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

November 10

Joyce Finney

November 05

Rev. Marcus Long

Dr. Mary Henley's father Charles Dyer Bendall, Sr.

September 30
Dr. Mary Henley's father Charles Dyer Bendall, Sr. died September 30, 2020. Rev. Henley is senior pastor of Helena UMC (South Central District). A ...

Rev. Thom Porter’s mother Mary E. Porter

September 23
Rev. Thom Porter’s mother Mary E. Porter died September 23, 2020. Rev. Porter is pastor of  Pettusville and Elkmont UMCs in the Northwest District. ...

Barbara Short

September 22
Barbara Short, wife of retired elder Rev. Jim Short, died September 22, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial gifts are ...

Lucy Sophia Bryan, daughter of Rev. Kyle Bryan

September 10
Lucy Sophia Bryan, the 3-year-old daughter of Rev. Kyle Bryan died on September 10, 2020. Rev. Bryan is the associate pastor of Anniston First UMC. ...

Nancy Whatley Wingard

September 08
Nancy Whatley Wingard, the surviving spouse of Dr. Robert Wingard, died September 8, 2020. There will be a family graveside service in Jackson, ...

Rev. Jason Greene’s mother Shelby Jean Winchester

August 25
Rev. Jason Greene’s mother Shelby Jean Winchester died August 25, 2020. Rev. Greene is senior pastor of Tanner UMC (Northwest District). Visitation ...

Rev. Mitchell Williams' father Robert “Bob” Williams

August 24
Robert “Bob” Williams, the father of Rev. Mitchell Williams, senior pastor of Trinity UMC Huntsville (Northeast District), died August 24, 2020. He ...

Rev. Davis Johnson’s father Jimmie Johnson

August 16
Rev. Davis Johnson’s father Jimmie Johnson died on August 16, 2020. Rev, Johnson is the associate pastor of Anniston First UMC (Cheaha District). Due ...

Monty Stabler (Rev. Dorothy Scott's mother)

August 15
Monty Stabler died on August 15, 2020. She was a longtime member of Highlands UMC (Central District) where she served in numerous leadership positions...

Neal Fuller's mother Ramona K Johnson

August 03
Neal Fuller's mother Ramona K Johnson died on August 3, 2020. Neal is Director of Celebrate Recovery for several districts and has helped many ...

Rev. Jimmy Howard

August 03
Rev. Jimmy Howard died August 3, 2020. He was a retired elder in the Mountain Lakes District. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, ...

Ian Butler’s mother Joyce Butler

July 25
Ian Butler’s mother Joyce Butler died on July 25, 2020. He is on Honorable Location in the Northwest District. The funeral was earlier today, July 29 ...

Rev. Mike Stonbraker’s father-in-law

July 16
Rev. Mike Stonbraker’s father-in-law Dr. James A. Glasgow has died. Rev. Stonbraker is a retired elder serving Hopewell UMC (Southeast District). ...

Rev. Ronald Gilbreath

July 16
Rev. Ronald Gilbreath died on Thursday, July 16, 2020. He was a retired Associate Member. His son Anthony Gilbreath serves Zion and Oakman UMCs ...

Rev. Ricky Smith’s father-in-law Billy Wayne Goodwin

July 15
Rev. Ricky Smith’s father-in-law Billy Wayne Goodwin died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Rev. Smith is senior pastor of Guntersville First UMC (Mountain...

Rev. Cliff Craft

July 11
Rev. Clifton (Cliff) Craft died on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was serving as pastor of Wilsonville UMC (South Central District). He was a retired ...

Rev. Ted Amey’s father-in law William James “Bill” Peterson

July 08
Rev. Ted Amey’s father-in law William James “Bill” Peterson died on July 8, 2020. Rev. Amey is senior pastor of The Church at Stone River (Northwest ...

Charles Marshall

July 03
Retired Local Pastor Charles Marshall died on July 3, 2020. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:30 - 2 ...

Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield’s mother-in-law and Matthew Penfield’s mother, Elise Penfield,

July 01
Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield’s mother-in-law and Matthew Penfield’s mother, Elise Penfield, died July 1, 2020. Emily is pastor of Woodlawn UMC (South ...

Rev. Tom Hammons' mother Annette Black Hammons

June 30
Rev. Tom Hammons' mother Annette Black Hammons died on June 30, 2020. Tom is a retired elder living in Tuscaloosa (SW District). The arrangements are ...

Rev. Andy Curtis’ father Ed Curtis

June 27
Rev. Andy Curtis’ father Ed Curtis died Saturday, June 27, 2020. Rev. Curtis is the pastor of Union The Church at Chelsea Park (South Central ...

Rev. Tim Barnes’ mother-in-law Sybil Lewis

June 16
Rev. Tim Barnes’ mother-in-law Sybil Lewis died on June 16, 2020. Rev. Barnes is a retired elder serving as pastor of Rockford UMC and Andrew’s Chapel...

