Obituaries


Obituaries | Jul. 15 2020

Barefoot preacher, longtime pastor ‘Bill’ Faircloth dies at age 74

William “Bill” Merrill Faircloth Jr. — pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Thomasville, for the past 18 years — died July 2. He was 74.... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jul. 15 2020

‘Pete’ Edwards, longtime pastor of Unity, Marbury, dies at age 61

Anthony “Pete” Keith Edwards — pastor of Unity Baptist Church, Marbury, for the past 23 years — died July 1. He was 61. A native of Bibb... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Jul. 5 2020

In loving memory: Shocco Springs’ George Ricker

George Ricker, director of Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega from 1970 to 1989, died July 2. He was 94. Originally from Fackler,... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jun. 17 2020

Herman ‘Buck’ Cowan, former pastor of Shady Grove, Bessemer, dies at 91

Former Alabama Baptist pastor Herman L. “Buck” Cowan died May 12. He was 91. During his 40 years of ministry, he served as pastor of several... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Jun. 17 2020

In Loving Memory: Longtime North Shelby Baptist pastor Allan Murphy dies at 69

Retired Alabama Baptist pastor William Allan “Brother Allan” Murphy died June 13. He was 69. Murphy was pastor of North Shelby Baptist... [READ MORE]

International News | May. 19 2020

Evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias dead at 74

By Caleb Yarbrough Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias died May 19 in Atlanta following a short battle... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | May. 15 2020

Altoona pastor, Trussville fire marshal dies at 45

Jeff Fore — pastor of Fridays Crossing Baptist Church, Altoona, and Trussville’s fire marshal died May 4. He was 45. Fore earned a bachelor’s... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 8 2020

Patricia Anne Wolfe, wife of Fred Wolfe, founding pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Mobile, dies Feb. 21.

MOBILE ASSOCIATION Patricia Anne Wolfe, wife of Fred Wolfe, founding pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Mobile, died Feb. 21. She was 80. Wolfe... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 1 2020

David Carter, children and young families pastor for First Baptist Church, Athens, dies age 57.

LIMESTONE ASSOCIATION David Carter, children and young families pastor for First Baptist Church, Athens, died March 22 at the age of 57. Carter... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 1 2020

James Broox “J.B.” Thompson dies age 88

James Broox “J.B.” Thompson died Jan. 22. He was 88. Thompson was a longtime pastor, serving churches in Birmingham, Bessemer, Jasper and... [READ MORE]