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Rastus Salter

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Reverend Rastus Salter, age 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 7, 2005. Reverend Salter will lie in state at Second Baptist Church on Saturday from 12:00 until 9:00 and Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00. The family will be receiving friends at Second Baptist Church, Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00. Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 9, 2005 in Second Baptist Church with a private interment following in Magnolia Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 2504 Moody Rd., Warner Robins 31088 or Hospice of Houston County, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088. Reverend Salter was born in Upson County, GA. After graduation from Zebulon High School in Zebulon, GA, he entered the United States Army during World War II. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA in 1951, and then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. When he was Pastor of Hendricks Baptist Church in Thomaston, Georgia, he conducted services at Second Baptist Church. He was called to Second Baptist as Associate Pastor in November, 1955 and became Pastor in June, 1956. During his time at Second Baptist Church, there have been over 6,800 additions to the church with over 3,500 coming for baptism. He has preached in more than 325 revivals with over 9,000 public decisions for Christ. Reverend Salter has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Rehoboth Baptist Association and has preached at the Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference. He recently preached the Missionary Sermon at the November 1999 Georgia Baptist Convention in Macon. In 1990, he was elected Vice-President of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He was honored at the Georgia Baptist Conference in 1999 for having served 40 years at the same church. He is married to the former Lena Peterman. Together, they have reared seven children. His parents, Issac and Lonnie Salter and son, Greg, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Lena Peterman Salter, Warner Robins; children, Glen Salter (Dryden), Atlanta; Gary Salter (Linda); Alpharetta; Janet Condon, Warner Robins, Jean Fuller (Robert), Charlotte, NC; Gill Salter (Connie), Cartersville; and Joy Brantley (Tim), Bonaire; sisters, Margie Searcy, Monroe and Iris Jimmerson (Joe), Columbus; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 8, 2005
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