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. Ruth Grissom’s father-in-law and Rev. Kelsey Grissom’s grandfather Dyer Grissom

February 24
Rev. Ruth Grissom’s father-in-law and Rev. Kelsey Grissom’s grandfather Dyer Grissom  died on Feb. 24, 2015. Rev. Ruth Grissom is Pastor of Elementary...

Mrs. Bina E. Merriweather

February 20
Mrs. Bina E. Merriwather, surviving spouse of  Rev. James Merriweather, died Feb. 20, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be  at ...

Joan Napp

February 18
Rev. James Napp's wife Joan Napp died Feb. 18, 2015. Rev. Napp is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: The Memorial Service will be ...

Rev. Sam Huffstutler’s mother Betty Jean Huffstutler

February 17
Rev. Sam Huffstutler’s mother Betty Jean Huffstutler died on  Feb. 17, 2015. Rev. Huffstutler is a retired elder.  The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Hubert Woodrow Franklin Jr.

February 15
Rev. Hubert Woodrow Franklin Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, February ...

Rev. Charles Lee’s sister Juanita Dixon

February 11
Rev. Charles Lee’s sister Juanita Dixon died on Feb. 11, 2015. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, from 7 ...

Frances Long

February 09
Rev. Marcus Long’s wife Frances Long died Feb. 9, 2015. Rev. Long is a retired elder. Arrangements are as follows: The visitation will be Tuesday, ...

Rev. Danette Schader

February 07
Rev. Danette Schader died on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Rev. Schader was an Ordained Deacon and served as the North Alabama ...

Betty Jean Reding

February 03
Betty Jean Reding died on Feb. 3, 2015.  She is the wife of retired elder Rev. Billy Reding and the mother of Rev. Steve Reding. The arrangements are ...

Rev. Kenneth A. Byrum

January 04
Rev. Kenneth A. Byrum died Jan. 4, 2015. Funeral services were held in Big Sandy, Tennessee and in Albertville, Alabama. His body was laid to rest at ...

Debby Webb’s father Thomas L. Bruce

January 02
Debby Webb’s father Thomas L. Bruce died Jan. 2, 2015. Debby is the Administrative Assistant for the the Southeast District. The funeral was ...

Rev. John Smith’s brother David Smith

December 28
Rev. John Smith’s brother David Smith has died. Rev. Smith is the pastor of Cotaco UMC in the Northeast District. The arrangements are as follows: ...

Rev. Roger Short's mother Ardna Massey Short

December 26
Rev. Roger Short's mother Ardna Massey Short died Dec. 26, 2014. Rev. Short is a retired elder. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be ...

Rev. Treasure Carter's mother Thelma Geneva Ball

December 23
Rev. Treasure Carter's mother Thelma Geneva Ball died Dec. 23, 2014. Rev. Carter is pastor of New Bethel UMC in the Cheaha District. The arrangements ...

Rev. Sherill Clontz's grandmother Wilma Januita Sisler

December 19
Rev. Sherill Clontz's grandmother Wilma Januita Sisler died December 19, 2014. Rev. Clontz is the Superintendent of the Cheaha District. The ...

Rev. Bart Bowlin’s father Donald W. Bowlin

December 08
Rev. Bart Bowlin’s father Donald W. Bowlin died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Rev. Bowlin is Senior Pastor of St. James UMC in Florence. The arrangements ...

Rev. Suzanne Pruitt's brother Stephen Gray Harris

December 03
Rev. Suzanne Pruitt's brother Stephen Gray Harris died December 3, 2014.  Rev. Pruitt is the Minister of Christian Formation at Trinity UMC in ...

Deaconess Nell Krueger

November 16
Deaconess Nell Krueger died Sunday, Nov.16, 2014, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. ...

Mary Farr Stone Hamby

November 16
Mary Farr Stone Hamby, surviving spouse of Rev. Warren C. Hamby, died on Monday, November 16, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: A memorial ...

Rev. Leon Precise

October 29
Rev. Thomas Leon Precise died on October 29, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at 3 p.m. at ...

Anthonetta Hesterley Eddleman

October 06
Anthonetta Hesterley Eddleman surviving spouse of  Rev. Oscar David Eddleman  died October 6, 2014.  Graveside services were Wednesday, October 8, ...

Rev. Marvin Porter

September 09
Rev. Marvin H. Porter died on Sept. 9, 2014. Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Adams-Brown Service Chapel (6906 US ...

Mary Jim Shockley

September 08
Mary Jim Shockley, wife of retired elder Dr. Don Shockley, died Sept. 8, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: A memorial service on Wednesday, ...

Dr. Leon Hamrick

September 07
Dr. Leon Hamrick, a former Conference Lay Leader, died on Sept. 7, 2014. Dr. Hamrick was a member of Canterbury UMC in Birmingham. Visitation will be...

Rev. S. Allen Balch, Jr.

September 03
Rev. Samuel Allen Balch, Jr., died on Sept.3, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. ...

