October 26, 2020

Rev. Pleasant Theodore McCutchen, Jr.

(Note from News and Banner editor Tom McCutchen: Ted McCutchen was the grandson of the late P.T. McCutchen and nephew of the late B.T. McCutchen of Franklin, past publishers of the News and Banner. He provided several guest articles over the years to the News and Banner. These contributions, as well as his support and faith, will be sorely missed.)

McCutcheon ObitA memorial service for the Reverend Pleasant Theodore “Ted” McCutchen Jr., 83, was held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Guffee and the Rev. H. Dagnall Free officiating.

Reverend McCutchen died Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He was a native of Atlanta, Ga.

Born on September 22, 1932, to Irma Croker McCutchen and Pleasant Theodore McCutchen, he graduated from North Fulton High School.

He attended Emory University where he received a BA in Political Science and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

Following graduation he earned a LLB from Emory University School of Law, where he was the president of the student body. He served as the Assistant Attorney General for The State of Georgia and practiced law in Atlanta for fifteen years before answering the call to ministry.

He received his Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He was a member of The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and served churches in the Atlanta metro area.

Following his retirement in 1995, he and his wife, Sallie Murphey McCutchen moved to Columbia to be with their children and grandchildren. He became associated with Shandon United Methodist Church and was active in many areas of the church. He had a true gift of sharing his faith and teaching the word of God.

Ted was an obedient servant to his Lord and his faith was authentic. He truly practiced what he preached.

He is survived by his widow, Sallie Murphey McCutchen; daughters, Martha Lee McCutchen Cherry (William W. Cherry), Sallie McCutchen Free (H. Dagnall Free); grandchildren, William Murphy Free, Sallie Walker Cherry and Emma Dargan Free.

He was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Croker McCutchen.

A special thanks to a faithful and loving friend, Eva Lee Taylor, whose care and compassion blessed our family during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine of Columbia, SC is in charge of the arrangements.

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