Antioch Baptist Church
Compiled by Ginger Byrum
28 January 2004
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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.

Abbreviations: 
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 - unknown ---- w/o Arthur Lee Syfrett
Arthur Lee SYFRETT ---- 08 Jan 1893 - 03 July 1964 ---- 1st wife was Hettie Jane O'Neal, s/o Jasper & Maryann Syfrett
Wyatt Lee SYFRETT ---- 20 June 1913 - 26 June 1913 --- s/o Arthur Syfrett and Hettie Jane O'Neal
William Syfrett MAYBEN --- 07 May 1915 - 07 May 1915 --- s/o Orlin & Millie (Syfrett) Mayben
Horace Jasper SYFRETT ---- 15 Jan 1915 - 14 Feb 1915 --- s/o Arthur Syfrett and Hettie Jane O'Neal
UNKNOWN Marker ---- unknown - unknown, 18 mo baby of friend of Monster Lewis Family visiting, took a cough and died
Belma Agnes LUSK ---- 22 May 1917 - 26 May 1917 --- d/o Oliver and Sina (Jones) Lusk
EPPES Baby ---- unknown - unknown related to the Calvin Lafayette Eppes family
Marie (Reed) DORAN ---- 18 Apr 1918 - 18 Sept 1990 ---- w/o J.D. Doran
J.D. DORAN ---- 07 Sept 1916 - unknown ---- s/o Wiley & Lulu Doran
Lula Margaret (Allen) DORAN ---- 23 Apr 1883 - 02 Apr 1951 ---- d/o Gilbert Daniel & Louisa (Harkey) 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 (Bales) BENSON ---- 09 Mar 1905 - 28 June 1936 ---- w/o Jesse Benson
Ethel Beatrice (Boliver) TOW ---- 13 Sept 1892 - 01 Feb 1918 ---- d/o William Sylvanus & Ada (Fort) Boliver

Block C

Benjamin Herman FORT ---- 15 Dec 1857 - 27 Feb 1929 ---- h/o Lou (Bramlett) Fort, s/o John & Margaret (Titsworth) Fort
Bera Iola (Freeman) FORT ---- 15 Oct 1894 - 01 Nov 1983 ---- w/o William Herman Fort Marr: 17 Feb 1910
William Herman FORT ---- 13 Feb 1893 - 25 Oct 1980 ---- s/o Benjamin Herman & Louise (Bramlett) Fort
Carroll H. FORT ---- 28 Sept 1912 - 25 Aug 1956 ---- s/o Wm & Bera (Freeman) Fort
Bera Maude FORT ---- 03 Sept 1918 - 15 Dec 1936 ---- d/o Wm & Bera (Freeman) Fort
FORT Baby ---- 15 July 1921 - 15 July 1921 ---- s/o Wm & Bera (Freeman) Fort
Nannie (Fort) ALLEN ---- 26 Mar 1884 - 11 Feb 1970 ---- w/o Wm P. Allen, d/o Ben H. and Lou (Bramlett) Fort Marr: 9 Dec 1903
William Paul ALLEN ---- 26 Dec 1875 - 19 Oct 1918 ---- h/o Nannie (Fort) 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 Gus Burns, d/o Henry & Vernie (Spears) Baker Marr: 9 Apr 1909
Walter Augustus "Guss" BURNS ---- 18 May 1880 - 02 Nov 1932 ---- s/o John Christopher Jiaroan & Emily (Holly) Burns
Jessie Howard BURNS ----02 May 1924 - 30 Jan 2000 ---- ashes buried between parents Estella and Guss Burns
WATKINS Baby ---- unknown - unknown
Sarah Elizabeth (Moyers) BENSON ---- 1865 - 01 Dec 1932 ---- w/o William Benson , d/o Franklin & America (Tucker) Moyers
William Newton BENSON ---- 01 May 1866 - 23 Mar 1926 ---- h/o Sarah Elizabeth Benson (some family says 1927)

