Obituary: Joseph Russ

Joseph H. Russ of Conway, 85, died Aug. 17, 2015. Born in Hallsboro, N.C., Russ graduated from Palmer College in Charleston and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned a doctor of divinity degree from International Seminary in Plymouth, Fla. Russ worked as the shipping manager for Aberdeen Manufacturing in Conway and served as pastor and […]

Obituary: Billy Sandifer

William A. “Billy” Sandifer of Blackville, 92, died Aug. 21, 2015. Sandifer was a farmer who was called to the ministry at the age of 33. He worked his way through Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to serving churches in North Carolina while attending school, he also later pastored […]

Obituary: Richard Pendleton

Richard Hal Pendleton of Union died Aug. 29, 2015. Born in Union, he graduated from Furman University in 1979 with a B.A. in religion and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983 with a master of divinity degree. He pastored churches in Virginia, Florida and South Carolina. His home church and last church was First Baptist […]

Obituary: Lawrence H. Garrett

Lawrence H. Garrett of Cayce died Aug. 20, 2015. He was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Greenville County. He graduated from North Greenville College in 1955, Furman University in 1957 and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961. Garrett pastored churches in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina, including Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville and […]

Obituary: Mike Cothran

Stephen Michael Cothran of Pendleton, 64, died Aug. 13, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Anderson, he graduated from Anderson College in 1971, Clemson University in 1974, and Trinity Theological Seminary in 1979 with a master of divinity degree. He was ordained in 1973 by North Anderson Baptist Church. He pastored several churches, […]

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 […]