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.

Mary Taylor Williams Gant   January 12, 2016
(Mother of Carter Cooper (Lee) and John Gant; Grandmother of Kathryn Cooper, Nancy Cooper, and John Cooper)

James E. McGinnis, Jr.  January 6, 2016
(Father of Gina Long (Hank) (28) and Carol Alexander (Rex) (20); Grandfather of Henry Long (Alice)(41), Virginia Long (15), and Tommy Kitsmiller (23).

Kristy M. Clark   January 5, 2016
(Wife of John W. Clark, III (22); Mother of Sydney Ann Clark and Wesley Clark)

(Father of Marda Sydnor (Allen) (19); Grandfather of John Sydnor and James Sydnor)

Alexander Worthy (Alex) Newton,  December 25, 2015
(Husband of Sue Newton; father of Lamar Newton (99) (Martha); grandfather of Alex W. Newton II (39) (Jesse), Katie Collins (99) (Jake), and Margaret Manuel (13) (Carter)

Otto Carter, Jr. (NM)  December 23, 2015
(Father of Otto Carter III (Anne) (07)

Roger Dale Cain, December 17, 2015
(Husband of Georgette Cain (01); Father of Jennifer Cain (06)

Kathryn Taylor Hamilton   December 15, 2015
(Daughter of Terry and Duncan Hamilton (13); sister of Duncan Tyler Hamilton (13) and Ashley Hamilton Rougeou)

Eliza Boyles Hewitt (NM)  December 6, 2015
(Mother of Ginny Fowlkes (Jeff) (40); grandmother of Emily Dixon Fowlkes (40)

Sara Hoffman Robinson   December 5, 2015

Paralee (Sissy) McClung Atchison (NM)  December 2, 2015
(Mother of Mike Atchison (Sheila) (23)

William Warren Belser, Jr. (NM)  November 28, 2015
(Father of William Belser (Betsy) (21)

Mary Wills Hollingsworth Hatfield (NM) November 26, 2015
(Mother of Mary Wills LeCroy (Tom) (37)

Nancy Beddow Hatch (Mrs. Royal) (99)  November 18, 2015

Kathryn Brown (3)  November 17, 2015

Louise DeArman Powell  (NM) November 14, 2015
(Mother of Fred Powell (Bette); Grandmother of Wesley Lassen (Hal) and James Powell (Kimberly); Great grandmother of Gray Powell)

Allen W. Towne  (NM)  November 13, 2015
(Father of Beth Sanfratel (32); Grandfather of Mac, Beau and Miller Sanfratel (32)

Harry Claypool Howell, Jr.  (NM)  November 4 , 2015
(Father of Honey Taylor (George) (19); Grandfather of Malcolm, Lottice, and Emma Taylor (19)

Annamae Watt Poole (06), October 27, 2015

Joel Lynn Smith (NM), October 24, 2015
(Brother of Jan Smith (09)

Glenn Brothers (NM), October 20, 2015
(Father of Angela Brothers (06)

Richard Charles Lilley (NM)  October 15, 2015
(Brother of Karen Jeane (Greg) (04)

Jane Gillespie Starling (NM)  October 9, 2015
(Mother of Jeff Starling (Sumner) (34); Grandmother of Jane Perry Starling and Walker Starling)

Charlotte Weems Underwood (NM)  September 30, 2015
(Mother of Karla Turner (David); Grandmother of David Jackson Turner III; William Powell Turner, and Charlotte Clayton Turner)

Edna Steele Bell Aman (NM)  September 24, 2015
(Mother of Sallie Aman White (Carlos) (21)

Blanche McCutchen Tally  (NM)  September 24, 2015
(Mother of John B.Tally (Natalie)

Charles Robert Geer (NM)  September 5, 2015
(Brother of Michael Geer (Melanie) (10)

Mai Bell Hurley (NM), September 4, 2015
(Mother of Marie Hurley Blair (15); Grandmother of Marian Conley Blair and Eleanor Hurley Blair (15)

John L. Atchison, Jr. (NM),  August 28, 2015
(Father of John L. Atchison, III (39)

Jean Robertson Ragsdale, August 29, 2015

Mary Lou Davis Clayton,  August 5, 2015
(Mother of Rev. Susan Clayton)

