Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
 

 

 

 

Antioch Baptist Cemetery records are furnished by Ginger Byrum for genealogical research on the Lea New Mexico County site only. These records are not to be reproduced or copied in any way for profit without the written permission of Ginger Byrum.
 
Antioch is located off hwy 82, about 16 miles northeast of Lovington, NM, it's about 2 miles before the Texas state line. It lies about 3⁄4 mile south of the hwy. The old Church building still stands, but is no longer used although the Cemetery is. The Cemetery was established in 1910 and is still maintained by private donations. The town of Midway was located about 2 miles east of the Cemetery.
 
It was a thriving place in its time and many of its families are buried here. Nothing is left of Midway now.
Abreviations: w⁄o wife of, h⁄o husband of, s⁄o son of, d⁄o daughter of, c⁄o child of, gc⁄o grandchild of

Women's maiden names in prentices if known

NAME ………… DATES ………… COMMENTS

Block A

 Kate Harris Syfrett 19 Jan 1915 - w⁄o Arthur Lee Syfrett

Arthur Lee Syfrett 08 Jan 1893 - 03 July 1964 h⁄o Kate Harris Syfrett

Wyatt Lee Syfrett 20 June 1913 - 26 June 1913

William Syfrett Mayben 07 May 1915 - 07 May 1915 s⁄o Orlin & Millie Mayben

Horace Jasper Syfrett 15 Jan 1915 - 14 Feb 1915

Unknown Marker

Belma Agnes Lusk 22 May 1917 - 26 May 1917

Eppes Baby

Marie (Reed) Doran 18 Apr 1918 - 18 Sept 1990 w⁄o J.D. Doran

J.D. Doran 07 Sept 1916 - s⁄o Wiley & Lulu Doran

Lula (Allen) Doran 23 Apr 1883 - 04 Apr 1951 d⁄o Gilbert Daniel & Nancy Louisa Allen

Marr: 27 Aug 1908

William Wiley Doran 1875 - 23 Nov 1926 h⁄o Lulu Doran

Violet Katherine Doran 02 Feb 1910 - 13 Dec 1910 d⁄o Wiley & Lulu Doran First person buried here                 

 

Block B

Ronald Gene McCraw 27 Mar 1946 - 14 Mar 1968 h⁄o Charlotte (Spears) McCraw, killed in Viet Nam

Dessie Mae Benson 09 Mar 1905 - 28 June 1936 w⁄o Jess Benson

Ethel Boliver Tow 13 Sept 1892 - 01 Feb 1918 d⁄o William & Ada Boliver

 

Block C

 Benjamin Herman Fort 15 Dec 1859 - 27 Feb 1929                   h⁄o Lou (Bramlett) Fort

Bera Iola (Freeman) Fort 15 Oct 1894 - 01 Nov 1983 w⁄o Wm Herman Fort

Marr: 17 Feb 1910

William Herman Fort 13 Feb 1893 - 25 Oct 1980 s⁄o Benjamin H. Fort

Carroll Fort 28 Sept 1912 - 25 Aug 1956 s⁄o Wm & Bera Fort

Bera Maude Fort 03 Sept 1918 - 15 Dec 1936 d⁄o Wm & Bera Fort

Fort Baby                            15 July 1921 - 15 July 1921 s⁄o Wm & Bera Fort

Nannie (Fort) Allen 26 Mar 1884 - 11 Feb 1970 w⁄o Wm P. Allen

Marr: 9 Dec 1903

William Paul Allen 26 Dec 1875 - 19 Oct 1918 h⁄o Nannie Allen

 

Block D

Verl Calvin Cassady 14 July 1931 - 24 Mar 1997 h⁄o Helen Ruth Lyons

Estella Esther (Baker) Burns 29 June 1888 - 10 Sept 1972 w⁄o Walter A. "Gus" Burns

Marr: 9 Apr 1909

Walter Augustus "Gus" Burns 18 May 1880 - 02 Nov 1932 s⁄o John C. J. & Emily (Holly) Burns

