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Reverend A. Rudolph Fagan, age 88 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died Wednesday at Adams Place surrounded by his family. He was a native of Richton, Mississippi and was the son of the late Lemuel and Grace Smith Fagan.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Florrie Bateman Fagan; a son, Max Fagan and wife Marilyn of Hendersonville; daughters, Vicki Hutchings of Murfreesboro, Myra McCain and husband John of Milton, and Amanda Wells and husband Robert of Watertown; a sister, Jayne Hope of Gainesville, FL; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Rev. Fagan was a retired Baptist Minister and member of First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro. He attended Stetson University, graduated Samford University with a bachelor’s degree and later earned his bachelors of divinity and master’s degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Visitation will be Friday night from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Lloyd Elder officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available for the Fagan family at


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