Obituary: James Douglas Humphries

James Douglas Humphries, 73, of Greenville, died July 17, 2021. A native of Shelby, N.C., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War. After earning an associate degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he served as bivocational pastor for several churches in South Carolina over the years. In 1998, […]

Obituary: Curtis Daniel

Curtis Edward Daniel, 91, of Boiling Springs, died July 25, 2021. A native of Thomaston, Ga., he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1962. He was a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and Luther Rice Seminary. He served as pastor of eight South […]

Obituary: Eddie Cooper

Eddie Allen Cooper, 60, of Lyman, died July 26, 2021. A native of Greenville County, he was a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and was the senior pastor at Apalache Baptist Church, Greer. He previously served at Little Bethel Baptist Church, Marion, and Arrowwood Baptist Church, Chesnee. Survivors include his wife, Lori Kent Cooper.

Obituary: James Warren

James Hammond Warren Sr., 71, of Clinton, died June 22, 2021. A native of Blackville, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was pastor of several churches, most recently Fork Baptist Church, where he had recently retired. Survivors include his wife, Gail M. Warren, two children and six grandchildren.

Obituary: Sidney Norton

Norman Sidney Norton, 85, of Gaffney, died June 28, 2021. A native of Stony Point, N.C., he formerly served as pastor of several South Carolina Baptist churches before becoming pastor of New Heights Baptist Church, Gaffney, where he served for 43 years. He was a former chaplain of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and was chaplain […]

Obituary: Robert “Bobby” Jones

Robert “Bobby” Jones, 75, of Iva, died June 18, 2021. A native of Abbeville, he served as pastor of eight South Carolina Baptist churches before retiring in 1997. Following retirement, he was interim pastor in several churches before becoming the pastor of Rocky River Baptist Church in Iva, where he was serving at the time […]

Obituary: Tant Ehrhardt

Lewis “Tant” Ehrhardt, 65, of Ehrhardt, died June 15, 2021. After a career installing alarm systems, he entered the ministry to become a pastor. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, and served as a pastor in Virginia before returning to South Carolina to serve at Northgate Baptist Church, Orangeburg, for almost 21 […]

Obituary: Odell Breland

Abraham “Odell” Breland, 92, of Orangeburg, died July 11, 2021. A native of Ruffin, he served as pastor of Baptist churches in Virginia, California, and South Carolina, including Mount Zion, St. George; Canaan, Cope; Edisto, Cope; Rivelon, Orangeburg; Bamberg First; and Hunter’s Chapel, Bamberg. He was named pastor emeritus at Canaan Baptist Church, Cope, and […]

Obituary: Earl Behr

Earl Eugene Behr, 91, of Holly Hill, died July 1, 2021. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., he earned a certificate in German language from the Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany. He was a part-time teacher of German at Holly Hill Roberts High School for 33 years, retiring in 2002. He served as pastor of First Baptist […]

Obituary: Norman Russ Gardner

Norman Russ Gardner, 85, of Landrum, died May 30, 2021, at Upstate Community Hospice House. A native of Spartanburg County, he was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He pastored 10 Southern Baptist churches in five states during his ministry, including Piedmont Baptist Church, Chesnee; Croft Baptist Church, Spartanburg; Alice […]