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May 13, 2010

Johnnie Lee Brigman, a retired Alabama Baptist pastor, died April 27. He was 80.

Licensed to preach in 1949, Brigman served as pastor of churches in Florida and Mississippi before being called to First Baptist Church, Bessemer, in 1972. He served there for 15 years and retired in 1987.

After retiring, Brigman moved to Huntsville, where he became a member of First Baptist Church and sang in the Hallelujah Choir.

He also served as interim pastor of Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville Park Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church and Woodland Hill Baptist Church, all in Huntsville, and Piney Grove Baptist Church, Ardmore.

Brigman received a bachelor of arts from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., and bachelor of divinity, master of theology and doctorate of theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha; four children; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. (TAB)

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