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 […]

Obituary: Howard Frank Starks

Howard Frank Starks, 90, of Florence, died July 11, 2018.  Born in Erie, Pa., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was a sergeant in the Second Marine Division Band. He attended Penn State University and Indiana University, where he earned a B.A. in music education, and also graduated from Southern Baptist Theological […]

Obituary: Pete Cassidy

Pete Cassidy, 74, of Cayce, died Aug. 4, 2018. Born in Bethune, he was a graduate of Coker College and Luther Rice Seminary. He served as pastor at Westfield Creek, Mt. Olive, Mt. Calvary, Lucas Avenue and State Street Baptist churches during his 54 years in the ministry. He was a member of Columbia First […]

Obituary: Brenda Barnes

Brenda Jean Martin Barnes, 72, a longtime ministry assistant for Beaverdam Baptist Association, died June 18, 2018. Barnes, of West Union, served the association’s churches for 29 years. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie Hugh Barnes, three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Obituary: Lois Abercrombie

Henrietta Lois Alexander Abercrombie, 91, of Pickens, a pastor’s wife, died June 21, 2018. Born in Oconee County, she was the wife of Marion Luther Abercrombie Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of East Pickens Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, three children, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Obituary: Doug Thrift 

Douglas Thrift, 73, of Mayo, died June 19, 2018. He was a 1971 graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and pastored four churches, including two in South Carolina: Thorn Hill Baptist and Shamrock Baptist. He also worked for several funeral homes during his life and was a member of Casey Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include […]

Obituary: Herbert Allen O’Neal

Herbert Allen O’Neal, 86, died June 21, 2018. He served as the former pastor of Victory Baptist Church in James Island. He was a nationally awarded photographer and owned a photography studio while living in Atlanta, Ga. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Anita Hays O’Neal, a daughter, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He […]

Obituary: Waites McLeod 

Waites McLeod, 81, of Loris, died June 16, 2018. McLeod, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church in Loris.