Block E

Tollye (Shuman) BURNS ---- 13 Mar 1900 - 11 Sept 1996 ---- w/o Hazel Burns, d/o Leonamus D. & Sallie (Ragsdale) Shuman Marr: 28 Apr 1918
Hazel BURNS ---- 11 Oct 1884 - 15 Aug 1947 ---- s/o John Christopher Jiaroan & Emily (Holly) Burns
William Royal BENSON Jr. ---- 11 Nov 1931 - 27 June 1932 ---- s/o William & Margaret Victoria (Priest) Benson
Unknown SOLDIER---- unknown - 1918 ---- a soldier walked up 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 - unknown ---- w/o Simon S. 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 1878 - 13 July 1943 ---- h/o Cumy, s/o Wm G. & Catherine (Slay) Hennington
Cumy (Jordan) HENNINGTON ---- 03 Feb 1878 - 17 Sept 1940 ---- w/o Thomas Hennington, d/o John & Susan (McCurry) Jordan
Orvis HENNINGTON ---- 8 Nov 1922 - 9 Apr 2002 --- s/o Thomas & Cumy (Jordan) Hennington

Block H

Edward Henry REILLY ---- 30 Sept 1870 - 22 Jan 1946 ----- h/o Samatha (Spears) Reilly , Spanish American War Vet Marr: 1921
Samantha Elizabeth (Spears) REILLY ---- 29 Sept 1875 - 24 Dec 1947 ---- w/o Edward Reilly, d/o Adam & Mary L. (Ward) Spears
Girl O'BRIANT ---- 1964 - 1964 ---- d/o Virgil O'Briant & Reita (Spears) O’Briant, granddaughter /o Robert & Ethel Spears
Robert Lee ALLEN ---- 28 June 1955 - 28 June 1955 ---- s/o Don & Reita (Spears) Allen
Robert Lee SPEARS ---- 01 Mar 1882 - 29 Feb 1948 ---- s/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears Marr: 6 Mar 1932
Ethel Agnes (Redwine) SPEARS ---- 14 July 1913 - 14 Nov 1987 ---- w/o Robert Spears, d/o Jewel Holmes Willie Bell (Dill) Redwine
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 Lafayette & Telitha Anna (Ingram) Denton
Mose B. BRIAN ---- 10 Aug 1881 - 24 Nov 1955 ---- brother/o Fannie Tarry and Jennie Jackson, h/o Minnie (Spizer)
Fannie F. (Brian) TARRY ---- 18 Jan 1880 - 11 Sept 1957 ---- d/o Aaron Alfred & Martha Texas (McDowell) Brian Marr: 1 May 1897
Sidney Johnson TARRY ---- 22 Nov 1869 - 02 Aug 1940 ---- h/o Fannie (Brian) Tarry s/o Joseph & Margaret Tarry
Jennie Mae (Brian) JACKSON ---- 23 Dec 1885 - 10 June 1960 ---- sister/o Fannie (Brian) Tarry and Mose Brian
Earnest Callie WALSER ---- 11 Apr 1889 - 27 Dec 1987 ---- 1nd husband /o Jennie Mae (Brian)  Jackson
UNKNOWN Marker ---- unknown - unknown
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, w/o David Stanbro
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 James Martin Clifton
William Russell McCLURE ---- 23 June 1898 - 12 July 1931 ---- s/o Patrick & Cynthia Elizabeth (Birdwell) McClure
Rutha Caroline (Spears) WARD ---- 11 Oct 1869 - 31 Dec 1939 ---- d/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou (Ward) Spears, w/o William Ward
John Barrett PENNEY ---- 22 Apr 1939 --- s/o Johnnie Mae Fort
Johnnie Mae (Fort) CROWDER ---- 19 July 1917 - 12 Sept 1995 ---- d/o Johnnie R. & Fonzo Fort
Ray F. CROWDER ---- 15 Sep 1914 - 31 May 1991 ---- s/o Fred & Ethel (Fort) Crowder
Ethel D. (Fort) CROWDER ---- 04 Oct 1889 - 25 July 1986 w/o Fred Crowder

