Obituaries


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


December 11, 2019

UM athletics director, founding baseball coach dies at 64

Mike Jacobs, baseball coach and athletics director (AD) at the University of Mobile (UM), has died at the age of 64.  A Mobile native, Jacobs ... [READ MORE]

November 27, 2019

Longtime Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes staff member dies at 91

Longtime business administrator for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries (ABCH) Jack Milton Curtis died Sept. 22. He ... [READ MORE]

November 16, 2019

FBC Tarrant pastor Larry Wilhite dies at 77

Larry Wilhite, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tarrant, died Nov. 9. He was 77. A Birmingham native Wilhite spent his early life in Jacksonville, ... [READ MORE]

October 9, 2019

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor and missionary, Shelby Smith, dies at 92

Shelby Andrew Smith Sr., a longtime Alabama Baptist pastor and missionary, died Sept. 25. He was 92. A native of Jemison, Smith earned his bachelor’s ... [READ MORE]

October 2, 2019

Carner, longtime Alabama Baptist music minister, dies at 88

John William “Bill” Carner, a longtime music minister at churches in Alabama and other states, died Sept. 11. He was 88. Carner served as ... [READ MORE]

October 2, 2019

MacLaren, former CP/stewardship director for SBOM, dies at 79

John MacLaren, longtime pastor and former director of the office of Cooperative Program/stewardship development for the Alabama Baptist State ... [READ MORE]

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