Let Us Remember: Clergy Obituaries
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.
Majors - James Wilbur
Majors, Rev. James Wilbur, retired minister, Veteran and Mason, died at home, December 8, 2012.
Oldest son (born 12/12/1929) of Jim and Katie Lane Majors, his family farmed throughout Butler, Elmore and Montgomery counties in post-depression Alabama. A 1949 Holtville High School graduate, Wilbur worked as a machinist in Montgomery, later joining the Air Force as an airplane mechanic. He received his ministerial calling while stationed at Pine Castle, Florida. After 6 years of Air Force...
Walker - Richard
Rev. Dr. Richard Walker (retired) died on Monday, December 3, 2012. He lived in El Paso, TX.
Visitation was held on December 9, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home East in El Paso. Burial was held December 10, 2012 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery beginning at 1 p.m.
Please continue to keep the Walker Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Smith - Glenn H.
Rev. Glenn Smith passed November 16, 2012. Family visitation was held November 18, 2012 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL. The funeral service was held on November, 19, 2012 at St. Luke United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ivey.
Simmons - Charles Sandy
The celebration service for Rev. Charles (Sandy) Simmons was held November 8, 2012 at Orrville United Methodist Church. Visitation began at 1pm. Service immediately followed.
Giles - Harry
Funeral services for Rev. Harry Giles was held October 25, 2012 at Serenity Funeral Home, Theodore, AL 36582. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth.
Hammonds - Otto
HAMMONDS, Rev. Otto Parker (Ret), a resident of Wetumpka, AL, died Tuesday June 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held from the Wallsboro United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ashley Davis and Rev. James Dannelly officiating. Private entombment will be later at Greenwood Cemetery.
Rev. Otto was Director of Human Resources with the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations for 30 years, and served as a United Methodist Minister for 19 years. He is survived...
Walters - Nadine Brewster
We are sad to report that Nadine Brewster Walters passed away June 26, 2012. Visitation will be held Friday, June 29, 2012 from 7 - 9 pm at St Stephen's Funeral Home (8654 County Road 28, Saint Stephens, AL 36569). Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 30, 2012 at McCann’s UMC (3926 N College Ave, Jackson, AL 36545).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory and sent to: Rancho Louisiana, c/o Ollie Lovett, P. O. Box 8098, Hildalgo, TX...
Woodall - Comer
Rev. Comer Woodall (retired) died June 24, 2012. Arrangements will be determined at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne.
Dyer - Robert Foster
Dr. Robert Foster Dyer, 78, of Panama City passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his residence. Dr. Dyer was born November 8, 1933 in Hanover, PA to Robert and Bernetta Dyer. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. Dr. Dyer met the love of his life, his wife Allie Mae, while stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was a minister at Springhill United Methodist Church, Greenhills United Methodist Church, Kynesville United Methodist Church, and...
McGlothren - Charles Webb "Charlie Mac"
Reverend Charles Webb McGlothren
October 16, 1919 - June 10, 2012
Reverend Charles Webb McGlothren
Reverend Charles Webb McGlothren, 92, of Enterprise, AL passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of Enterprise with Rev. Sam Williams, Warren Hollis, Billy Mills, and Rev. Shawn Rezek officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. The family...
Piette - Ronald O.
Rev. Ronald O. Piette "Mr. P.", age 67, a long-time resident of Freeport, Florida, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2012.
He was born on November 23, 1944, to the late Lucien O. and Lillian Babbitt Piette, in Putnam, Connecticut.
Ron was a truck driver for many years before becoming a pastor and touched the lives of many. He never missed an opportunity to share the gospel or extend his Christian love to anyone. He never met a stranger and had a very generous, charitable heart...
Prowse - Bob
Rev. Bob Prowse, 81, of Panama City Beach, formerly of Oak Hill, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Glen Cove Nursing Pavilion in Panama City, Florida.
Born June 11, 1930 in Kanawha County, West Virginia he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha June Garten Prowse. He was a retired Methodist minister, having received instruction at the Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. He served parishioners in West Virginia and Florida (Alabama-West Florida Conference), including Red Bay and...
Earnest - William A. (Butch)
The Rev. William (Butch) Albert Earnest, Sr. (retired) passed away May 7, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Jackie.
Visitation was held May 9, 2012 at Cain's Chapel. The funeral was held May 10, 2012 at Cain's Chapel followed by the graveside at the church.
Segers - Hubert
Rev. Hubert Segers (retired), passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Nelda. Funeral services for will be held in the Cokesbury United Methodist Church sanctuary (5725 North Ninth Avenue, Pensacola, Florida) on Wednesday, April 18. Visitation will be at 3:00 p.m., followed by the service at 4:00. Please continue to pray for Nelda and the family.