Obituaries

  • Obituary: Donald Lee Cone

    Donald Lee Cone, Baptist pastor and chaplain, died June 8. He was 85.

  • Obituary: Roy Kornegay

    Roy Aubry Kornegay Jr., Texas Baptist minister of education and associational director of missions, died April 6. He was 82.

  • Obituary: Charlotte Ware

    Charlotte Eddings Ware, a longtime Sunday school teacher and deacon at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas, died June 5 in Fort Worth. She was 85.

  • Obituary: James Shields

    James Shields, an influential Texas Baptist religion professor at Howard Payne University and Hardin-Simmons University, died June 3 in Abilene. He was 86.

  • 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.