Reverend Marion Underwood Sr. was born on April 6, 1925, in Hawkinsville, Ga. He was the third son born to the late Isaiah and Lucile Underwood. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized and joined Christian Hope Baptist Church in Hawkinsville, Ga. He later joined West Mount Sinai Baptist Church, where he eventually became associate minister. Rev. Underwood departed his earthly life on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.