Obituary: Bill Lockaby Jr.

William F. “Bill” Lockaby Jr. of Vernon, Vt., formerly of Greenville, died Nov. 12, 2015. Born in Greenville on Jan. 28, 1954, he graduated from Mars Hill College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent his ministry as a chaplain and as a pastor for several churches in South Carolina. Survivors include his wife, Lori […]

Obituary: Danny Gray

Danny Gray, 76, of Anderson, died Dec. 22, 2015. Born in Williamston on Sept. 27, 1939, he served in the United States Navy and pastored churches in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. He served as an evangelist for six years and retired at Mount Tabor Baptist Church in 2010. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Whitworth […]

Obituary: Ronald David Daves

Ronald David Daves, 61, of Columbia, died Dec. 16, 2015. Born Nov. 22, 1954, in St. Louis, Mo., he was a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctor of ministry degree. He was a pastor for more than 31 years and served several churches in South Carolina. His most recent pastorate was at […]

Obituary: James Nathan Blackwell Sr.

James Nathan Blackwell Sr., 84, of Abbeville, died Jan. 3, 2016. Born May 1, 1931, in Newport, Tenn., he was a graduate of North Greenville University. He served as pastor of Nine Forks Baptist Church and Peter’s Creek Baptist Church in Pickens County. His last pastorate was West Side Baptist Church in Abbeville, where he […]

Obituary: James Blackwelder

James Pierce Blackwelder, 95, of Winnsboro, died Dec. 18, 2015. He was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was active in the ministry for 42 years. After serving churches in North and South Carolina, he became pastor of Stephen Greene Baptist Church […]

Obituary: James Roland Watterson Sr.

James Roland Watterson Sr., 83, of Lexington, died Nov. 27, 2015. He served four churches as pastor in 35 years of active ministry: Eastside Baptist of Columbia, First Baptist of North, Red Bank Baptist in Saluda, and Still Waters Baptist in Leesville. In retirement he served several churches as interim pastor. Watterson graduated from Wingate […]

Obituary: Ronald Kevin Skipper

Ronald Kevin Skipper, 56, of Blythewood, died Nov. 20, 2015. Born in France, he earned his doctor of ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored First Baptist Church of Loris and Kittiwake Baptist Church in West Columbia. He was known on WVOC radio as the host of “The Discipline Financial Show” and provided […]

Obituary: Dallas Lester Redding Jr.

Dallas “Dal” L. Redding Jr., 93, died Nov. 10, 2015. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and earned a degree in pastoral ministries from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Extension Department. He pastored five churches in South Carolina: Trinity Baptist in Gaston, Mt. Carmel Baptist in Orangeburg, Highland Baptist in Orangeburg, McCall First Baptist, and […]

Obituary: Wilbur Buford Creech

Wilbur Buford Creech, 83, of Barnwell County, died Oct. 9, 2015. He was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Florida Baptist Theological College, and William Carey Baptist College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was ordained into the ministry in 1957. He served as pastor of churches in Alabama, […]

Obituary: Joan Jackson Burnett

Joan Jackson Burnett, 69, of Duncan, died Dec. 3, 2015. She was the wife of Gerald W. Burnett, pastor of Care Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Born April 22, 1946, in Spartanburg, she retired from the National Beta Club after 32 years of service and served as CEO. Survivors in addition to her husband include three […]