Monty Stabler died on August 15, 2020. She was a longtime member of Highlands UMC (Central District) where she served in numerous leadership positions on the local church, district, conference, jurisdiction and general church levels. She was elected a North Alabama delegate to General Conference three times and as a delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference (SEJ) five times. She served on the SEJ nominations committee and was an active member of the General Board of Discipleship. She served as President of the Birmingham-East District United Methodist Women and as chairperson of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. At Highlands UMC she served as president of United Methodist Women, Pastor Parish Chair and lay member to North Alabama Conference for more than 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, L. Vastine Stabler, Jr, and four children including Rev. Dorothy Scott an elder of the North Alabama Conference currently serving Jennings Chapel in the Southwest District. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Highlands United Methodist Church (1045 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35205), Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art at The Birmingham Museum of Art (2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd Birmingham, AL 35203), or Restoration Mission UMC (631 3rd St SW, Birmingham, AL 35211).
Please remember Dorothy and family in your prayers.