Preacher and professor Coleman Crocker dies

by Tom Childers MAURY CITY, Tenn. (BNc) -- Coleman Crocker, 75, of Maury City, and formerly of Union City, died July 3 at his home. His funeral was Monday, July 5, in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home in Union City. Richard McCaskill and Keith Parker officiated, with burial in Fremont Cemetery. Brother Crocker was … Continue reading Preacher and professor Coleman Crocker dies

Minister Byron Benson passes away

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc) -- Byron L. Benson, Sr., died Monday, Aug. 24, at age 70. Benson was a minister of the gospel, having preached for nine years at Mt. Pleasant church in Crenshaw County, 36 years at the Grady congregation and at the Capitol Heights church for the past five. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn … Continue reading Minister Byron Benson passes away

Biography: Preacher accused of spying for Hitler

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (BNc) -- Preacher J.B. Gaither's youngest daughter has published a biography his life and work. Sandra Gaither Pitchford wrote J.B. Gaither, His Place in Time, a 408-page book packed with photos, sermons and articles of this "old-timey" preacher, as he delighted in referring to himself. Gleaned from Gaither's personal diaries kept for … Continue reading Biography: Preacher accused of spying for Hitler

Minister Clifford Smith passes

Minister Clifford M. Smith passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at age 89 in Searcy, Ark. Clifford was born in Jacksonville, Ala., March 19, 1919. He was a preacher for nearly 60 years and well known for his love of singing and song leading. Clifford is survived by his wife Estelle and three children, … Continue reading Minister Clifford Smith passes