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T.L. Webb Jr.



Elder T. L. Webb, Jr. was born in Thornton, Arkansas November 30, 1930,the youngest child of Elder Thomas L. and Mattie Browning Webb. His father was associated with Elder C. H. Cayce in the publication of The Primitive Baptist at the time of his birth and they lived across the street from the Cayce Publishing Company.

In 1934 they moved to Eldorado Arkansas where he started to school and atthe age of 7 united with the Friendship Church there and was baptized togetherwith his sister Doris, age 10, by their father.

He first felt the burden to preach the gospel when about 14 years old. His father was preaching on this occasion and an impression came over him that he would have to do the same thing he was doing. He prayed for the burden to be removed and he did not make an effort until he was 18 years old. He was ordained to preach May 20, 1951 (age 20) at New Hope Church, Milan, TN where he has pastored for over 40 years. He has served several churches over his many years in the ministry, including Mud Creek and Pleasant Grove in Carroll Co. TN, Concord in Weakley County, TN, New Antioch in Henderson Co. TN, Old Gibson and Rutherford Churches in Gibson County, TN, and Hurricane Church inHardin County. At this writing he serves his home church in Milan fulltime.

For 8 years he was editor and publisher of The Christian Pathway and is presently trustee of the B. D. Bryant Memorial Library, a large collection of religious books. Besides his ministerial duties, he has been a bookkeeper for various firms and served as City Recorder of Milan for a few years, City Alderman and Vice Mayor of Milan.

He was married to Edith Chandler August 8, 1954, and they are blessed with 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He baptized his wife before their marriage and has baptized 3 of his children.

The ministry he considered a burden that could not be overcome without performing his duties. He is the 5th generation in his family who have preached for the Old Baptists. His father, T. L. Webb, Sr.; Grandfather, J. G. Webb; Great Grandfather, S. W. Webb; and great great grandfather, Daniel G. Webb.

Obituary Elder T.L. July 8, 2016

Elder T. L. Webb,Jr. was born November 30, 1930 in Thornton, AR to Elder T. L. Webb, Sr. and Mattie Browning Webb. He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 8, 2016. His family lived in El Dorado, AR and Marshville, NC before moving to Milan, TN. He graduated from Milan High School in 1948 and after graduation worked as a shipping clerk for Memphis Furniture Co. in Memphis. Due to his father's illness he moved back to Milan and worked at Newth-Morris Box Co. Elder Webb also worked as a bookkeeper for A-One Lumber Co. in Milan for several years.

On May 20, 1951 Elder Webb was ordained as a Primitive Baptist minister. In May 1954 he was called as pastor of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Milan and served there for over 55 years. He married Edith Chandler of Huntingdon TN on August 8, 1954.

During Elder Webb's lifetime he pastored several churches and traveled many miles preaching the gospel. He also conducted 930 funerals for people of all faiths. Elder Webb was involved in many civic and community activities. He also served as Milan City Recorder for 2 years and
then was elected as a Milan City Alderman with one of his two terms being Vice Mayor.

In 1993 Elder Webb was recognized as the Milan High School Alumni Association honoree of he year. And in 1999 he was selected as Milan's Man of the Year.

Elder Webb was trustee of the B.D. Bryant Memorial Library until bad health forced him to resign.

Surviving are his faithful wife of 61 years Edith Chandler Webb; two daughters: Mary (Joe) Hickerson, Chapel Hill, TN and Sarah (W.T.) Johnson, Memphis, TN; two sons: David (Dottye) Webb, Milan, TN and Jonathan (Becky) Webb, Boone, NC; three grandsons: Josh, Ben and Caden Webb; seven granddaughters: Amy (Chris) Blaylock, Melanie Hickerson, Rachel Johnson, Becca Johnson, Tiffany Webb, Baylor Webb and Piper Webb; one great-grandson Jacob Blaylock. Also surviving is his sister Doris Smith Webb of Milan, TN.

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)