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

Blanche Freeman

May 29
Blanche Freeman the wife of retired local pastor Dr. David Freeman died Sunday May 29, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Family Hour on Friday, ...

Leisha Boulware's mother Dorothy Kent Burse

May 12
Leisha Boulware’s mother Dorothy Kent “Dottie” Burse died May 12, 2016. Rev. Boulware is an Ordained Deacon. The arrangements are as follows: The ...

Barbara P. Archer

May 01
Barbara P. Archer, the surviving spouse Rev. James Archer died on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Thursday, ...

Jarvis Brewer

April 30
Former Northwest District Lay Leader Jarvis Brewer died April 30, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Wednesday, May 4, 2016, ...

Debby Webb’s mother Helen Bruce

April 29
Debby Webb’s mother Helen Bruce died April 29, 2016. Debby is the Administrative Assistant for the Southeast District. The arrangements are as ...

Charlie Carlton’s father Rev. Arthur M Carlton

April 28
Methodist Foundation Executive Director Charlie Carlton’s father Rev. Arthur M Carlton died April 28, 2016.  Rev. Carlton was a retired clergy of the ...

Rev. John Rutland’s mother-in-law Ethel Williams

April 23
Rev. John Rutland’s mother-in-law Ethel Williams died on April 23, 2016. Rev. Rutland is a retired elder. A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on ...

Russell Blank

April 21
Former local pastor Russell Blank died April 21, 2016. Russell served Sand Springs Northport in the Southwest District as a part-time local pastor for...

Mary Smith

April 07
Rev. Bill Smith’s wife, Mary, died Thursday, April 7.   Rev. Smith is pastor of Wesley Memorial UMC in Littleville, AL (Northwest District).    The ...

Betty Gardner

April 03
Betty Gardner, the surviving spouse of Rev. Ed Gardner, died Sunday, April 3, 2016. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Wednesday, ...

Rev. Ed Self

April 02
Rev. Ed Self died April 2, 2016. He was a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 1 ...

Rita Denson's parents Warner Reeves Lindsey (March 13 ) and Joanne J. Lindsey (March 31)

March 31
Please remember retired elder Rev. Chris Denson and his wife Rita in your prayers. Rita’s parents both have died this month. Her father Warner Reeves...

Carolyn Battles

March 26
Carolyn Battles, longtime administrative professional at Camp Sumatanga, passed away March 29, 2016. Arrangements are as follows: Funeral service ...

Doris Chestnutt

March 26
Doris Mills Chestnutt died March 26, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. James H. Chestnutt. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will...

Rev. George Benefield

March 23
Rev. George Benefield died March 23, 2016. He was a retired Associate Member. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday, March 25, ...

Rev. William E. Curl

March 19
Rev. William E. Curl died March 19, 2016. He was a retired elder. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Rev. Curl was ordained an elder ...

Rev. David Tucker

March 17
Rev. David Tucker died on March 17, 2016. He was the pastor of Mt. Tabor UMC in the Southeast District. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation ...

Sandra H. Clotfelter

March 15
Sandra H. Clotfelter died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. John W. Clotfelter. She also served many years as the ...

Rev. Woody Jones’ father Ted Copland

March 08
Rev. Woody Jones’ father Ted Copland died March 8, 2016. Rev. Jones is the pastor of Coker and New Hope UMCs in the Southwest District. The service ...

Rev. Carolyn Goza’s father Carroll Edward Snyder

March 07
Rev. Carolyn Goza’s father Carroll Edward Snyder died March 7, 2016. Rev. Goza is the associate pastor of Sylacauga First UMC in the Southeast ...

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, ...
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