Obituary: Larry Southerland

Lawrence “Larry” Southerland, of Anderson, died Jan. 29, 2023. A native of Easley, he was a graduate of Erskine College, Furman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan. He was pastor of churches in Indiana and South Carolina for nine years […]

Obituary: David Duncan

David Eugene Duncan, 65, of Macon, Ga., died Dec. 11, 2022. A native of Pickens, he was a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University. He served in many ministry positions, including minister of music, youth pastor, and senior pastor for several churches, including Beaverdam Baptist in Fair Play and Glenwood Baptist in Easley. Survivors include his […]

Obituary: Henry Chennault

Henry Lee Chennault, 84, of Aiken, died Jan. 17, 2023, following a period of declining heath. He was a native of Dalhart, Texas, and was ordained into the ministry in 1956 at First Baptist Church, Altus, Okla. He was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, the University of Oklahoma, and Trinity Theological Seminary. He served […]

Obituary: Jennie Clayton

Jennie Rae Surratt Clayton, 76, of Blacksburg, and wife of Rev. Joseph Clayton, died Nov. 7, 2022. She was a graduate of Lander University and served as a pastor’s wife, church pianist, music teacher, and substitute teacher. She and her husband served several South Carolina Baptist churches, including Nazareth, Blacksburg; Lowrys, Chester; Juniper Bay, Conway; […]

Obituary: Redden Thames

Redden Thames, 90, of Lexington, died Nov. 23, 2022. He was a graduate of Stetson University and Southern Seminary, and did graduate studies at Chandler School of Theology. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Stetson in 1971. A retired minister, he served as pastor of Baptist churches in Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina. He […]

Obituary: Thomas Nelson

Thomas Rhame Nelson, 91, of Myrtle Beach, died Dec. 26, 2022. A native of Charleston, he was a graduate of the College of Charleston. He was also a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Kentucky. He served as pastor of churches in Kentucky and North Carolina, and was later called to […]

Obituary: Robert Beaman

Robert Beaman, 89, of Huntsville, Ala., and father of Gwen Hollingsworth (wife of SCBC Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth), died Dec. 14, 2022. After serving in the military, he worked as an engineer at NASA for more than 37 years before retiring. He and his wife taught first-grade Sunday school together for 50 years, and he […]

Obituary: Bill Howard

William Calvin “Bill” Howard, 84, of Spartanburg, died Nov. 19, 2022. A native of Greer, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from North Greenville College, Limestone College and Luther Rice Seminary. He helped to establish New Faith Baptist Church in Campobello in 1988 and retired in 2008 after 40 years of pastoral […]

Obituary: Howard Wimmer

Howard Allan Wimmer Jr., 80, of Greenville, died Nov. 14, 2022. Born in Pearisburg, Va., he was raised in Fort Mill. He was a graduate of Erskine College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of churches in North Carolina and South Carolina from 1966 until his retirement from Augusta Heights Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Randy McCraw

Randall Reid “Randy” McCraw, 71, of Boiling Springs, died Nov. 5, 2022. A native of Mayo, he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired as minister of Beaverdam Baptist Church and had served at Christian Heights and several other churches over the years. Survivors include two sons, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded […]