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. 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. 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 ...

Rev. David Herndon

March 10
Rev. David Herndon died on March 10, 2019. He was a member of the Kentucky Annual Conference and a former member of the North Alabama Conference where...

Dr. Trav Wilson’s mother

March 07
Dr. Trav Wilson’s mother Linda Wilson died March 7, 2019. Rev. Wilson is the pastor of Madison UMC in the Northeast District. There will be a ...

Rev. Donna Godwin's father John W. Godwin

March 05
Rev. Donna Godwin's father John W. Godwin died on March 5, 2019. Rev. Godwin is associate pastor of Huffman UMC. The Celebration of Life will be held ...

Telisa Sullivan's father Johnny Ray Shirley

February 27
Telisa Sullivan's father Johnny Ray Shirley died on February 27, 2019. Telisa is the administrative assistant in the Central District Office. The ...

Rev. Shirleen Harvey’s mother Thelma Moten Marbury

February 23
Rev. Shirleen Harvey’s mother Thelma Moten Marbury died on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Rev. Harvey is  pastor of Bethlehem (Lineville) and Pleasant ...

Rev. Charles D Hazel

February 17
Rev. Charles D Hazel died February 17, 2019. He was a retired elder. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at ...

Rev. Bill H. Smith

January 21
Rev. Bill H. Smith died January 21, 2019.  He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Saturday, January 26, from 9 ...

Rev. Larry Mosley

January 20
Rev. Larry Mosley died January 20, 2019. He was a retired elder. Arrangements are as follows: A Service of the Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. on...

Former Conference Lay Leader Frances Moore

January 06
Former Conference Lay Leader Frances Moore died January 6, 2019. The arrangements are as follows: Services will be Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at 11:30 ...

May Prickett

January 03
May Prickett, the surviving spouse of Rev. Bill Prickett, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Visitation was Sunday, January 6, 2019, at First United ...

Rev. Cloyse Johnson

December 17
Retired local pastor Rev. Cloyse Johnson died on December 17, 2018; his wife Judy Johnson died on December 16, 2018. The Johnsons are the in-laws of ...

Judy Johnson

December 16
Judy Johnson, wife of retired local pastor Rev. Cloyse Johnson, died on December 16, 2018.  The Johnsons are the in-laws of Rev. Bo Lloyd, pastor of ...

Rev. Harvey Beck's son Dave Beck

December 14
Rev. Harvey Beck's son Dave Beck died Dec, 14, 2018. Rev. Beck is the pastor of Lester Memorial UMC (Mountain Lakes District). The Memorial Service ...

Robert Monfore

November 23
Robert 'Bob' Monfore died Friday, November 23, 2018. The memorial service was held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Christ Episcopal Church in ...

Rev. James Goodwin

November 21
Retired Elder Rev. James Goodwin died November 21, 2018. There will be a Celebration of Life in Brazil at a later date. Rev. Goodwin was ordained an ...

Hilda Jean Windsor

November 19
Hilda Jean Windsor, wife of retired elder Rev. Vandon Windsor, died on November 19, 2018. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday,...

Gerry Rogers

November 14
Former Conference staff member Gerry Rogers died November 14, 2018. She served in the Council of Ministries office. The arrangements are as follow. ...

Mary Helen Hollis Alexander, wife of Southwest District Lay Leader Ray Alexander

November 12
Mary Helen Hollis Alexander, wife of former Southwest District Lay Leader Ray Alexander, died November 12, 2018. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. James Long's mother-in-law, Mary Edith Voss

October 25
Rev. James Long's mother-in-law, Mary Edith Voss, died Thursday evening, October 25, 2018.  Rev. Long is the pastor of Sycamore, Shady Grove, and ...

Delores Shaw

October 15
Delores Shaw, wife of retired pastor Rev. Calvin Shaw died October 15, 2018. Mrs. Shaw was the mother-in-law of Rev. Joel Maxwell pastor of Liberty ...

Mary Archibald

October 11
Mary Archibald died October 11, 2018. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Robert L. Archibald Jr. A memorial service will be held for her later in ...

Pauline Brown Bradberry Todd

October 10
Pauline Brown Bradberry Todd died on Oct. 10, 2018, in Cary, North Carolina. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Uther M. “Brad” Bradberry. A ...

Rev. Mike Spivey’s father-in-law Gilbert Spillers

September 18
Rev. Mike Spivey’s father-in-law Gilbert Spillers died September 18, 2018.  Rev. Spivey is the senior pastor of Northport First UMC (Southwest ...

Rev. Charles J. Calhoun, Sr.

August 25
Rev. Charles Calhoun, Sr. has died. Rev. Calhoun was a retired local pastor. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Saturday, Sept.1, ...

Rev. Marshal Coker “Kit” Carson

August 20
Rev. Marshal Coker “Kit” Carson, Jr. died August 20, 2018. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: There will be a Memorial Service ...

Rev. Jesse Shaddix

August 12
Retired elder Rev. Jesse B. Shaddix died August 12, 2018. Arrangements are as follows: A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, ...

Rev. Marvin McCormick's mother-in-law Connie Richards

July 25
Rev. Marvin McCormick's mother-in-law Connie Richards has died. Rev. McCormick is pastor of Gordo First UMC in the Southwest District. The ...

Dorothy Carter McDonald

July 21
Dorothy Carter McDonald died Saturday July 21, 2018.  She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Bill McDonald. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation...

Former Conference Lay Leader Ed Montgomery

July 11
Former North Alabama Conference Lay Leader Ed Montgomery died on July 11, 2018. He was 95 years old. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral ...

Rev. George Gray

July 06
Rev. George Gray died on July 6, 2018. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Saks First UMC (334 ...

Rev. Wayne Green

June 28
Rev. Wayne Green died June 28, 2018.  He was pastor of Weeden Heights and Rhodesville UMCs in the Northwest District.  The arrangements are as ...

Rev. Dwight Christolear's wife Hazel Christolear

June 19
Rev. Dwight Christolear's wife Hazel Christolear died June 19, 2018. Rev. Christolear was granted Honorable Location in 2011. Hazel served for many ...
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