Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Tunnel Springs, Monroe County, Alabama

Surveyed and contributed by Linda Lett Broadus, June 2004


A Brief History of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church #1 
on Co. Rd 42 in Tunnel Springs, Alabama 36471 

The Antioch Baptist Church No. 1 had its beginning in the 1880's in a little cedar grove about 1 ˝ from its present church. At that time, it was named the Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Jacob Williams as pastor, and the Deacons were Travis Kyles and Jeff Wiggins, Sr. 

The Antioch Baptist Church emerged from the Mars Hill Baptist Church to this little cedar grove. The Rev. Jacob Williams and Deacon Travis Kyles and Jeff Wiggins, Sr. and a few members were very successful in their effort of improving the church. The membership grew to 50, the Pastor and the Deacons felt they needed a larger place to worship. The Rev. Jim Wilson succeeded Jacob Williams. 

In 1894 the Rev. Jim Wilson and Deacons Travis Kyles and Jeff Wiggins Sr. purchased two pieces of land from the white people for the sum of $200 in the witness of Mr. G.T. Newberry and the Deacons of the Philadelphia Baptist Church. The white people moved to another church carrying the name of Philadelphia Baptist Church, thus Antioch Baptist Church was named. 

Directions coming from the north: take I65 going south through montgomery to exit 128-Greenville/Pineapple. Make right off exit on 10 west toward Pineapple. Go approximately 17 miles to Awin, Alabama. Make a left on 47 south then stay on 47/21 south through Beatrice, Alabama and continue approximately 6 miles until you get to county road 42 - Tunnel Springs, Alabama. Make left turn and go approximately 2 miles and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church #1 will be on the right. 

Directions from south: take I65 north to exit 57 Monroeville. You will see a water tower at exit that states Creek Indian. Make a right and go through Frisco City, Monroeville on to Tunnel Springs on Hwy 21/47. Aproximately 6 miles out of Monroeville Co Road 42 will be on the right. Make turn and go approximately 2 miles. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church #1 will be on the right. It is a red brick church.
 


Antioch Cemetery 
(428 grave sites)

