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

April 6, 2000

Kirby, Jack Gilchrist

Jack Gilchrist Kirby, who retired as pastor of New Elkahatchee Baptist Church, Alexander City, in October, died March 20. He was 63. A native ... [READ MORE]

March 30, 2000

Freeman, Jack Rodgers

Jack Rodgers Freeman, a pastor in Alabama churches for 40 years, died March 6. Freeman was 64 and was the pastor of West Highlands Baptist Church, ... [READ MORE]

March 9, 2000

Lipham, Lubie F.

Lubie F. Lipham, a retired pastor and member of Coldwater Baptist Church, Calhoun Association, Died Jan. 27. Lipham was a pastor for 47 years ... [READ MORE]

February 24, 2000

Coker, J.W.

J.W. Coker, pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Evergreen, for more than five years, died Dec. 25 following an extended illness. Coker served ... [READ MORE]

February 10, 2000

Baggott, Robert Taylor (Bob)

Robert Taylor (Bob) Baggott Jr. of Opelika, husband of The Alabama Baptist columnist and former board of directors member Betty Baggott, died ... [READ MORE]

January 13, 2000

Whirley, Carl F.

Carl F. Whirley, retired Southern Baptist missionary to Nigeria, died Jan. 8 in Florence after an extended illness. Whirley, 85, was born July ... [READ MORE]