Death Notices

If you have a death announcement about a North Alabama Conference clergy or clergy family member please email the information (including arrangements) to dclifton@umcna.org

Rev. Suzanne Pruitt’s mother Anne Parrish Harris

January 28
Rev. Suzanne Pruitt’s mother Anne Parrish Harris died on January 28, 2017. Rev. Pruitt is the Minister of Christian Formation at Trinity UMC in ...

Dr. Kanunu Busambwa's father Tarcisse Kanunu

January 25
Dr. Kanunu Busambwa's father, Tarcisse Kanunu, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Rev. Kanunu is the Pastor of St. Paul-Triana UMC (Northeast ...

Rev. Eddie Bolen's father George Bolen

January 14
Rev. Eddie Bolen's father George Bolen died January 14, 2017. Rev. Bolen is the Senior Pastor of Camp Branch UMC in Alabaster. The arrangements are ...

Rev. Joe DeWitte’s father Marvin Dan DeWitte

January 08
Rev. Joe DeWitte’s father Marvin Dan DeWitte died January 8, 2017. Rev. DeWitte is the Associate Pastor of Trussville First UMC. The arrangements are ...

Rev. Leroy Tidwell

January 03
Rev. Leroy Tidwell died Jan. 3, 2017. He was a retired elder. A Memorial Service will be announced by Shelton Funeral Home at a later date. He was ...

Regina Ergle’s father Ralph H. Warren

January 01
Regina Ergle’s father Ralph H. Warren died on January 1, 2017. Regina is the Administrative Assistant for the Board of Superannuate Homes. Her husband...

Rev. Mike Hendon

December 22
Rev. C.S. Mike Hendon died Dec. 22, 2016. He was serving as pastor of Hackleburg United Methodist Church. The funeral was Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 . ...

Dr. Robin Scott’s father Joe Scott

December 17
Dr. Robin Scott’s father Joe Scott died on Dec. 17, 2016. Rev. Scott is the Superintendent of the Mountain Lakes District. Joe Scott was also ...

Driscoll Bell Proctor

December 17
Driscoll Bell Proctor died Dec. 17, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Russell L. Proctor. The arrangements are as follows: Services will be ...

Faye Crumpton

December 17
Faye Crumpton, the surviving spouse of Rev. Weymon R. Crumpton, died Dec. 17, 2016. The funeral was today, Tuesday, December 20 at Trinity United ...

Joyce Brown

December 12
Joyce Brown died December 12, 2016. She was a retired member of the North Alabama Conference staff who had served as Annual Conference Registrar. The...

Dr. John G. Galloway

December 10
Retired Elder Dr. John G. Galloway died Dec. 10, 2016. A memorial service and celebration of life will be Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. at First ...

Rev. Gerald C. "Jerry" Kruger

December 05
Rev. Gerald C. "Jerry" Kruger died Dec. 5, 2016, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He once served as a local pastor in the North Alabama Conference and the ...

Rev. Buddie Ralph Brown, Sr.

December 04
Rev. Buddie Ralph Brown, Sr. died December 4, 2016. The funeral was held December 7 at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle. Rev. Brown was a retired local ...

Rev. F. B. Martin, Jr.

November 26
Rev. F. B. Martin, Jr. died Nov. 26, 2016. He was a retired Elder. The funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Warrenton United Methodist Church. He was...

Rev. Stephen Fincher's mother Shelia Fincher

October 25
Rev. Stephen Fincher's mother Shelia Fincher died on October 25, 2016. Rev. Fincher is the senior pastor of Tanner UMC. The funeral arrangements are ...

Charlotte McCool

October 21
Charlotte McCool died Oct. 21, 2016. Charlotte was a retired, longtime member of the North Alabama Conference staff. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Woodfin Grove

October 16
Retired elder Rev. Woodfin Grove died Oct.16, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: A service celebrating his life will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Lois Eilene Harris Byrum

October 09
Lois Eilene Harris Byrum, surviving spouse of Rev. Kenneth A. Byrum, died on October 9, 2016. Graveside Services will be Thursday, October 13, 2016, ...

Rev. Keith Thompson’s father Robert Dan Thompson, Jr.

October 08
Rev. Keith Thompson’s father Robert Dan Thompson, Jr. died on October 8, 2016. Rev. Thompson is the senior pastor of Birmingham First UMC. The ...

Rev. Sandy Felkins’ husband Charles Ray Felkins

October 05
Rev. Sandy Felkins’ husband Charles Ray Felkins died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Rev. Felkins is a retired elder serving as Minister of Pastoral Care ...

Rev. Amelia Sims’ mother Rhoda Lois Scoates Gossett

September 28
Rev. Amelia Sims’ mother Rhoda Lois Scoates Gossett died on Sept. 28, 2016. Rev. Sims is pastor of Faith UMC in the Cheaha District. Mrs. Gossett was ...

