Obituaries

  • Obituary: James W. Culp

    James W. Culp of Royse City, a pioneering leader of African-American work within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died July 22. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Michael Joseph Estep

    Michael Joseph Estep, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Marlin, died July 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

  • Obituary: Bob Beck

    Robert Jack Beck, a Baptist minister for five decades, died July 14. He was 88.

  • Obituary: Gene Horton

    Fain Eugene “Gene” Horton, longtime Baptist pastor in South Texas, died June 22 in Harlingen, five days after preaching his last sermon. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Bruce Bowles

    Bruce W. Bowles, who led the Baptist Church Loan Corporation more than a quarter of a century, died June 24 in Dallas. He was 87.

  • Obituary: Mildred McWhorter

    Mildred Beatrice McWhorter, former home missionary who directed the Mission Centers of Houston from 1963 to 1992, died June 17 in Franklin, Ga. She was 87.

  • Obituary: J. Kenneth Robinson

    J. Kenneth Robinson of Canton, a veteran music minister who served churches throughout Texas and New Mexico, died June 12. He was 85.

  • Obituary: Frank Roberson

    Frank Roberson of Boswell, a Baptist pastor more than five decades, died June 6. He was 88.

  • Obituary: Jerold McBride

    Jerold R. McBride, former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died May 11 in Winnfield, La. He was 85.

  • Obituary: David Blanton

    David Arlen Blanton, longtime minister of music, died March 21. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Mark Chew

    Mark Rogers Chew, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Denton five decades, died April 6. He was 76.

  • Obituary: Charlie Elliott

    Charles Edwin “Charlie” Elliott of Brady, former youth minister at First Baptist Church in Midland, died Jan. 19. He was 77