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HENDERSON — Bock White is now serving as pastor of Airline Baptist Church.


PRESTONSBURG — Doug Lewis, 70, died Feb. 6, 2021. At age 27, he was the youngest person to be elected sheriff in Kentucky. He left law enforcement in 1982 to enter the ministry. He pastored churches in Kentucky for 35 years, the last 17 being at Calvary Baptist Church of Betsy Layne, where he retired in 2017. Funeral services were held Feb. 10, 2021.


JAMESTOWN — Debbie Russell, 50, died March 4, 2021. She was the wife of Scott Russell, pastor of Jamestown First Baptist Church. Private services were held March 7, 2021. A memorial service for the community will be held at a later date.


CLAY — Corey Rash has been called as pastor of First Baptist Church.


HOPKINSVILLE — Ruth Adams Colley, 98, died Tuesday March 16, 2021. Graveside service will be March 19, 2021. She was the oldest living member of Kelly Baptist Church.


HEBRON — Velma Rose Clifton, 83, died Feb. 4, 2021. She was a long-time member of Hebron Baptist Church, where she served as its WMU director. She was also the associational WMU contact person and served as a KBC Mission Board member from the Northern Kentucky Association and on the Missions Mobilization Committee. She also served WMU on the national level. She and her late husband, Gil, were involved in the Baptist Nursing Fellowship and the Christian Backpack Ministry at Turfway Park.


HOPKINSVILLE — Barbara Shelton Gardner, 81, died March 14, 2021. Memorial services will be March 20, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Hicks Shelton, pastor and Kentucky Baptist Convention leader in the 1960s-70s.


DECATUR, Ala. — Graveside service for Fred Eubern Halbrooks, 100, were Feb. 13, 2021. He died Feb. 9. He was a retired director of missions for the Nelson Baptist Association (1986-2002). He pastored several churches, was a missionary to Brazil (1955-73) and assistant director and director of the Sunday School Department of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.


GREENSBURG — Craig Dunbar is now serving as pastor Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.


EDDYVILLE — Josh Patton has been called as pastor of First Baptist Church.


CADIZ — Locust Grove Baptist Church will have revival services March 21-24 with Todd Gray as the evangelist. Tim Smith is pastor.


HENDERSON — First Baptist Church has called Chuck Henderson as its executive pastor and David Havashi as its worship and missions pastor. Both were previously serving in transitional/interim roles there. Sam Hinkson is senior pastor.