Harry Blackwell Brock, Jr.,  July 29, 2015
(Brother of Ann Hillhouse (13)

Joan McCoy Edmonds  July 15, 2015
(Mother of Bryson Edmonds (Katharine); Grandmother of Marguerite Edmonds and Will Edmonds; Sister of Honey Jones)

Raymond Wiggington "Toby" Terry, Jr.   July 15, 2015
(Father of Anne Johnson (Phillip)

Florence "Flossie" Leatherbury (NM)  July 12, 2015
(Mother of Ellen McWhorter (Hobart) (28)

Christopher Moore Dunkin (NM)  June 29, 2015
(Brother of Kim Kinsaul (40); Uncle of Elizabeth & Richard Kinsaul)

Susan Matthews Ellerbeck  (NM)  June 28, 2015
(Daughter of Jeannie and Buzzy Matthews (28); Cousin of Mary Beasley (25)

Elizabeth Towles Terry  June 11, 2015
(Wife of  Raymond (Toby) Terry, Jr. (15); Stepmother of Anne Johnson (42)

Stephen Chenoweth  June 9, 2015
(Nephew of Judy Chenoweth (39), cousin of Fran Fraser (02)

Jean Hodo Miller (29)  June 6, 2015

Robert "Bob" Lilley (NM) June 4, 2015
(Brother of Karen Jeane (04)

Jeanie Parvin (NM)  May 27, 2015
(Sister-in-law of Gloria Parvin (IPC Choir)

Clifford G. Bowes (NM)  May 16, 2015
(Father of Dawn Nelson (08)

Barbara Popwell Hawkins  May 12, 2015
(Mother of Virginia "Jinny" Hawkins, sister of Virginia Popwell Grisham LeVaughn, aunt of James E. "Bo" Grisham)

Samuel M. "Mac" King   May 11, 2015

Kate Molton Jones Jackson  May 9, 2015

Gloria Dawn Scates Aberg  (NM)  April 20, 2015
(Mother of Amy McLelland (02)

Herbert Earl Jackson (NM)  April 8, 2015
(Grandfather of Melissa Robinett (42); great grandfather of Carson, Chase and Mary Chandler Robinett.)

Richard Merle "Dick" Sharp   March 30, 2015
(Husband of Mildred Sharp)

Olivia Beatrice Woods (NM)  March 26, 2015
(Daughter of Olivia Woods (Staff)

Gussie Mae Armstrong (NM)  March 11, 2015
(Mother of Winston Armstrong (01); Grandmother of Isaiah Armstrong (01) and Immanuel Armstrong (01)

John H. Burton, Sr.  March 5, 2015

David Thurlow (28)  February 24, 2015

Edith Wade Medley, February 22, 2015
(Wife of Fred K. Medley (42))

Harold Lloyd Chambers (NM)  February 11, 2015
(Grandfather of Paul Tackett (16) and great grandfather of Chambers Montgomery Tackett (16)

Ada Ruth Rowe (NM) February 7, 2015
(Mother of Mark Rowe (12); grandmother of Teddy and Michael Rowe)

Helen Garber Reynolds (NM)  January 31, 2015
(Mother of Al Reynolds (38); grandmother of Mr. Alex Reynolds (99) and Ms. Gordon Reynolds Haight (99)

Samuel Eugene Howard,  (42) January 23, 2015
(Father of Hilary Hodgens Howard Lanier (42)

Virginia Price (NM)  January 21, 2015
(Mother of Cathy DeLozier (11); Grandmother of David DeLozier (11) and Joe DeLozier (11).

Julius Clarence Shaw (NM)  January 16, 2015
(Father of Lyda White (35); Grandfather of Mimi Nolen (26); Bennett White (26) and Davis White)

June Mathews Moody  (03) January 4, 2015

William M. (Bill or "Jig") Miller  (33) January 3, 2015
(Father of Laurie Allen , grandfather of Christopher Allen  and Miller Allen , great grandfather of Olivia Thompson Allen  and William Griffin Allen , and brother-in-law of Lula Rose Blackwell)

View IPC obituary archives.

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.


Associate Pastor, Director Congregational Care 

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