Welcome to the South Carolina Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the South Carolina obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in South Carolina, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of South Carolina.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a South Carolina Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the South Carolina Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for South Carolina

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $12.00

Office of Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Remarks: State office has records since January 1915. City of Charleston births from 1877 and deaths from 1821 are on file at Charleston County Health Department. Ledger entries of Florence City births and deaths from 1895 to 1914 are on file at Florence County Health Department. Ledger entries of Newberry City births and deaths from the late 1800's are on file at Newberry County Health Department. These are the only early records obtainable. Additional copies of the same birth records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00 each.

Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (803) 898-3630.

Directory of South Carolina Obituary and Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of South Carolina Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access South Carolina Newspapers.
Surname Meanings Database


South Carolina Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
South Carolina Obituary and Death Notice Archive
Death notices in the South Carolina Gazette, 1732-1775
South Carolina Early Marriage Records Search Engine
Honor Students Archive - South Carolina Students
The Kingstree News
Early South Carolina Marriages-Brides 1641-1799
Early South Carolina Marriages-Grooms 1641-1799
South Carolina Marriage Files
Early South Carolina Marriages 1750-1850
South Carolina Marriage Index
South Carolina Marriages A-F
South Carolina Marriages G-L
South Carolina Marriages M-S
South Carolina Marriages T-Z
S.C. Marriages, Marriages Notices, from the Charleston Observer 1776-1860)
Southeastern Genealogical Research

Abbeville Co.


Aiken Co.

Aiken Standard Obituaries
An Abandoned Cemetery, north Aiken County
First Baptist Church Cemetery
Aiken County, South Carolina Cemetery Inscriptions

Anderson Co.

The Anderson Independent-Mail Obituary Archives 1998 - current
Anderson Online Obituary Search
The Journal Obituaries - Archives
Anderson County Obituaries

Barnwell Co.

Blackville City Cemetery Inscriptions

Beaufort Co.

Beaufort County Obituary Search Engine
Carolina Morning News Obituaries
The Beaufort Gazette Obituaries
Beaufort County Newspaper Obituary Index (1862-1977)

Calhoun Co.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Marriage Records

Charleston Co.

Charleston Net
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Obituaries
Charleston County Marriages 1743-1744
Confederate Cemetery Inscriptions
St. Mary Church Graveyard Inscriptions

Cherokee Co.

Cherokee County Cemetery Inscriptions
Cherokee County Cemetery Inscriptions II
Cherokee County Cemetery Inscriptions III

Chester Co.

Herald Online
Greenlawn Cemetery Inscriptions
Woods Cemetery Inscriptions
Brushy Fork Creek Cemetery Inscriptions

Clarendon Co.

ClarendonToday.com Obituaries
Fellowship Cemetery Inscriptions
White Family Cemetery Inscriptions

Colleton Co.

Marriage Records of William States Lee 1816-1871
Colleton County Miscellaneous Marriages

Darlington Co.


Dillon Co.

Dillon County Cemetery Inscriptions

Dorchester Co.


Edgefield Co.

Whitlock Family Cemetery Inscriptions

Fairfield Co.

Fairfield County Cemetery Inscriptions

Georgetown Co.


Greenville Co.

Greenville County Obituary Search Engine
Greenville, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1826-1863
Greenville County Cemetery Inscriptions
Greenville County Cemetery Inscriptions II (scroll down)
Greenville County Library System Obituary Index

Greenwood Co.

Greenwood County Obituary Search Engine
The Index Journal
Reedy River Baptist Church Obituaries and Cemetery Records

Horry Co.

The Sun News Obituary Archives 1996 - current
Horry County Obituary Search Engine
Sun News Online
Horry County Cemetery Inscriptions
Horry County Historical Society Obituary Database
Goldfinch Funeral Home Obituaries
Horry County Historical Society Cemetery Inscriptions
Horry County Historical Society Death Certificates Index
Horry County Historical Society Marriages

Jasper Co.

Robert Cemetery Inscriptions

Kershaw Co.

Camden Archives and Museum Obituary Index
Kershaw County Cemetery Inscriptions
Kornegay Funeral Home Records I
Kornegay Funeral Home Records II
Kornegay Funeral Home Records III
Kornegay Funeral Home Records IV
Kornegay Funeral Home Records V

Lancaster Co.

Herald Online
Miscellaneous Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Obituaries

Laurens Co.

Laurens County Cemetery Inscriptions

Marion Co.

Marion County Obituaries
Marion County Cemetery Inscriptions

Marlboro Co.

Marlboro County Cemetery Inscriptions

Newberry Co.

Whitaker Funeral Home Obituaries
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Obituaries
Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Orangeburg Co.

Orangeburg County Cemetery Inscriptions

Richland Co.

The State Obituary Archives 1987 - current
Columbia, South Carolina Obituaries, 1859-77
Rabon Family Cemetery Inscriptions

Spartanburg Co.

Spartanburg County Obituary Index Search Engine
Spartanburg County Cemetery Inscriptions
Spartanburg County Cemetery Inscriptions II (scroll down)
Spartanburg Herald Death Index
Herald-Journal - This week's obits
Archive of Herald-Journal obits

Sumter Co.

The Sumter County Obituary Search Engine
The Item

Union Co.

Herald Online
Union County Cemetery Inscriptions

West Chester Co.

Old Shaw Baptist Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Williamsburg Co.

Williamsburg County Obituary Search Engine
The Kingstree News

York Co.

The Rock Hill Herald Obituary Archives 2004 - current
York County Obituary Search Engine
Herald Online
The Clover Herald and Yorkville Enquirer Obituaries
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery Inscriptions Alt. Site

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