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. Lenox Mallory

March 07
Rev. Lenox Mallory died March 7, 2016. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, from 5 – 8 ...

Sarah Satcher

March 07
Sarah Denman Satcher died Monday, March 7, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Albert Satcher. Mrs. Satcher worked as an LPN for many years, ...

Rev. J.W. Hallman

March 01
Rev. J.W. Hallman died March 1, 2016. He was a retired Elder and served the North Alabama Conference in the following churches: Bethany, Hollis, ...

Larry D. Clopton

February 25
Rev. Larry D. Clopton died Feb. 25, 2016. The funeral was held Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Pleasant Grove UMC in Hanceville, AL. He served Oakland ...

Rev. James Masters

February 23
Rev. James Masters died February 23, 2016. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, ...

Aline Barnes

February 19
Aline Barnes died Feb. 19, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. E. M. Barnes, Jr. The funeral was held Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Hartselle First...

Caryl C. Bayne

February 13
Rev. Jeff Bayne’s wife Caryl C. Bayne died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Rev. Bayne is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will ...

Rev. Sandy West’s mother Christine Lehmann O'Quinn

February 11
Rev. Sandy West’s mother Christine Lehmann O'Quinn died February 11, 2016. Rev. West is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: A memorial ...

Jeanne Anne Willis Mason

February 08
Jeanne Anne Willis Mason died on February 8, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Donald M. Mason. The arrangements are as follows: The ...

Jack Cobb

February 07
Jack Cobb, the husband of retired local pastor Jackie Cobb, died on February 7, 2016.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 28, 2016, at ...

Jill Stewart’s father James B. Hopper

February 07
Jill Stewart’s father James B. Hopper died February 7, 2016. Jill is the surviving spouse of Rev. Dr. Michael Stewart. A memorial service will be ...

Rev. Willard Frederick

February 07
Rev. Willard Frederick, a retired local pastor, died Feb. 7, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday,...

Rev. Bob Alford’s Brother Johnny "John" Alford

January 30
Rev. Bob Alford’s brother Johnny "John" Alford died Jan. 30, 2016. Rev. Alford is the District Superintendent of the Central District. The ...

Dr. Steve Screws’ mother Betty Jane Duke Screws

January 29
Dr. Steve Screws’ mother Betty Jane Duke Screws died Jan. 29, 2016. She is also the grandmother of Rev. Joy Morgan. Rev. Screws is the senior pastor ...

Dr. Alan Weatherly’s father-in-law Carl Lamar Moody

January 26
Dr. Alan Weatherly’s father-in-law Carl Lamar Moody died Jan. 26, 2016. Rev. Weatherly is senior pastor of Asbury UMC in Madison, AL. Funeral Services...

Sandy Champion

January 23
Sandy Champion died Jan. 23, 2016. She is the wife of retired associate member Rev. Sonny Champion and the mother-in-law of Rev. Alex Beaube, pastor ...

David W. Orange

January 19
Retired local pastor Rev. David W. Orange died on Jan. 19, 2016. During his ministry he serve Bayview, Cahaba UMCs. The family has suggested memorial ...

Rev. Ira Laney’s wife, Nelda H. Laney

January 14
Rev. Ira Laney’s wife, Nelda H. Laney died the morning of January 14, 2016. Rev. Laney is Pastor of Antioch UMC in the Northeast District. The ...

Rev. James D. Bailey

January 03
Rev. James D. Bailey has died. He was a retired elder and the father of Rev. Dave Bailey, pastor of Tabernacle and Forest UMCs in the Southwest ...

Rev. Sheryl Thornton's father William E. Jordan

December 30
Rev. Sheryl Thornton's father William E. Jordan died Dec. 30, 2015. Rev. Thornton is the Minister of Radical Hospitality and New Members at Canterbury...

Rev. Terry Bentley’s father-in-law Mr. Fred Alton Clay

December 29
Rev. Terry Bentley’s father-in-law Fred Alton Clay died Dec. 29, 2015. Rev. Bentley is Senior Pastor of Guntersville First UMC. The arrangements are ...

Rev. Charles Wood

December 28
Rev. Charles Wood died Dec. 28, 2015. He was a retired local pastor serving Union Chapel UMC in the Southeast District. The arrangements are as ...

Rev. Jerry Gargus’s wife Brenda Gargus

December 01
Rev. Jerry Gargus’s wife Brenda Gargus died Dec. 1, 2015. Rev. Gargus is the pastor of Rosa UMC in the Central District. The arrangements are as ...

Rev. Christy Noren-Hentz’s grandmother Edith Dorothy Thompson Hentz

November 21
Rev. Christy Noren-Hentz’s grandmother Edith Dorothy Thompson Hentz died Nov. 21, 2015. Rev. Noren-Hentz is the pastor of New Market UMC in the ...

Joanne Finley’s brother Bobby George Finley

November 20
Joanne Finley’s brother Bobby George Finley died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  Finley is a commissioned Deaconess and serving as pastor of Haven Chapel UMC ...

