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S. George Lovell Jr.

The Rev. S. George Lovell Jr. was born in Ocala, Fla. in 1918. A graudate of Furman University, he earned his master's degree in theology at Southern Baptist Seminary and continued his studies at Oxford University. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from Furman and the University of South Carolina. He began his service in the ministry in North Augusta in 1947. In 1954, he was called to Conway. Throughout his career, he served the Baptist denomination in many capacities and held numerous state offices. Among his many community and public service activites were his interest in and support of higher education.

Lovell served on the Horry County Higher Education Commission from 1956 to 1983, including vice chairman (1962-1963) and chairman for two terms (1963-1964, 1970-1971).

He was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 1988.

Lovell died in 1996.

If I had been using preacher terms to begin with, I would have said it’s something of a miracle.
Rev. S. George Lovell Jr., of the beginnings of Coastal Carolina