Joe Babb

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Dr. Joe R. Babb

Arden - Dr. Joe R. Babb, 84, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Joe was born Oct. 30, 1929 in Duncan, SC, the son of the late Grover and Sallie Babb. He also was preceded in death by brothers Grover Verdeir Babb and Wilmore Lake Babb and a sister, Thelma Odom.

Joe graduated from Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the former pastor of Wayside Baptist Mission, Startex, SC; Cameron Baptist Church, Cameron, NC; Morningside Baptist Church, Asheville, NC and North Henderson Baptist Church, Henderson, NC. He was the former Director of Missions for the Cullom Baptist Association and the Tennessee River Cheoah Baptist Association.

Joe is survived by his wife, Mildred June Babb; three sons, Richard Babb and his wife, Pam Tidwell, Donald Babb and his wife, Cathy, and Dr. Timothy Babb and his wife, Barbara; a sister, Maudine Jackson; a brother-in-law, Bill Bolding and beloved by six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 10th at Morningside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 14 Mineral Springs Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or to ABCCM, 30 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at


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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 7, 2014
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