Rev. Ernest Lee Dover

November 13
Rev. Ernest Lee Dover died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Tuesday, November 17 ...

Rev. Allen Copeland

November 08
Rev. Allen Copeland, pastor of Blanche UMC in the Mountain Lakes District, died Nov. 8, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be 4 ...

Rev. Watt T. Washington

November 08
Rev. Watt T. Washington died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be at Christ Central UMC,...

Patricia Jordan Peden

November 07
Patricia Jordan Peden, wife of Rev. Bob Peden, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Rev. Peden is the pastor of Daniel’s Chapel UMC and Union UMC in the ...

Ida Wylene Shubert

November 06
Mrs. Ida Wylene Shubert, surviving spouse of Rev. Ray Shubert, died on November 6, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A service will be held on Monday, ...

Rev. Carol Goforth's father, P. C. Goforth, Jr

October 29
Rev. Carol Goforth's father P. C. Goforth, Jr. died October 29, 2015. Rev. Goforth is pastor of Chestnut Grove UMC in the Northeast District. The ...

Dr. Richard Hunter’s father Walter S. Hunter, Jr.,

October 20
Dr. Richard Hunter’s father Walter S. Hunter, Jr. died on Oct. 20, 2015.  Rev. Hunter is the Executive Director of New Church Development. The ...

Jeanette Andrews

October 08
Jeanette Andrews, surviving spouse of Rev. John H. Andrews, died October 8, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Monday, ...

Rev. Vaughn Stafford's father Eugene "Butch" Stafford, Jr

October 08
Rev. Vaughn Stafford's father Eugene "Butch" Stafford, Jr died Oct. 8.,2015. Vaughn is the Senior Pastor of ClearBranch UMC. The arrangements are as ...

Mrs. Esther May Ridgeway

October 04
Mrs. Esther May Ridgeway, surviving spouse of Reverend O. J. Ridgeway, died on October 4, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral services ...

Marcella Freeman Dover

September 25
Marcella Freeman Dover died Sept. 25, 2015. She is the spouse of retired elder Rev. Ernest Dover. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be...

Rev. William S. Hart

September 24
Retired Elder Rev. William S. Hart died September 24, 2015.  The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Sunday, September 27, 2015, from ...

Mrs. Maudetta Griffith Hamby

September 20
Mrs. Maudetta Griffith Hamby died Sunday, September 20, 2015. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Thurston Edison Hamby, II.  Arrangements are as ...

Rev. James “Woody” Woodin's father Rev. Thomas W. Woodin

September 16
Rev. James “Woody” Woodin's father Rev. Thomas W. Woodin, a retired Elder of the Iowa Conference, died September 16, 2015. Rev. Woody Woodin is the ...

Rev. Garrett Harper’s grandfather J.A. Brown

September 14
Rev. Garrett Harper’s grandfather J.A. Brown died Sept. 14, 2015. Rev. Harper is an associate pastor at the Community Church Without Walls in ...

Rev. Keith Davis

September 12
Rev. Keith Davis died Sept. 12, 2015.  He was serving as the Associate Pastor of New Oregon UMC in the Mountain Lakes District. The arrangements are ...

Rev. L.C. Guthrie

September 01
Rev. L.C. Guthrie died Sept. 1, 2015. He was a retired Elder. The arrangements are as follows: The Visitation will be Thursday, Sept, 3, 2015, at ...

Rev. Veria Fox Johnson

August 25
Rev. Veria Fox Johnson died August 25, 2015. She previously served Mt. Pleasant and Morning Star UMCs as a local pastor. The arrangements are as ...

Betty Fleeman Clayton

August 24
Betty Fleeman Clayton, surviving spouse of Rev. Talmadge Clayton Jr., died August 24, 2015. The arrangements are as follows Visitation will be from ...

Judy Poole’s mother-in-law Glovon Poole

August 22
Judy Poole’s mother-in-law Glovon Poole died August 22, 2015. Judy is a Deaconess serving as the executive director of the McCoy Adult Day Care Center...

Rev. Hillard C. Vance

August 17
Rev. Hillard C. Vance, retired elder, died on August 17, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: The visitation will be at Hueytown First UMC on ...

Rev. Ron Howard's granddaughter Kelcy Goolsby

August 05
Rev. Ron Howard's granddaughter Kelcy Madison Goolsby died on August 5, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Rev. Howard is the pastor of Crossville ...

Jackson Morgan Blair (Grandson of Bishop Robert and Martha Morgan)

July 31
Jackson Morgan Blair died Friday, July 31, 2015. He is the grandson of the late Bishop Robert Morgan and Martha Morgan. The arrangements are as ...

Rev. Ted Bryson

July 21
Retired Local Pastor Rev. Ted Bryson died July 21, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday, July 24, 6 to 8 p.m., at ...

Ginny Archer's mother Virginia Bradshaw

June 29
Ginny Archer's mother Virginia Bradshaw died June 29, 2015. Ginny is the wife of Rev. Lewis Archer, Superintendent of the Southeast District.  The ...
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