Robert Joseph “Bob” Porterfield, 83, died Sept. 22, 2015. Born in Elberton, Ga., he was pastor of Harmony Baptist Church in Edgemoor, and Second Baptist Church of Rock Hill, as well as churches in Georgia and North Carolina. He served as Baptist campus minister at Winthrop University and was a coordinator for the Baptist Builders […]
Larry A. Morris, 78, died Aug. 29, 2015, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. During his 40 years in ministry, he pastored six churches in three states: Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carol H. Morris, three children, and five grandchildren.
Howard Barry Mitchell, 89, died Sept. 26, 2015. Born in Honea Path, he graduated from Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served for 25 years as a missionary to Brazil with the Foreign Mission Board. He also pastored Eureka Baptist Church in Anderson as well as churches in Georgia. He was a resident […]
James Terry Hughes, 75, died Sept. 30, 2015. A native of Clinton, he was a member of First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, and a retired Baptist pastor. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jane Athalee Young Hughes, four children, and five grandchildren.
Shirley “Gigi” Hicks Adams, 80, wife of retired South Carolina Baptist pastor William “Bill” C. Adams, died Sept. 28, 2015. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., she attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught elementary school for 20 years. She and her husband served several churches in North Carolina as well as Gilead Baptist Church in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]