Friendship South Missionary Baptist Church

Friendship South Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama

Number 49 on the 2002 Cemetery Map of Lamar County

Located on Friendship Road about one mile south of County Road 29 (Aberdeen Road), five miles west of Vernon. Organized in 1827, the church is the oldest in Lamar County.

This cemetery was surveyed by Margaret Anderson Carr on October 18, 2005. The list of graves begins at the corner of Friendship and Turner Roads. Most of the markers with no names are flat and flush with the ground, and replaced the original fieldstones when the cemetery was sown with grass. Inscriptions are in boldface type. Annotations (in parentheses) were added by Margaret Anderson Carr, Jean Smith Carr, Kawatha “Kay” Chandler Koonce, and Paul Hays.

Mills, Anne: 1905 – 1994

Ledlow, infant son of Otha & Ruth: born and died March 14, 1952

Barnes, James R. Sr.: June 3, 1940 – Jan. 13, 2000 (this & next 3 markers are in a family plot)

Barnes, Irma Nell: March 16, 1918 – Feb. 3, 2001

Barnes, Belton: Nov. 25, 1917 – June 18, 1970

Barnes, Joe Belton: April 1, 1946 – June 30, 1965

Webb, Jessie Franklin: Dec. 2, 1889 – May 8, 1928

Jordan, Alvie L.: May 18, 1914 – Feb. 19, 1989 (dbl. marker w/ Kathern; Alvie Lee Jordan, son of Dockie Lee Hollis & Homer Jordan)

Jordan, Kathern H.: May 21, 1929 – (living; dbl. marker w/ Alvie)

Jordan, Donald: May 10, 1956 – Dec. 17, 1990
Holley, Frances Crump: Oct. 13, 1926 – Aug. 26, 2001 (dbl. marker w/ Larry)

Holley, Larry James: July 7, 1952 – July 5, 1971 (dbl. marker w/ Frances)

Holley, Guanita: Aug. 31, 1915 – Feb. 22, 1918
Holly, Lonnie P.: March 4, 1895 – Jan. 28, 1984 (Lonnie Pinkney Holly, son of Parthenia Pennington & John Henry Holley; dbl. marker w/ Ethel)

Holly, Ethel Irene: Sep. 25, 1895 – Oct. 22, 1970 (Ethel Irene Cash, daughter of Sarah Frances Burrow & James Alexander Cash; dbl. marker w/ Lonnie)

Clearman, Millie Gray, wife of George W.: Oct. 15, 1897 – Nov. 20, 1929 (Millie Gray Pennington, daughter of Martha Alberta “Birtie” Sagely & Greenberry Pennington)

Pennington, Troy P., son of G. B. & M. B.: June 22, 1909 – Dec. 5, 1911 (son of Martha Alberta “Birtie” Sagely & Greenberry Pennington)

Pennington, Birtie, wife of G. B.: March 14, 1870 – March 8, 1919 (Martha Alberta “Birtie” Sagely, daughter of Mary _____ & James C. Sagely)

Pennington, Green B.: May 22, 1873 – Feb. 19, 1960 (Greenberry Pennington, son of Mary Jane _____ & Pinkney Pennington; husband of Martha Alberta “Birtie” Sagely)

Jordan, Sallie K.: April 18, 1926 – May 15, 1926 (probably dau. of Lockard M. Jordan & Ida I. Dobbins)

Jordan, Dewel C.: Oct. 11, 1915 – Feb. 7, 1919 (probably child of Lockard M. Jordan & Ida I. Dobbins)

Jordan, Lockard M.: Dec. 24, 1874 – May 19, 1938 (son of Sarah Jane _____ & James E. Jordan, husband of 1) Daisy Alcanzy Robertson, 2) Ida I. Dobbins [Sartor]; dbl. marker w/ Daisy)

Jordan, Daisy Robertson: Nov. 1883 – Jan. 17, 1908 (Daisy Alcanzy Robertson, born Oct. 22, 1883, daughter of Jincey Ann Loftis & James Milton Robertson; dbl. marker w/ Lockard)

Jordan, James H.: Apr. 7, 1904 – Mar. 8, 1906 (probably son of Lockard M. Jordan & Daisy Alcanzy Robertson)

