Obituaries


Obituaries | Jan. 8 2020

ALCAP director emeritus, unofficial state chaplain Ireland dies at 89

D.L. “Dan” Ireland, director emeritus of Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), died Dec. 24. He was 89. Ireland made an impact on the... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 1 2020

Retired Barbour Association DOM, R.C. Belcher, dies at 92

R.C. Belcher, retired director of missions for Barbour Baptist Association, died Dec. 13. He was 92. Belcher earned a bachelor’s degree in... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 1 2020

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor, active volunteer dies at 73

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor Ronald Gordon Hicks died Dec. 6. He was 73. In his more than 40 years of ministry he served in a number of capacities,... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Dec. 12 2019

Sylvania Baptist music director Sizemore dies at 41

Chip Sizemore, music director at Sylvania Baptist Church died on October 26. He was 41. Sizemore served Sylvania Baptist for nine years following... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Dec. 11 2019

UM athletics director, founding baseball coach dies at 64

Mike Jacobs, baseball coach and athletics director (AD) at the University of Mobile (UM), has died at the age of 64.  A Mobile native, Jacobs... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Nov. 27 2019

Longtime Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes staff member dies at 91

Longtime business administrator for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries (ABCH) Jack Milton Curtis died Sept. 22. He... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Nov. 16 2019

FBC Tarrant pastor Larry Wilhite dies at 77

Larry Wilhite, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tarrant, died Nov. 9. He was 77. A Birmingham native Wilhite spent his early life in Jacksonville,... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Oct. 9 2019

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor and missionary, Shelby Smith, dies at 92

Shelby Andrew Smith Sr., a longtime Alabama Baptist pastor and missionary, died Sept. 25. He was 92. A native of Jemison, Smith earned his bachelor’s... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Oct. 2 2019

Carner, longtime Alabama Baptist music minister, dies at 88

John William “Bill” Carner, a longtime music minister at churches in Alabama and other states, died Sept. 11. He was 88. Carner served as... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Oct. 2 2019

MacLaren, former CP/stewardship director for SBOM, dies at 79

John MacLaren, longtime pastor and former director of the office of Cooperative Program/stewardship development for the Alabama Baptist State... [READ MORE]

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