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April 21, 2011
Retired Alabama Baptist pastor Harold Voce died April 3. He was 76.
Born in Double Springs, Voce was called to the ministry in 1964 while attending Roebuck Park Baptist Church, Birmingham (now NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville).
He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham and received his master of divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Voce served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Cowan, Tenn., and First Baptist Church, Pearlington, Miss., while in seminary.
After seminary, he served for 35 years as pastor of several Alabama churches, including First Baptist Church, Columbiana; Baldwin Heights Baptist Church, Cullman; First Baptist Church, Hanceville; and West Jefferson Baptist Church, Quinton. Voce also was interim pastor of several churches in West Cullman Baptist Association.
In the 1970s, he also worked at Mark’s Village in Irondale to minister to underprivileged boys.
Voce was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Warrior, at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Billie Ruth; four children; and seven grandchildren. (TAB)