Rev. A. Ray Foreman

Published 11:29 pm Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rev. A. Ray Foreman of Leeds passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016.   He was born March 16, 1930 to the late John Thomas and Ethelene Smart Foreman. He was 86.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Leeds.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the service time. Dr. Dan Ireland and Dr. Earl Tew will officiate. Graveside Service will be  Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Cemetery in Glenwood, AL.  Rev. Ray McKenzie will officiate the Graveside Service.

Rev. Foreman was a graduate of Howard College (Samford University) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was licensed to the gospel ministry and ordained on September 3, 1950.  He served as pastor of Glenwood Baptist Church; Bemiston Baptist Church, Talladega; Salem Baptist Church, Brundidge; and First Baptist Church, Leeds. After retiring from FBC Leeds he served as interim pastor for several churches in the Birmingham Baptist Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church Leeds. He took an active role in the Southern Baptist Convention and the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions having served on the Executive Committee.  He also served on the Board of Directors for The Alabama Baptist, The Alabama Baptist Retirement Centers and ALCAP.  He lived a life devoted to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to his family and to the churches he served.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Myra Curtis Foreman and his stepfather Odis Bowden.

He is survived by his daughter Angelia Filmore (Bill), Daleville; son Auburn R. Foreman, Jr., Birmingham; grandsons William Filmore (Liz), Montgomery; Ray Filmore, Leeds, brother Roy Foreman (Grace), Andalusia; nephew Brian Foreman (Marsha).

The Family requests memorial contributions be made to Providence Cemetery, P.O. Box 115, Glenwood, AL 36034 or First Baptist Church Leeds, 7481 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094.

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     Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.