Obituary: Jeramy Scott Herring

Jeramy Scott Herring, 44, of Rock Hill, died Dec. 9, 2019. A native of Rock Hill, he was serving as pastor of Old Paths Community Church of Rock Hill at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Teague Booth Herring, and one daughter.

Obituary: Andrew P. Webb Sr.

Andrew P. Webb Sr., 80, of Anderson, died Jan. 8, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Greenville, he served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked for the Index-Journal in Greenwood. After attending Fruitland Baptist Institute and Luther Rice Seminary, he served as pastor of several South Carolina Baptist churches, […]

Obituary: Peggy Boyte Roberts

Peggy Boyte Roberts, 84, of Laurens, and wife of retired South Carolina Baptist pastor Larry E. Roberts, died Dec. 20, 2019. A native of Great Falls, she was a member of First Baptist Church. She previously worked for the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Tennessee Baptist Convention. Her husband served as pastor in South Carolina […]

Obituary: Grady C. Miller

Grady Clifton Miller Sr., 86, of Marietta, died Dec. 5, 2019. A native of Greenville County, he was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked for various textile manufacturers before being called into the ministry. He earned a BA from Carson Newman University and a Master of Theology from Luther Rice Seminary. […]

Obituary: Walter Jacobs

Walter Jacobs, 87, of Greenville, died Oct. 31, 2019. A native of Louisville, Ky., he was a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served seven churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina for a total of 40 years as minister of music and/or education. He was president […]

Obituary: James W. Herron

James W. Herron, 85, of Rock Hill, died Nov. 11, 2019. A native of Bamberg, he grew up in Charleston, where he graduated from the College of Charleston. He also was a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Among his previous pastorates were Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cottageville; Five Points Baptist Church, Wilson, N.C.; Northside […]

Robert E. “Bob” Philyaw

Robert Eugene “Bob” Philyaw, 87, of Anderson, died Sept. 15, 2019, at his home. A native of Anderson, he served as pastor of churches in North and South Carolina, including Sandridge, Greenwood; Salem, Saluda; Lake Swamp, Timmonsville; Southside, Anderson; Northside, Calhoun Falls; Shiloh, Anderson; Mountain Creek, Anderson; and First, Due West. He was chaplain at […]

Obituary: Clarence O. Griffin

Clarence O’Neal Griffin, 87, of Taylors, died Oct. 11, 2019. A native of Greenwood, he was a graduate of North Greenville University, Furman University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Kelleytown Baptist Church, Hartsville, for four years. In 1960, he and his wife, Doris, were appointed as International Mission Board missionaries […]

Obituary: John Osborne “Joe” Reed Jr.

John Osborne “Joe” Reed Jr., 96, of Columbia, died Aug. 10, 2019, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. A native of Sumter, he was a graduate of North Greenville University, Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He also attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) for two years. Ordained in […]

Obituary: Juanita Garrison

Juanita Garrison, who dispensed wit and farm-fresh wisdom for 15 years as the “Sunday Dinner” columnist for The Baptist Courier, died Sept. 5, 2019. Her column featured recipes submitted by Courier readers as well as favorite dishes from her own kitchen. “Sunday Dinner” ran in The Courier from 2002-2018, and in 2016 Courier Publishing released […]