Block K

James Monroe SPEARS ---- 23 Sept 1877 - 16 July 1937 ---- s/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears Marr: 02 Jan 1923
Idabelle (Coggin) SPEARS ---- 27 May 1902 - 18 Feb 1946 ---- w/o James Monroe Spears, d/o Levi Barker & Melvina (Griffith) Coggin
Anna Pearl (Baker) SPEARS ---- 25 Nov 1896 - 03 Apr 1994 ---- w/o 2nd Charlie Spears, d/o James Robinson & Marr: 13 Mar 1932 Mary (Howard) Baker
Charlie Belt SPEARS ---- 06 Mar 1886 - 13 Mar 1966 ---- s/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears
Mary Lou Farisha (Ward) SPEARS ---- 08 Jan 1849 - 15 Mar 1931 ---- w/o Adam H. Spears, d/o William Alfred & Sarah (Jones) Ward
Sarah Catherine SPEARS ---- 03 June 1868 - 21 June 1923 ---- d/o Adam & Mary Lou Spears, w/o L. F. Leggitt
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 Durham & Margaret (Bryant) 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 (Brown) Pope
James Thomas POPE ---- 25 May 1920 - 17 Dec 1935 ---- s/o O. A. & Vinnie Pope
Evalinn Agnes (Wilson) PARSON ---- 09 Sept 1919 - 02 Jan 1973 ---- w/o Festus Parson
Festus Lane PARSON ---- 29 Dec 1916 - 20 Feb 1969 ---- h/o Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1942 - 1942 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1941 - 1941 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1940 - 1940 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1947 - 1947 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson

Block L

Nola E. (Stanbro) BIGHAM ---- 21 Dec 1903 - 18 Mar 2002 ---- w/o Orion Bigham, d/o Orville & Orlena Jane (Burns) Stanbro Marr: 19 May 1923
Orion Swan BIGHAM ---- 04 Feb 1897 - 09 Sept 1976 ---- h/o Nola Bigham, s/o James Oliver & Lavina Harriet (Lancaster) Bigham
John Columbus O'NEAL ---- 01 Apr 1858 - 26 Nov 1919 ---- f-n-law of Ben Walter Fort , h/o Mary Tuttle, f/o Nellie Ann O'Neal
Hettie Jane (O'Neal) LESLIE ---- 02 Dec 1895 - 07 July 1985 ---- 1st wife of Arthur Syfrett d/o John C. & Mary (Tuttle) O'Neal
Eula Violet (Stanbro) SPEARS ---- 02 Mar 1900 - 06 Mar 1921 ---- marr: 6 Mar 1920 w/o 1st C.B. Spears, d/o Orville & Orlena Jane (Burns) Stanbro
David Cecil STANBRO ---- 03 Mar 1915 - unknown ---- s/o Orville & Orlena (Burns) Stanbro
Orvilla (Stanbro) WYCHE ---- 14 July 1897 - 21 May 1968 ---- w/o Joseph Wyche, d/o Orville Carlton & Marr: 27 Feb 1916 Orlena Jane (Burns) Stanbro
Joseph Trainer WYCHE ---- 08 Oct 1891 - 31 May 1967 ----h/o Orvilla Wyche, s/o James Trainer & Susan Slydell (Dupuy) Wyche
Joseph Baker STANBRO ----- 27 Nov 1845 - 24 Apr 1923 ---- f/o Orville Stanbro, h/o Emma Frances (Deuchemin) & Civil War Vet Union
Robert "Bob" BURNS ---- 1874 - 19 Mar 1933 ---- brother/o Orlena Jane (Burns) Stanbro, s/o John & Mary (Simmons) Burns
Orlena Jane (Burns) STANBRO ---- 13 Oct 1876 - 29 Nov 1939 ---- w/o Orville Stanbro, d/o John & Mary (Simmons) Burns Marr: 8 Jan 1895
Orville Carlton STANBRO ---- 12 June 1873 - 28 June 1960 ---- s/o Joe B. Stanbro & Emma Frances Deuchemin
Maydell POPE ---- 29 Mar 1927 Marr: 28 Sept 1946
Clarence L. POPE ---- 12 Mar 1925 ------ s/o Bryant Hall & Nellie May (Stanbro) Pope
Marie HUDGENS ---- Feb 1927 - Feb 1927 ---- d/o James Rufus & Martha Hudgens

