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Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery

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Cemetery Name: Friendship Baptist Church
Location: OSR East
County: Brazos
USGS Quad: Bryan East
Coordinates: 30°50'11"N /  96° 24'07" W
Maintained by: Friendship Baptist Church
Land owner: Friendshp Baptist Church
Read by: Bill & Mary Jo Lay
Date read: Summer 2010
Photos by: Bill & Mary Jo Lay and Ellen Horner
Date added to Rambler web site: May 2006, Revised October 2010
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent
Directions: From intersection of Hwy 6 and OSR east, go 7.1 mi to cemetery on the right (south) of OSR, next to Friendship Baptist Church

History of the Friendship Baptist Church and Cemetery

The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is located on Texas Highway OSR (Old San Antonio Road) 3.2 miles north on FM 2223 in Brazos County, Texas.  The church was organized in the late nineteenth century in the Bickham Community.  It was located adjacent to the Bickham Cemetery, which is still in use today.  The deacons were Ismael Kizee, William Turner, Wiley Bass, Sam Blackwell, and Sam Mitchell.

In 1941, under the leadership of Rev. W. P. Perry, the church and cemetery were moved to the present location on OSR.  The church was rededicated July 26, 1942.  Deacons at that time were Willie Bell, J. Williams, Ben Adams, Noah Buchanan, and Raymond Mayo.  In 2005, Rev. Lawrence Hicks was selected as pastor.

Submitted by Mary Jo Lay, 25 August 2010

Cemetery Listing

  Adams, Ben
4 July 1899
16 Apr 1962
  Adams, Clearassa
25 Mar 1911
27 Dec 1947
Two stones, different dates. According to the pastor of the church, Rev. Hicks, the lower stone is correct.
  Bass, Elnaria
No date
02 May 1944
"At Rest"
  Bass, Rev. W.H.E.
No date
31 Jan 1955
"The Oldest Son of Wiley and Elnaria Bass"
  Buchanan Family
  Buchanan, Aaron
No date
01 Jul 1905
New grave, not marked
  Buchanan, Betty
FHM: Daniel and Son
  Buchanan, Della
29 Apr 1905
  Buchanan, George
5 Nov 1911
3 Apr 1995
  Buchanan, Isaac
6 Aug 1919
15 Mar 1979
MM: "US Navy, Korea"
  Buchanan, Juana Mae
6 Feb 1914
06 Jul 2001
"In Loving Memory"
  Buchanan, Lewis James
4 May 1927
31 Jan 1966
MM: "Texas PFC US ARMY, World War II"
  Buchanan, Marie
  Buchanan, Noah
24 Nov 1889
05 Jan 1956
  Buchanan, Rosie, Lee
18 July 1916
15 Jul 1985
  Buchanan, Willie Lee
3 Nov 1892
20 Feb 1981
  Foley, Edward Charles
6 Nov 1963
29 Dec 2001
  Gooden, Lewis
No date
No date
Site identified by Rev. Hicks, no headstone
  Harris, Ernestyne Buchanan
  Hicks, A. C.
8 Nov 1911
01 Feb 2003
"In Loving Memory - In God's Care"
  Hicks, Geneva
1 Feb 1924
08 Dec 2008
"In Loving Memory - In God's Care"
  Jackson, Lillie Webb
No date
No date
*No dates
  Powell, Bennie M.
1 Apr 1891
27 Sep 1980
  Powell, Bessie Olivia
30 Nov 1913
21 Feb 2000
"Beloved Sister"
  Powell, Harriett B.
16 Apr 1894
14 Sep 1978
  Stone, Mattie
29 Jan 1915
17 May 1958
  Taylor, Eddie Mae
24 June 1930
18 Mar 1961
  Turner, Fred
11 June 1893
09 Feb 1976
No date
No date
Marker turned over with inscription covered; too heavy to move
No date
No date
Broken stone


** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

*Explanation of Abbreviations:
R = Right side of road;   L = Left side of road;  BC = Back center;   C = Center
d/s = double stone;   t/s = triple stone; q/s quadruple stone
s/o = son of ;  d/o = daughter of;  c/o = child of; m/o = mother of; h/o = husband of; w/o = wife of;
FS = Footstone; FHM = Funeral Home Marker; MM = Military Marker; SRC - Source; BCGS = Brazos County Genealogical Society; BCGSQ = Brazos County Genealogical Society Quarterly; TDR = Texas Death Records; SSDI = Social Security Death Index; WOW = Woodman of the World

Note:  Copyright ©  2005- by Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society, Inc. This information may be used by libraries, genealogical & historical societies and individuals for their own personal use,however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. N one of the information on the cemetery pages, partial or in total, may be used by any person or organization, electronically or otherwise, for the purpose of profiteering. All copies and "links" to this page must contain this location reference as its source.

PLEASE NOTE: These are NOT official records, only TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS. If you desire official information about this cemetery, please contact the organization responsible for its records. This is a PARTIAL listing of readable headstones

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