Obituaries


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


March 24, 2021

Carl Head Jr., minister of music at Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, dies Feb. 21

Carl Head Jr., minister of music at Lakeview Baptist Church, Montgomery, died Feb. 21 of COVID-19 complications. He was 67. A Montgomery native, ... [READ MORE]

March 12, 2021

Bruce Hose, former state Sunday School director and longtime pastor, dies at age 69

C. Bruce Hose — former state Sunday School office director and longtime pastor — died March 5. He was 69. His first full-time ministry role ... [READ MORE]

February 25, 2021

David Daniell, missionary who advanced evangelism to Spanish-speaking peoples through radio ministry, dies at age 83

David Daniell, a missionary who used his love of radio to advance evangelism to Spanish-speaking people groups throughout Mexico and Central ... [READ MORE]

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]