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

Jean Sandefur’s husband Jim Sandefur Jr.

October 13
Jean Sandefur’s husband Jim Sandefur died on October 13, 2019.  Jean is the Administrative Assistant for the United Methodist Foundation of North ...

Barbara Euler

October 09
Barbara Euler died on October 9, 2019. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Lon Euler and the mother of Rev. Lonna Lynn Euler Higgs. Rev. Higgs is the...

Mildred Gilbert

October 05
Mrs. Mildred Gilbert, the surviving spouse of Rev. Thomas Gilbert, died on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be...

Rev. Abi Carlisle-Wilke’s mother Kate Eastman Carlisle

October 05
Rev. Abi Carlisle-Wilke’s mother Kate Eastman Carlisle died on October 5, 2019. Rev. Carlisle-Wilke is a retired elder. The arrangements are as ...

Jimmy R. Beck Sr

October 02
Jimmy R. Beck Sr died October 2, 2019.  He was a Methodist minister with the North Alabama Conference of the UMC for over 54 years. The arrangements ...

Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons' father-in-law David Wilson

October 02
Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons' father-in-law David Wilson died on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Rev. Wilson-Lyons is Associate Pastor of Birmingham First UMC ...

Rev. Tom Parrish’s father-in-law Donald R. Norton

September 23
Rev. Tom Parrish’s father-in-law Donald R. Norton died on Monday, September 23, 2019. Rev. Parrish is the Superintendent of the Northeast District. ...

Curtis Lewis Watts

September 02
Curtis Lewis Watts died September 2, 2019. He had served as a local pastor in the Southeast District. He was a member of Rocky Mount United Methodist ...

Rev Barry Dunn’s brother Thomas Dale Dunn

August 20
Rev Barry Dunn’s brother Thomas Dale Dunn died on August 20, 2019. Rev. Dunn is senior pastor of Alexander City First UMC (Southeast District). The ...

Rev. Ruth Grissom’s husband Phillip Grissom

August 20
Rev. Ruth Grissom’s husband and Rev. Kelsey Grissom’s father Phillip Grissom died August 20, 2019. Rev. Ruth Grissom is the Pastor of Children's ...

Dr. Charles Gattis’ mother Wilma Daniel Gattis

August 16
Dr. Charles Gattis’ mother Wilma Daniel Gattis died August 16, 2019. Rev. Gattis is a retired elder in the Northeast District. The arrangements are as...

Retired Local Pastor L.B. “Jake” Mays

August 05
Retired Local Pastor L.B. “Jake” Mays died August 5, 2019. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Thursday, August 8 from 12-3 p.m. at ...

Rev. Joel Maxwell's father Lowell Lee Maxwell

August 01
Rev. Joel Maxwell's father Lowell Lee Maxwell died August 1, 2019. Rev. Maxwell is the pastor of Liberty and Liberty Hill UMCs (Southeast District). ...

Dorothy Rowland “Dot" Grove

July 19
Dorothy Rowland “Dot" Grove, the surviving spouse of Rev. Woodfin Grove, died July 19, 2019. Funeral services were held in the main sanctuary of the ...

Rev. Jimmy Howard's sister Linda J Schrimsher

July 14
Rev. Jimmy Howard's sister Linda J Schrimsher died July 14, 2019.  Rev. Howard is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation is ...

Dr. Chris Denson's father William "Bill" Denson, Jr.

July 13
Dr. Chris Denson's father William "Bill" Denson, Jr. died July 13, 2019.  Rev. Denson is a retired elder. A Memorial Service will be held in the ...

Rev. Donnie Patterson’s mother Melba Pauline Orr Patterson

July 04
Rev. Donnie Patterson’s mother Melba Pauline Orr Patterson died July 4, 2019. Rev. Patterson is pastor of Asbury and Dutton UMCs in the Mountain Lakes...

Rev. William O. "Bill" Lipp

June 28
Rev. William O. "Bill" Lipp died on June 28, 2019.  He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be on Saturday, July 6, ...

Connie Lenell Hulsey Abney

June 25
Benny Abney’s wife Connie Lenell Hulsey Abney died June 25, 2019. He is a retired local pastor from the North Georgia Conference serving as the pastor...

Dr. Adlene Kufarimai's father Ernest Shupai Katsidzira

June 06
Dr. Adlene Kufarimai's father Ernest Shupai Katsidzira died on June 6, 2019. Rev. Kufarimai is pastor of West Huntsville UMC (Northeast District), ...

Rev. Larry E. Wright's mother Mrs. Marie Powell Wright

May 25
Rev. Larry E. Wright's mother Mrs. Marie Powell Wright died on Saturday, May 25, 2019.  Rev. Wright is a retired elder.  Marie was the daughter of ...

