Obituary: Ansel Earl Norris

Ansel Earl Norris, 77, of Lyman, died Dec. 14, 2017. A native of Pelham, he was a retired Southern Baptist minister and a member of Burnsview Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Cox Norris.

Obituary: Jerry K. Scott Sr.

Jerry K. Scott Sr., 81, of Greenville, died Jan. 4, 2018. A native of Greenville, he served as a Baptist minister for more than 58 years and pastored 11 churches. He was ordained in July 1957 at Utica Baptist Church in Seneca. He was a graduate of North Greenville College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary […]

Obituary: Gene Henson

Gene Henson, 85, of Easley, died Jan. 18, 2018. A native of Williamston, he graduated from North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife of 64 years, Exie Wilde Henson, were missionaries with the International Mission Board and served in four countries. They worked in the Amazon Basin, […]

Obituary: Burt Williams

Burton Eugene Williams II, 91, of Cordova, died Jan. 31, 2018. A native of Swansea, he was a graduate of Furman University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his 43-year ministry, he served Southern Baptist churches in Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina, including First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, First Baptist Church of West Columbia, […]

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 […]