Let Us Remember: Clergy Obituaries
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...
Holler - Nicholas
Dr. Nicholas Robert Holler, 74, of Auburn, died on Tuesday morning, June 4, at East Alabama Medical Center.
Dr. Holler loved and gave himself fully to two careers, first as a wildlife biologist and then a congregational care minister, as well as served in the United States Army. In 1973 he received a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the field of Zoology. He worked as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1970 to 1993, and served as Unit leader of the...
Maxey - Torrence Holder
The Reverend Torrence Holder Maxey died on 28 May 2013 at the age of 95.
Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 am, with the Reverends Dr. Karl K. Stegall, Dr. R. Lawson Bryan and Reverend Fred Fuller officiating. Interment will take place in Holly Springs, Mississippi on Friday May 31, 2013.
Reverend Maxey began his ministry in 1940 upon his graduation from the University of Mississippi. He has served as pastor of...
McCrary - Hubert
Reverend Hubert McCrary, age 96 passed into life eternal in the early morning hours of Friday, May 10, 2013 in Stanley House Assisted Living. He was born January 23, 1917 in Holmes County, Florida the son of Ralph Frazier McCrary and Annie Lee Nelson Frazier. Hubert worked in many jobs as a young man, in a time very different from today’s America. Jobs were scarce, but Hubert always found work and time to court the love of his life, Ruby. Ruby had been stricken with polio as a child and...
Spencer - Lamar
Lamar Spencer, 95, of Pascagoula, MS, the oldest retired minister of the United Methodist Church, Alabama-West Florida Conference, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on March 12, 2013. There he joined his parents, Rev. Samuel Ernest Spencer and Rose Wimberly Spencer; four sisters - Marjorie Hildreth, Virginia Edwards, Ruby Cook, and Pearl Waldrop; and two brothers - Sam Spencer and Rev. Lester Spencer. Also there to welcome him were Rev. Charles Hildreth, William Edwards,...
Spikes - Roy Millard
Rev. Roy Millard Spikes passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 in Birmingham, AL. He was 92.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Black United Methodist Church with Rev. Jordan Gervin and Rev. Robert Marley officiating. Burial will follow in Black Community Cemetery with Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home of Hartford directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request...
Frey - Gary
Gary Turner Frey, 83 of Jacksonville passed away Friday, January 18, 2013.
Gary was born in Birmingham, Al on April 29, 1929 to the late Andrew and Ruth Frey.
In the 60's he was active in the Jax Jaycee's and FL politics and was a retired Methodist minister.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey; Sons, Dan and Don Frey; daughters, Lynda Reynolds, Debbie Whittier and Sonja Tanner; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Gary’s Life was January 22, 2012 at Hillcrest...
Hyles - Frank
Frank Thomas Hyles Jr., 76, of Marianna, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Jackson Hospital.
Always aware of his calling, Frank began his ministry at a very young age, being licensed to preach in 1952 with his first appointment in the Alabama-West Florida Conference at age 18. Graduating from Huntingdon College in 1957 and Candler School of Theology in 1960, he earned his Doctor of Ministry from Emory University in 1981. Frank served nine appointments to churches, plus three years as...
Jay - Donald
Rev. Donald Jay passed away December 14, 2012. Visitation was held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home (Pensacola, FL). Funeral services were held December 17, 2012 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church (Pensacola, FL). Internment followed at Evergreen Memorial Gardens (2403 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32405). He is survived by his wife, Noreen.