Obituary: Spencer Legrand Sr.

Thomas “Spencer” LeGrand Sr., 84, of Greenville, died Sept. 25, 2018. A native of Lee County, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in North Carolina and Virginia before being called to East Park Baptist Church in Greenville, where the majority of his ministry was […]

Obituary: Kenneth Kirkland

Kenneth Wayne Kirkland, 54, of Aiken, died Sept. 15, 2018. He served five years as missions director for Impact Ministries International and was associate pastor of Impact Ministries Cowboy Church for two years. He also was self-employed as a contractor in construction for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Ashley Hucks Kirkland, two sons, two […]

Obituary: Harold Norman Kirkland

Harold Norman Kirkland, 87, of Sumter, died Sept. 27, 2018.  Born in Allendale County, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His pastorates included First Baptist Church of Wagener and First Baptist Church of Sumter. Survivors include his wife, Uldine Shockley Kirkland, three children and four grandchildren. He was predeceased […]

Obituary: Frank Banas

Francis “Frank” Joseph Banas, 70, of Bonneau, died Sept. 28, 2018. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era and later earned a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Bonneau and Edgewood Baptist in […]

Obituary: Glenn Ailshie

Glenn Edgar Ailshie, 79, of Marion, died Aug. 30, 2018.  He was pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church, Marion, where he served for 33 years. He attended the University of Tennessee and Tusculum University, and was called to preach in 1970. He served churches in Tennessee and South Carolina as a bivocational minister during his […]

Obituary: Ramon Eugene Ergle 

Ramon Eugene Ergle, 82, of Aiken, died Sept. 3, 2018. Born in Aiken County, he was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as both a full-time and bivocational pastor in South and North Carolina churches during his 50-year ministry. He was a member of Millbrook […]

Obituary: Earl Pitts

Earl Haskel Pitts, 93, of Simpsonville, died Aug. 22, 2018. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began Laurel Baptist Mission in Greenville in 1956, which grew into Maple Heights Baptist Church, where he served as pastor until 1962. He […]

Obituary: Brenda Lorick Lovett

Brenda Lorick Lovett, 69, of Greenville, wife for 45 years of retired pastor R. Wayne Lovett Sr., died July 14, 2018.  Born in Columbia, she was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She later worked for Beaverdam Baptist Association as an administrative assistant and in the stewardship department of the South Carolina Baptist […]

Obituary: Ronald Jay Humes

Ronald Jay Humes, 86, of Union, died July 30, 2018. A native of Indiana, he was a graduate of Bible Baptist College in Springfield, Mo. He was a retired minister of 50 years. He served churches in Indiana and South Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Joan M. Stephens Humes, one son, three […]

Obituary: Sara Lee Turner

Sara Lee Turner, 98, of Greenville, widow of the late pastor A. Boyd Turner, died July 21, 2018. She attended North Greenville Academy and was a graduate of Winthrop College. She taught home economics at Everett School in Winnsboro and Easley High School. As a pastor’s wife, she was active in all phases of church […]