LAZENBY, MARION ELIAS, 1885-1957

Biography:

Methodist Clergyman; denominational leader. ┬áBorn– February 8, 1885, Forest Home. Parents– James Elias and Mary Elizabeth (Greene) Lazenby. Married– Mary Feagin, June 17, 1908. Married– Doris H. Chervase, November 15, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Southern University, A.B., 1907. Ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907, and served pastorates in Havana, Cuba; Forest Home; Centreville; Midway; Dothan; Demopolis; Opelika; Bessemer; Florence; and Camp Sheridan near Montgomery during World War I. Held many positions in Methodist denominational organization. District Superintendent, Decatur and Huntsville districts. President, Southern Methodist Press Association;┬ámember, Board of Temperance and Social Service, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; member, Board of Trustees, Alabama Anti-Saloon League. Member Board of Trustees, Athens College. Business manager and editor, Alabama Christian Advocate, 1950-53. Awarded honorary doctorates by Birmingham-Southern, 1925, and by Bob Jones College, 1930. Died September 12, 1957.

Source:

Marquis who’s who online; Who Was Who Among North American Authors.

Publication(s):

History of Methodism in Alabama and West Florida. N.p., North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conference of the Methodist Church, 1960.