Rev. F. H. LaFollette, pastor of the Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville, Tenn., and his wife, were killed instantly in a two-car collision at Huntsville, Ala., June 30. They were enroute to Gadsden, Ala., for the funeral of Mrs. LaFollette's sister, Mrs. Allie Mae Battle.
The funeral was held in the East Gadsden church, Gadsden, Ala., with Dr. Morris Pepper of Scottsboro, Ala., officiating.
Rev. Mr. LaFollette was 59 and had been pastor of the church at Shelbyville about two years, and previously served the Humboldt, Tenn., church. He had held pastorates in various parts of the denomination and served on the denomination's Board of Finance for nine years. Other previous pastorates include the Latta church, Ada, Okla., and Russellville, Ark., church.
In the head-on crash inside the city limits of Huntsville, two young men in the other car were also killed.
Rev. Mr. LaFollette was serving as worship director at the junior camp at Crystal Springs, Kelso, Tenn., the week of the accident.
Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Charles Hodges of Memphis
and Mrs. Lee Scott of Lewisburg, Kentucky.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, July 19, 1966, page 3]