Obituary: James T. Sloan

James T. Sloan, of Woodruff, a long-serving pastor and director of missions, died June 23, 2015. He was a graduate Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and received a doctorate in theology from International Bible Institution Seminary and Bible College. He served as pastor of Poe Baptist Church in Greenville, West Pelzer Baptist Church, Rice […]

Obituary: Berlin Myers

Berlin George Myers, 98, of Summerville, a cofounder of the Baptist College of Charleston in the early 1960s (today, Charleston Southern University), died July 8, 2015. He was the retired mayor of Summerville, a lumberman and a Normandy Invasion veteran of World War II. He was a member of Summerville Baptist Church. “We will always […]

Obituary: George Edward Lowe Sr.

George Edward Lowe Sr., 68, of Myrtle Beach, died June 18, 2015. Lowe was pastor of University Baptist Church in Conway. He previously served as pastor of Bear Swamp Baptist Church in Lake View and Sharon Baptist Church in Longs. Before pastoring in South Carolina, he served churches in various ministry positions in West Virginia, […]

Obituary: Mitch Gambrell

James Mitchell “Mitch” Gambrell, 62, of Williamston, died May 23, 2015. Born in Ware Shoals, he was pastor of Big Creek Baptist Church and formerly served as pastor at Fork Shoals Mill Baptist Church and Calhoun Falls First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Amy Cooley Gambrell, two sons and four grandchildren.

Obituary: Fred Hammett Brown

Fred Hammett Brown, 85, of Greer, died May 16, 2015. Born Feb. 10, 1930, he grew up in the Cedar Spring Community of Spartanburg. He received a call to ministry while a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church at the age of 20, and he went on to graduate from Mars Hill Junior College, Furman […]

Obituary: Clarence Edward Crocker

Clarence Edward Crocker, 90, of Spartanburg, died May 29, 2015. A native of Spartanburg, he was pastor emeritus of Fairview Baptist Church in Union, where he served as pastor for 25 years. Before entering the ministry, he was postmaster at Glendale and worked in industrial management. He was a former member of the Spartanburg County […]

Obituary: Carl Grayson Ellison

Carl Grayson Ellison, 92, of Anderson, died May 10, 2015. Born April 20, 1923, in the Cheddar Community of Anderson County, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, where he was a B24 pilot. He was a graduate of Anderson College, Furman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary. […]

Obituary: Fred Miller

Fred Samuel Miller Jr., 87, of West Columbia, retired pastor of Saint Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, died Feb. 5, 2015. Born in Union, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was awarded doctor of divinity degrees in 1985 by Furman University and Charleston Southern University. He was a […]

Obituary: Harold Killian

William Harold Killian, 92, of Taylors, a retired pastor, died Feb. 17, 2015. Born in Statesville, N.C., he received a B.A. from Wake Forest University and an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also did post-graduate work at Princeton, Columbia and Furman universities. Killian was ordained to the ministry in 1946. He held pastorates […]

Obituary: Carey McElveen

Carey S. McElveen, of Lake City, a retired pastor, died Feb. 8, 2015, at the McLeod Hospice House. He pastored the following churches: Lynchburg Baptist, Scranton Baptist, Pageland First Baptist and Manning First Baptist. He also was interim pastor for Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and New Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Francis Marion University […]