Elizabeth Irene Tate Gandy

May 20
Elizabeth Irene Tate Gandy died on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Ralph Gandy and the mother of retired elder Rev. Bill ...

Telisa Sullivan’s mother Dorothy Jean Shirley

May 13
Telisa Sullivan’s mother Dorothy Jean Shirley died Monday, May 13, 2019. Telisa is the Central District Administrative Assistant. The arrangements are...

Rev. John Kearns' mother Betty Ann Rogers Kearns

April 29
Rev. John Kearns' mother Betty Ann Rogers Kearns died on Monday, April 29, 2019. Rev. Kearns is the pastor of Christ Harbor UMC (Southwest District). ...

Rev. Franklin Phillips

April 27
Rev. Franklin Phillips died April 27, 2019. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will take place at Trussville First ...

Cartis Wayne Levie, son of the late Rev. William D. Levie

April 15
Cartis Wayne Levie, son of the late Rev. William D. Levie, died April 15, 2019. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held Saturday, ...

Cyndi Witherington

April 05
Rev Lee Witherington’s wife Cyndi Witherington died Friday, April 5, 2019. Rev. Witherington is the pastor of Lincoln UMC (Cheaha District). The ...

Rev. William Bryan Spiller

April 04
Rev. William Bryan Spiller died Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was a retired local pastor. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral services for Rev. ...

Rev. Ruth "Jackie" Brown

April 03
Rev. Ruth "Jackie" Brown died Friday, April 5, 2019. She was a retired local pastor. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral services for Rev. Brown...

Rev. T. H. “Buzz” Barrett

March 27
Rev. T. H. “Buzz” Barrett died March 27, 2019.  Rev. Barrett was a retired elder. He was also the father of Rev. Jake Barrett who serves ...

Rev. Alfred H. Cooper

March 25
Rev. Alfred H. Cooper died on March 25, 2019.  He was a retired Local Pastor. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday, March 29, ...

Rev. Michael Sparks

March 24
Rev. Michael Sparks has died. He was a retired local pastor. His funeral will be on April 4, 2019,  at 2 p.m., at Red Bay First UMC. During his ...

Rev. John W. Clark

March 23
Rev. John W. Clark died on March 23, 2019. He was a retired local pastor. His memorial service was March 26, 2019. During his ministry, he served ...

Rev. Eric Bell’s stepson Marcus Christopher ”Chris” Rogers

March 22
Rev. Eric Bell’s stepson Marcus Christopher ”Chris” Rogers died Friday, March 22, 2019. Rev. Bell is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows:...

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett's father Rev. Joseph Francis William Wallace, Sr

March 19
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett's father Rev. Joseph Francis William Wallace, Sr. died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Sherri Savage

March 18
Dr. Jim Savage’s wife and Rev. Wes Savage’s mother Dr. Sherri Lynn (Stepps) Savage died March 18, 2019. Rev. Jim Savage is a retired elder and Rev. ...

Rev. Holly Woodall’s grandmother Eula Jeannette Austin

March 17
Rev. Holly Woodall’s grandmother Eula Jeannette Austin died March 17, 2019. Rev. Woodall is the pastor of Lineville First and Oak Grove UMCs ...

Dr. Clinton Hubbard Jr.'s uncle Johnny R. Hubbard

March 16
Dr. Clinton Hubbard Jr.'s uncle Johnny R. Hubbard died Saturday, March 16, 2019. Rev. Hubbard is the District Superintendent of the Cheaha District. ...

Rev. Andy Curtis’ grandmother-in-law Anna Sue Moye Lightsey

March 14
Rev. Andy Curtis’ grandmother-in-law Anna Sue Moye Lightsey died March 14, 2019. Rev. Curtis is pastor of Union the Church at Chelsea Park UMC (South ...

Rev. Jon Campbell's son William Ernest Killgore

March 13
Rev. Jon Campbell’s son William Ernest Killgore died March 13, 2019. Rev. Campbell is pastor of Gray’s Chapel (Northeast District). The arrangements ...

Rev. Ricky Ruston’s father Milton “Buck” Ruston

March 13
Rev. Ricky Ruston’s father Milton “Buck” Ruston died on March 13, 2019. Rev. Ruston is the pastor of Goodhope UMC (South Central District). The ...

Helen Stevenson

March 11
Helen Stevenson died on March 11, 2019. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Tom Stevenson. There will be a Graveside Service at Marvins Chapel ...

Rev. Dalton (Butch) Styes's father A.D. Styes

March 11
Rev. Dalton (Butch) Styes's father A.D. Styes died on March 11, 2019. Rev. Styes is a retired elder. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March ...

Rev. Al Smith ’s brother Benny Smith

March 10
Rev. Al Smith ’s brother Benny Smith died on March 10, 2019. Rev. Smith is pastor at Huguley UMC in the Southeast District. The Service will be at 10 ...
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