ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: It is no small task to put together a church history especially one as long as Piney Ridge's. I'd like to thank the many people who contributed information for this church history. Wilson and Florence Baldwin remembered many details and were super on names. They provided the skeleton on which to build the history. Merle Tolley contributed dates and gave me documents to read. She remembered many stories about the church. Edna Arrington told me stories about the early days of the church that were told to her by Mary Sizemore. She loaned me a copy of a church history to use as a guide. Bobbie Lewis talked quite often about the days in the old church building and the things that she remembered from the early days of Piney Ridge. She also described the church to me as to its physical appearance. Edith Tolley contributed rolls and information in abundance. Lastly, I'd like to thank Reverend Mills for providing a book on the history of the Methodist Church and for helping me proof read the finished product. Thanks to you one and all! I could not have written a church history without your help. Lastly, I'd like to say that I know that information may be incomplete, incorrect, or just plain left out. If any person finds an error, please let me know. I promise to correct it in the next printing of this church history. I apologize to anyone that has been slighted and assure you that it was totally unintentionally done. Mistakes do happen! Victor L. Meadows (804) 248-5316 HISTORY OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The Methodist Church traces its beginnings to John Wesley, an Anglican (Church of England) minister of the 1700's. It developed out of an attempt to reform the Church of England which was in turmoil and unstable at the time. The term Methodist first appeared in 1729 when students at Oxford University observed John and Charles Wesley holding meetings with the Holy Club, a religious club at the university. The club members used strict, methodical approaches to their religious lives and other students began to refer to them as "methodists". John Wesley and his brother Charles had tried to bring "method" to the practices of the Church of England. He had no intention of forming a separate denomination at that time. Wesley organized preachers into a Methodist Conference in 1744. He stressed the use of lay speakers (unordained preachers). He also stressed strict discipline. It had become obvious that John Wesley and his followers could not continue within the bounds of the Church of England because he and his followers were not welcome in the Anglican churches due to his vigorous preaching and emphasis on strict discipline. A new Protestant denomination was formed in England. One of the first acts of the new Methodist Church was to send preachers to the colonies. Two preachers sent to the colonies (United States) would later become the first American Methodist bishops. They were Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke. Francis Asbury came to America in 1771. He was made a bishop in 1784. (Note: It was documented that he visited Prospect Methodist Church in 1805.) In 1784 a group of about 60 ministers met in Baltimore, MD and formed the Methodist Episcopal Church. The denomination began to spread rapidly and used "circuit riders" to carry the message far and wide. In 1828 a group that had wanted more lay representation in the Methodist Episcopal Church split and formed the Methodist Protestant Church. Like the Methodist Church in England, this group did not have bishops. In 1845 the Methodist Church split, as did most of the other religious groups of the U.S. The division was caused by the disagreement over slavery and constitutional rights of the states. In 1844 a Plan of Separation was drawn up. In 1845 fourteen Southern conferences met at Louisville, Kentucky and organized the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The Methodist Church split into The Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Episcopal Church, South. This division remained until May 10, 1939 when at Kansas City, Missouri The Methodist Episcopal Church; The Methodist Protestant Church; and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South reunited to form The Methodist Church. Today there are over 15 denominations of the Methodist Church. The largest body of Methodists is the United Methodist Church. This denomination was formed in 1968 when The Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church. NOTE: Other denominations of the Methodist Church include the following: 1. United Methodist Church (1968) 2. African Methodist Episcopal Church 3. