Obituaries


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


December 23, 2020

Jack Campbell, a former missionary and retired pastor, dies Dec. 3

Jack Campbell, a former missionary and retired pastor, died Dec. 3. He was 79. Campbell earned degrees in theology and missions from Toccoa Falls ... [READ MORE]

December 21, 2020

Retired IMB missionary, MK scholarship namesake Cowley dies

Audrey Cowley — a retired International Mission Board missionary and namesake of a scholarship for Missionary Kids at Samford University — ... [READ MORE]

December 16, 2020

Ben Amlong, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Brundidge, dies Nov. 15

Ben Amlong, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Brundidge, died Nov. 15. He was 81. Amlong served as a minister for churches in Dale, Henry, ... [READ MORE]

December 16, 2020

Gerald R. Sykes, former pastor of Airview Baptist Church, Opelika, dies Nov. 28

Gerald R. Sykes, who spent more than two decades serving as a pastor in Opelika, died Nov. 28. He was 84. Sykes spent 24 of his 49 years in ministry ... [READ MORE]

December 9, 2020

Joseph Carlo “Carl” Kelly Sr., pastor of Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church, Dadeville, dies Nov. 21

Joseph Carlo “Carl” Kelly Sr., pastor of Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church, Dadeville, died Nov. 21. He was 69. Kelly was a teacher and school ... [READ MORE]

December 9, 2020

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor W.D. Humphres dies Nov. 5

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor W.D. Humphres died Nov. 5. He was 87. Humphres served as pastor of several churches, including Ebenezer Baptist, ... [READ MORE]

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