Obituaries


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


February 14, 2020

Lifelong member of FBC Silverhill Violet Linden dies at age 108

EDITOR’S NOTE–The story below appeared in The Alabama Baptist in March 2011 when Violet Linden celebrated her 100th birthday. Linden ... [READ MORE]

February 11, 2020

In loving memory of Alabama’s top church planting mentor, cheerleader Lamar Duke

Lamar Duke, church planting strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), died Feb. 11. He was 69. Duke, who joined the ... [READ MORE]

February 7, 2020

Featured SYSK made it to 105

In 2013, Elizabeth Forehand was featured in TAB’s Someone You Should Know (SYSK) column for her many years of ministry at Thomasville Baptist ... [READ MORE]

February 5, 2020

Longtime Southern Baptist, Alabama Baptist pastor Penn dies at 85

Longtime Southern Baptist pastor Jessie Wayne Penn died Jan. 13. He was 85. Penn attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, ... [READ MORE]

February 5, 2020

Bill O’Brien, Missions innovator, founding director of Global Center at Beeson Divinity School, dies at age 86

Bill O’Brien, a former Southern Baptist music missionary acknowledged as a leading expert in 21st century global missions, died Feb. 2. He ... [READ MORE]

January 8, 2020

ALCAP director emeritus, unofficial state chaplain Ireland dies at 89

D.L. “Dan” Ireland, director emeritus of Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), died Dec. 24. He was 89. Ireland made an impact on the ... [READ MORE]