Obituaries in The Alabama Baptist serve to alert readers of the passing of Alabama Baptist leaders and church staff members.

January 10, 2018

Jackson, Benjamin “Benny” F.

Longtime evangelist dies at 79 Benjamin “Benny” F. Jackson, a vocational evangelist from the Oxford area, died Dec. 27, 2017. He was 79. ... [READ MORE]

January 10, 2018

Bolton, John

Former pastor, chaplain dies at 101 John Bolton, a former Alabama Baptist pastor, died Dec. 22, 2017. He was 101. Born in 1916 near Evergreen, ... [READ MORE]

December 20, 2017

Stewart, Virginia Maxine

Former missionary to Thailand dies Virginia Maxine Stewart, an Alabama native who served as a missionary to Thailand for 36 years, died Nov. ... [READ MORE]

December 20, 2017

Lewis, Franklin Eugene

Former Alabama pastor dies Franklin Eugene “Gene” Lewis, former pastor of Stamp Baptist Church, Valley Head, died Dec. 5. He served Stamp ... [READ MORE]

December 6, 2017

Roten, Leonard

Former Jacksonville State BSU director dies Leonard Roten, a former Baptist Student Union (BSU) director at Jacksonville State University (JSU), ... [READ MORE]

December 6, 2017

Tate, Douglas

Longtime pastor, church planter dies Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor and church planter Douglas Tate died Nov. 19. He was 84. Tate, a lifelong ... [READ MORE]