Obituaries


Latest News | Feb. 11 2020

In loving memory of Alabama’s top church planting mentor, cheerleader Lamar Duke

Lamar Duke, church planting strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), died Feb. 11. He was 69. Duke, who joined the... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Feb. 7 2020

Featured SYSK made it to 105

In 2013, Elizabeth Forehand was featured in TAB’s Someone You Should Know (SYSK) column for her many years of ministry at Thomasville Baptist... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Feb. 5 2020

Longtime Southern Baptist, Alabama Baptist pastor Penn dies at 85

Longtime Southern Baptist pastor Jessie Wayne Penn died Jan. 13. He was 85. Penn attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina,... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Feb. 5 2020

Bill O’Brien, Missions innovator, founding director of Global Center at Beeson Divinity School, dies at age 86

Bill O’Brien, a former Southern Baptist music missionary acknowledged as a leading expert in 21st century global missions, died Feb. 2. He... [READ MORE]

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]