Obituary: Jim Rodgers

James Paul Rodgers, 84, of Anderson, died April 16, 2018. He retired in 1996 after serving for 28 years as minister of music at Anderson First Baptist Church. Born in Florida, he graduated from Stetson University in 1955, served in the U.S. Army, then graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1959. He published more […]

Obituary: Milbra Reese

Milbra Ruth Franklin Reese, 81, of Columbia, died April 16, 2018. In addition to two nursing degrees, she earned a master of divinity degree and was a staff chaplain at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital for six years. Survivors include her husband, Bob, a son, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son […]

Obituary: Jack Burnette

Jack Reid Burnette, 81, of Conway, died Feb. 2, 2018. The first 10 years of his ministry were in Colorado and North Dakota under a program with the Home Mission Board called “Tent Makers.” He served as a Baptist minister for more than 45 years, much of that time in South Carolina. Prior to his […]

Obituary: Emmett Browder

Lacey Emmett Browder, 78, of St. Stephen, died April 25, 2018. A native of Salters, in Williamsburg County, he accepted the call to ministry in 1971 and attended Anderson Junior College (now Anderson University). He served South Carolina Baptist churches in Lane, Anderson, Folly Beach, Summerville, Awendaw and St. Stephen, and was also actively involved […]

Obituary: Allen Bratcher

Allen Cleveland Bratcher, 64, of Belton, died March 15, 2018. A native of Anderson County, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was pastor of Masters Baptist Church in Whitmire, was a missionary in the Dominican Republic for one year, and served 24 years with the International Mission Board. He was a member of Bethany […]

Obituary: Joe Hinton

Joseph Walter Hinton, 97, of Easley, died April 5, 2018. Born in Greenville County, he was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Stetson University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a World War II veteran. He served churches in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi before moving to Pickens as pastor of East […]

Obituary: Wayne Wiggins

Lloyd Wayne Wiggins, 84, of Abbeville, died March 18, 2018. A native of Fort Mill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Presbyterian College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as senior pastor at Mountville Baptist Church, Fruitvale Baptist Church, Georges Creek Baptist Church, Lakewood Baptist Church, […]

Obituary: Heyward Knight

Chaplain LTC Heyward Pinckney Knight, 86, of Augusta, Ga., died Jan. 29, 2018. A native of Charleston, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and graduated from The Citadel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the U.S. Army Career Chaplain’s Advanced Course at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He was ordained […]

Obituary: Harry Girtman

Harry Spruiell Girtman, 89, of Columbia, died Feb. 17, 2018. A native of Alabama, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a draftsman during World War II. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a minister for more than 40 years, most recently as pastor […]

Obituary: Eugene Burriss Sr.

Bobby Eugene Burriss Sr., 85, of Belton, died Feb. 11, 2018. Born in Belton, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He pastored several Upstate churches, most recently at River Street Baptist Church in Anderson. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn King Burriss, a […]