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. Terry Bentley’s mother Eunice Ann Bentley

December 30
Rev. Terry Bentley’s mother Eunice Ann Bentley died on Dec. 30, 2017. Rev. Bentley is the senior pastor of Guntersville First UMC (Mountain Lakes ...

Rev. Ivester A. Pope

December 18
Rev. Ivester A. Pope died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. He was a retired elder. There will be a Memorial Service on Jan. 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Springville ...

Rev. David Teel’s mother Linda Irene Teel

December 17
Rev. David Teel’s mother Linda Irene Teel died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Rev. Teel is the pastor of  Forrest Chapel UMC in the Northwest District. The ...

Rev. Patrick Cooley’s mother Louise Arthur Cooley

December 05
Rev. Patrick Cooley’s mother Louise Arthur Cooley died Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Rev. Cooley is Senior Pastor at Vernon First UMC in the Southwest ...

Faye Frederick

November 29
Faye Frederick, the surviving spouse of Rev. Willard Frederick, died Nov. 29, 2017. The funeral was December 3 at Good Hope UMC with burial at ...

The late Rev. George Creel's mother-in-law Lucille Cater

November 29
Lucille Cater died Nov. 29, 2017, at the age of 108, while a resident of Fair Haven Retirement Community. She was the mother-in-law of the late Rev. ...

Rev. James Maples

November 07
Retired elder Rev. James Allen Maples died November 7, 2017. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation is Friday, November 10, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. at ...

Rev. Kenny Windsor's father, Rev. LeRoy Windsor

November 05
Rev. Kenny Windsor's father, Rev. LeRoy Windsor, died November 4, 2017.  Rev. Kenny Windsor is the pastor of Pleasant Hill UMC in the Northwest ...

Dot Connell

October 26
Dorothy “Dot” Connell died on Oct. 26, 2017. She was a former North Alabama Conference staff member serving in the Council on Ministries office. She ...

Deborah Soule

October 12
Dr. Edward Soule’s wife Deborah Soule died Oct. 12, 2017. Rev. Soule is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Monday, ...

Rev. Lamar Davis

October 07
Rev. Lamar Davis died Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on ...

Rev. Belon Friday

September 27
Retired elder Rev. Belon Friday died Sept. 27, 2017. He is the father of Rev. Patrick Friday who serves as Director of In Mission Together of the ...

Rev. Rosendo Sanchez-Cedillo

September 11
Rev. Rosendo Sanchez-Cedillo, who served several years during the early 2000s as pastor of a Hispanic ministry at Albertville First UMC, died Monday, ...

Rev. Scott Railey's father, Mr. J. D. Railey

September 08
Rev. Scott Railey's father, Mr. J. D. Railey, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.  Mr. Railey was 99 years old and a veteran of WWII. Rev. Railey is pastor of...

Deaconess Susan Putnam

September 07
Susan Putnam, a Deaconess and retired Church and Community worker died Sept. 7, 2017. A memorial service was held at East Lake UMC in Birmingham on ...

Rev. Wess Hallman

September 02
Rev. Wess Hallman died on September 2, 2017. He was a retired local pastor who served as pastor of Cleveland UMC (Central District) for 19 years. The ...

Rev. Clauzell Ridgeway Williams and Rev. O'Neil Ridgeway's brother Bennie Ridgeway

August 26
Bennie Ridgeway died August 26, 2016. He is the brother of Rev. Clauzell Ridgeway Williams and Rev. O'Neil Ridgeway. Rev. Williams is senior pastor of...

Dr. Charles Gattis’ grandson Bradley Gattis

July 19
Dr. Charles Gattis’ grandson Bradley Gattis died July 19, 2017. Rev. Gattis is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: The service will be ...

Rev. Ralph Barrow’s mother-in-law Frances Mae Davis Jones

July 17
Rev. Ralph Barrow’s mother-in-law Frances Mae Davis Jones died July 17, 2017. The arrangements are as follows: Friends will be received from 10-11 ...

Rev. Wayne S. Graham

July 02
Rev. Wayne S. Graham died July 2, 2017. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral service will be Friday, July 7, 2017, at 2 ...

Rev. Joseph C. Jones

June 29
Retired associate member Rev. Joseph C. (Joe) Jones died June 29, 2017. The arrangements are as follows: A service celebrating his life will be at 1 ...

Steve Lyle’s father Ralph W. Lyles

June 29
Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyle’s father Ralph W. Lyles died June 29, 2017, at the age of 97. Funeral Services were held on July, 2, 2017, in ...

Rev. Kipp McClurg's mother Hazel C. McClurg

June 26
Rev. Kipp McClurg’s mother Hazel C. McClurg died June 26, 2017. Rev. McClurg is associate pastor of Vestavia Hills UMC (Central District). The ...

