Archives: Obituary Index

The Archives maintains an index of obituaries that have appeared in the conference newspaper, the Southern Christian Advocate, since its inception in 1837, and in its successor newspaper, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.  

Please contact for information about obtaining an obituary. In your message, please include the name, date, page, and column information from the index for each obituary you are requesting.  

Thanks to our listing in the index, we're experiencing delays in responding to requests.  While we do not charge for limited requests, researchers who ask for more than a few obituary copies may be assessed a fee.

Click in any of the search boxes and type your search. Try searching by last name first. If you get more results than you want, enter more terms to narrow your search.  

Additional tips on using the Obituary Index

Last Name
First Name
(Note that many of the entries do not list a state)
Obituary Year
(Enter a four-digit date, i.e.1942)