Beryl Ray Mihlfeld, 75, of Grand Ridge, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.
He was born in Arcadia, Florida, served in the U S Air Force as an Airman First Class. He pastored churches for more than 30 years, most recently at New Beginnings Worship Center in Grand Ridge for the past 14 years.
He was preceded in death by his former wife of 37 years, , Betty Mihlfeld in 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Luvirn Mihlfeld of Grand Ridge; son, Kevin Mihlfeld and wife, Daphne of Fredericksburg, VA.; step-son, Eugene Stewart of Hawthorne, FL.; four daughters, Sheri Odum and husband, Tim of Cario, GA., Denise White of Tallahassee, Kimberly Walsh and husband, Sean of Fredricksburg, VA., Teresa Johnson and husband, Don of Grand Ridge, FL.; two sisters, Bessie Carter of Winder, Ga., Gladys South of Indianapolis, IN.; 12 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 26 at New Beginnings Worship Center in Grand Ridge with Revs. Willie Butler, Flavious Pittman, Dr. Sam Hemby officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the church located at 1165 Hwy 69, Grand Ridge.
The family request flowers be omitted and contributions be made to New Beginnings Worship Center Building Fund, 1165 Hwy 69, Grand Ridge, FL 32442
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