Block M

H. PEAK ---- unknown - unknown s/o Samuel R. Peak, died as a young man
Sina Lavada (Jones) LUSK ---- 10 Dec 1879 - 09 Aug 1917 ---- w/o Oliver Clifton Lusk , d/o Jeremiah Conklin & Sarah (Yates) Jones
Vernie Ella (Spears) BAKER ---- 29 Jan 1884 - 26 Jan 1975 ---- w/o Henry Baker, d/o Adam & Mary Lou (Ward) Spears Marr: 18 Jan 1914
Henry Jackson BAKER ---- 30 May 1884 - 09 Aug 1967 ---- s/o James Robinson & Mary Elizabeth (Howard) Baker
Geraldine BAKER ---- 27 Mar 1916 - 13 Nov 1976 ---- d/o Henry & Vernie (Spears) Baker
Hazel Ruth BAKER ---- 14 July 1925 - 08 Nov 1927 ---- d/o Henry & Vernie Baker , only marker here buried in Brownfield TX
Bonnie Jean (Baker) GOODMAN ---- 12 Nov 1914 - 23 Nov 1998 ---- d/o Henry & Vernie (Spears) 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, d/o Orville and Orlena (Burns) Stanbro Marr: 21 Aug 1921
Bryant Hall POPE ---- 02 Dec 1898 - 04 Aug 1987 ---- s/o Thomas Durham & Margaret (Bryant) Pope
Betty Lou POPE ---- 21 Apr 1896 - 01 Jan 1965 ---- d/o Thomas Durham & Margaret (Bryant) Pope
Margaret Marietta "Maggie" (Bryant) POPE ---- 14 Sept 1860 - 23 Aug 1927 ---- w/o Thomas Durham Pope
Thomas Durham POPE ---- 11 Oct 1860 - 23 Nov 1949 ---- h/o Margaret (Bryant) Pope, s/o William A. 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 ---- unknown - unknown

Block N

James Robinson BAKER ---- 17 Apr 1853 - 11 Feb 1937 ---- s/o Josiah Alexander & Nancy Katherine (Faure) Baker Marr: 28 May 1874
Mary Elizabeth (Howard) BAKER ---- 14 Mar 1859 - 19 Oct 1942 ---- w/o James R. Baker, d/o Samuel G. & Nancy (Parker) Howard
Lee Roy McCRAVEY (Baby) ---- 09 Nov 1919 - 16 Nov 1919 ---- s/o Lee Roy & Myrtle (Baker) 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
Ruth Arlena POPE ---- 1 May 1918 - 10 Sep 2003 ---- w/o Bryant Carlton Pope Marr: 20 Oct 1945
Bryant Carlton POPE --- 12 Jun 1922 – 11 Dec 2003 ---- s/o Bryant Hall & Nellie May (Stanbro) Pope
Susan Harriott "Sudie" (Windham) PRIEST ---- 31 July 1872 - 24 July 1943 ---- w/o Henry F. Priest, d/o Andrew J & Sarah J. (Roberson) Windham
Henry Frances PRIEST ---- 08 Aug 1869 - 02 Dec 1932 ---- h/o Sudie Priest, s/o Eli Thompson & Cinderella (Burleson) 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 (Windham) Priest
Friend of the PRIEST family ---- unknown - 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 ----Brother to Henry Priest's mother, h/o Mary C. Priest ,  2nd person buried here
2005 Ginger Byrum

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