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. 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 ...

Rev. Rich Patsios' stepmother, Connie Patsios

June 02
Rev. Rich Patsios' stepmother Connie Patsios died Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Saturday, June 6, ...

Rev. Don Smitherman

May 16
Rev. Don Smitherman died May 16, 2015.  The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 19 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lemley’s  ...

Bernice “Bunt” Hallman

May 07
Bernice “Bunt” Hallman died May 7, 2015.  She was the spouse of retired elder Rev. J. W. Hallman and mother of Rev. Barry Hallman, pastor of Lester ...

Rev. Bob Caufield

May 05
Retired missionary Rev. Bob Caufield died May 5, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday May 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.at Moss ...

Glenda Kilgore’s father Mr. John Glenn Ross

May 03
Glenda Kilgore’s father, Mr. John Glenn Ross, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Glenda is the Administrative Assistant for the Southwest District.   The ...

Rev. Sally Allocca’s mother Sarah McCleskey

April 22
Rev. Sally Allocca’s mother Sarah McCleskey died on April 22, 2015. Rev. Allocca is the Senior Pastor of East Lake UMC.  The arrangements are as ...

Rev. G. Brown O’Quinn

April 16
Rev. G. Brown O’Quinn died April 16, 2015.  Rev. O’Quinn was a retired elder living in Virginia The arrangements are as follows: Services will be in...

Linda Raper

April 05
Linda Raper, wife of Rev. Randy Raper, died April 6, 2015. Rev. Raper is the pastor of Sulligent UMC in the Southwest District. The arrangements are ...

Rev. Phyllis Riddle’s mother Mrs. Erline Berry Green

April 04
Rev. Phyllis Riddle’s mother Mrs. Erline Berry Green died April 4, 2015. Rev. Riddle is a retired Deacon in The North Alabama Conference. Graveside ...

Regina Ergle's mother Jean Warren

March 26
Regina Ergle's mother Jean Warren died March 26, 2015. Regina is the Administrative Assistant for Superannuate Homes and the wife of retired elder ...

Rev. Sara Cameron-Adams’ mother Carrie Lindsey

March 23
Rev. Sara Cameron-Adams’ mother Carrie Lindsey died Monday, March 23, 2015. Rev. Cameron-Adams is pastor of St. Paul  UMC in Huntsville. The service ...

Rev. Bob Parris, brother of Rev. W. Alton Parris

March 22
Rev. Robert M. (Bob) Parris, older brother of retired elder Rev. W. Alton Parris and uncle to Rev. Mark Parris died Sunday, March 22, 2015.  Bob ...

Dr. Sammy M. Stabler

March 21
Dr. Sammy M. Stabler died March 21, 2015.  Dr. Stabler is a retired elder and the grandfather of Rev. Mark Adams, associate pastor of Guntersville ...

Rev. Bill Gunn

March 21
Rev. Bill Gunn died March 21, 2015. He is a retired elder and the brother of Rev. Bob Gunn. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be ...

Mickey Cork

March 17
Jeanna Cork’s husband, Mickey Cork, has died. Jeanna was the secretary of the former Birmingham-East District. Mr. Cork was also the brother-in-law of...

Rev. Paul McWhorter

March 07
Rev. Paul McWhorter died March 7, 2015. He was a retired elder. Memorial services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Collier-Butler ...

Deaconess Pauline Precise

March 06
Deaconess Pauline Precise died March 6, 2015. She was the sister of Rev. Bud Precise. A Memorial Service will be at Huntsville First United Methodist...

Rev. Roger Short’s sister Jill Hardin

March 05
Rev. Roger Short’s sister Jill Hardin died March 5, 2015.  Rev. Short is a retired elder. A memorial service will be  Monday, March 9, 2015, at ...

Rev. Bill Phares' father-in-law Joe E. Rogers

February 26
Rev. Bill Phares' father-in-law Joe E. Rogers died Feb.26, 2015. Arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. at ...
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