Wilkey M. Jones Sr., a Baptist minister for 57 years and member of First Baptist Church, Decaturville, died Oct. 11 at the age of 84. He served on the staff of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes in Brentwood for eight years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katie Sue McKee Jones. He is survived by his wife, Margie Jones, four children, two step-children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Vernon Woodard, minister of music at Center Point Baptist Church, Springfield, died Nov. 16.
David Ward, pastor of Allensville Baptist Church, in Mount Pleasant is the new moderator of Maury Baptist Association, which is comprised of more than 20 Southern Baptist churches.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rossville, in Fayette Baptist Association, called Mike Hollaway as pastor on Nov. 3. Hollaway’s late father, Raymond Hollaway, was a former director of missions in the association.
Point Pleasant Baptist Church, Paris, called Jerry Lee as transitional interim pastor, effective Nov. 13.
Lee Green recently celebrated his 24th anniversary as organist at Eastland Baptist Church, Nashville.
Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville, has called Shelley Jo Mills as director of family ministries.
Kirk Baptist Church, Collierville, recently called Chris Shearin as associate pastor.
Larry Kennon was ordained Oct. 29 as a deacon at First Baptist Church, Macon.
Harold Miller retired Nov. 5 after nine years as pastor of Center Point Baptist Church, Springfield.
John Adams, interim pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Trenton, and former professor at Union University, has co-authored a book, Who Is In Control of the Church with Gayle Alexander. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.
Maranatha Baptist Church, Humboldt, recently called Larry Simmons as interim pastor.
David Powell is the new pastor of Smyrna Baptist Church, Humboldt.
The churches of Gibson Baptist Association recently recognized and honored Roger Briggs on his 10th anniversary as director of missions.