Jordan, Marvin: Apr. 27, 1907 – Feb. 10, 1908 (probably son of Lockard M. Jordan & Daisy Alcanzy Robertson)
Jordan, Emily: Apr. 21, 1933 – Oct. 9, 1965 (dbl. marker w/ Woodrow)

Jordan, Woodrow: Dec. 23, 1918 – May 6, 1986 (Walter Woodrow Jordan, son of Lockard M. Jordan & Ida I. Dobbins; dbl. marker w/ Emily)

Smith, Herschel C., AL/PFC/315 Bomb Wing/AAF/WWII: Sept. 12, 1910 – June 22, 1969 (Herschel Claudis Smith, son of Ethel L. Holley & James Claudis Smith)

Smith, Cassie C.: Aug. 12, 1877 – Dec. 15, 1950 (Cassie Cosa Smith, son of Missaniah M. Lampkin & James A. Smith)

Smith, Coy Augusta: Dec. 30, 1908 – Dec. 18, 1966 (son of Ethel L. Holley & James Claudis Smith)

Smith, Ethel H.: Sept. 17, 1889 – June 16, 1987 (Ethel L. Holley, daughter of Parthenia Pennington & John Henry Holley; second wife of James Claudis Smith)

Smith, James Claudious: Dec. 27, 1875 – Dec. 3, 1926 (James Claudis Smith, son of Missaniah M. Lampkin & James A. Smith; husband of 1) Martha Lenora Cash, 2) Ethel L. Holley)

Smith, Martha L., wife of J. B. Smith, daughter of J. A. & S. F. Cash: March 30, 1880 – Sept. 6, 1902 (Martha Leonora Cash, daughter of Sarah Frances Burrow & James Alexander Cash; first wife of James Claudis Smith)

Carr, Arthur: 1886 – 1934 (Arthur L. Carr, son of Epsie A. _____ & Gus B. Carr; husband of 1) Louella Pennington, 2) Dixie Lee Hollis [Jordan], 3) _____ Stanley); dbl. marker w/ Louella)

Carr, Louella: 1888-1924 (Louella Pennington; dbl. marker w/ Arthur)

Pennington, Mamy Savanar, daughter of Jerry & Lizzie: Dec. 16, 1889 – Nov. 29, 1893 (dau. of Rhoda Elizabeth Dobbins & Jerry C. Pennington)

Child’s grave (inscription illegible)

Pennington, Pink: May 4, 1840 – March 4, 1920 (Pinkney Pennington, son of Mary Surratt & Jesse M. Pennington)

Pennington, Mary, wife of P. Pennington: April 4, 1842 – May 27, 1926 (Mary Jane _____)

Pennington, Misnire: March 13, 1871 – Jan. 26, 1930 (Missaniah Pennington, daughter of Mary Jane _____ & Pinkney Pennington)

Pennington, Josie: Sept. 15, 1868 – Feb. 13, 1961 (Josephine Pennington, daughter of Mary Jane _____ & Pinkney Pennington)

Holley, John William: April 20, 1909 – Nov. 2, 1994 (son of Viola L. Thomas & Argus Clarence “Dink” Holley)

Holley, Viola T.: Feb. 19, 1890 – Oct. 28, 1964 (Viola L. Thomas, dau. of Martha Rosa B. Franks & William Brantley Thomas [both buried at Piney Grove Cemetery, Lowndes Co.; dbl. marker w/ A. C.)

Holley, A. C. “Dink”: Aug. 6, 1883 – Nov. 9, 1947 (Argus Clarence “Dink” Holley, son of Parthenia Pennington & John Henry Holley; dbl. marker w/ Viola)

Holley, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs A. C.: March 23, 1927
Cash, Ina May: April 12, 1897 – Aug. 12, 1900 (marker broken)

Jordan, Homer: March 31, 1872 – May 15, 1931 (dbl. marker w/ Dockie)

Jordan, Dockie Lee Carr: April 25, 1893 – Nov. 30, 1962 (Dockie Lee Hollis, daughter of Emily E. Baker & William Sylvester Hollis; married 2nd Arthur L. Carr; dbl. marker w/ Homer)

