Obituaries


Obituaries in The Alabama Baptist serve to alert readers of the passing of Alabama Baptist leaders and church staff members.


February 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 ... [READ MORE]

February 24, 2021

Rick Hinkle, pastor of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church, Pinson, dies Feb. 5

Rick Hinkle, pastor of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church, Pinson, died Feb. 5 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. A Samford ... [READ MORE]

February 24, 2021

Bill Whitfield, longtime pastor in Mobile, dies at age 90

William “Bill” Whitfield, longtime pastor of Cypress Shores Baptist Church, Mobile, died Dec. 20, 2020. He was 90. Whitfield served with ... [READ MORE]

February 23, 2021

Jim Barnette, longtime pastor and Samford professor, dies at age 59

James “Jim” Barnette, a longtime professor at Samford University and pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church, Mountain Brook, died Monday (Feb. ... [READ MORE]

February 17, 2021

Carman, Christian music icon and Gospel Music Hall of Famer, dies at 65

Carman Dominic Licciardello, a Christian music legend known simply by his first name, has died. He was 65. Carman had been hospitalized in Las ... [READ MORE]

February 13, 2021

Tom Fillinger – founder, CEO of IgniteUS, Inc. – dies Feb. 10

Tom Fillinger, founder and CEO of Cullman-based IgniteUS, Inc., died Feb. 10. He was 79. A northern Ohio native, Fillinger joined the U.S. Navy ... [READ MORE]