Obituary: Howard Wimmer

Howard Allan Wimmer Jr., 80, of Greenville, died Nov. 14, 2022. Born in Pearisburg, Va., he was raised in Fort Mill. He was a graduate of Erskine College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of churches in North Carolina and South Carolina from 1966 until his retirement from Augusta Heights Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Randy McCraw

Randall Reid “Randy” McCraw, 71, of Boiling Springs, died Nov. 5, 2022. A native of Mayo, he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired as minister of Beaverdam Baptist Church and had served at Christian Heights and several other churches over the years. Survivors include two sons, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded […]

Obituary: Robert Frederick

Robert Kenneth Frederick, 84, of Blackville, died Oct. 19, 2022. A native of Williston, he served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He graduated from North Greenville Junior College (now North Greenville University) and was ordained into the ministry by Rosemary Baptist Church on March 25, 1962. For the next six decades, he would […]

Obituary: Freda Crews

Freda V. Crews, 86, of Lake Bowen and wife of the late Dr. William Crews, died Oct. 21, 2022. A native of Florida, she was a graduate of North American Baptist Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and served as director/dean of the International University for Graduate Studies School of Christian Counseling in St. Kitts. […]

Obituary: Tom Burns

Thomas “Tom” Esse Burns, 72, of Greer, died Oct. 31, 2022. A native of Greenville, he served in the U.S. Navy and later graduated from the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in various churches in South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina in such capacities as youth pastor, minister […]

Obituary: Clyde Allen Jr.

Clyde Calvin Allen Jr., 73, of Charleston, died Nov. 8, 2022. A native of Newberry, he grew up in western North Carolina, graduating from Appalachian State University. After beginning a teaching career, he joined the Marines, and after a medical discharge he spent eight years as Quartermaster First Class in the Naval Reserve. During this […]

Obituary: Bill Reames

William Lake “Bill” Reames, 89, of Charlotte, N.C., died Oct. 11, 2022. A native of Johnston, S.C., he graduated from Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served as pastor of the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Mt. Gallagher, Ware Shoals; Westminster; Northgate, Greenville; and Orangeburg First. Survivors include his wife, Frances Horne […]

Obituary: Derrill Smith

J. Derrill Smith, 70, of Seneca, died Sept. 30, 2022, from complications caused by Lewy body dementia. A native of Seneca, he attended Anderson College, Central Wesleyan College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Erskine Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was at College Street Baptist Church, Walhalla, and after graduation from Southern Seminary he was called […]

Obituary: Evelyn Griffith Tollison

Evelyn Griffith Tollison, 98, of Easley, wife of the late Grady Tollison, died Oct. 1, 2022. Born in Anderson County, she served 50 years alongside her husband in churches he pastored and volunteered with Palmetto Baptist Hospital for 21 years. She was a longtime member of Easley First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, three […]

Obituary: A. Kennerley Bonnette Jr.

Augustus Kennerley Bonnette Jr., 77, of Summerville, a longtime professor at Charleston Southern University, died Sept. 5, 2022. A North Charleston native, he was a graduate of the College of Charleston and Clemson University. In January 1971, he began his career at Baptist College at Charleston (now Charleston Southern University) teaching all levels of chemistry, […]