Obituary: Ed Hawkins

John Edward Hawkins, 85, of Belton, died Jan. 8, 2018. A native of Belton, he was a graduate of Anderson College, Erskine Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary. He served as pastor of numerous South Carolina Baptist churches over his 55-year career. Survivors include two children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in […]

Obituary: J.N. McFadden Jr.

John Nelson J.N. “Mac” McFadden, 92, of Greer, died Jan. 31, 2018. A native of Chester County, he was a music evangelist and minister of music for 70 years, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He and his wife, the late Doris Evelyn McFadden, ministered together for more […]

Obituary: Coit Eugene Auten

Coit Eugene Auten, 96, of Lancaster, died Jan. 25, 2018. He attended Wingate College and Wake Forest College and was the first male graduate of Queens College. He was also a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His South Carolina pastorates included Central Baptist Church in York, Center Grove Baptist Church and White Bluff […]

Obituary: Booker Bagby Jr.

E. Booker Bagby Jr., 96, of Belton, died Dec. 21, 2017. He was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Chester and graduated from Furman University in 1942. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as commanding officer of LCI 393 with duty in the Pacific until 1946. Following the war, he attended Southern […]

Obituary: Betty Ruth King Baker

Betty Ruth King Baker, 89, of North Augusta, died Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Fort Mill. She played the piano and organ in her church and served with her husband, James Randall Baker, during his pastoral ministry. Survivors include her husband, two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Obituary: H. Ondra Black 

Hal Ondra Black, 81, of Spartanburg, died Dec. 4, 2017. He was a graduate of Eastern Carolina College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After a pastoral career in Michigan and New Jersey, he retired from full-time ministry in 2002 and moved to Spartanburg, where he served as associate pastor and minister to senior adults at […]

Obituary: William P. Clyde

William P. Clyde, 92, died Dec. 25, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Kemper, S.C., he received a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Stephen Greene Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Allendale First Baptist Church, and Lexington Baptist Church. He […]

Obituary: Kenneth W. Garvin

Kenneth W. Garvin, 67, of Graniteville, died Dec. 16, 2017. Born in Augusta, Ga., he was a graduate of Anderson College and USC-Aiken and earned a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In South Carolina, he pastored Marion Street Baptist Church in Aiken and Langley First Baptist Church. He also served churches […]

Obituary: George D. Holland

George D. Holland, 70, of Gaffney, died Dec. 20, 2017. In South Carolina, he pastored Peach Valley and New Pleasant Baptist churches. He also served churches in North Carolina. He was a professor of church history and Southern Baptist history at Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, N.C., for 36 years. Survivors include his wife […]

Obituary: Boyd V. Broad Sr.

Boyd V. Broad Sr., of Charleston, died Dec. 29, 2017. He retired after serving 27 years as pastor of Wando Woods Baptist Church. In retirement, he served interim pastorates in several Charleston-area churches. He was an active member of Charleston Baptist Association and the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Survivors include his wife, Angie Broad, three […]