Edgar Mullins Arendall

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Edgar Mullins Arendall

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Death: October 20, 2009 (89)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
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Son of Charles B. Arendall and Kate F Peacock
Husband of Private
Brother of Charles B Arendall, Jr.; John Thomas Arendall and Robert Alexander Arendall

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About Edgar Mullins Arendall

Birmingham News (AL) - October 22, 2009: Dr. Edgar Mullins Arendall, age 89, of Birmingham, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.

Dr. Arendall was the beloved pastor of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham for 36 years. During his long ministry, the church grew from a small neighborhood church to one of the largest in the state. He retired in June 1984.

The worship services of Dawson Memorial were telecast to a large television audience for much of his ministry, including two years on the Christian Broadcasting Network. He was also a speaker at many conferences and revivals preached on The Baptist Hour on CBS radio. He led international mission activities in Korea, Brazil, and other countries.

Dr. Arendall served as President of the Home Mission Board, chairman of the Radio and Television Commission, and on the Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also served as a member of the Administration Committee of the Alabama Baptist Convention and on its Executive Board.

After his retirement from Dawson Memorial, Dr. Arendall continued to be active in ministry, serving as interim pastor in a number of other Baptist churches. In recent years, he was an active member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church.

Dr. Arendall was born in Richmond, Virginia, on June 26, 1920. He grew up in Mobile, where his father was pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church, and graduated from Murphy High School. He received his B.A. degree from University of Richmond and his Th.M. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Later, he was awarded Honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from Samford University and the University of Richmond. Dr. Arendall served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Atmore for three years before coming to Birmingham in 1948.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Goode Arendall; sons, Douglas T. Arendall (Sandra) and David R. Arendall (Katie), and daughter, Sara Newell (Curt), all of Birmingham; brother, J.T. Arendall (Ellen), of Mobile; grandchildren, Ty Arendall (April), Aren Williams (Jason), Brendt Blanks (Andy), Luke Newell (Katie), Mattie Newell, Bess Tonkinson (Mike), Gwen Arendall, Pat Daniel (Wade), David Arendall Jr., and Sara Arendall; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Baker Arendall and Kate Peacock Arendall; and by his brothers, Charles Baker Arendall Jr. and Robert Alexander Arendall, all of Mobile. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood. Dr. Gary Fenton and Dr. Gary Furr will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the building fund of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church or of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Birmingham News (AL) Date: October 22, 2009

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Edgar Mullins Arendall's Timeline

June 26, 1920
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
October 20, 2009
Age 89
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States