Obituary: John C. Muller

John C. Muller, 77, of Gilbert, director of missions for Edisto Baptist Association, died July 10, 2020. A native of Ehrhardt, he served in the U.S Air Force and later attended Western Oklahoma State College, the University of Illinois, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of three South Carolina Baptist Convention churches […]

Obituary: Charles Alvin Hamlin

Charles Alvin Hamlin, 93, of Liberty, died June 5, 2020. He earned a master’s degree in theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and served in the U.S. Navy. He also served for 48 years as director, interim pastor or pastor in several churches, including Glenwood and Arial Baptist churches in Easley; First Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Ray Lee Thompson Jr.

Ray Lee Thompson Jr., 79, of Anderson, died May 5, 2020. A native of Monroe, N.C., he attended Furman University, where he met his future wife, Nena, and later attended the University of South Carolina. Sports were a big part of his college life, and he continued to use his athletic knowledge and talents for […]

Obituary: Harold Walter Syfrett

Harold Walter Syfrett, 96, of Walterboro, died April 13, 2020. A native of Orangeburg, he was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Wofford College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was instrumental in helping to begin what later became Cudd Memorial Baptist and Bethany Baptist churches in Spartanburg. In more than 30 years […]

Obituary: Carl E. Tolbert

Chaplain Col. Carl E. Tolbert, 91, of Summerville, died May 9, 2020. A native of Oklahoma, he was a graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and East Texas State College. He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 as a chaplain, where he served for 27 years. He received a year of […]

Obituary: Ron Jackson

Ronald “Ron” Bryan Jackson Sr., 77, of Gaffney, died June 4, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he became a Christian at age 12, and was a graduate of Baptist College of Charleston; New Orleans Theological Seminary; Southern Baptist Center for Biblical Studies; and Covington Theological Seminary. He served several South Carolina Baptist churches as pastor or […]

Obituary: Charles Alvin Hamlin

Charles Alvin Hamlin, 93, of Liberty, died June 5, 2020. Born in Pickens County, he was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in the U.S. Navy and later in several capacities at churches in Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina — including Glenwood and Arial, both in Easley; Central First Baptist; and […]

Obituary: William Kenneth Bagnal Jr.

Chaplain Col. William Kenneth Bagnal Jr., USA (Retired), 88, of Raleigh, N.C., died June 7, 2020. A native of Florence, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Timmonsville, before serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Army for 24 years and receiving numerous […]

Obituary: Donald C. Purvis Sr.

Donald C. Purvis Sr., 85, of Hartsville, died May 10, 2020. A native of Darlington, he was a graduate of Furman University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Luther Rice Seminary. He was a proud United States Marine and was honored to have served his country during the Korean War.  He served as a pastor for […]

Obituary: Alastair C. Walker

Alastair C. Walker, 93, of Spartanburg, died May 4, 2020. Born in Paisley, Scotland, he lived in South Africa during the early years of his life, became a Christian at the age of 16, and came to America at 20. In 1968, he was called to First Baptist Church in Spartanburg and served as senior […]