Obituary: William G. Lewis

William G. Lewis, 79, of Hartsville, died Dec. 17, 2021. A native of Hartsville, he was a self-employed contractor who owned and operated William Lewis Builders for many years. Soon after accepting Christ as his Savior, he was ordained into the ministry in 1972. A pastor for more than 50 years, he served Baptist churches […]

Obituary: Kenneth William Kelly

Kenneth William Kelly, 68, of Chapin, died Dec. 17, 2021. He was a native of Anderson and was a graduate of Clemson University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as student mobilization leader for Campus Crusade for Christ at Clemson, where he was called into the ministry. He first served as a pastor in […]

Obituary: Charles Richard Hall

Charles Richard Hall, 82, of Spartanburg, died Dec. 28, 2021. A native of Spartanburg, he served in the US Army, and graduated from North Greenville University and Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He was pastor of Baptist churches in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Thompson Chapel, Cowpens; Reidville First; and Davis Memorial, Spartanburg. Survivors include […]

Obituary: Ralph Riley

Ralph William Riley, 89, of Fort Mill, died Nov. 4, 2021. A native of Lowell, N.C., he attended Mars Hill College and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During almost 65 years in the ministry, he served churches in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, including Remount Baptist Church, Charleston, and […]

Obituary: Flynn Harrell

Flynn Thomas Harrell, 87, of Columbia, died July 8, 2021. Born in Columbia, he was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and received honorary degrees from Charleston Southern University and Furman University. He served two years in the U.S. Army, 21 years as the first business/financial officer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, […]

Obituary: Gene Burdette

Clinton Eugene “Gene” Burdette, 95, of Laurens, died Nov. 25, 2021. Born in Pendleton, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and attended Anderson College and Erskine College. He served several churches during his 52 years as a Baptist minister, and retired from LaFrance First Baptist Church. Survivors include two grandchildren, two […]

Obituary: Tom Brannon

Thomas J. Brannon, 83, of West Columbia, died Nov. 26, 2021, after a period of declining health. A native of Greer, he made a commitment to full-time Christian service while in high school. He was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College and Furman University, and attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in college, he […]

Obituary: Pat Baughman

Patrick Lee Baughman, 86, of Columbia, died Aug. 4, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. A native of Columbia, he was a graduate of The Citadel and served in the Army. A successful businessman, he was actively involved in civic and denominational organizations, including the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptist Convention, and […]

Obituary: Ralph Riley

Ralph William Riley, 89, of Fort Mill, died Nov. 4, 2021. A native of Lowell, N.C., he attended Mars Hill College and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During his almost 65 years of ministry, he served in a variety of capacities in Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, including Remount Baptist […]

Obituary: Alvin O’Shields

Alvin B. O’Shields, 90, of Greer, died Oct. 19, 2021. Born in Pickens County, he served pastorates in both North and South Carolina. In his later years of ministry, he served as director of missions for Spartanburg County Baptist Association. Survivors include two children, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death […]