    Front Page

    Rainmaker Headed for SENC

    What will likely become Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to bring 1.75 to 2.5 inches of rain to Columbus starting Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the coastal low pressure system is a rapidly [Read More]
  • Front Page

    Casinos, Video Gaming Out for Now

    Leaders in the General Assembly on Tuesday folded their cards when it came to sections on casinos and video gambling terminals. The two sections of the budget bills were axed after Senate and House leadership [Read More]
About Jefferson Weaver 1577 Articles
Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at jeffersonweaver@ColumbusCountyNews.com.