Obituary: Betty Ruth King Baker

Betty Ruth King Baker, 89, of North Augusta, died Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Fort Mill. She played the piano and organ in her church and served with her husband, James Randall Baker, during his pastoral ministry. Survivors include her husband, two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Obituary: William P. Clyde

William P. Clyde, 92, died Dec. 25, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Kemper, S.C., he received a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Stephen Greene Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Allendale First Baptist Church, and Lexington Baptist Church. He […]

Obituary: Booker Bagby Jr.

E. Booker Bagby Jr., 96, of Belton, died Dec. 21, 2017. He was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Chester and graduated from Furman University in 1942. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as commanding officer of LCI 393 with duty in the Pacific until 1946. Following the war, he attended Southern […]

Obituary: H. Ondra Black 

Hal Ondra Black, 81, of Spartanburg, died Dec. 4, 2017. He was a graduate of Eastern Carolina College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After a pastoral career in Michigan and New Jersey, he retired from full-time ministry in 2002 and moved to Spartanburg, where he served as associate pastor and minister to senior adults at […]

Obituary: Kenneth W. Garvin

Kenneth W. Garvin, 67, of Graniteville, died Dec. 16, 2017. Born in Augusta, Ga., he was a graduate of Anderson College and USC-Aiken and earned a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In South Carolina, he pastored Marion Street Baptist Church in Aiken and Langley First Baptist Church. He also served churches […]

Obituary: George D. Holland

George D. Holland, 70, of Gaffney, died Dec. 20, 2017. In South Carolina, he pastored Peach Valley and New Pleasant Baptist churches. He also served churches in North Carolina. He was a professor of church history and Southern Baptist history at Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, N.C., for 36 years. Survivors include his wife […]

Obituary: Ernest Webb

Ernest Webb, 85, of Aiken, died Dec. 3, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Aiken County, he retired from Bi-Lo after 34 years of service, where he was a produce manager. He pastored Spring Branch Baptist Church in Windsor for nearly 21 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Widener Webb. […]

Obituary: Lewis Edward McCormick Jr.

Lewis Edward McCormick Jr., 95, of Pinopolis, died Dec. 11, 2017. Born Dec. 26, 1921, in Blackville, he graduated from Furman University in 1942 and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1945. He later received a doctor of divinity degree from Charleston Southern University. He pastored the following churches in South Carolina: Springfield Baptist, Healing Springs […]

Obituary: Choice E. Watson

Choice E. Watson, 85, of Lyman, died Jan. 2, 2018. He was a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran. Watson was a pastor for 25 years and served the following South Carolina churches: Lyman First Baptist (as associate pastor), Calvary Baptist […]

Obituary: Carl E. Patterson

Carl E. Patterson, 87, of Greenwood, died Dec. 16, 2017. Born May 27, 1930, in Pelzer, he was a graduate of Anderson College, Furman University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Mississippi and South Carolina, and was a retired claims superintendent with State Farm Insurance Co. Survivors include his wife of […]