Rev. Mike Samuels’ mother Anita Samuels

September 12
Rev. Mike Samuels’ mother Anita Samuels has died. Rev. Samuels is the pastor of Green’s and Milner’s Chapel UMCs in the Northwest District. The ...

Rev. Beaul Hunkapiller's son Dean Alan Hunkapiller

September 08
Rev. Beaul Hunkapiller's son Dean Alan Hunkapiller died Sept.8, 2016. Rev. Hunkapiller is a retired elder serving Bethel and Diamond UMCs in the ...

Rev. Kay Mutert’s mother Dora "Dody" Murphree

September 01
Rev. Kay Mutert’s mother Dora "Dody" Murphree died Sept. 1, 2016. Rev. Mutert is a retired elder. A service was held September 5 in Starkville, ...

Rev. Mitch Nethery 's father David "D.G." Nethery

August 08
Rev. Mitch Nethery 's father David "D.G." Nethery died August 8, 2016. Rev. Nethery is the pastor of Red Bay First UMC in the Northwest District. The ...

Rev. Frank Turnbow

July 15
Rev. Frank Turnbow died on July 15, 2016. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be on Sunday, July 17 from ...

Rev. Stephen Hampton’s mother Charlotte Hampton

July 10
Rev. Stephen Hampton’s mother Charlotte Hampton died July 10, 2016. Rev Hampton is the Chase Campus Pastor of Cove UMC in the Northeast District. The ...

Rev. Roger Lancaster

July 04
Rev. Roger Lancaster died on July 4, 2016. Rev. Lancaster is a retired local pastor in the Southeast District. His funeral was Monday, July 11. at Mt....

Sarah Ann Robinson Kimbrough

July 03
Dr. S T Kimbrough, Jr. ’s wife Sarah Ann Robinson Kimbrough died on July 3, 2016. Rev. Kimbrough is a retired elder. There will be a Burial liturgy on...

Henry (Jack) A. Hagler, Jr.

July 01
Rev. Bobbye Jean Hagler’s husband Henry (Jack) A. Hagler, Jr. died on Friday July 1, 2016. Bobbye Jean is a supply pastor at Unity Grove in the ...

Rev. Bridget Dowdy’s father Alphan "Fan" Charles Trouille

June 26
Rev. Bridget Dowdy’s father Alphan "Fan" Charles Trouille died on June 26, 2016. Rev. Dowdy is pastor of Pleasant Grove UMC in the Central District.  ...

Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg

June 10
Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg died on June 10, 2016. He was a retired associate member. His memorial service was held Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the ...

Faye Curl

June 04
Faye Curl, the surviving spouse of Rev. Bill Curl, died on June 4, 2016. A memorial service for both Faye and Bill will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016 ...

Blanche Freeman

May 29
Blanche Freeman the wife of retired local pastor Dr. David Freeman died Sunday May 29, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Family Hour on Friday, ...

Leisha Boulware's mother Dorothy Kent Burse

May 12
Leisha Boulware’s mother Dorothy Kent “Dottie” Burse died May 12, 2016. Rev. Boulware is an Ordained Deacon. The arrangements are as follows: The ...

Barbara P. Archer

May 01
Barbara P. Archer, the surviving spouse Rev. James Archer died on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Thursday, ...

Jarvis Brewer

April 30
Former Northwest District Lay Leader Jarvis Brewer died April 30, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Wednesday, May 4, 2016, ...

Debby Webb’s mother Helen Bruce

April 29
Debby Webb’s mother Helen Bruce died April 29, 2016. Debby is the Administrative Assistant for the Southeast District. The arrangements are as ...

Charlie Carlton’s father Rev. Arthur M Carlton

April 28
Methodist Foundation Executive Director Charlie Carlton’s father Rev. Arthur M Carlton died April 28, 2016.  Rev. Carlton was a retired clergy of the ...

Rev. John Rutland’s mother-in-law Ethel Williams

April 23
Rev. John Rutland’s mother-in-law Ethel Williams died on April 23, 2016. Rev. Rutland is a retired elder. A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on ...

Russell Blank

April 21
Former local pastor Russell Blank died April 21, 2016. Russell served Sand Springs Northport in the Southwest District as a part-time local pastor for...

Mary Smith

April 07
Rev. Bill Smith’s wife, Mary, died Thursday, April 7.   Rev. Smith is pastor of Wesley Memorial UMC in Littleville, AL (Northwest District).    The ...

Betty Gardner

April 03
Betty Gardner, the surviving spouse of Rev. Ed Gardner, died Sunday, April 3, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Wednesday, ...
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