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Clergyman

Marion Elias Lazenby, American clergyman. Member Southern Methodist Press Association (press.), Anti-Saloon League of Alabama (trustee), Alpha Tau Omega.; Mason. Transferred to N.Ala. Conference, November 1928.; Member Hospital Commission N.Ala. Conference; member board temperance and social service, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; member board of directors National Temperance Movement; member Board of Publs. of Methodist Church, 1940-1944.

Background

Lazenby, Marion Elias was born on February 8, 1885 in Forest Home, Alabama, United States. Son of James Elias and Elizabeth (Greene) Lazenby.

Education

Preparatory education, Forest Home Academy. Bachelor of Arts, Southern University, 1907. Doctor of Divinity, Birmingham-Southern College, 1925.

Doctor of Letters, Bob Jones College, 1930.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907. Pastor successively Havana, Cuba, Forest Home, Centreville, Midway, Dothan, Deniopolis, and Opelika, Alabama, until 1922. Associate editor Alabama Christian Advocate, 1921, editor and business manager, 1922-1935.

Pastor First Methodist Church, Bessemer, Alabama, 1935-1936. District superintendent, Decatur District, 1936-1940. Pastor First Methodist Church, Florence, Alabama, 1940-1943.

Pastor at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama, 1918. Agent for Superannuate Endowment Fund for Alabama Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1919. Director of publicity of Alabama Conference for Southern Methodist Missionary Centenary Movement, 1920.

Chairman Epworth League Board of Alabama Conference Trustee Shofner-Downing Institute, Brewton, Alabama, 1924-1929.

Membership

Member Southern Methodist Press Association (press.), Anti-Saloon League of Alabama (trustee), Alpha Tau Omega. Mason. Transferred to N.Ala. Conference, November 1928.

Member Hospital Commission N.Ala. Conference; member board temperance and social service, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Member board of directors National Temperance Movement.

Member Board of Publs. of Methodist Church, 1940-1944.

Connections

Married Mary Feagin, June 17, 1908.; married second Mistress. Children: Marion Candler, Ora, Rosalyn.

father:
James Elias Lazenby

mother:
Elizabeth (Greene) Lazenby

spouse:
Mary Feagin

spouse:
2d Mistress

child:
Marion Candler Lazenby

child:
Ora Lazenby

child:
Rosalyn Lazenby