HUNT, ALMA FAY, 1909-2008


Denominational executive; educator; advocate for missions. Born– October 5, 1909, Roanoke, Va. Parents– William Otis and Myrtle (Wertz) Hunt. Education– Longwood College (now Virginia State Teachers College), B.S., 1941; Columbia University, A.M., 1947. Taught in county schools of Roanoke, Va., 1929-1931, principal, 1931-1932; city schools of Roanoke, principal, 1932-1944; William Jewell College, dean of women, 1944-1948. Executive secretary, Woman’s Missionary Union, Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, 1948-1974. Volunteer staff member and consultant for women’s work, Baptist Foreign Mission Board, until her death.  Co-founder of North American Baptist Women’s Union, made up of women from fourteen Baptist organizations; Member; Baptist World Alliance (vice-president,1970-75); Southern Baptist Foundation; American Bible Society. Honors– William Jewell College, Honorary D.H.L., 1958. Received many denominational honors; in Alabama, the Hunt Library and Archives at WMU headquarters in Birmingham was set up in her honor. Died June 14, 2008.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; obituary


Woman’s Missionary Union; History of the Woman’s Missionary Union. Birmingham, Ala.; Woman’s Missionary Union Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention, 1964.