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Let Us Remember: Clergy Obituaries

Perry - James

James B. Perry, age 79, of Demopolis, died August 16, 2014. Services were held Monday, August 18, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Demopolis with Rev. David Willis and Rev. Gary Perry officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing. He was born December 19, 1934 in Roanoke, Al. to the late James and Martha Williamson Perry. He was preceded by his parents, James and Martha Williamson Perry. He is survived by his wife, Bess Stockton Perry; daughters, Kathy (Randy)...

Jordan - Dennis Jerry

The Rev. Dennis Jerry Jordan, 64, of Lynbrook Drive, Brewton, passed away Saturday evening, August 9, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness.  Funeral services were held on Tues., August 12, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Brother Stevie Cooper and Brother Ron Headley officiating.  Entombment will follow at a later time in Glory Hill Cemetery with Cravers Funeral Home of Brewton directing. He was a native and life-long resident of Brewton...

Burrell - Clarence

Rev. Clarence Burrell, age 76, of Sawyerville, died June 12, 2014, at home. Services werre held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Bass Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Akron. Burial followed in Jackson Chapel Cemetery with Gandy Funeral Home directing.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda.   ...

Kicklighter - Hampton

We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Hampton Kicklighter (retired).  Hamp died June 9, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Suzy. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery beginning at 1:00 PM.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. Please keep the Kicklighter Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ...

Hendricks - Robert

Robert Edward Hendricks, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, died at home June 7, 2014 on his 83rd birthday. He was born to Eugene and Mary Dozier Hendricks in Jay, Florida, the youngest of nine children.  Robert graduated from Pensacola Junior College in 1951, Troy State Teachers College in 1952, and Emory University Candler School of Theology in 1956. As a student, Robert entered the Methodist ministry and served as pastor of several Methodist Churches in Alabama. Upon graduation from...

Jones - Joseph Joel

Jones, Rev. Joseph "Joel," age 85, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. He served over 50 years as a minister in the Alabama-West Florida conference of the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Huggins Jones; his children, Julie Mogren, Keith Jones, and Janeen Stewart; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation,...

Mixson - Rex

Dr. Rex M. Mixson passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Dothan Alabama surrounded by his family.  Rex was a retired United Methodist Minister, having served over fifty years. He was the pastor of churches throughout south Alabama and northwest Florida, including churches in Ozark, Selma, Pensacola, Enterprise, Panama City and Marianna. In addition, he served as the District Superintendent of the Pensacola and Troy Districts. He was committed to serving God and others. He was a graduate...

Pugh - Glen

Rev. Glen Pugh, pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL, died March 5, 2014.  A lunch was served in the Aldersgate Christian Activity Center March 8, 2014.  Visitation followed in the Sanctuary. Funeral servicesl began at 2:00pm CST.   Please continue to keep his wife, Carla, their children, Hunter and Hillary, the Aldersgate United Methodist Church family, and churches he previously served in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult...

Newsome - Doug

Rev. Doug Newsome (retired) passed away Monday evening, February 17, 2014.  Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Byrd Funeral Home beginning at 6pm until 8pm.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church beginning at 2pm.   In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the following churches: Tabernacle UMC, 4205 S. Brannon Stand Rd., Dothan, AL  36305 Winslette Chapel UMC, 296 Judge Logue...

Seymour - Doug

We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Doug Seymour.  Rev. Seymour ( retired) passed February 6, 2014.  Funeral services were held Feburary 15 at Good News UMC. Interment was February 17 at Barrancas Naval Base.   ...

Belflower - Charlie

We are sorry to report the death of Rev. Charlie Belflower.  Rev. Belflower died January 29, 2014.  Rev. Belflower was currently serving the Midway Circuit in the Dothan District. Visitation will be held February 1 at Chapman Funeral Home (Eufaula) beginning at 3 until 6pm.  Funeral services will be February 2, 2014 beginning at 2pm CST at Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, GA.  Flowers will be accepted.     ...

Reece - Carrie

Carrie Lynne Chandler Reece, age 36, born in Mobile, AL and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at North Baldwin Infirmary. She was currently serving as the pastor at Summerdale United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Judson Benjamin Ben Reece of Bay Minette, AL; her parents, Michael W. and Cathy Little Chandler of Bay Minette, AL; her sister, Catherine Michelle Chandler Jones of Spanish Fort, AL and her mother-in-law, Ethel Vandyke Reece of Bay...

Andrews - Jay

Rev. Jay Andrews (currently serving Snowdoun UMC) passed away December 25, 2013.   Visitation was December 28, 2013 at St. James UMC (MGM).  Funeral services followed.   Please keep the Andrews Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.   ...

Calumbo - Michael

Rev. Michael Calumbo, retired, died December 23, 2013, at the age of 97, at his home in the Seagrove Beach area. He was preceded in death by his wife and one son. He is survived by a son, Jim. Rev. Calumbo served in the PA conference until he retired, then served primarily in the Mariann/Panama City Dist. in our conference while in retirement. Visitation was January 7, 2014 at Point Wasington UMC .  Funeral services followed. Please keep the Calumbo family in your thoughts...

Bates - Joseph

Rev. Joseph Bates (retired) passed away on Wednesday, December 18. The graveside service was Friday, December 20 at Bethel UMC cemetery in Fort Deposit, AL.  Please keep the Bates Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ...

Holladay - Bobby

Rev. Bobby Holladay (retired) passed away October 27, 2013.  He is survived by his wife, Jane. Funeral services will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Opelika, AL on Friday, November 1, 2013. The family will have visitation from 10:00 AM (CT) to 11:00 AM with the service to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the cemetery in his home town of Petrey, AL at 3:00 PM following the funeral service. Please keep the Holladay Family in your...

Watford - Andy

Rev. Andy Paul Watford, a resident of Dothan, died September 11, 2013 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 47.  Funeral services were held September 13, 2013 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Reverends Larry Newton and Addis Habbard officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Burial followed in Big Creek United Methodist Church cemetery with Southern Heritage directing.  Andy was born to Bennie Paul and...

Smith - Thomas E.

Rev. Thomas E. Smith passed away July 3, 2013 and was serving as a local pastor in the Baypines District.  He is survived by his wife, Sybil. Visitation was July 5, 2013 at Cravers Funeral Home in Brewton, AL.  Service was held July 6, 2013 at Cravers Funeral Home beginning at 11 am....

Young - William A. (Bill)

William A. 'Bill' Young met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 17, 2013. Bill was born on July 30, 1927, in Festus, Miss., to the late Rev. D.C. Young and Sara McLean Young.  Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lillian; son, Drew Young; daughters, JoAnn Young-Uszuko (Mark) and Cathy Hall; grandchildren, Rob Alti (Marta), Jody Hall, Luke Hall, Kaitlen, Hailey, Alyssa and D.J. Uszuko; great-grandchildren, Cynthia and Moses Alti, and Billie Hall; brothers, David...

Wimberly - Charles

Rev. Charles R. Wimberly, 79, of Lynn Haven, FL and formerly of Ashford, AL passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Andrews Nursing Facility. Funeral services were held June 18, 2013 at Cedar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Daniel officiating . Burial followed in the church cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. The family received friends from 7 - 8:30 pm on Monday June 17 at Sunset Funeral Home. Rev. Wimberly was born November 14, 1933 in Ashford, AL and lived there the early...
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