Reverend Wilmer Earl DuBois was a Methodist minister who in 1974 was appointed director of Wesley Manor Retirement Home in Dothan Alabama. Rev. DuBois was born in Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama, received his BA degree from John Brown University of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and his DD from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
Rev. DuBois married Tommie Aman of Ashford, Alabama and had a daughter who died at birth and two sons. DuBois served as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Panama City, First United Methodist Church of Jackson, Alabama, Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika, Alabama, and at other churches in the Alabama-West Florida Conference, including Samson and Atmore. Early in his career he was appointed to four pastorates in the North Arkansas Conference.
DuBois’s service to his community was extensive as well. He was vice president of the UMC National Conference Board of Education, Superintendent of the UMC Mobile District, and director of The Advance – General Board of Missions of the UMC in New York City.
His memorial was commissioned by Mrs. Tommie A. DuBois in 1991.
Sources for this biography include:
The Anniston Star, February 24, 1966
Panama City News-Herald, July 25, 1974 at http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/39097808/
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The Common North American Oak Species: black oak, bur oak, cherrybark oak, laurel oak, live oak, Oregon white oak, overcup oak, post oak, pin oak, northern red oak, scarlet oak, Shumard oak, southern red oak, swamp chestnut oak, water oak, white oak, and willow oak.” [Source - http://forestry.about.com/cs/treeid/a/the_oak.htm]
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