Obituary: Carlos Watson

Carlos Blease Watson, 91, of Simpsonville, died Feb. 22, 2016. He was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Theological Seminary. His pastorates included Selma, Kelleytown and New Hope Baptist churches. He also served as pastoral care minister at Brookwood Community Church. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include […]

Obituary: David Gordon Taylor

David Gordon Taylor, 80, of Anderson, died Feb. 10, 2016. He attended Temple Bible College, Bob Jones and Furman University. He retired from First Baptist Church of Aynor in 1998 and was the founder of Good Shepherd Sunday School Ministries. He also taught at the Langston Bible Institute in Conway. He and his family moved […]

Obituary: James Melvin Pilgrim

James “Jim” Melvin Pilgrim Jr., 87, of Columbia, died Feb. 12, 2016. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of several churches until 1965 when he was called as chaplain […]

Obituary: Billy Millwood

Billy Neal Millwood, 89, of Cowpens, died Feb. 26, 2016. He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and was in the ministry for more than 46 years, having served 39 years at Love Springs Baptist Church, six years at Clifton Baptist Church, and as interim pastor at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a World […]

Obituary: George Alexander Jones

George Alexander Jones, 96, died Feb. 12, 2016, at his home in Hendersonville, N.C. He served as pastor of The Baptist Church of Beaufort, S.C., from 1955 to 1970, during which time he led the church to launch a ministry for seasonal migrant workers in Beaufort County. After serving in South Carolina, he was a […]

Obituary: Jack W. Hester

Jack W. Hester, 85, of Easley, died Feb. 14, 2016. He attended Tennessee Temple University and North Greenville University. He was a former pastor of several Upstate Baptist churches, including Grace in Simpsonville, Cannon Memorial in Central, Powdersville First, and Nine Forks. After retiring, he served as an associate pastor at City View Baptist Church. […]

Obituary: Hugh Aldrich Burlington Jr.

Hugh Aldrich Burlington Jr., 71, of Cary, N.C., died Feb. 25, 2016. He graduated from Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and served in ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church in Atlanta; as Baptist campus minister in Spartanburg; and as pastor at Grassy Pond Baptist Church in Gaffney. He was senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist […]

Obituary: Roy Arthur Arnold

Roy Arthur Arnold, 78, of Columbia, died Feb. 27, 2016. Born in Anderson County, he was a graduate of Clemson University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of churches in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, and was a member of Shandon Baptist Church. Survors include his wife of 60 years, Joan Letlow […]

Obituary: Keith Stephens

Timmy Keith Stephens, 33, of Duncan, died Feb. 5, 2016. He previously served as pastor of Reedy Fork Baptist Church, Converse Baptist Church, and as youth minister at Browns Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Price Stephens, and three children.

Obituary: Harold A. Shirley

Harold A. Shirley, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., founding pastor of NewKirk Baptist Church in Rock Hill, died Jan. 23, 2016. Born in Meridian, Miss., he graduated from Samford University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a Baptist minister for more than 50 years in six southern states. His longest residency was in […]