Obituaries in South Carolina

Interested in finding obituaries in other parts of South Carolina but don't know where to start?

Use the "South Carolina Obituary Resources" page on the State Library's website to explore your options. Dennis Adams, former Information Services Coordinator (retired), Debbie Bloom (Richland County Public Library) and I designed the project over lunch at a SC Library Association conference back in 2007. The South Carolina State Library very generously agreed to host the site for us on behalf of the citizens of South Carolina. While the obituaries are not posted online, the site tells you how to get obituaries in most of the state's counties.

The direct link is

You'll see that you can also get to our own "Local Obituary Index" through the State Library's portal or from our "Local History" tab on the BCL's homepage. Repeating: The text of the obituaries are not online. Come visit us in the BDC to see the cards we have on file with the Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet obituaries OR you can search the newspaper microfilm at Beaufort Branch or Hilton Head Island Branch to photocopy the obituaries for yourself.