Reverend Hogue (1928-1998) was pastor at Grandview Baptist Church, Selma St., Dothan, AL, from April 1971 until May 1990. Hogue was a resident of Bessemer, AL, who attended Howard College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before moving to Dothan and Grandview Baptist, Hogue pastored at Broadmoor Baptist Church of Bessemer and Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile.
Rev. and Mrs. Jessie [Vining] Hogue married in 1948. She was a supportive pastor's wife and leader of women in her congregations. Blessed with "the gift of hospitality," Mrs. Jessie led classes at Grandview in artful cooking and decorating on tight budgets, supported missions, and specialized in Christmas gifts for clients at Dothan's Diversion Center.
During the Hogues' pastorate, Grandview took multiple mission trips, celebrated its 80th anniversary, added an education building, tennis and basketball courts, remodeled the sanctuary, purchased a new piano, organ, bus, and second staff home, and held a mortgage-burning party to celebrate being debt-free.
The Hogues retired to Bessemer after 1990 and are buried in adjoining graves in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Bessemer, AL.
[Sources: Historical Files, Grandview Baptist Church; Find A Grave.]
The family of Greg, Beth, and Jessica Unger placed this memorial to Rev. and Mrs. Hogue.
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