Obituary: Freddy Garner

Freddy Dean Garner, 70, of Powdersville, died April 27, 2019. Born in Anderson County, he was pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Conway; Carolina Baptist Church, Green Sea; and most recently Riverview Baptist Church, Powdersville, where he served for nearly five years. He also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife, […]

Obituary: Mary Lib Causey

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Lib” May Causey, 80, of Statesville, N.C., and wife of former South Carolina pastor Jack Causey, died May 1, 2019. A native of Meridian, Miss., she and her husband began their ministry together at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., following graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They later served at First […]

Obituary: Curtis W. Cameron Sr.

Curtis William Cameron Sr., 85, of Lancaster, died March 22, 2019. A native of Great Falls, he studied at Columbia International Bible College, Baptist College of Charleston (now Charleston Southern University), and Mid-Atlantic Bible College. He served as pastor of the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Greeleyville; Sherwood, Lancaster; Mt. Pisgah, Pageland; Greenpoint, Inman; and […]

Obituary: Sarah Francis Wilson Webb

Sarah Francis Wilson Webb, 89, of St. Matthews, wife of the late Rev. James L. Webb, died March 25, 2019. Born in Williamston, she was a graduate of Furman University and served with her husband in the U.S. Army, Glendale Baptist Church in Vero Beach, Fla., and the following South Carolina Baptist churches: Friendship, McClellanville, […]

Obituary: Sam Pittman

Samuel “Sam” McDaniel Pittman, 90, of Texas, longtime Southern Baptist pastor and denominational executive, died Feb. 16, 2019, following a lengthy illness.  A native of Greenville, he was a graduate of Furman University (where he played football on a scholarship) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He served 20 years as a pastor and […]

Obituary: David Mack Haynie

David Mack “Diesel” Haynie, 77, of Belton, died March 22, 2019, after an extended illness. A native of Belton, he attended Anderson College and Erskine College, and was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He supported his growing family during those years by working at the Texas Refinery and LTV Aerospace as a quality […]

Obituary: Dusty Bradshaw

Vernon “Dusty” William Bradshaw Jr., 56, of Summerville, died March 23, 2019, at Palmetto Heart Center, Columbia. A native of Gastonia, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served several Baptist churches in North Carolina and South Carolina […]

Obituary: Dan Boineau

George Daniel “Dan” Boineau, 90, of Barnwell, died March 26, 2019. He served in the Air Force from 1951 until 1954 in the 40th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Japan. He accepted the Lord while in Japan and dedicated the rest of his life in service to the Lord. He served as pastor of several South […]

Warren Wiersbe, ‘one of evangelicalism’s giants,’ dies

Warren Wiersbe, an author and pastor credited with influencing thousands of preachers toward biblical exposition, died May 2. He was 89. “I first heard Dr. Wiersbe at a Bible conference” in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the early 1960s, said Jerry Vines, a former Southern Baptist Convention president and longtime friend of Wiersbe’s. “What I heard him […]

Obituary: James P. Stokes

James P. Stokes, 92, of Seneca, died Feb. 7, 2019. A native of Greer, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served Baptist churches in Bethune and Blacksburg and was senior pastor at Seneca Baptist Church for 34 years. Following his first retirement, he served as pulpit supply for […]