Obituaries


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


April 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]

April 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]

March 25, 2020

Paul Hall, longtime director of the Alabama Singing Men, passed away at the age of 89

Paul Hall, longtime director of the Alabama Singing Men, died Jan. 31 at the age of 89. Hall directed the all-men’s choral group from 1973 ... [READ MORE]

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]