Obituary: Edward E. Kemper

Edward Eugene Kemper, 85, of Aiken, died March 22, 2017. A native of Tennessee, he served in the National Guard for 11 years and worked at the Savannah River Plant for 42 years. He retired after 20 years as pastor of Green Pond Baptist Church and was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church. Survivors include […]

Obituary: Pete Debruhl

Pete Lynwood Debruhl, 85, of Cassatt, died April 1, 2017. A native of Camden, he served as pastor of the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Beaverdam, Harmony, Calvary, Socastee, Oakey Swamp and Galivants Ferry, and also led services at Little Pee Dee State Park. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Currie Debruhl, two daughters, eight grandchildren, […]

Obituary: R. Dale Cox

Roger Dale Cox, 67, of Florence, died March 28, 2017. A native of Kingstree, he graduated from Newberry College, Winthrop College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught in public schools across South Carolina and served as headmaster at Andrews Christian School. He was pastor of churches in Georgia, Texas and Virginia, and was an […]

Obituary: David LeGrand Young

David LeGrand Young, 67, of Aiken, died March 31, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Aiken County and served as pastor at Clear Water Branch Baptist Church for the past five years. He was a member of the Aiken Baptist Association Ministerial Group. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Vicki Zielinski Young, two […]

Obituary: Ted Keller

Ted Leon Keller, 68, of Columbia, known for his ministry to truckers and their families, died April 6, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was an ordained minister and a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church. He graduated from Wingate College and attended Charleston Southern University. He also attended culinary school. He stood alongside truck drivers […]

Obituary: Jack E. King Jr.

Jack E. King Jr., 79, of Laurens, died April 3, 2017. Born in Spartanburg, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant. He attended Clemson University and Newberry College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He also was a graduate of Liberty Bible Institute. He pastored numerous churches during his 56 years of […]

Obituary: Stephen Aylesworth

Stephen Allen Aylesworth, 61, of Columbia, died Jan. 26, 2017. Born in New York, he had served as youth pastor of North Columbia Baptist Church for the past 34 years. He also volunteered with the disaster relief team of Columbia Metro Baptist Association and worked with the association’s state fair ministry. He worked with World […]

Obituary: Donald Herbert Stephens

Donald Herbert Stephens, 85, of Simpsonville, died Jan. 28, 2017. Born in Liberty, he served as pastor of Kentland Park Baptist Church in Greenville, Lowndesville First Baptist Church, Reidville First Baptist Church and Durbin Creek Baptist Church. He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University […]

Obituary: Frank Keels

Francis “Frank” Craig Keels, 65, of Greer, died Nov. 5, 2016. A native of Pinewood, he served the following Baptist churches in South Carolina: Spears Creek in Columbia, Ashley Heights in North Charleston, Hopewell in Parkers Ferry, Cheraw Baptist, Clearview in Charleston, Westside in Greenwood, Rosewood in Columbia, and Abner Creek in Greer. His international […]

Obituary: Foster T. Givins

Foster Thomas Givins, 89, of Spartanburg, a retired Baptist minister of more than 50 years, died Feb. 10, 2017. Born May 30, 1927, in Avondale, N.C., he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended Mars Hill College and Dan Greer Bible College. He previously served as assistant pastor at Oak Grove […]