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 4. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 5. Free Methodist Church of North America 6. Wesleyan Church A HISTORY OF PINEY RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The following story is an attempt to piece together a history of Piney Ridge United Methodist Church. Very few documents exist and those records that can be found only give bits and pieces of information. I have tried to fill in the gaps with a story of the importance of churches in the lives of our ancestors. Unlike today, the church was the center of most family activities during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a place to gather and discuss news, hold social events, eat meals, and to socialize with fellow Christians. Piney Ridge Church was no exception. We can only guess at the topics of discussion that may have taken place at Piney because of the split between the Northern states and the Southern states. We can imagine the excitement of the weddings and christenings that took place in the church. We can sympathize with those that parted with deceased loved ones at the many funerals that were held. Other events such as, revivals, homecomings, choir practices, board meetings, sermons, guest speakers, etc. created an air of excitement and anticipation that we can still sense today. The first record of Piney Ridge Church is found in a document called "Minutes of Quarterly Conference (Appomattox Charge, Lynchburg District) of the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church (1880-1883)". In this record Piney Ridge is mentioned as having been an active church in 1861-1873. Also, Mrs. Willie Cawthorne & (unreadable name) are listed as representing the church in 1868 at the conference. It is noted that Piney Ridge paid $10.75 for support of the ministry in 1880-1881. It is also in this year that one finds this quote: "We have been working on Piney Ridge and hope to finish the ceiling soon." This indicates that construction was being done on the church. Whether this is the "Old" Piney Ridge Church (that many of us remember) or not, we do not know. There could have been an older building than the one that many of us remember. It is important to note that Piney Ridge is called "Methodist Episcopal Church, South" indicating that it had split with the northern Methodist Episcopal Church. Attempts to find other documents or records have yielded nothing as of the printing of this church history. One must assume that there have been two Piney Ridge Church buildings. The Old Church was replaced by a new building in 1953. The land for the old church had been donated by James Nathaniel and Mary Paulette Richardson some time before 1892. The deed was destroyed in the fire at the Appomattox County Clerk's office in 1892. Another deed was obtained by Trustees (Callie L. Tolley, Z. Vance Harvey, and O. E. Peterson) on September 26, 1926 to replace the one destroyed by fire. Jim Richardson also donated land near Doctor Connie Tolley's grave in the present cemetery at a later time. In front of the old Piney Ridge Church building stood an old oak tree. People stood under the tree and talked before entering the church on Sunday morning. The tree also provided shade when people came out after church. There was no rush to leave, but instead people caught up on the latest news of the community. To enter the church building one had to climb a set of concrete steps up to the front door. These steps are now used at Hattie Richardson's home. The old church building was a one room sanctuary consisting of a curved communion railing in the front of the church with one aisle leading from the front door to the altar. The pulpit, having been restored by Edith Tolley, now stands in the vestibule of the new Piney Ridge Church. There was a church choir which sang hymns