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Armond Ritch



I was born on December 12, 1929, in Cook Springs, Alabama. My parents were William Thomas Ritch and Ossie Kelly Ritch, who were good, honest and hard working. I was the youngest of five boys, and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at a very young age.

On June 29, 1947, I married Bettye Baker. Until adulthood, I knew nothing of the Primitive Baptist beliefs, but was taught the doctrines of grace by the Lord. I joined Ebenezer Church on September 1, 1963, being baptized by Elder Lloyd Hand, and was ordained to preach on June 11, 1966. Since ordination, I have continually been trying to pastor between one and three churches. Currently, I am serving my home church, Liberty, in Dora, Alabama, and have served in that capacity for thirty-three years. I also serve James Creek Church, in Tremont, Mississippi, as well as Bethlehem Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In my ordination, were Elders Lloyd Hand, J.C. Justice, Holand Popwell, Lamon Farris and Gordon Justice. The clerk, Deacon Eldridge Samples, is the only person still living, who sat in that ordination. I am opposed to all attempts to introduce new inventions and/or forms of modernism into the church. I hope to die in the faith and in the fellowship of the Lord's people.

The Passing of Elder Armond Ritch

December 12, 1929 - June 27, 2017

- Elder Armond Ritch, 87, of Pell City, Died June 27, 2017. The funeral was Friday, June 30, 2017 at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City with Elder Ricky Harcrow officiating. Burial followed at Cook Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Cooks Springs.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Armond Ritch (Deborah) and William A. Ritch (Stephanie); one daughter, Patsy Dockery (Tom); six grandchildren, Jason Ritch (Anna), Joseph Ritch, Ashlee Wolfe (Harley), Nila Shockley (Shelby), Chris Allen (Emily), Leah Powell (Curtis); seven great-grandchildren, Ella, nick, Rhiannon, Lorelei, Caleb, Benjamin, and Brooklyn; and one great-great-granddaughter, Quora. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Baker Ritch and a great-granddaughter, Skylee Allen.

Elder Ritch was retired from Conner Steel and was a Primitive Baptist Pastor for almost 40 years; with his last church being Liberty Primitive Baptist Church in Summiton, Alabama. He was an avid fisherman.

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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)