Obituary: Butch Dyar

Michael “Butch” Dyar, 75, of Mauldin, died Aug. 23, 2017. Born in Hartwell, Ga., he served in the U.S. Army and received a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In South Carolina, he served as pastor of Great Swamp Baptist Church and Pine Grove Baptist Church No. 1 in Walterboro, and South […]

Obituary: Ernest Carswell

Ernest L. Carswell Jr., 82, long-serving pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church, died Oct. 8, 2017. He served Taylors for 28 years, from 1972-2000, and was later named pastor emeritus. Under his leadership, the church flourished and was recognized as one of the most mission-minded churches in the Southeast. “He was an amazing shepherd to […]

Obituary: Bill Hannon

Samuel William “Bill” Hannon Jr., 76, of Spartanburg, died Sept. 12, 2017. A native of Rock Hill, he earned a master of divinity degree from Mid Atlantic Bible Institute and pastored churches throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sue Shore Hannon, five children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He […]

Obituary: Richard Sale

Richard Evans Sale, 83, of Florence, died Sept. 13, 2017. A native of Richmond, Va., he earned degrees from Mars Hill University and Baylor University and a master of arts degree from West Georgia University. He also attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was a graduate of the FBI Academy’s chaplain training course in Quantico, […]

Obituary: Henry Yarborough Sr.

Henry Samuel Yarborough Sr., 95, of Myrtle Beach, died Sept. 16, 2017. Born in Woodsdale, N.C., he was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 84th Infantry of the U.S. Army in Europe from 1942-1945, where he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Campbell Junior […]

Obituary: Jack Hambrick

Jackson “Jack” Westmoreland Hambrick, 84, of Spartanburg, died Sept. 26, 2017. Born July 27, 1933, in Spartanburg, he was a graduate of Wofford College and received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was minister of counseling for First Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Thomas Daum 

Thomas George Daum, 90, of Clinton, died Aug. 10, 2017. Born Nov. 12, 1926, in Marietta, Ga., he was a graduate of Erskine College and Erskine Seminary. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He pastored churches in Troy, McCormick, Fort Mill, Greenwood, Newberry and Roebuck. After retirement, he worked as […]

Obituary: Dock Rabon

Dock S. Rabon, 87, of Aynor, died Aug. 15, 2017. He was born June 28, 1930, and pastored at Camp Branch, Myrtle Head, Lawndale and New Home, and was the current pastor of Pleasant Union Baptist Church, where he had served for 43 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired farmer, […]

Obituary: Ray Rogers

C. Ray Rogers, 84, of Florence, died Aug. 14, 2017. Born in Wilmington, N.C., he was a graduate of  Mars Hill College, Wake Forest University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He formerly served Turbeville First Baptist Church in Turbeville and Cottageville Baptist Church near Walterboro. He and his wife, Joyce, spent 35 years as missionaries […]

Obituary: Rigba Conner Wolfe

Rigba Conner Wolfe, 81, of Columbia, died Aug. 18, 2017. Born June 5, 1936, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was ordained to the ministry in 1967 and served as a pastor of Beaver Creek Baptist Church and in prison ministry and youth ministry. He was the physical plant director […]