accompanied by an old pump organ. Mary Baldwin played the organ for all occasions. There was also a pot-bellied stove to the side of the church to heat the church in winter. Sunday School classes consisted of a Primary class taught by Mary Baldwin (2 pews in front near the pulpit); the Young People's class taught by Mrs. Pitenger (spelling?); the Women's Class taught by Mrs. Comer Baldwin; and the Men's Class taught by Mr. Callie Tolley. All classes were held in the one room church building. There were other Sunday School teachers prior to these, but I have been unable to find their names. Mrs. Hattie Baldwin Meadows taught the Young People's class for many years and later her daughter, Mary Meadows Sizemore took over the class. An outdoor toilet stood to the rear and in the woods from the main church building. Also, outside the church a nest of honey bees made their home in the chimney. Many times Clarence Tolley and Charlie Green collected the honey. Some of the Sunday School Superintendents of the past include: (old church) Mr. Callie Tolley, Mr. Charlie Taylor, Mr. Charles Dickerson, Mr. Willie Tolley, Mr. Bennett Meadows, Mr. Lester Bucknam, Mr. Wilson Baldwin; (new church) Mr. Wilson Baldwin, Mr. Melvin Arrington, Mr. Thomas Ranson, Mr. Mark Hipps, Mr. Henry Richardson, Miss Joyce Tolley, Mr. David Richardson, Mr. Weldon Covington, and Mr. Alan King. Land to be used for a cemetery was added to Piney Ridge on August 4, 1939. The cemetery land was donated to Piney Ridge Church by Mrs. M. J. Williams and W. B. Maxwell. The Trustees of Piney Ridge Church at that time (M. Joseph Baldwin, William Henry Meadows, and Callie Louis Tolley) accepted the land. The last funeral to be held in the old Piney Ridge Church building was that of William H. Meadows in October of 1952. On December 1, 1952 the Trustees of Piney Ridge filed a deed of trust and borrowed $3,000 to begin construction on a new church building. A building committee consisting of Ed Baldwin, Joseph Meadows (treasurer), Fred Mathis, and Jim Richardson was appointed to over-see the construction of the new church building. Reverend Simpson worked very closely with the committee. Due in part to the efforts of Thomas Ranson, who personally built the railings, the choir lectern, and pulpit among other things, the new church began to take shape. Wilson Baldwin donated the new pulpit (built by Thomas), Mr. Simpson gave the altar cloth and candle sticks, and Mr. Mathis got the church bell from someone he knew personally in Appomattox. One can see how many church members donated time and money to this community venture. The new church building was completed on April 26, 1953 (4th Sunday in April) and the first service in the new building was held on that date, which was Homecoming. The Reverend T. L. Simpson was the minister at that time and conducted the service. The first official act to be conducted in the new Piney Ridge Church building was the funeral of Allie Ray Davis Baldwin, the wife of William Henry Baldwin, on April 29, 1953. It was noted by Merle Baldwin Tolley that at her mother's funeral, the lights were not hooked up in the church. The new pews were installed in the church on December 11, 1957. The first wedding held in our new church building was that of Mark and Mildred Hipps. Wallace Riddle and Marie Tolley were married on January 9, 1960 and on May 21, 1960 Henry Richardson and Shirley Arrington were also married. The digging of the basement to allow for Sunday School classrooms began around December 28, 1957. It is noted that at this time Mark and Mildred Hipps were married at Piney. This new section would eventually become the new Sunday School rooms for the church. The building committee for the Sunday School rooms included Jim Richardson, Wilson Baldwin (Treasurer), Hunter Tolley, Sr., and Thomas Ranson. The church continued to operate and grow. Later, it was necessary to expand the building again. This time the building committee consisted of Hunter Tolley, Jim Richardson, and two unknown members of the congregation. The new construction added a wing onto the main church consisting of the women's classroom, men's classroom, junior classroom, and rest rooms. It also added a social hall in the basement. A "note-burning" and dedication of new