Obituaries


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]

Obituaries | Sep. 16 2019

Missions advocate dies at 95, leaves a ‘no regrets’ legacy of being on mission

Missions. It’s a story Marguerite Butler went looking for and once she found it she just couldn’t stop chasing it.  It all started with... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Sep. 11 2019

Evangelist, former Alabama Baptist pastor Larry Draper dies at 75

Larry W. Draper, longtime evangelist and former pastor of Roebuck Park Baptist Church, Birmingham, died Aug. 21. He was 75. A graduate of Samford... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Sep. 4 2019

Johnny Reese Huey, longtime pastor in Walker Association, dies at 79

Johnny Reese Huey, interim pastor of Barton Chapel Baptist Church, Cordova, died Aug. 11 following heart surgery. He was 79. In his later years... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Aug. 14 2019

FBC Piedmont senior adult director Rhonda Ledbetter dies at 61

Rhonda Ledbetter, director of senior adults at First Baptist Church, Piedmont, died July 31 at the age of 61. A retired educator, Ledbetter held... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Aug. 7 2019

Former Alabama music and youth minister Raymond Ball dies at 81

Raymond Arnold Ball, a former Alabama Baptist minister of music and youth, died July 17. He was 81. A Mississippi native, Ball earned his music... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jul. 17 2019

Roberson, R.F. “Bob”

Former Alabama Baptist pastor, R.F. ‘Bob’ Roberson, dies at 90 R.F. “Bob” Roberson, a former Alabama Baptist pastor, died June 26. He... [READ MORE]

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