Obituaries


Obituaries | Apr. 7 2021

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — dies March 29

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — died March 29 of COVID-19 complications. She was 62. She worked…

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Obituaries | Apr. 6 2021

Irena O’Neal, longtime pastor’s wife, dies at age 83

Elsie “Irena” O’Neal — wife of Ernest O’Neal, pastor emeritus of Memphis Baptist Church, Dothan — died March 30. She was 83. A Mississippi…

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Obituaries | Apr. 1 2021

Judson community mourns loss of professor, artist-in-residence Billie Jean Young

Judson College is mourning the loss of Billie Jean Young, a faculty member who earlier in life was among the first African-American students…

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Obituaries | Mar. 31 2021

Aaron Eutah Stone, Alabama Baptist State Board of Mission’s special worker, dies Feb 3

Aaron Eutah Stone, who served the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions as a special worker in discipleship, died Feb 3. He was 89. Stone worked…

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Obituaries | Mar. 31 2021

James Alvin Grindstaff, longtime pastor of Stamp Baptist Church, dies Feb. 17

James Alvin Grindstaff, longtime pastor of Stamp Baptist Church, Valley Head, in Sand Mountain Baptist Association, died Feb. 17. He was 76.…

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Obituaries | Mar. 26 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…

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Obituaries | Mar. 24 2021

Carl Head Jr., minister of music at Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, dies Feb. 21

Carl Head Jr., minister of music at Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, died Feb. 21 of COVID-19 complications. He was 67. A Montgomery native,…

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Obituaries | Mar. 12 2021

Bruce Hose, former state Sunday School director and longtime pastor, dies at age 69

C. Bruce Hose — former state Sunday School office director and longtime pastor — died March 5. He was 69. His first full-time ministry role…

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Obituaries | Feb. 25 2021

David Daniell, missionary who advanced evangelism to Spanish-speaking peoples through radio ministry, dies at age 83

David Daniell, a missionary who used his love of radio to advance evangelism to Spanish-speaking people groups throughout Mexico and Central…

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Obituaries | Feb. 24 2021

Gene Raymond Hitchcock — a longtime pastor, chaplain and Baptist worker in the state — dies Feb. 9

Gene Raymond Hitchcock — a longtime pastor, chaplain and Baptist worker in the state — died Feb. 9. He was 88. Hitchcock retired as a major…

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