Independent Presbyterian Church

"Whosoever believeth in me shall never die." John 3:16

Funeral Services for IPC  Members and Family


Note: the number in parentheses after the name is the IPC Parish Number or the designation of non-member (NM) or former member.

Jack Hardy Townsend (99) April 4, 2017
(Wife of Rita Norburn Townsend)

Christi Neel Glass (15) April 1, 2017
(Wife of C. Brandon Glass)

Dorothy "Dot" Boyd (35) March 3, 2017 (Click here to listen to service)
Mother of Rusty Boyd and Beff King, Grandmother of Boyd Dobbyn

Gera Brown Comfort (99) February 14, 2017
Wife of David Comfort (99) and mother of Angela (17) and Teresa Comfort (99)

Gayle Trechsel Culp (99) February 1, 2017
Grandmother of Lillian Leigh Hall Rogers and Sarah Grey Hall McCroskey

John Woods Frierson, Jr. (19) January 27, 2017

Betty Ferguson Brice (3) January 17, 2017
Mother of Derry Bunting and Houston Allen Brice III, Grandmother of Ginny Bunting, Mary Douglas Bunting,  Lisa Howard, and  Allen Mann. 

Leo King Cooper, Jr. (40) January 6, 2017
Husband of Carter Gant Cooper, Father of Kathryn Taylor Cooper, Nancy Bonner Cooper, and John Redding Cooper
Sue Miller Pogue (33) December 11, 2016
Wife of William A. "Bill" Pogue

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A Guide to Funeral Planning at IPC

Death can be a difficult subject for one to consider; it may be even more difficult to discuss with our loved ones. However, planning for what is inevitable for all human beings can be not only a significant spiritual experience for you, but also a gift of love for your family and friends. To assist with handling this challenging task for families, the Congregational Care and Counseling Ministry has prepared a booklet, A Guide to Funeral Planning at IPC.

Printed copies of the booklet are now available for IPC members, and a PDF version can be found here: A Guide to Funeral Planning at IPC (PDF copy)


The Columbarium serves as a reminder to all of the Christian belief in the community of saints, both the living and the dead.

The Columbarium at Independent Presbyterian Church provides for church members and ministers of the church, as well as their immediate families who choose cremation, a place near the center of the church grounds for the permanent safekeeping of the ashes of cremation.

For more information, contact Marsha Harbin or 205.933.3715.

Christi Neel Glass


Associate Pastor, Director Congregational Ministries 

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