Watkins Baby

Sarah Elizabeth Benson 0 7 Feb 1862 - 01 Dec 1932 w⁄o William Benson (stone says 1865)

William Newton Benson 01 May 1866 - 23 Mar 1927 h⁄o Sarah Elizabeth Benson (stone says 1926)

 

Block E

Tollye (Shuman) Burns 13 Mar 1900 - 11 Sept 1996 w⁄o Hazel Burns, d⁄o L.D. & Sallie (Ragsdale) Shuman

Marr: 28 Apr 1918

Hazel Burns 11 Oct 1884 - 15 Aug 1947 s⁄o John C. J. & Emily (Holly) Burns

William Royal Benson Jr. 11 Nov 1931 - 27 June 1932 s⁄o Bill & Margaret Victoria (Priest) Benson

Unknown Soldier - 1918 a soldier walked up to to the home of

J.R. Baker right after WWI and died of Flu

1918, no name or date given

 

Block F

 Lois A. Watson 24 Sept 1914 - w⁄o Simon Watson

Marr: 05 Dec 1933

Simon S. Watson 18 July 1910 - 14 Feb 1984 s⁄o Simon & Daisy (Bacum) Watson

Savannah Watson 04 June 1845 - 20 May 1932 grandmother o⁄ Simon S. Watson

 

Block G

Thomas Clement Hennington 31 Sept 1879 - 13 July 1943 h⁄o Cumy Hennington (stone has 1878)

Cumy Hennington 03 Feb 1879 - 17 Sept 1940 w⁄o T. Clement Hennington (stone has 1878)

 

Block H

Edward Henry Reilly 30 Sept 1870 - 22 Jan 1946 h⁄o Samatha Reilly

Marr: 1921

Samantha Elizabeth (Spears) Reilly 29 Sept 1875 - 24 Dec 1947 w⁄o Edward H. Reilly

Girl O'Briant 1964 - 1964 grandaughter ⁄o Robert & Ethel Spears

Robert Lee Allen 28 June 1955 - 28 June 1955 s⁄o Don & Rita (Spears) Allen

Robert Lee Spears 01 Mar 1882 - 29 Feb 1948 s⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears

Marr: 6 Mar 1932

Ethel Agnes (Redwine) Spears 14 July 1913 - 14 Nov 1987 w⁄o Robert Spears

Toshiro "Duke" Mugishima 28 Jan 1920 - 01 Mar 1988 h⁄o Oma Dean Spears

 

Block I

Virgil Denton 14 Sept 1886 - 23 Jan 1939 s⁄o Johnathan & Anna Denton

Mose B. Brian 10 Aug 1881 - 24 Nov 1955 brother⁄o Fannie Tarry

Fannie F. (Brian) Tarry 18 Jan 1880 - 11 Sept 1957 d⁄o Alfred & Mattie Brian

Marr: 1 May 1897

Sidney Johnson Tarry 22 Nov 1869 - 02 Aug 1940 h⁄o Fannie ( Brian) Tarry

Jeannie Mae Jackson 23 Dec 1885 - 10 June 1960 sister⁄o Fannie Tarry

Earnest Call Walser 11 Apr 1889 - 27 Dec 1987 2nd husband ⁄o Jennie Jackson

Unknown Marker

Dee Workman 08 May 1883 - 18 Dec 1947 h⁄o Edna Workman

Edna Lavancy Workman Stanbro 24 Nov 1888 - 21 May 1967 w⁄o Dee Workman 2nd wife of Orville Stanbro

Leo C. Workman 16 Mar 1925 - 14 Feb 1962 s⁄o Dee & Edna Workman

Oleta (Workman) Stanbro Smith 03 Aug 1921 - 10 Dec 1994 d⁄o Dee & Edna Workman

Elzie Bert Workman 14 July 1918 - 07 Mar 1982 s⁄o Dee & Edna Workman

Mildred Irene Workman 05 Nov 1926 - 08 July 1979 w⁄o Bert Workman

 

Block J

 Cecil Murel (McClure) Clifton 30 Oct 1906 - 09 Feb 1927 sister of Wm McClure & w⁄o J. M. Clifton

