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White Lily Baptist Church Cemetery

This White Lily Baptist Church and Cemetery are located in Barth. The church was built in 1936 for the Black community and was originally called the Barth Church and Cemetery. There are more than 40 unmarked graves in this cemetery.

Directions: US29 north to Molino Crossroads. Continue on US 29 about 4 miles to Barth Road. Turn right toward Barth and go about mile.

The cemetery was surveyed in 1984 by Evan Strohl and other members of the West Florida Genealogical Society (WFGS) and published in Volume 1, Gravestone Registry, Escambia County, Fla. It was transcribed and posted to the Escambia County USGenWeb with permission of the WFGS Board of Directors.

Please send corrections or additions to Evan Strohl, WFGS Chairman, Cemetery Committee, or the Webmaster.


   NAME                   BIRTH      DEATH         INSCRIPTION  

ARMSTRONG, Alex        Jun 25 1884   Jul 15 1959
ARMSTRONG, Sarah       May 22 1889   Nov 26 1971
BYRD, "Dunk"                                       No Dates
BYRD, Sallie L.        1872          1954          Mother
BYRD, Theodore         Jun 12 1900   Apr 11 1965
CARTER, Ella           Apr 01 1882   Aug 25 1959   In memory of our mother
CLARK, M.F.            Ag? 22 18(69) (?3/?2)       difficult to read
CUNNINGHAM, Shutee?                                no dates
HOLLEY, Missouria      Dec 22 1877   Feb 13 1970
HOLMES, Dock           Oct 31        Jun 03 1968   stone reads Oct 31-Jun 03 1968
JOHNSON, Lash Larue    Mar 27 1956   Feb 15 1980
JOSEPH, Johnnie        Oct 10 1905   Aug 22 1955
MATHEWIS, Mary L?      Sep 13? 1924  Nov 22 1970
MATTHEWS, Essie                                    no dates
PAIGE, Howard C.       Jun 16 1938   Jun 01 1956   dates scratched in slab - could be wrong
PAIGE, Johnny L.       Dec 11 1937   Sep 12 (19)71
RUTLEDGE, Fred                                     scratched into slab- looks like Rutledge
RUTLEDGE, Isabella                   Jul 18 1966   Mother
SKANES, O[la} A.       Sep 18 1903   Oct 12 1959   next to unmarked -prob. Husband , Willie B.
SMITH, F.M.            Jan 09 1876   Jul 19 1954
THOMAS, Jennie (Byrd)                              No dates - dau. of Sallie & Dunk
TYSON, Ellen           Oct 09 1888   May 11 1957
TYSON?, Bob                                        no dates
WATSON, Robert Curtis  Feb 09 1947   May 13 1976
WHITE?, Marvin Jerome                              no dates


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