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

July 27, 2000

Longtime Baptist journalist Shackleford dies

A veteran denominational journalist once hailed as a hero for press freedom in the Southern Baptist Convention died July 23 from injuries sustained ... [READ MORE]

July 27, 2000

Longtime professor Mabry Lunceford dies

William Mabry Lunceford, longtime professor of Religion and Philosophy and interim director of the Howard College Extension Division, died July ... [READ MORE]

June 29, 2000

Davis, Oscar

  Oscar Adams Davis, a pastor in Alabama churches for more than 60 years, died June 21. He was 92. A graduate of Howard College (now Samford ... [READ MORE]

May 25, 2000

Former state WMU president dies

Former Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) president and national WMU leader, Madeline Dix Reeves died May 2 at 96. Born in Montgomery in ... [READ MORE]

May 25, 2000

Smith, Grace Amos

Grace Amos Smith, wife of Andrew Smith, director of the Sunday School office at the State Board of Missions, died May 16 at 65. A resident of ... [READ MORE]

May 4, 2000

Reaves, Howard M.

Howard M. Reaves, Southern Baptist leader and pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church, Mobile, died April 24. He was 97. A native of Statesville, ... [READ MORE]


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