Sunday School rooms was held on March 31, 1974 with the former pastor, John Hoke and Dr. Freeman present. On April 27, 1975, at 11:00 a.m. a new church piano was dedicated in honor of Miss Mary Baldwin, who played the organ and piano for many years at Piney Ridge. Before Mary Baldwin, Mary Davis (Wesley Williams' wife), Susie Dawson, and Carrie Williams Tolley had been organists at Piney. The dedication went as follows: "We present this piano to be dedicated to the glory of Almighty God, and for service in this church." The church thanks those who gave freely so that we might enjoy the beautiful music each Sunday. The light on the piano was given by Hunter and Edith Tolley in memory of Willard Tolley. Not only did Piney Ridge have an organist, but it also had a teacher of sacred music. Mr. Pink Welch taught music throughout the surrounding counties. It was through his efforts that Piney developed a very good church choir. Music was the heart and soul of our church much as it is today. On May 11, 1975 (Mother's Day) a dedication was held for the cross over the altar. The following was taken from the service: "This beautiful cross was given to Piney Ridge United Methodist Church by Hunter and Edith Tolley in honor of their four grandchildren Timmy, Chris, Darren, and Kellie Jo Tolley. It is lovingly dedicated to the Glory of God and may its shining light always abide in our hearts and lives as a symbol of God's gift to us, his only Son, our Savior and Redeemer. Especially today 'Mother's Day' may all our children and young people be reminded of this treasured gift given to us by our Heavenly Father and may they carry it always as their own personal guide throughout their lives. We thank God for the cross; but his victory of the cross is indeed the most glorious moment of our lives. God Bless this church and his people." On January 27, 1980 a new communion set was given to Piney Ridge Church. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Richardson gave the set in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Richardson. It is to be used for the "Love and Glory of God". New choir chairs and chairs in the men's Sunday School Classroom were given in memory of Otto Hunter Tolley, Sr. The land for the expansion of the church cemetery was donated by Horace Coleman, whose ashes now rest there with those of his beloved wife. In November of 1996 a new pavilion was begun and was completed and dedicated on June 14, 1997. A cookout was held for church members and a farewell was given to Larry and Susan Mills, who were leaving for northern Virginia. Most of us remember the covered dish suppers, ice cream socials, etc. that were held just outside our church. We ate, socialized, prayed, visited, and enjoyed many hours under the trees. We remember the string of lights and the old wooden tables built into/onto the trees. We had homecoming each year. Revivals seemed to continue for ever. Those days are gone, but hopefully, we can revive some of it with our new outdoor facility. Over the years Piney Ridge Church has grown and expanded in size and membership. Let us pray that it continues to prosper in the future. MINISTERS OF PINEY RIDGE CHURCH 1. Rev. Alfred Wiles (1870: served 1 year) 2. Rev. J. W. Bledsoe (1871-1872) 3. Rev. J. S. Hunter (1873-1874) 4. Rev. W. C. Vaden (1875-1876) 5. Rev. G. H. Rau (1877-1878: name is not clear) 6. Rev. H. C. Cheatham (1879-1881) 7. Rev. T. J. Taylor (1882-1885) 8. Rev. J. E. Potts (1886-1889) 9. Rev. R. W. Watts (1889-1893) 10. Rev. J. H. Proctor (1894-1896) 11. Rev. Bascom Dey (?) 12. Rev. A. K. Lambkin 13. Rev. J. V. Johnston 14. Rev. James 15. Rev. Boggs 16. Rev. J.E. White 17. Rev. Forest H. Meade 18. Rev. Thomas E. Johnson (1939) 19. Rev. J. W. Marsh (1939) 20. Rev. Archie Turner (1946) 21. Rev. Thomas L. Simpson (1946-1953) 22. Rev. David Persinger (1953) 23. Rev. A. A. Mason (1960) 24. Rev. Ronald Clark (1960-1962) 25. Rev. Charlie Price (1962-1964)* He was present in 1960. 