Obituaries


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


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]

January 1, 2020

Retired Barbour Association DOM, R.C. Belcher, dies at 92

R.C. Belcher, retired director of missions for Barbour Baptist Association, died Dec. 13. He was 92. Belcher earned a bachelor’s degree in ... [READ MORE]

January 1, 2020

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor, active volunteer dies at 73

Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor Ronald Gordon Hicks died Dec. 6. He was 73. In his more than 40 years of ministry he served in a number of capacities, ... [READ MORE]

December 12, 2019

Sylvania Baptist music director Sizemore dies at 41

Chip Sizemore, music director at Sylvania Baptist Church died on October 26. He was 41. Sizemore served Sylvania Baptist for nine years following ... [READ MORE]

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]

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