Rev. Ed Sayer

Rev. Ed Sayer
Rev. Samuel Edward Sayer, 77, of Dickerson Road, Anderson, S.C., passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, Anderson, S.C. He was a devoted husband, father, granddaddy and pastor. He was loved dearly and will be missed.
Born on August 17, 1938, in Elberton, he was the son of the late Samuel Oscar Sayer and Leona Bagwell Sayer. Rev. Sayer received a Master of Divinity from the Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and was a pastor for more than 40 years. He served as pastor at the Rock Branch Baptist Church in Elberton for 38 years and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Anderson. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Ward Sayer; his children: David Sayer and his wife Christine of Hartwell, Denise Beggs and her husband Tim of Elberton, Tony Ward and his wife Dale of Anderson; five grandchildren: Lisa Pierce and Scott, Jena Sayer, Nathan Sayer, Emily Beggs, and Caleb Beggs; one sister, Frances Skelton and Marion of Cumming and one brother, Earl Sayer and Carol of Royston. Rev. Sayer was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Conwell Sayer; one brother, James Walton Sayer and one sister, Martha Sayer.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Kinard and Rev. Ken Wright officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bowman. Memorials may be made to the Providence Baptist Church, 4520 Dobbins Bridge Road, Anderson, SC 29626 or Gideon's International Hart County Camp, P.O. Box 59, Hartwell, GA 30643.
The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell was in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

The Hartwell Sun

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