Bennett, Emily Lucille: Feb. 10, 1928 – Nov. 27, 1985 (Emily Lucille Jordan [Thunderburk], daughter of Dockie Lee Hollis & Homer Jordan; dbl. marker w/ Otis Lee)

Bennett, Otis Lee: Aug. 31, 1917 – Feb. 4, 1987 (dbl. marker w/ Emily Lucille)

Carr, Pharon Lee, TEC5/ US Army/WWII: Aug. 22, 1921 – May 2, 2002 (son of Louella Pennington & Arthur L. Carr)

Adair, B. H.: Aug. 27, 1826 – April 22, 1880 (Bozeman H. Adair; husband of Elizabeth E. Deloach, who was not his first wife)

Mattison, Lillian, daughter of G. W. & M. F.: Sept. 29, 1890 – Dec. 27, 1908 (marker broken)

Mattison, Mary F., wife of G. W.: April 30, 1868 – Jan. 29, 1908 (Mary F. “Mollie” Merchant, second wife of George W. Mattison) (marker broken)

Mattison, George W.: Jan. 12,1851 – Dec. 10, 1919 (son of Tabitha _____ & William B. Mattison; husband of 1) Cordelia P. Atkins, 2) Mary F. “Mollie” Merchant)

Summers, Mrs. M.: March 11, 1833 – Aug. 26, 1919
Pennington, Mary, wife of Jessie: March 3, 1799 – April 3, 1886 (Mary Surratt, wife of Jesse M. Pennington)

Pennington, Jesse: Jan. 26, 1793 – Jan. 28, 1888 (Jesse M. Pennington, born 1798, son of Elizabeth _____ & Levi Pennington Jr.; husband of Mary Surratt)

Pennington, J. N.: Died March 12, 18?? (marker broken)

Mixon, James Michael: May 22, 1994 (child’s grave)

Allen, Ida Lee: 1892 – 1965
Perkins, Marie Allen: June 6, 1924 – July 31, 2001 (dbl. marker w/ Grover Allen)

Allen, Grover H.: 1915 – 1981 (dbl. marker w/ Marie Allen Perkins)

Hudson, Mary: 1875 – 1949 (dbl. marker w/ Lock)

Hudson, Lock: 1876 – 1920 (of Amanda J. Pennington & Henry B. Hudson; dbl. marker w/ Mary)

Seven white markers, no names (children of Homer and Dockie Lee Hollis Jordan)

McKinney, J. A.: March 4, 1834 – Aug. 8, 1913
Holley, Parthenia, wife of J. H.: Aug. 31, 1857 – Jan. 10, 1923 (Parthenia Pennington, daughter of Martha Lucinda Cooper & Joseph Pennington; wife of John Henry Holley)

Holley, John H.: 1854 – 1945 (John Henry Holley, son of Nancy B. _____ & Vincent Holley; husband of Parthenia Pennington)

Marker with no name

Pennington, Hattie Finch: 1884 – 1900 (dbl. marker w/ Nancy)

Pennington, Nancy R.: 1853 – 1900 (Nancy R. Baker, daughter of Sarah C. Ingram & James Riley Baker; wife of William Kirk Pennington; dbl. marker w/ Hattie [presumably, Hattie was their daughter?])

Two broken markers (illegible)

Pennington, W. K.: Dec. 24, 1854 – Dec. 11, 1927 (William Kirk Pennington, son of Sarah Lusk & Benjamin Pennington Jr.; husband of Nancy R. Baker)

Dobbins, Winford: Feb. 14, 1913 – Sept. 30, 1988 (dbl. marker w/ Evelyn)

Dobbins, Evelyn: June 5, 1919 – Jan. 8, 2004 (dbl. marker w/ Winford)

Hollis, Florine: Aug. 5, 1917 – Jan. 20, 2000 (dbl. marker w/ Clifton)

Hollis, W. Clifton: June 30, 1913 – May 9, 1988 (dbl. marker w/ Florine)

Broken marker; no name

Baker, Sarah C.: March 3, 1831 – Sept. 14, 1876 (Sarah C. Ingram, daughter of Margaret “Mollie” _____ & Joseph Ingram; wife of James Riley Baker [he is buried at Wofford])

