Congregational Care


Patti Braswell, Marga Curry, Nancy Hobbs, Dottie Schoel, Eva Wilson


To Anne, Bruce, Sarah & Katie Long in the death of Bruce’s mother, Jeanette Long of Huntsville, AL, on January 1st.

To the family and friends of Ruth Bartow in her death on January 1st.

To Jay Hardwick and family in the death of his wife, Frances Hardwick, on January 1st.

To the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Thomas Warren Ogletree, the Founding Pastor of Vestavia Hills Methodist Church, on January 4th. While pursuing his undergraduate studies at Birmingham Southern College, Tommy was appointed to serve as the initial pastor of our church. His distinguished career included serving as Dean of Yale Divinity School and the Theological School at Drew University. 

To Lori & Mark Hadley in the death of Lori’s sister, Jayme Braaton Wilson of Oakdale, CA, on January 5th.

To Roger & Ella Grace Eatman in the death of Roger’s mother and Ella Grace’s grandmother, Louise Eatman of Birmingham, on January 7th.

To Myrna Wise and family in the death of her husband, Dan Wise, on January 20th.


To Addie & Jake White in the birth of their daughter, Elsie Jane White, on January 11th. Kym & Johnny Prewitt are the maternal grandparents, and Janet Haas is the maternal great-grandmother.

To Emily & Matt Erwood in the birth of their daughter, Lillie Kay Erwood, on January 17th. Proud big brothers are James and William.


If you have additional information for the Congregational Care page or need any assistance with additional information, please contact Nancy Remke at 769-0107.

With permission from those families involved, Congregational Care listings include VHMC active members in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Members who are minors will only be listed with parental permission. Regarding sympathies and congratulations, related family members listed will include VHMC active members who are designated by the family representative. If you would like a printed copy of the Notes, please email Emily Forsythe.