Obituary: Lewis Edward McCormick Jr.

Lewis Edward McCormick Jr., 95, of Pinopolis, died Dec. 11, 2017. Born Dec. 26, 1921, in Blackville, he graduated from Furman University in 1942 and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1945. He later received a doctor of divinity degree from Charleston Southern University. He pastored the following churches in South Carolina: Springfield Baptist, Healing Springs […]

Obituary: Carl E. Patterson

Carl E. Patterson, 87, of Greenwood, died Dec. 16, 2017. Born May 27, 1930, in Pelzer, he was a graduate of Anderson College, Furman University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Mississippi and South Carolina, and was a retired claims superintendent with State Farm Insurance Co. Survivors include his wife of […]

Obituary: Choice E. Watson

Choice E. Watson, 85, of Lyman, died Jan. 2, 2018. He was a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran. Watson was a pastor for 25 years and served the following South Carolina churches: Lyman First Baptist (as associate pastor), Calvary Baptist […]

Obituary: Ernest Webb

Ernest Webb, 85, of Aiken, died Dec. 3, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Aiken County, he retired from Bi-Lo after 34 years of service, where he was a produce manager. He pastored Spring Branch Baptist Church in Windsor for nearly 21 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Widener Webb. […]

Obituary: Fred Lister

J. Fred Lister, 90, of Columbia, died Sept. 24, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Piedmont, he was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked with the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina for 27 years and served as president for 16 […]

Obituary: Dan Ray

Dan A. Ray, of Greer, died Nov. 11, 2017. His service in pastoral ministry spanned more than 60 years and included churches in Arizona, California and two in South Carolina — Sylvia Circle Baptist Church, Rock Hill, and Bethel Baptist Church, Greenville. He served as director of missions for Beaverdam Baptist Association and director of […]

Obituary: Mary Zedick

Mary Pridgen Zedick, of Durham, N.C., wife of the late pastor Frank Zedick, died Nov. 12, 2017. She was a gifted vocalist, performing in church music ministries and other venues. She served in positions of ministry along with her husband at Baptist churches in North and South Carolina, including Durbin Creek and Bethany in Fountain […]

Obituary: Jean Belcher

Jean Orr Belcher, 86, of Rock Hill, and wife of the late pastor Posey Belcher Jr., died Nov. 13, 2017. A native of Inman, she was a graduate of Furman University and a retired school teacher. She served alongside her husband at Barnwell First Baptist Church and Walterboro First Baptist Church. She was also a […]

Obituary: Sid Buckley

Sidney L. Buckley, 81, of Easley, died Dec. 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Columbia, Miss., he was a graduate of Pearl River Junior College, William Carey College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Florida State University, where he earned a Ph.D. in vocal performance. He served on the music faculties of Furman University, […]

Obituary: Reginal A. Hill

Reginal A. Hill died July 27, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens. He pastored churches in Virginia and South Carolina prior to his appointment as a missionary by the International Mission Board. As a church planter, he served in Trinidad and Bermuda, followed by a year of volunteer ministry in Barbados, for […]