Rev. Dr. Milton Brown Fields, age 81, of Ethelsville, AL passed away March 28, 2023 at his residence. Funeral services were 11:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Logan, Rev. Roy Plymon, Rev. Dennis Owen and Dr. Greg Ketteman officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 ½ years, Helen Ruth Finch Fields; his parents and brother, Freddie Fields.
Survivors include his son, Stephen Fields and wife, Carol Ann of Columbus, MS and granddaughter, Victoria Erin Fields Mann and husband, Ryan.
Milton was born April 26, 1941 in Millport, Alabama to the late Rev. O. L. Fields and Lois Ruth Brown Fields. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Free Will Baptist Church and retired minister and educator at Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Fields joined the Welch faculty in 1994 as chairman of the Teacher Education Department. He served as Academic Dean (1998-2006), Vice President for Institutional Planning (2006–2011), and a member of the President’s Leadership Team. He retired in May 2011.
Pallbearers were Jimmy McDill, Tim Brasher, Brandon Mullenix, Brian McDill, John Fields and Ryan Mann.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jonathan Owen, Michael Hamm, Earl Sims, Marty Hawkins and Jaimie Lancaster.
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