Obituary: Tim Tomlinson

Tim Tomlinson, 61, of Ridgeland, died March 16, 2020. A native of Homestead, Fla., he was a graduate of Baptist College at Charleston and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of several churches around South Carolina, most recently as pastor of Okatee Baptist Church for the past 14 years. Survivors include his […]

Obituary: Hugh V. Brinson Jr.

Hugh Vance Brinson Jr., 76, of Anderson, died April 3, 2020. He was a graduate of Anderson College and Carson Newman College, and received his master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He served as minister of music in Southern Baptist churches in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. He was a member […]

Obituary: Sophie Nix

Sophie Nix, 94, of Rock Hill, and wife of the late Rev. Paul Nix, died Jan. 26, 2020. She and her husband met while students at Furman University, and both attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a public school teacher for 40 years, serving in Greenville, Anderson, Barnwell, Pickens and Chester counties. She also […]

Obituary: Carl Vernon Mullinax

Carl Vernon Mullinax, 88, of Gaffney, died March 5, 2020. Born in Gaffney, he retired from the textile industry and served at several South Carolina Baptist churches, including Bowling Green Baptist Church in Clover. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Survivors include three sons, six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. […]

Obituary: D. Floyd Dukes

Dannie Floyd Dukes, 87, of Williston, died Feb. 18, 2020. Born in Bamberg County, he attended New Orleans Theological Seminary. During his 54-year ministry, he served Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Blackville; Elko Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Springfield; and Edisto Baptist Church, Williston. He retired from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in 2003 and was […]

Obituary: Joseph Charles Blalock Sr.

Joseph Charles Blalock Sr., 72, of Muncie, Ind., died Feb. 8, 2020. A native of Anniston, Ala., he grew up in Spartanburg. He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He served as a home missionary in New York and Massachusetts, and later served at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, Union. He and […]

Van Impe, ‘The Walking Bible,’ dead at 88

Televangelist Jack Van Impe, known as “the walking Bible” for his memorization of nearly two-thirds of the Bible, died in January at age 88. He was an outspoken prophecy preacher who held to the premillennial dispensational view of the return of Jesus Christ. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, stated that Van Impe’s […]

Obituary: Gerald Ross Lawton

Gerald Ross Lawton, 82, of Iva, died Sept. 24, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Cameron, Ariz. A native of Iva, he became a minister at the age of 17 while a member of Iva First Baptist Church. He earned a doctorate in theology from Luther Rice Seminary. He was a veteran of the U.S. […]

Obituary: Engrum L. Johnson Jr.

Engrum L. Johnson, 75, of Taylors, died Dec. 8, 2019. Born in Kingstree, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a retired Baptist minister, having served for 50 years. He previously served as pastor of several Baptist churches in North and South Carolina, including Black Creek in Dovesville, […]

Obituary: Jerry Ray Davis

Jerry Ray Davis, 85, of Timmonsville, died Feb. 12, 2020. A native of Missouri, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his seminary training, he founded a church in West Virginia, and later served Tans Bay and Quinby Baptist churches in Florence. He served as supply pastor in several churches until […]