Former Conference Treasurer Bill Beverage

June 22
Bill Beverage died Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was retired from the North Alabama Conference after faithfully serving as Director of Fiscal Affairs ...

Betty Williamson

June 15
Betty Williamson, spouse of retired elder Rev. Herb Williamson, died on Thursday June 15, 2017. She is also mother of Rev. Sam Williamson, Associate ...

Rev. John E. Pace, III

June 06
Rev. John E. Pace, III, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Rev. Pace was a retired Associate Member of the North Alabama Conference. The arrangements are as ...

Rev. Roy Kilgore

June 04
Rev. Roy Kilgore died Sunday, June 4, 2017. He was a retired local pastor serving Kimberly UMC (Central District). The arrangements are as follows: ...

Betty Ann Warren Malone

May 30
Mrs. Betty Ann Warren Malone, surviving spouse of Rev. Carl E. Malone, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The Malones served together in ministry for 52 ...

Rev. Mitchell Williams’ mother Julia Williams

May 28
Rev. Mitchell Williams’ mother Julia Williams died Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rev. Williams is senior pastor of Trinity UMC in Huntsville (Northeast ...

Norma Owen

May 08
Norma Owen, surviving spouse of Rev. Paul Owen, died May 8, 2017.  Mrs. Owen is mother to Dr. Rick Owen, Central District Superintendent, and ...

Lisa McNutt’s father Dr. Thomas H. McNutt

May 07
Lisa McNutt’s father Dr. Thomas H. McNutt died May 7, 2017.  Lisa is a retired Diaconal Minister in the North Alabama Conference. A memorial service ...

Rev. Mike Stenson’s mother-in-law Charlene L. Butler

May 07
Rev. Mike Stenson’s mother-in-law Charlene L. Butler died May 7, 2017. Rev. Stenson is pastor of New Life UMC in the Northeast District. A memorial ...

Rev. John Phillip Smith

May 03
Rev. John Phillip Smith died May 3, 2017. He was serving as pastor of Cotaco UMC in the Northeast District. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Clyde Herman Yates

April 25
Retired local pastor Rev. Clyde Herman Yates has died. The arrangements are as follows: Graveside service will be Thursday April 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. ...

Rev. Willie Joe Mallory

March 10
Rev. Willie Joe Mallory, a retired Associate Member of the North Alabama Conference, died on Friday, March 10, 2017. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Dave Bailey’s mother-in-law Martha Nell Stegall

March 04
Rev. Dave Bailey’s mother-in-law Martha Nell Stegall died March 4, 2017. Rev. Bailey is the pastor of St. Luke UMC in the Southwest District. The ...

Rev. Lavelle Reynolds

March 04
Rev. Lavelle Reynolds, a retired Associate Member, died March 4, 2017, at the age of 102 years old. He was the oldest clergy member of the North ...

Jilda Hulsey's husband Donnie Hulsey

March 02
Jilda Hulsey’s husband Donnie Hulsey died on March 2, 2017. Jilda is the Administrative Assistant to Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett.  Arrangements are ...

Rev. Alan Beasley’s father-in-law Kenneth Waldrep

February 22
Rev. Alan Beasley’s father-in-law Kenneth Waldrep died February 22, 2017.  Rev. Beasley is the senior pastor of Jasper First UMC. The service was held...

Dr. Gene Lankford’s mother Barbara Whitehead Lankford

February 19
Dr. Gene Lankford’s mother Barbara Whitehead Lankford died Feb. 19, 2017.  Rev. Lankford is senior pastor of Calera First UMC in the South Central ...

Rev. Mike Ratliff’s mother Carolyn D. Ratliff

February 17
Rev. Mike Ratliff’s mother Carolyn D. Ratliff died Feb. 17, 2017. Rev. Ratliff is senior pastor of Latham UMC in the Northeast District. The ...

Rev. Clyde M. Jones

February 16
Rev. Clyde M. Jones died February 16, 2017. He was a retired Associate Member of the North Alabama Conference. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Matthew Smith's mother Anna Adams Smith

February 16
Rev. Matthew Smith's mother Anna Adams Smith, died on Feb. 16, 2017. Rev. Smith is the senior pastor of Taylorville UMC in the Southwest District. The...

Rev. Angela Teel’s mother Cindy Laster Holland

February 12
Rev. Angela Teel’s mother Cindy Laster Holland died Feb. 12, 2017. Rev. Teel is Associate Pastor of Pell City First UMC (Cheaha District). The ...

Dr. Richard Hunter’s mother Ann Hunter

February 08
Dr. Richard Hunter’s mother Ann Hunter died Feb. 8, 2017. Rev. Hunter is Executive Director of New Church Development. The arrangements are as ...

Mary Spinks

January 29
Mary Spinks, spouse of Rev. Doyle Spinks died Sunday, January 29, 2017. Rev. Spinks is the pastor of Rock Springs UMC (Mountain Lakes District). The ...

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 ...
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