William Russell McClure 23 June 1898 - 12 July 1931 s⁄o Pat & Cynthia McClure

Rutha Caroline (Spears) Ward 11 Oct 1869 - 31 Dec 1939 d⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears w⁄o Wm Ward

John Barrett Penney 22 Apr 1939 -

Johnnie Mae (Fort) Crowder 19 July 1917 - 12 Sept 1995 d⁄o Johnnie R. & Fonzo Fort

Ray F. Crowder 1914 - 31 May 1991 s⁄o Ethel Crowder

Ethel D. (Fort) Crowder 04 Oct 1889 - 25 July 1986

 

Block K

James Monroe Spears 23 Sept 1877 - 16 July 1937 s⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears

Marr: 02 Jan 1923

Idabelle (Coggins) Spears 27 May 1902 - 18 Feb 1946 w⁄o James Monroe Spears

Anna Pearl (Baker) Spears 25 Nov 1896 - 03 Apr 1994 w⁄o 2nd Charlie Spears

Marr: 13 Mar 1932

Charlie Belt Spears 06 Mar 1886 - 13 Mar 1966 s⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears

Mary Lou Farisha (Ward) Spears 08 Jan 1849 - 15 Mar 1931 w⁄o Adam H. Spears

Sarah Catherine Spears 03 June 1868 - 21 June 1923 d⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears

William Joseph Spears 24 Oct 1871 - 02 Jan 1928 s⁄o Adam & Mary Lou Spears

Organ Avertus Pope 08 Aug 1884 - 27 Apr 1966 s⁄o Thomas & Margaret Pope

Marr: 30 Sept 1908

Vinnie Evelyn (Brown) Pope 08 May 1892 - 25 Nov 1977 w⁄o O. A. Pope, d⁄o James & Nannie Brown

Odell A. Pope 15 June 1930 - 27 Mar 1946 s⁄o O.A. & Vinnie Pope

James Thomas Pope 25 May 1920 - 17 Dec 1935 s⁄o O. A. & Vinnie Pope

Evalinn Agnes Parsons 09 Sept 1919 - 02 Jan 1973 w⁄o Festus Parsons

Festus Lane Parsons 29 Dec 1916 - 20 Feb 1969 h⁄o Evalinn Parsons

Parsons Baby - 1942 c⁄o Festus & Evalinn Parsons

Parsons Baby - 1941 c⁄o Festus & Evalinn Parsons

Parsons Baby - 1940 c⁄o Festus & Evalinn Parsons

Parsons Baby - 1947 c⁄o Festus & Evalinn Parsons

 

Block L

Nola E. (Stanbro) Bigham 21 Dec 1903 - w⁄o Orion Bigham

Marr: 19 May 1923

Orion Swan Bigham 04 Feb 1897 - 09 Sept 1976 h⁄o Nola Bigham

John C. O'Neal 01 Apr 1858 - 26 Nov 1919 father-n-law of Benjamin Walter Fort

Hettie Jane (O'Neal) Leslie 02 Dec 1895 - 07 July 1985 1st wife of Arthur Syfrett

Eula Violet (Stanbro) Spears 02 Mar 1900 - 06 Mar 1921 marr: 6 Mar 1920 w⁄o 1st C.B. Spears, d⁄o Orville Stanbro

David Cecil Stanbro 03 Mar 1915 - s⁄o Orville & Orlena Stanbro

Orvilla (Stanbro) Wyche 14 July 1897 - 21 May 1968 w⁄o Joseph Wyche

Joseph T. Wyche 08 Oct 1891 - 31 May 1967 h⁄o Orvilla Wyche

J.oseph Baker Stanbro 27 Nov 1845 - 24 Apr 1923 f⁄o Orville Stanbro

Robert "Bob" Burns 1874 - 19 Mar 1933 brother⁄o Orlena Stanbro

Orlena Jane (Burns) Stanbro 13 Oct 1876 - 29 Nov 1939 w⁄o Orville Stanbro

Orville Carlton Stanbro 12 June 1873 - 28 June 1960 s⁄o Joe B. Stanbro

Marie Hudgens Feb 1927 - Feb 1927 d⁄o Rufus Hudgens

 

