Obituary: Allen Bratcher

Allen Cleveland Bratcher, 64, of Belton, died March 15, 2018. A native of Anderson County, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was pastor of Masters Baptist Church in Whitmire, was a missionary in the Dominican Republic for one year, and served 24 years with the International Mission Board. He was a member of Bethany […]

Obituary: Joe Hinton

Joseph Walter Hinton, 97, of Easley, died April 5, 2018. Born in Greenville County, he was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Stetson University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a World War II veteran. He served churches in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi before moving to Pickens as pastor of East […]

Obituary: Wayne Wiggins

Lloyd Wayne Wiggins, 84, of Abbeville, died March 18, 2018. A native of Fort Mill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Presbyterian College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as senior pastor at Mountville Baptist Church, Fruitvale Baptist Church, Georges Creek Baptist Church, Lakewood Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Heyward Knight

Chaplain LTC Heyward Pinckney Knight, 86, of Augusta, Ga., died Jan. 29, 2018. A native of Charleston, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and graduated from The Citadel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the U.S. Army Career Chaplain’s Advanced Course at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He was ordained […]

Obituary: Harry Girtman

Harry Spruiell Girtman, 89, of Columbia, died Feb. 17, 2018. A native of Alabama, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a draftsman during World War II. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a minister for more than 40 years, most recently as pastor […]

Obituary: Eugene Burriss Sr.

Bobby Eugene Burriss Sr., 85, of Belton, died Feb. 11, 2018. Born in Belton, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He pastored several Upstate churches, most recently at River Street Baptist Church in Anderson. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn King Burriss, a […]

Obituary: Ansel Earl Norris

Ansel Earl Norris, 77, of Lyman, died Dec. 14, 2017. A native of Pelham, he was a retired Southern Baptist minister and a member of Burnsview Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Cox Norris.

Obituary: Jerry K. Scott Sr.

Jerry K. Scott Sr., 81, of Greenville, died Jan. 4, 2018. A native of Greenville, he served as a Baptist minister for more than 58 years and pastored 11 churches. He was ordained in July 1957 at Utica Baptist Church in Seneca. He was a graduate of North Greenville College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary […]

Obituary: Gene Henson

Gene Henson, 85, of Easley, died Jan. 18, 2018. A native of Williamston, he graduated from North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife of 64 years, Exie Wilde Henson, were missionaries with the International Mission Board and served in four countries. They worked in the Amazon Basin, […]

Obituary: Burt Williams

Burton Eugene Williams II, 91, of Cordova, died Jan. 31, 2018. A native of Swansea, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his 43-year ministry, he served Southern Baptist churches in Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina, including First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, First Baptist Church of West Columbia, […]