Jordan, Denner H., daughter of J. E. & Jane: July 7, 1877 – Jan. 30, 1897 (daughter of Sarah Jane _____ & James E. Jordan)

Jordan, Sarah Jane: March 16, 1844 – April 27, 1928 (possibly a daughter of Martha _____ & Thomas Collins or of Sarah _____ & Lockhart Lampkin; wife of James E. Jordan)

Jordan, James E.: May 10, 1881 – April 21, 1896 (born 1831; son of Martha B. _____ & Allen Jordan; husband of Sarah Jane _____)

Jordan, Madison L., son of J. E. & Jane: June 26, 1860 – Sept. 1893 (Madison Lafayette, son of Sarah Jane _____ & James E. Jordan)

Dobbins, Donald Ray: Aug. 17, 1940 – Sept. 5, 1991 (dbl. marker w/ Reba)

Dobbins, Reba R.: April 27, 1946 – (living; dbl. marker w/ Donald Ray)

Dobbins, William C.: June 12, 1890 – June 26, 1967 (William Chester Dobbins, son of Lucy Pennington & James Willie Dobbins)

Dobbins, Willie Bethene: Sept. 11, 1882 – April 6, 1970 (2nd wife of James Willie Dobbins)

Dobbins, James Willie: Nov. 22, 1864 – Oct. 4, 1942 (son of Nancy A. Zebenne & James W. “Wash” Dobbins; husband of 1) Lucy Pennington, 2) Willie Bethene _____)

Marker with no name

Dobbins, Lucy, wife of J. W.: April 10, 1870 – March 30, 1902 (Lucy Pennington, daughter of Martha Lucinda Cooper & Joseph Pennington; 1st (?) wife of James Willie Dobbins)

Dobbins, Mabel, daughter of J. W. & Lucy: Aug. 21, 1882 – Aug. 22, 1892(?)

Dobbins, Zula, daughter of J. W. & Lucy: May 14, 1881 – Oct. 22, 1884 (James Willie Dobbins married Lucy Pennington Sept. 25, 1887.)

Marker with no name

Zebennee, Elizzebeth R., born in Niece, France: Jan. 10, 1819 – Sept. 10, 1878 (wife of Joseph B. Zebenne)

Jordan, Willie B.: June 5, 1857 – April 3, 1916 (Willie B. Robertson; dbl. marker w/ “Napoleum”)

Jordan, Napoleum M.: Nov. 1, 1851 – Nov. 22, 1953 (Napoleon M. Jordan, son of Martha B. _____ & Allen Jordan; dbl. marker w/ Willie)

Jordan, E. A.: Jan. 14, 1886 – Sept. 17, 1907 (Emmit A., son of Willie B. Robertson & Napoleon M. Jordan)

Dobbins, Nancy A., wife of J. W.: Jan. 5, 1842 – April 27, 1927 (Nancy A. Zebenne, daughter of Elizabeth R. _____ & Joseph B. Zebenne; wife of James W. “Wash” Dobbins)

Dobbins, James W.: March 22, 1838(?) – Aug. 15, 1903
Dobbins, Ida H.: Feb. 19, 1832 – Oct. 26, 1883

Dobbins, Mary O.: Aug. 19, 1877 – Oct. 10, 1888 (Mary Ozema, daughter of Nancy A. Zebenne & James W. “Wash” Dobbins)

Dobbins, Joseph W.: June 10, 1867 – Feb. 11, 1875 (son of Nancy A. Zebenne & James W. “Wash” Dobbins)

Dobbins, Louis R.: Sept. 25, 1871 – Aug. 7, 1878

Dobbins, John W.: Sept. 2, 1869 – July 3, 1871 (son of Nancy A. Zebenne & James W. “Wash” Dobbins)

Sartor, John W.: Nov. 10, 1908 – April 23, 1974 (son of Ida I. Dobbins & Archie Sartor)

Sartor, Ida: Oct. 23, 1888 – Feb. 17, 1969 (Ida I. Dobbins, daughter of Lucy Pennington & James Willie Dobbins; wife of 1) Archie E. Sartor; 2) Lockard M. Jordan [married Jul. 19, 1914]; dbl. marker w/ Archie)