Block M

H. Peak

Sina Lavada Lusk 10 Dec 1879 - 09 Aug 1917 m⁄o Roma Lusk & mother-n-law to J.D. Smith

Vernie Ella (Spears) Baker 29 Jan 1884 - 26 Jan 1975 w⁄o Henry Baker

Marr: 18 Jan 1914

Henry Jackson Baker 30 May 1884 - 09 Aug 1967 s⁄o J.R. & M. E. Baker

Geraldine Baker 27 Mar 1916 - 13 Nov 1976 d⁄o Henry & Vernie Baker

Hazel Ruth Baker 14 July 1925 - 08 Nov 1927 d⁄o Henry & Vernie Baker

Bonnie Jean (Baker) Goodman 12 Nov 1914 - 23 Nov 1998 d⁄o Henry & Vernie Baker

Marr: 17 Nov 1947

Buford A. Goodman 01 July 1918 - 28 Oct 1992 h⁄o Bonnie Jean Goodman

Nellie May (Stanbro) Pope 24 Jan 1902 - 24 July 1991 w⁄o Bryant Pope

Marr: 21 Aug 1921

Bryant Hall Pope 02 Dec 1898 - 04 Aug 1987 s⁄o Thomas & Margaret Pope

Betty Lou Pope 21 Apr 1896 - 01 Jan 1965 d⁄o Thomas & Margaret Pope

Margaret Marietta "Maggie" (Bryant) Pope 14 Sept 1860 - 23 Aug 1927 w⁄o Thomas Pope

Thomas Durham Pope 11 Oct 1860 - 23 Nov 1949 h⁄o Maggie Pope

Joseph Thomas Pope 08 July 1924 - 30 Dec 1997 s⁄o Bryant & Nellie Pope

Joyce Evelyn Pope 03 Feb 1928 - 02 Apr 1998 w⁄o Joseph Pope

Balch Baby

 

Block N

James Robinson Baker 17 Apr 1853 - 11 Feb 1937 s⁄o Josiah & Nancy Baker

Marr: 28 May 1874

Mary Elizabeth (Howard) Baker 14 Mar 1859 - 19 Oct 1942 w⁄o James Robinson Baker

LeeRoy McCravey (Baby) 09 Nov 1919 - 16 Nov 1919 s⁄o Roy & Myrtle McCravey

J.R. Fort (Baby) 22 Feb 1914 - 22 Feb 1914 c⁄o Johnnie & Fonzo Fort

Fonzo Etta (Pope) Fort 08 Nov 1888 - 13 May 1959 w⁄o Johnnie R. Fort, d⁄o Thomas & Maggie Pope

Marr: 28 Oct 1910

Johnnie Ruben Fort 12 July 1890 - 19 Mar 1946 s⁄o Benjamin & Lou Fort

Susan harreott "Sudie" Priest 31 July 1872 - 24 July 1943 w⁄o Henry F. Priest

Henry F.rances Priest 08 Aug 1869 - 02 Dec 1932 h⁄o Sudie Priest

Gid Lewis Priest 13 Jan 1897 - 29 Apr 1915 s⁄o Henry & Sudie Priest

Francis Drew "Bud" Priest 23 Mar 1909 - 08 Jan 1953 s⁄o Henry & Sudie Priest

Friend of the Priest family unknown marked as friend of Priest Family

Ada Grice Priest 19 Dec 1897 - 07 Dec 1932 w⁄o Robert E. Priest

Marr: 7 Apr 1919

Robert Eli Priest 03 Oct 1895 - 07 June 1957 h⁄o Ada Grice Priest

Jimmie Spencer Priest 26 Sept 1931 - 17 Aug 1996 s⁄o Robert & Ada Priest

John Lawrence Burleson 1836 - 1913 age 75 g uncle⁄o Babe Priest , 2nd person buried here

 
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