Rev. Hubert L. Barlow, retired pastor


LONG BEACH — Rev. Hubert L. Barlow, 82, died Dec. 19, 2006, in Gulfport.


Rev. Barlow was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Wesson. He served 13 years in the former Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church and 23 years in North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served as a district superintendent for the Marion District. He retired in May 1987 and became a resident of Long Beach. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Naval Air Corp.


He served part-time on staff at Long Beach First United Methodist Church of Long Beach for five years. Besides being a pastor, he served many conference boards and agencies of The United Methodist Church.


Rev. Barlow was a graduate of Millsaps College receiving a degree in psychology and he received a masters of divinity from Duke University in 1951. He continued his studies at Boston University, Purdue University, Wesley Theological and Union seminaries. He studied abroad at the University of Basel, Switzerland and New College in Edinburgh.


Survivors include: wife, Barbara Bell Barlow; sons, Thomas Barlow of St. Charles, Ill., Hubert L. Barlow, Jr. of Long Beach; daughter, Ellen Janya Hohokabe of Long Island, NY; and three grandchildren.


Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center Fund or the Landscaping Fund, 208 Pine Street, Long Beach, MS 39560.