History of the Restoration Movement

A. J. Kerr

1916 - 1999

Biographical Sketch Of A. J. Kerr

A. J. Kerr was born in Brookport, Illinois July 9, 1916. He was baptized in July, 1930. He was married to Vodie Nichols, the daughter of Gus and Matilda Nichols, July 6, 1939. He began preaching in Brookport, Illinois and received his formal training at Freed-Hardeman College. Some of the churches he has preached for include: Danville, Illinois - 1941-1945; Wyandotte, Michigan, 1945-1953; Madison, Wisconsin, 1953-1958; Livonia, Michigan, 1958-1962; Lennon Rd., Flint, Michigan, 1962-1967; During his tenures of in northern churches he served on the  Preachers Advisory Council of Michigan Christian College. He preached on weekly radio programs at Danville and Decatur, Ill. Spoke on lectureships at Michigan Christian College and Abilene Christian College. Served on Youth Camp Board in Wisconsin and at Decatur for 14 years. In his last years he lived and preached in and around the Northwest Alabama area. Sister Vodie died July 16, 1993, and he remarried in 1996. Brother Kerr passed from this life June 11, 1999. He was loved by all who knew him.

A. J. and Vodie Kerr are buried near Pervie and Hudson Nichols at Winston Memorial Cemetery, Jasper, Alabama.

A. J. Kerr with his father-in-law, Gus Nichols, at the grave of J. W. McGarvey probably around 1950

Directions To Grave

From Birmingham, Alabama head northwest on Hwy 78 toward Memphis. About 40 miles from Birmingham you will arrive in Jasper, Alabama. In Jasper you will need to take the Hwy 5 exit. Proceed up the ramp and turn right on Hwy 5 (Ninth Ave.) About 3/10ths of a mile Hwy 5 will bear to the left toward Haleyville. Continue to the left on Hwy. 5 for about a mile and the Walker Memory Garden Cemetery will be on your right. Go into the cemetery and approach the cemetery office. From the cemetery office head straight for the mausoleums in the middle of the cemetery. Just before the mausoleum you will find the graves of the Nichols family.

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Arrows L-R pointing to plots of Pervie Nichols, A. J. Kerr (Center) & Hudson Nichols

Vodie Nichols Kerr
Sept. 10, 1916
July 16, 1993

A. J. Kerr
July 9, 1916
June 11, 1999

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