Sartor, Archie E.: Oct. 11, 1880 – Sept. 10, 1910 (Archie Sartor, son of Rosanna Chaffin & John Peter Sartor dbl. marker w/ Ida)

Jordan, Joe: March 8, 1930 – June 29, 2002 (husband of Ludean Boman)

Jordan, Audine Morrow: June 30, 1925 – (living; dbl. marker w/ Harold)

Jordan, Harold Bernard: April 23, 1917 – Dec. 24, 2001 (Harold Bernard, son of Lockard M. Jordan & his Ida I. Dobbins; dbl. marker w/ Audine)

Dobbins, son of Burt & Icy (no other information)

Pitts, Wesley G.: March 18, 1907 – Feb. 8, 1980 (son of Margaret M. Strawbridge & Jasper N. Pitts; dbl. marker w/ Louise)

Pitts, Louise R.: Feb. 12, 1913 – May 18, 1985 (dbl. marker w/ Wesley)

(Wesley G. Pitts,)

Three markers with no names

Broken marker; illegible

Sagelen, Daniel IV: 1861 – Feb. 20, 1866

Willis, Jr., son of J. G. & A. L.: May 25, 1918 – July 7, 1919

Willis, Milton Burdett, son of J. G. & Alma: Sept. 16, 1910 – Aug. 4, 1911?

Henderson, Alva A.: April 4, 1889 – Nov. 21, 1896

Henderson, Joseph C., infant of M. M. & R. C. (no other information)

Henderson, Rose C.: Feb. 4, 1864 – March 30, 1946 (dbl. marker w/ Milton)

Henderson, Milton M.: Dec. 5, 1850 – Oct. 5, 1939 (dbl. marker w/ Rose)

Henderson, W. Verbon: May 3, 1898 – May 6, 1949 (dbl. marker w/ Gay)

Henderson, Gay: Nov. 8, 1899 – (died Dec. 7, 1977, date not inscribed on marker; dbl. marker w/ Verbon)

One marker; illegible

Pennington, Joseph: Oct. 31, 1822 – Oct. 31, 1885 (son of Mary Surratt & Jesse M. Pennington; husband of Martha Lucinda Cooper)

Pennington, Martha Lucinda Cooper: died March 8, 1870
Smith, James A.: March 9, 1834 – Aug. 8, 1900 (son of Lemuel R. Smith & his unknown 1st wife; husband of 1) unknown, 2) Missaniah M. Lampkin) (broken marker)

Smith, M. M., wife of J. A.: Jan. 11, 1842 – March 27, 1922 (Missaniah M. Lampkin, daughter of Sarah ______ & Lockhart Lampkin; 2nd wife of James A. Smith)

Smith, Alma N.: Oct. 2, 1872 – Sept. 12, 1883 (broken marker)

Smith, Willie Belle: Feb. ?, 1880 – Sept. 23, 1881
Smith, Lemuel R.: (broken marker, dates illegible [Jean Carr transcribed the dates from this marker several years ago as 1810 – Jan. 6, 1893]; 1st wife unknown, 2nd wife Rebecca _____)

Broken marker; illegible

Lawson, Columbus, AL/PVT/US Army: Feb. 6, 1938 – (no other information)

Six markers with no names

Johnson, Nancy E.: April 8, 1892 – Aug. 22, 1972 (dbl. marker w/ Terry)

Johnson, W. Terry: Aug. 31, 1882 – Sept. 30, 1959 (dbl. marker w/ Nancy)

Several markers with no names

Merchant, A. M.: 1859 – 1863

Merchant, Reamy: Jan. 1878 – ? 1878

Merchant, Mary J.: died Nov. 25, 1889, age 52 years

Merchant, George W.: Sept. 29, 1871 – Dec. 30, 1898

Reeves, Lonnie L.: Aug. 26, 1866 – July 27, 1887

Merchant, ????: Dec. 17, 1858 – Aug. 26, 1873

Merchant, ???? (broken marker; first name and dates illegible)

Merchant, F. W.: May 7, 1832 – April 15, 1913 (Woodmen of the World marker)

Merchant, Sarah Harrison, wife of F. W.: March 26, 1847 – July 24, 1927

Broken marker; illegible

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