Dr. John M. Minter, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Reverend Minter was the beloved husband of Ann Steed Minter for 63 years. Dr. Minter, the son of the late Reverend and Mrs. P. Merrill Minter, was born in Locust Grove, Georgia. Reverend Minter attended Emory at Oxford, Emory University, and Emory School of Theology and spent over 40 years preaching the word of God in churches throughout the North Georgia conference of the United Methodist Church. His appointments were: Rome Circuit, Shiloh, St. John, Sharp Memorial at Young Harris College, McDonough First, St. James- Athens, Newnan First, St James- Atlanta, and Peachtree Road. Dr. Minter was appointed twice as District Superintendent of churches in the Atlanta area. Dr. Minter is survived by his wife, Ann Steed Minter; sister, Ann Snead Reed; sons: John David Minter (Sue), J. Mark Minter (Dee), Steve M. Minter (Becky) and Paul R. Minter; 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 3 , 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, Ga., with visitation following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 5365 Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA. 30083 as they strive to be a Shalom Zone.

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  1. My pastor, teacher, friend at YHC 1958. I have written a postal note so I will not repeat it here.
    With deep love and appreciation,
    Virgil Lee, student 1958, retired UM minister, member of the South Georgia Annual Conference

  2. Our friendship began on the campus of Young Harris College (1957-1959) where he was my teacher. His lectures were thoughtful and inspiring. He was also my pastor at Sharp. Later we became colleagues in our North Georgia Conference. Throughout our friendship his warm gracious smile and words of encouragement have been lights along my path. I will miss him.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with his family and friends in this time of sorrow.

  3. Dear Ann – It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of your husband John. Dr. Minter was an inspiration to us all and made me feel welcome a young Yankee student at YHC who was a long way from home for the first time in his life. He will be greatly missed by all of us who were blessed by his caring for the students at YHC. May he rest in peace, having completed a life well lived and a job well done.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lcdr Neil Sugermeyer, USN (Ret), YHC 1957 – 1959

  4. We’ll all miss John. Such a great spirit is seldom seen, and surely his leadership in the church and conference is unsurpassed.
    Upon leaving home after high school John was one of my first pastors, and before retiring I was his. From the beginning to the end he and Ann were an inspiring example of a devoted and loving Christian couple. Sleep well, my friend. I’ll plan to see you in the morning.

  5. Mark, Thinking of you and your entire family during this very difficult time and sending many prayers and much love your way!!!

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