26. Rev. Carl Paughf (1964-1970) 27. Rev. John Hoke (1970-1972) 28. Rev. Tommy Reynolds (1972-1973) 29. Rev. Durward E. Fox (1973-1977) 30. Rev. T. R. Boggs (1977-1979) 31. Rev. H. Leroy Seibert (1979-1982) 32. Revs. Clarence & Sally Bowen (1982-1986) 33. Rev. Joe Willard (1986-1988) 34. Rev. Burton White (1988-1989) 35. Rev. J. Bart Weakley & Vickie (1989-1993) 36. Rev. G. Larry Mills & Susan (1993-1997) 37. Rev. George Riggins III (1997- ) *This list is taken from two sources: the Register of Pastors from "Church Register For Pospect Circuit, Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of 1870" and the Family Membership Roll history section of "the Piney Ridge Church Register". MEMBERSHIP: (October 9, 1997) (This is taken from the Membership Rolls as of 1995. Key: ?= unknown; m=moved membership; & d= death date.) Arrington, Melvin Cecil 1936:d12/23/1997 Arrington, Zadie Sizemore 1936:d1/25/1995 Baldwin, Allie Davis ? :d4/27/1953 Baldwin, Cleve ? :d1/23/1965 Baldwin, Willie Comer 1945:d1973 Baldwin, David 1994 Baldwin, Doris 1956:m1976 Baldwin, Earle Wayne ? Baldwin, Emmitt Wilson 1928 Baldwin, Florence Covington 1940 Baldwin, Hubert Edward (Ed) 1945 Baldwin, Laura Ferguson 1918:d2/2/1972 Baldwin, Lillian 1953:d12/6/1986 Baldwin, Marcus J. 1920:d10/13/1977 Baldwin, Mary Elizabeth 1928:d6/30/1985 Baldwin, Osben Hart 1937:d6/13/1995 Baldwin, Sallie Harris 1936:d9/21/1976 Baldwin, Theresa Holt 1976:m ? Berry, Ruby Webber 1938:m6/30/1997 Brandy, Jackie Baldwin 1958 Brisentine, Brenda Richardson 1961:m ? Brown, Mildred Webber Finley 1955:m ? Bushey, Ethel 1951:d11/11/1968 Bushey, Sherman 1951:d1/25/1979 Carter, Kellie Johanna Tolley 1980 Cheatham, Debra Richardson 1981 Clifton, Tony Morgan 1971:m ? Clifton, Vester Morgan (Marvin?) 1953:d1/2/1978 Covington, Weldon Smith 1957 Cumby, Alease Richardson 1934:d3/25/1996 Cumby, Frank 1962:d3/19/1971 Davis, James Carl 1996 Davis, Margaret Richardson 196? Davis, Shannon Marie 1986 Deacon, Ruby Baldwin Webber 1946 Dehart, Sally Baldwin 1946 Farmer, Debbie Webber 1973 Farmer, James (Jimmy) David 1979 Farmer, James David III 1996 Farmer, Jody Lynette 1980 Farmer, Julie Denise 1996 Fore, Robert ? :d ? Fulton, Iola Mathis 1936 Garrett, Youwilder Webber 1947:m ? Garrison, Margaret Richardson 1941 Garrow, Ruth Arrington Suddith 1996 Green, Mamie Baldwin 1934 Hardie, Rosa Wilkerson Buckman 1928:d5/30/1975 Hipps, Gregory Mark 1975 Hipps, Mark (none) 1951 Hipps, Mildred Tolley 1962 Hipps, Randall (Randy) Wayne 1975 Irvin, Tammy Irby 1981 King, Alan Dean 1990 King, Linda Meadows 1961 Kress, Kimberly Hipps 1972 Mann, Andrew H. 1963 Mann, Lewis Jr. 1961 Mann, Lewis Sr. 1959:d11/6/1996 Mann, Marie 1961 Mann, Melvin 1961:m 1994-phone Marable, Homer Baldwin ? :d3/14/1972 Massey, Sterling W. (Billy) 1976?:m 1992 Massey, Hilda Woody 1976:m1/13/1995-phone Massey, Sheila 1976:m1/13/1995-phone Mathis, Carrie J. 1936:d2/28/1984 Mathis, Fred Wesley 1923:d9/26/1980 Maxwell, James E. 1934:d ? Mays, David Malcolm (Mack) 1942:d6/26/1986 McCormick, Louise Meadows Clifton 1936 Meadows, Annie Young 1928:d1/21/1994 Meadows, Barbara Anne 1942: Meadows, Naomi Jane 1942:d5/8/1981 Meadows, Joseph Lyle 1928:d7/10/1979 Meadows, Robert ?: Meadows, Victor Lyle 1961 Meadows, Virginia (Jennie) Williams 1936:d1/31/1987 Mitchell, Angela Richardson Seay 1973 Mitchell, Dana 1975:m1991 Mitchell, Dwayne Howard 1975 Neville, Stephen Joseph 1976:m1986 Neville, Susan Jeanette 1976:m1986 Oakes, Emmett W. ? :d7/5/1972 Perry, Loveleen F. 1936:d1969 Peterson, Helen Meadows 1929 Pollard, Minnie Sizemore Mays 1942 Pollard, Norma Jean Richardson 1975:m1994 Price, Ethel Tolley 1939:d7/20/1981 Price, William H. 1939:d2/21/1964 Pryor, Zelda Holt 1976:m ? Redford, Mabel Chapman Webber 1950:m ? Richardson, Bennett Gordan (B.G.) 1955 Richardson, Beth Moore 1974 Richardson, Betty Jeanette Bryant 1980 Richardson, Brenda Parsons 1963 Richardson, Carol Howard 1975 Richardson, Carolyn Frazier ? Richardson, Darrell Norris 1981 Richardson, David Harding 1996 Richardson, David Lee 1963 Richardson, Edward (Dick) Talton 1975:d10/8/1997 Richardson, Hattie Baldwin 1928 Richardson, Henry Nathaniel 1955 Richardson, James Eugene (Gene) 1955 Richardson, James Everett ? :d4/28/1982 Richardson, Janis Suzanne 1981 Richardson, Kerry Eugene 1975 Richardson, Lee Everette 1996 Richardson, Walter Linwood ? :d1970 Richardson, Linwood Randolph 1974 Richardson, Lucy Beale ? Richardson, Mildred Hamlett 1973 Richardson, Nina Howell 1961 Richardson, Patricia Lynn 1987 Richardson, Rachel Holt 1976 Richardson, Raynard Welch 1981 Richardson, Shirley Arrington 1961 