Obituaries


Obituaries | Jan. 23 2021

Dell Griggs, wife of longtime Alabaster pastor, died Jan. 19

Dell Elizabeth Griggs — wife of deceased Pastor Roy Carlton Griggs — died Jan. 19. She was 86. For 50 years, she ministered alongside her... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 23 2021

Longtime Buhl Baptist pastor, Southern Gospel singer Alfred Banks dies

Alfred Manly Banks — longtime pastor of Buhl Baptist Church and Southern Gospel singer — died Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. Known for his love... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 22 2021

Mobile native and baseball legend Hank Aaron dead at 86

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron — a Mobile native who overcame racism and discrimination to become one of the greatest professional... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 20 2021

Charles “Chip” Freeman Jr., pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Brookwood, dies Dec. 5

Charles “Chip” Freeman Jr., pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Brookwood, died Dec. 5. He was 51. Freeman previously served as pastor... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 20 2021

Carl P. Wells, who served on staff at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, dies Dec. 23

Carl P. Wells, who served on staff at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, for nearly 40 years, died Dec. 23. He was 86. Wells served at churches... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 13 2021

Larry Hicks, associate pastor for pastoral care at FBC Athens, dies Dec. 11

Larry Hicks, associate pastor for pastoral care at First Baptist Church, Athens, died Dec. 11. He was 74. Before becoming part of the church’s... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Jan. 5 2021

Longtime IMB missionary Robert Bradley dies after cancer battle

Robert A. Bradley Jr., a longtime International Mission Board missionary from Alabama, died Dec. 29 after a short battle with cancer. He was... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 4 2021

Longtime Mobile pastor Fred Wolfe dies of COVID-19 complications

Fred Wolfe — longtime pastor of Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, and founder of Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Mobile — died Jan. 3 of COVID-19... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Dec. 30 2020

Former Alabama convention president Harper Shannon dies Dec. 30

Longtime pastor and leader among Alabama Baptists Harper Shannon died Dec. 30 of complications from progressive dementia. He was 89. Shannon... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Dec. 28 2020

Bell Springs pastor Freeman dies from COVID-19 complications on Christmas Eve

Jerry Edwin Freeman, pastor of Bell Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Falkville, died on Christmas Eve from complications of COVID-19. He was... [READ MORE]