Rev. Dan Cobb’s daughter Dana Leigh Cobb Smalley

September 01
Rev. Dan Cobb’s daughter Dana Leigh Cobb Smalley  died on Sept. 1, 2014. Rev. Cobb is pastor of Bethlehem (Dodge City) in the Central District.  The ...

Patrick Crotty, son of Rev. Reid Crotty

August 24
Patrick Crotty, son of retired elder Rev. Reid Crotty, died on August 24, 2014. The family will hold a private funeral. Please remember Reid, Martha ...

Rev. Cecelia Broome’s father Mr. Jim Broome

August 08
Rev. Cecelia Broome’s father Mr. Jim Broome died August 8, 2014.  Rev. Broome is the pastor of Pine Grove and St. Paul UMCs in the Southeast District....

Beth Perry

July 30
Doris Elizabeth "Beth" Perry died July 30, 2014. She is a former staff member of the Conference Office of Communication. She was the daughter of the ...

Rev. Henry Jackson Segars

July 23
Retired Elder Rev. Henry Jackson Segars, died on July 23, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 2 ...

Janice Noble

July 17
Rev. Hal Noble's wife Janice died on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: Visitation Saturday June 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at ...

Dr. M. L. Roberts, Jr.

July 05
Dr. M. L. Roberts, Jr., a member of Trinity UMC in Tuscaloosa, died July 5, 2014. Dr. Roberts served leadership positions at both the District level ...

Rev. Rock Stone’s father Ray Stone

July 02
Rev. Rock Stone’s father Ray Stone died July 2, 2014.  Rev. Stone is the senior pastor of Macedonia UMC in the Southwest District, Arrangements are ...

Rev. James Long's father-in-law, Ray V. Voss

June 24
Rev. James Long's father-in-law, Ray V. Voss. died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  Rev. Long is the pastor of Sycamore, Marvin’s Chapel, and Shady Grove ...

Sandra Romberg

June 19
Rev. Dan Romberg's wife Sandra died June 19, 2014.   The arrangements are as follows: The family will receive friends Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 4 ...

Former Conference Director of Communication Ron Council

June 08
Former Conference Director of Communication Ron Council died June 8, 2014. Prior to joining the Conference staff, he was the Director of the Office of...

Joan Gilbreath, the wife of Rev. Ronald Gilbreath and the mother of Rev. Anthony Gilbreath

May 23
Joan Gilbreath, the wife of Rev. Ronald Gilbreath and the mother of Rev. Anthony Gilbreath, died Friday, May 23, 2014.  Rev. Ron Gilbreath is the ...

Ann Harbin

May 20
Ann Harbin, surviving spouse of Rev. Woody Harbin died May 20, 2014. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 5 ...

Rev. Robert Sparkman's mother-in-law Rachel Bentley

May 20
Rev. Robert Sparkman’s mother-in-law Rachel Bentley died May 20, 2014.  Mrs. Bentley is the mother of Debbi Sparkman and the grandmother mother of ...

Rev. John W. Clotfelter

April 30
Rev. John W. Clotfelter, retired elder, died on April 29, 2014. The arrangements are as follows Visitation will be on Friday night, May 2, 2014, from...

Mrs. Fern Landers Tidwell

April 19
Mrs. Fern Landers Tidwell, surviving spouse of Rev.K. Max Tidwell, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. She is the sister of Mrs. Anita Long and ...

Rev. Henry Prater's mother Mary-Claire Gerber Prater

April 19
Rev. Henry Prater’s mother Mary-Claire Gerber Prater died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rev. Prater is the pastor of Union, the Church at Chelsea Park UMC...

Rev. Albert Helton

April 14
Rev. Albert Helton died on April 14, 2014. The funeral was at Valhalla Funeral home in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday, April 18. Rev. Helton ...

Bishop Lloyd Knox

April 13
Bishop Lloyd Knox died Sunday, April 13, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: A Memorial Service for Bishop Knox will be held on Wednesday, ...

Mrs. Ellinor Butterley

April 06
Mrs. Ellinor Butterley, formerly of Birmingham and the surviving spouse of Rev. Elbert S. Butterley, passed away on April 6, 2014 in Greenville, SC. ...

Dr. Steve Screws' father Drennen Andrew Screws

April 04
Dr. Steve Screws' father Drennen Andrew Screws died Friday, April 4, 2014. Rev. Screws is the pastor of Scottsboro First UMC. Mr. Screws is also ...

Rev. Mike Brinkman's mother Alberta Brinkman

March 28
Rev. Mike Brinkman's mother Alberta Brinkman died March 28, 2014. Rev. Brinkman is the pastor of Weaver First UMC.  The arrangements are as follows ...

Rev. James Duke

March 22
Retired local pastor Rev. James Duke died on March 22, 2014. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be at Benefield Funeral Home in ...

Rev. A. Wray Tomlin

March 17
Rev. Wray Tomlin died Monday, March 17, 2014. Rev. Tomlin, a retired elder, was President Emeritus of Methodist Homes for the Aging. Arrangements...

Bishop Robert C. Morgan

March 16
Bishop Robert C. Morgan died March 16, 2014. The arrangements are as follows: The funeral will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at ...
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