Richardson, Terry L. 1974:m1992 Richardson, Thomas Newton 1981 Richardson, Thomas Wilson 1958 Richardson, Walter (Junior) Norris 1975 Richardson, Wendy Sue Welch 1980 Richardson, Willie Ray 1958 Richichi, Mildred Baldwin 1928:d ? Sizemore, Mary Meadows 1928:d10/12/1990 Smith, Allen Barkley 1989 Smith, Earleen Maxwell 1935:d2/26/1981 Smith, Kelly Denise Webber 1980 Staton, Ruby Webber 1953 Tolley, Ana Lee 1928:d4/5/1973 Tolley, Betty Howell 1963:m1993 Tolley, Calvin 1936:d1/14/1982 Tolley, Carrie Williams 1924:d8/17/1983 Tolley, Clarence Preston 1923:d6/18/1981 Tolley, Clarence Newton 1958 Tolley, Edith Mann 1954 Tolley, George 1926:d2/26/1979 Tolley, Henry J. 1926:d3/9/1973 Tolley, Howard Frank 1934:d9/18/1989 Tolley, Jesse Emmett 1934 Tolley, Johnny 1923 Tolley, Joyce Gail 1958 Tolley, Lisa Dawn 1990 Tolley, Margaret Dickerson 1920:d6/10/1990 Tolley, Mary Elizabeth 1958 Tolley, Merle Baldwin 1933 Tolley, Otto Hunter Sr. 1934:d7/4/1988 Tolley, Otto Hunter (Sonny) Jr. 1955 Tolley, Richard Darren 1980 Tolley, Robert ? :d4/1/1974 Tolley, Timothy Hunter (Timmy) 1975 Tolley, William Christopher 1975:m8/22/1997 Tolley, Willie J. ? :d5/10/1974 Tolley, William (Billy) Jr. 1941:d ? Varner, Helen Baldwin 1938:d4/16/1982 Webber, Angie Letterman 1996 Webber, Billy Allen 1950 Webber, Clarence Edward Jr. 1961 Webber, Frank Edward 1966:d7/10/1974 Webber, Henry Ray 1957 Webber, Howard Lee 1957 Webber, Kay Chenault 1973:d5/27/1989 Webber, Kenneth Wayne 1961 Webber, Lawrence Hanson 1981 Webber, Leslie Lovelace 1934:d1/10/1990 Webber, Lula Marie 1981:m ? Webber, Samuel Edward (Sammy) 1973 Webber, Verna Farrar 1929:d12/28/1980 Welch, Belle ? :d5/4/1964 Woods, Louise Richardson 1938 Wooten, Sara Richardson 1974 GIFTS OF LOVE: 1. Piano - dedicated on April 27, 1975 in honor of Miss Mary Baldwin and given by Weldon Covington, Hunter Tolley, and Dick Richardson. 2. Cross - dedicated on May 11, 1975 in honor of Timmy, Chris, Darren, and Kellie Jo Tolley and given by Hunter and Edith Tolley, the grandparents. 3. Communion Set - given on January 27, 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Richardson. 4. Pulpit - "In Memory of Allie D. Baldwin by her Son" 5. New Organ - This organ was bought from Evergreen United Methodist Church and was donated by Hunter Tolley, Dick Richardson, Henry Richardson, and Weldon Covington. 6. Sign / Reader Board - This board in front of the church was donated by B. G. Richardson. A plaque on the board states - "In Honor of Jim and Hattie Richardson." STAINED GLASS WINDOWS: (altar) D. J. & Mary Baldwin C. L. & Olla Tolley ------------------------- --------------------------- Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Meadows James and Mary Richardson and son Bennett Thomas & Lucy Mullins Linwood R. & Susie Dawson Richardson Grace S. Arrington H. L. Simpson Monroe & Lula Baldwin Lottie T. Tolley Lucy & Walter Richardson (*Copied from windows on 8/12/1994) Pews: (Installed on December 11, 1957) (altar) SideA / Side B ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1A given by J. E. Richardson 1B In memory of George T. Sizemore by wife and children 2A given by Clarence Tolley & Family 2B In memory of Marcus & Mary Fore by Comer Baldwin 3A given by Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Tolley 3B In memory of Curtis Rand given by Mrs. Curtis Rand 4A In memory of William Bennett Meadows by wife and children 4B given by Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Baldwin 5A given by Hunter Tolley in memory of his mother and father 5B given by Willie Morsett 6A In memory of Grace S. Arrington by children 6B In memory of Herman and Frances Richardson 7A Lucy Richardson by her husband and children 7B In memory of James Arthur Tolley by Mr. Henry Tolley 8A A. H. Mann by Edith Tolley 8B In memory of Laura Oakes by her family 9A Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Williams by children 9B given by Lewis & Marie Mann 10A given by Lewis McDermon 10B given by Fred W. Mathis & family 11A In memory of James Thomas Fore (plate on door) 11B In memory of Joseph Baldwin (plate on door) *Note: The numbers indicate the order from front of the church to the back. The letters indicate whether the pew is on side A or side B. (*Copied from the pews on 8/12/1994)
Submitted by Victor L.