Dr. Donald Shockley

June 08
Dr. Donald Shockley died on June 8, 2020. He was a retired elder. Services will be held a Canterbury UMC at a later date yet to be determined due to ...

Paul Wilson's mother

June 01
Paul Wilson’s mother Mabel Mary Lembach Wilson died June 1, 2020. He serves Campground UMC (Southwest District). The arrangements are as follows: The...

Rev. Chip Vann’s father Byron Vann Jr.

May 28
Rev. Chip Vann’s father Byron Vann Jr. died on May 28, 2020. Rev. Vann is pastor of Springville First UMC (Cheaha District). The Memorial Service will...

Benny Abney

March 27
Benny Abney died March 27, 2020. He had served Hurricane and Greens Chapel UMCs (Cheaha District) until June 2019. The family held a private graveside...

Rev. Neal Lacy’s mother Ann Lacy

March 21
Rev. Neal Lacy’s mother Ann Lacy died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Rev. Lacy is the pastor of Bethel UMC in Warrior (Central District). Due to the ...

Rev. Roy Wolfe

March 20
Rev. Roy Wolfe died on March 20, 2020. He was serving as pastor of Crossroads UMC (Central District). There will be a Memorial Service at a later ...

Rev. Tim Barnes’ father-in-law

March 11
Rev. Tim Barnes’ father-in-law Senior Master Sgt. (retired) Lemuel N Lewis, Jr died on March 11, 2020. Rev. Barnes is a retired elder serving as ...

Rev. Neal Lacy’s father Neal Spurgeon Lacy Sr.

February 22
Rev. Neal Lacy’s father Neal Spurgeon Lacy Sr. died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Rev. Lacy is the pastor of Bethel UMC in Warrior (Central District). The ...

Rev. Melissa Self Patrick’s mother Sharon Rose Self

February 15
Rev. Melissa Self Patrick’s mother Sharon Rose Self died February 15, 2020. Rev. Patrick is Executive Director at the Birmingham Holocaust Education ...

Dr. Alan Weatherly’s father James Weatherly

February 10
Dr. Alan Weatherly’s father James Weatherly died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Rev. Weatherly is Teaching Pastor Emeritus of Asbury UMC (Northeast ...

Jimmie Burton Parris

February 09
Rev. Alton Parris’s wife Jimmie Burton Parris died Sunday, February 9, 2020. She is also the mother of Rev. Mark Parris, a retired elder serving as ...

Danette Clifton Banish's father Franklin Clifton

January 23
Daniel Franklin Clifton died on January 23, 2020. Mr. Clifton was the father of Danette Clifton Banish, North Alabama Conference Director of ...

Dr. Ed Sim’s mother Juanita Sims

January 13
Dr. Ed Sim’s mother Juanita Sims has died. Rev. Sims is the senior pastor of Huffman UMC (Cheaha District). The arrangments are as follows: The ...

Retired Missionary Kay Twilley

January 12
Retired Missionary Katherine Savage (Kay) Twilley died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. She had served as a commissioned missionary to Bolivia for the ...

Dr. John Kearns’ mother-in-law Kathleen Duggan

January 11
Dr. John Kearns’ mother-in-law Kathleen Duggan died Jan. 11, 2020. Rev. Kearns is the senior pastor of Christ Harbor UMC (Southwest District). The ...

Rev. Stanley Clark

January 11
Rev. Stanley Clark died on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  He was a retired elder in the Northwest District. The arrangements are below: Visitation will...

Rev. Bob Gunn

January 06
Rev. Robert (Bob) Wilbanks Gunn died January 6, 2020.  He was a retired elder and the father of Rev. Patrick Gunn, senior pastor of Winfield First ...

David Karr’s wife Sharon Karr

January 04
David Karr’s wife Sharon Karr died on January 4, 2020.  David is the supply pastor serving Genesis UMC in Hazel Green (Northeast District). A ...

Rev. Ricky Smith’s son Blaine Smith

January 04
Rev. Ricky Smith’s son Blaine Smith died on January 4, 2020. Rev. Smith is the senior pastor of Guntersville First UMC (Mountain Lakes District.) ...

Rev. Mike Spivey’s mother-in-law Topsy Spillers

January 01
Rev. Mike Spivey’s mother-in-law Topsy Spillers died January 1, 2020. Rev. Spivey is a retired elder. His wife, Pam, formerly served on Conference ...

Rev. James Rice’s daughter Chilipin Lewis

December 30
Rev. James Rice’s daughter Chilipin Lewis died on Dec. 30, 2019. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 4, ...

Dr. Phillip Huckaby

December 21
Dr. Phillip Huckaby died on Dec. 21, 2019. Rev. Huckaby was a retired elder. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Trinity UMC in Homewood on...
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