Obituaries


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


March 4, 2020

Former Alabama Baptist minister, associational worker dies at 84

John Robert Davis, former church staff minister and director of education for Madison Baptist Association, died Feb. 23. He was 84. A native ... [READ MORE]

February 28, 2020

Iva Jewel Tucker: ‘She hath done what she could’

If you knew Iva Jewel Tucker, then you aren’t surprised she lived to the age of 93. Iva Jewel’s spunk, spirit and tenacity rivaled everyone ... [READ MORE]

February 26, 2020

Retired Pickens Association DOM dies on Valentine’s Day at 83

Gary Farley, retired director of missions for Pickens Baptist Association, died Feb. 14. He was 83. Farley first came to Pickens Association ... [READ MORE]

February 14, 2020

Lifelong member of FBC Silverhill Violet Linden dies at age 108

EDITOR’S NOTE–The story below appeared in The Alabama Baptist in March 2011 when Violet Linden celebrated her 100th birthday. Linden ... [READ MORE]

February 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]

February 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]

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