Paul Callicutt (BAMBERG, S.C.)

BAMBERG, S.C. - Rev. Paul Callicutt, Sr., 90, of the Colston Community, Bamberg, S.C., went home to be with his Lord Tuesday March 15, 2011. Preacher Paul, as he was affectionately known, was born July 5, 1920 in Columbus, GA, to Taylor and Viola Bloodworth Callicutt. After serving in the Army Air corps in World War II, he accepted a call into the ministry. He was ordained at Beallwood Baptist Church, Columbus, GA in 1953. He graduated from Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA., and Mercer University in Macon, GA. He served pastorates at Green Fork Baptist Church in Millen, GA, Rosemary Baptist Church in Williston, SC, and Colston Baptist Church in Bamberg, SC, retiring as Pastor Emeritus in 1985. Still wanting to serve his Lord, he pastored Open Door Baptist Church in Bamberg, SC, and Memorial Baptist Church in Olar, SC., as well as several other church fields in an Interim basis. Preacher Paul conducted his final sermon from behind the pulpit at Memorial Baptist Church in 2005 at the age of 85, concluding 53 years of dedicated service. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Minnie Wright Callicutt; one son, Paul Callicutt, Jr., and his wife Deborah Abrams Callicutt of Summerville, SC; two daughters, Brenda Callicutt Corell and her husband Alan Corel of Brandon, FL, and Beverly Callicutt Papalski of Aiken, SC 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011, 11:00 AM at Open Door Baptist Church, 6933 Main Road, Bamberg, SC, with Rev. Billy Mew, Rev. Jim Kirkland, and Rev. Mike Reed officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011, 11:00 at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, GA, with Rev. Glen Spivey officiating. Preacher Paul was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior, and to the churches he pastored. He lived his faith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of ones choice. Cooner Funeral Home, Bamberg, SC is in charge of funeral arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 17, 2011