Longtime Beaufort County pastor Bob Cuttino dies

Robert Edward “Bob” Cuttino, 83, of Beaufort, died June 23, 2016. A native of Sumter, he earned degrees from Wofford College and Yale University and received an honorary doctorate from Furman University. He served for 65 years in several South Carolina pastorates in Williston, Fairfax, Lake City, Lancaster, Hilton Head and Beaufort. He was a […]

Obituary: Robertson McQuilkin

Robertson McQuilkin, 88, of Columbia, an author and missions leader who was noted for resigning the presidency of Columbia International University in 1990 to care for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife, died June 2, 2016. Muriel died in 2003. McQuilkin was remembered as a zealous proponent of worldwide evangelism and the patriarch of a family that helped […]

Obituary: Joseph L. Emery

Joseph L. Emery, 91, of Tryon, N.C., died May 11, 2016. Born in Waco, Texas, he was a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Pioneer Theological Seminary, and Columbia University (New York). After serving churches in Texas and West Virginia, he became pastor of Rutledge Avenue Baptist Church, Charleston, where he retired in […]

Obituary: Joye Terry

Joye Mears Terry, 53, the wife of Wayne Terry, associate executive director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, died June 1, 2016, at her home in Lexington after a 16-year battle with breast cancer. Born July 27, 1962 in Greenwood, S.C., she graduated from Wardlaw Academy in 1980, Anderson University in 1982 and Winthrop University […]

Obituary: Danny Tuten

George Daniel “Danny” Tuten, of Estill, died May 9, 2016. Born in the Furman community of Hampton County, he began preaching at the age of 17 by filling in at churches in the community, and later was called as interim pastor of Robertville Baptist Church in Estill. He was serving as pastor of Mt. Olive […]

Obituary: C.W. Jones

Chauncey W. Jones, 88, of Greenville, died April 25, 2016. Born in Enoree, he attended Furman University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was ordained to the ministry in 1952 and pastored churches in Northeast Georgia and Upstate South Carolina, including Durbin Creek and Harmony Baptist churches, Fountain Inn; Mt. […]

Obituary: Frank Zedick

Frank Zedick of Durham, N.C., died April 3, 2016. He was a former pastor of Durbin Creek Baptist Church and Bethany Baptist Church, both of Fountain Inn, and Dillon First Baptist Church. He also served churches in North Carolina. He was a graduate of Furman University and earned bachelor of divinity, master of theology and […]

Obituary: Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson, of Anderson, died April 9, 2016. A member and deacon at Anderson First Baptist Church, he served as music minister in several Upstate churches over the past 60 years. He was owner of Jim Wilson Realty and Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, […]

Obituary: Mario Vargas

Mario Vargas, 77, of Camden, died March 17, 2016. A native of El Salvador, he studied at the Baptist Seminary in Mexico City, Mexico, and the Hispano-American Seminary in Los Angeles, Calif. Over the course of 50 years, he pastored churches in El Salvador, California, North Carolina, Arkansas, and South Carolina. His passion was spreading […]

Obituary: Leroy Sheppard 

Leroy McKinley Sheppard II, 45, of Spartanburg, died April 7, 2016. He served as youth and children’s minister at the Laotian Baptist Mission, and founded and directed Shepherd’s Door Ministries for over 10 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. Survivors include his wife, Marlaina Bowen Sheppard, and six children. He was […]