(Oct. 2012–Oct. 2013)

P. Mark Heath
Marlboro County
Probate Judge

First Vice President
Joshua L. Queen
Cherokee County
Probate Judge

Second Vice President
Pandora Jones-Glover
Orangeburg County 
Probate Judge

Kathy P. Zorn 
Pickens County
Probate Judge


S.C. Association of Probate Judges

Welcome to our website. In South Carolina, the probate court is the only court in which to initiate an action concerning the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor, the estate of an incapacitated person, involuntary commitment of individuals to institutions, or matters of trust. The probate court is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses.

There is a probate court in every county, and the probate judge is selected by popular election to a four-year term. County council may provide funding for one or more associate probate judges who are appointed by the probate judge.

We hope you find this site useful, and we encourage you to contact us with comments and suggestions on how this web site can serve you better.


The Honorable P. Mark Heath
S.C. Association of Probate Judges
PO Box 455
Bennettsville, SC 29512-0455
(843) 479-5610