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 […]

Obituary: Robert D. Jeske

Robert Duane Jeske, 79, of Kershaw, died Jan. 16, 2015. Born in Lind, Wash., he was educated at Central Washington University, Western Washington University, the University of Chicago, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored the following Baptist churches in Kershaw: Flat Creek, New Haven and Haile Gold Mine. He also was a supply preacher […]

Obituary: Phil Dixon

James Phillip Dixon, 80, of Anderson, died Feb. 3, 2015. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister, having pastored churches in both Georgia and South Carolina. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Anderson. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carolyn […]

Obituary: John T. Holland

John Tillman Holland, 87, of Columbia, died Jan. 15, 2015. A graduate of Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he came to Columbia as a young man to be an intern for F. Clyde Helms at Shandon Baptist Church, where he was instrumental in the organization of the Broad River […]

Kenneth Ridings, former Fruitland president, passes away

Kenneth Ridings, retired president of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (now College) in Hendersonville, N.C., died Thursday, March 5, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ridings, a South Carolina native, joined the faculty at Fruitland as professor of homiletics in 1968 and was named president of the school in 1997. He retired in 2008. His hometown was […]

WMU leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies at 84

Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler’s desire to dedicate herself to Christian service is one that lasted until the day of her death on Jan. 2. Her joyful spirit and cheerful attitude will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She served as executive director of national WMU from 1974 to 1989. Mattie Carolyn Weatherford was born […]

Obituary: Sim Smith

Sim Smith, 78, of Sumter, died Nov. 15, 2014. Born in Kershaw County, he was ordained at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. He attended Mars Hill Baptist College, the University of South Carolina and Coker College. Smith preached and pastored for more than 63 years. He led nearly 150 revivals across Tennessee, North Carolina and […]

Obituary: Earl Wyman Satcher

Earl Wyman Satcher, 93, of Warrenville, died Dec. 7, 2014. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and an ordained Southern Baptist minister, supplying in several churches in the Aiken County area. He was pastor of Southside Baptist Church when members built their current sanctuary and later retired from Mt. Beulah Baptist […]