Obituaries


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


February 23, 2021

Jim Barnette, longtime pastor and Samford professor, dies at age 59

James “Jim” Barnette, a longtime professor at Samford University and pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church, Mountain Brook, died Monday (Feb. ... [READ MORE]

February 17, 2021

Carman, Christian music icon and Gospel Music Hall of Famer, dies at 65

Carman Dominic Licciardello, a Christian music legend known simply by his first name, has died. He was 65. Carman had been hospitalized in Las ... [READ MORE]

February 13, 2021

Tom Fillinger – founder, CEO of IgniteUS, Inc. – dies Feb. 10

Tom Fillinger, founder and CEO of Cullman-based IgniteUS, Inc., died Feb. 10. He was 79. A northern Ohio native, Fillinger joined the U.S. Navy ... [READ MORE]

February 3, 2021

Charles Maples, longtime pastor and hospice chaplain, dies Jan. 14

Charles E. Maples, a longtime pastor and hospice chaplain, died Jan. 14 of COVID-19 complications. He was 86. Maples served as a faithful minister ... [READ MORE]

February 3, 2021

Alfred Manly Banks — longtime pastor of Buhl Baptist Church and southern gospel singer — dies Oct. 6, 2020

Alfred Manly Banks — longtime pastor of Buhl Baptist Church and southern gospel singer — died Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. Banks’ love of music ... [READ MORE]

February 1, 2021

Longtime Bibb County pastor Ben Corley dies at 80

Ben Corley — longtime pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodstock, and current pastor of Schultz Creek Baptist Church, Centreville — died Jan. ... [READ MORE]