Obituaries

  • Obituary: Paula Jeser

    Paula Barry Jeser, who served two decades as executive director of Christian Women’s Job Corps in El Paso, died May 19. She was 72.

  • Obituary: Becky Ellison

    Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Ellison of Waco, Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps consultant for Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, died May 16. She was 58.

  • Obituary: Sam Underwood

    Samuel Eugene Underwood, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmers Branch more than 29 years, died April 24 at his home in Carrollton after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68.

  • Obituary: Merle T. Basden

    Merle T. Basden of Granbury, longtime Texas Baptist leader in religious education, died April 26. He was 98.

  • Obituary: Bill Austin

    Bill R. Austin, longtime Texas Baptist pastor and educator, died April 17. He was 88.

  • Obituary: Santiago Garcia Jr.

    Santiago Garcia Jr., retired pastor/evangelist, died April 3. He was 89.

  • Obituary: Frank Denton

    Frank Denton, longtime Texas Baptist pastor, development officer and denominational executive, died Feb. 7. He was 93.

  • Obituary: James Leo Garrett

    James Leo Garrett Jr., distinguished professor of theology emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Feb. 5 in Nacogdoches. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Louis R. Cobbs

    Louis R. Cobbs of Tyler, a former campus minister who was instrumental in developing Southern Baptists’ Missionary Journeyman program, died Feb. 2 in Tyler. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Bill O’Brien

    William Robert “Bill” O’Brien, longtime missionary and missions innovator, died Feb. 1. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Donald Cannata

    Donald Cannata, longtime minister of education, died Jan. 31. He was 86. 

  • Obituary: Jack C. Burton

    Jack C. Burton, longtime pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, died Nov. 30. He was 88.