Obituary: Helen Roberts

Helen Elizabeth Goodwin Roberts, 90, of Greenville, widow of former Baptist Courier editor John E. Roberts, to whom she was married for 61 years, died Aug. 24, 2016. Born June 28, 1926, she graduated from Greenville High School in 1943. She earned her associate degree from Gardner-Webb University and a bachelor’s degree from Furman University. […]

Obituary: Hector Lee Rodriguez

Hector Lee Rodriguez, 60, of Lexington, died June 10, 2016. He was born Aug. 28, 1955, in Wisconsin and was a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mich., where he earned a degree in pastoral studies and foreign missions. He worked 17 years for South Carolina Student Loan Corporation before becoming the assistant pastor […]

Obituary: Magnolia Lockaby

Magnolia Elizabeth Smith Lockaby, 96, of Belton, wife of the late pastor George W. Lockaby, died June 29, 2016. Born in Pelzer, she was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She served churches with her husband for more than 50 years. Survivors include three children and one grandson.  

Obituary: Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones, 75, of Georgetown, died July 7, 2016, in Manning. Born March 26, 1941, in Horry County, he was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Baptist minister and served at Chaparral Baptist Church in Moncks Corner and First Baptist Church in Murrells Inlet. He was serving as an associate pastor at Graves Southern […]

Obituary: Nancy Hayes

Nancy Vivian Watts Hayes, 80, wife of Lancaster pastor Buford Hayes, died June 14, 2016. She was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Kershaw County, and was a homemaker. She was a member of White Springs Baptist Church. In the past, she served as a Sunday school teacher, WMU leader and in other capacities in churches […]

Obituary: Jimmie Gaines

Jimmie Creighton Gaines, 89, of Anderson, died July 8, 2016. Born in Greenville on Jan. 27, 1927, he was a pastor for more than 40 years. He served in the following churches: Eastside Baptist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Good Hope Baptist Church, Central First Baptist Church, Anderson First Baptist Church, Garner Memorial Baptist Church, Cedar […]

Obituary: Bob Gabriel

Robert Fewell Gabriel, 83, of Columbia, died June 8, 2016. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor at Belmont Baptist Church, Columbia, North Jacksonville Baptist Church, and North Trenholm Baptist Church. He and his wife, Betty, were commissioned by the International Mission Board […]

Obituary: Riley W. Eubank Jr.

Riley W. Eubank Jr., 91, of Austin, Texas, died June 13, 2016. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served churches in Texas and Oklahoma, and later supervised chaplaincies at the Baptist medical centers in Columbia and Easley. He served on the boards of Baylor University, the Christian Life Commission and the Baptist General […]

SCBC welcomes resolutions and Christian service award nominations

Resolutions to be considered during this year’s annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Nov. 15-16 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia are due Oct. 15. Submissions should include the name, address, and email (if available) of the person making the resolution along with daytime and cell phone numbers. Also, nominations for the […]

Christian leader Thomas Haggai to speak at Courier event

Thomas Haggai, a renowned motivational speaker, former Southern Baptist pastor and a business executive, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Friends of The Courier banquet, to be held Sept. 15 at the Poinsett Club in Greenville. The event will include dinner, music, a brief report about The Courier and an address by Haggai. […]