Leston C. Stallworth Sr.      	May 18, 1935 - May 1, 1983
Calvin L. Colley              	May 14, 1952 - July 19, 1999
unmarked grave
David Stallworth              	January 30, 1924 - November 10, 1993
unmarked
unmarked
Arvella S. Colley             	May 28, 1928 - May 26, 2002
Carlean Dailey                	1910-2002
Pat Dailey                    	1911-1980
Charlie A. Dailey             	October 30, 1928 - February 1993
Charlie A. Dailey, Jr.        	August 1, 1977-May 17, 1997
unmarked
Lula D. Wiggins               	September 2, 1910-February 1, 1984
Deacon Jeff “Doc” Wiggins     	January 16, 1908 - January 30, 1990
unmarked
William B. Dailey “Jake”      	September 15, 1931-February 21, 2003
Kenneth D. Dailey             	February 1, 1960-October 17, 1990
Johnny P. Dailey              	February 21, 1913-June 22, 1998
Brownie Dailey                	March 5, 1912-September 16, 1990
Fate Stanton                  	March-1907-February 18, 1967
unmarked
unmarked
Annie Sue McGhee              	November 23, 1904-January 2, 1979
Ansley McGhee                 	August 31, 1897-July 1, 1974
Georgiana Fountain            	March 21, 1898-May 20, 1971
John LS Fountain Sr.          	February 27, 1895-July 11, 1964
“Buddy”Henry East             	November 3, 1945-June 5, 1990
Roosevelt “Bo” East           	1906-1966
unmarked
Silas Salter                  	December 15, 1912-December 17, 1965
Alex East III                 	September 26, 1942-October 6, 1964
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Johnny Ray Richardson         	1955-1985
Mary W. Lett                  	November 21, 1892-April 11, 1995
William H. Lett               	January 7, 1890-May 1, 1977
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Charles E. Fountain           	May 25, 1925-February 24, 1973
unmarked
unmarked
Annie Bell Fountin Tucker     	March 10, 1929-August 3, 1996
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Callie D. Lett                	April 18, 1912-February 5, 1998
George W. Lett                	July 28, 1895-August 16, 1971
Willie Ann Lett               	January 1, 1900-June 19, 1985
Barbara J. Richardson         	September 27, 1946-February 19, 1991
Albert Lewis Stanton          	August 2, 1948-October 28, 1998
Randolph Stanton              	January 29, 1912-September 5, 1983
Barbara Lett                  	1893-1971
Abb Lett                      	1888-1967
Irene Stanton                 	1915-1967
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Ellen L. Watkins              	August 14, 1916-August 4, 1998
Herman Lett                   	1920-1991
Marie B. Watkins              	March 3, 1940-September 23, 1998
unmarked
Edgar Stanton Sr.             	February 20, 1905-February 8, 1981
Willie D. Stanton             	July 19, 1939-March 16, 1971
Mack Q. Lett                  	1878-1971
Neadie Q. Lett                	1885-1963
China B. Lett Burgess         	April 14, 1908-April 15, 1992
Mlack Beasley                 	December 10, 1910-January 25, 1980
Vernate Lett Watson           	November 2, 1932-January 25, 2001
Norma Lee                     	June 9, 1954-October 27, 2001
Albert Clyde Lee, Jr.         	August 31, 1848-April 13, 2000
Melvin Lee          		April 20, 1950-July 30, 1993
A.C.Lee                       	January 5, 1921-January 9, 1969
unmarked
John M. Watkins               	September 17, 1916-January 14, 1996
Christopher Dynell Parker Jr. 	July 6, 2002-January 2, 2003
Irene Lee Parker              	July 19, 1933-December 25, 1994
Rosie Lee Harris              	September 18, 1906-November 13, 1993
Michael L. Lett               	May 24, 1967-May 17, 1992
D.L. Lee                      	December 10, 1925-November 3, 1993
Jerome Leterance Lee          	October 7, 1978-November 9, 1988
Anne Delois Lee               	May 14, 1947-August 24, 1994
Calvin Wayne Watkins          	1949-1974
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Stella Mae Lee                	December 29, 1920-August 17, 1999
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Narvie Lett                   	April 16, 1937-August 12, 1990
unmarked
Eugene McCorvey               	May 16, 1924-September 4, 1984
Fannie McCorvey               	February 6, 1906-December 29, 1978
Samuel Mobley                 	July 3, 1916-April 19, 1982
unmarked
Joyce Tucker                  	July 25, 1921-June 11, 2002
Jewitt Tucker                 	May 13, 1913-February 17, 1994
Madison Cunningham Jr.        	November 13, 1930-Ocotber 29, 1993
Lamar Tucker                  	July 20, 1957-December 30, 1988
Willie George                 	July 23, 1950-December 30, 1988
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
A.C. Booker                   	August 19, 1920-October 7, 1988
Ervin Booker                  	April 15, 1898-September 14, 1967
American Booker               	September 5, 1902-May 23, 1990
Hail Ed. Fountain             	March 26, 1929-June 26, 1991
Dorothy A. Jackson            	May 6, 1957-March 13, 1994
Hail A. Fountain Jr.          	March 7, 1951-June 17, 1997
James Clausell                	August 28, 1887-July 13, 1978
Maggie Clausell               	November 25, 1894-February 6, 1971
Maggie Ruth Clausell Stanton  	July 3, , 1933-November 24, 1994
Timothy Smith Sr.             	October 14, 1951-November 16, 1994
Jackson M. Smith              	July 23, 1913-November 18, 1990
unmarked
Chloe Symone Johnson          	January 23, 1993
Frank Wiggins                 	May 21, 1962-December 27, 1990
Frank Nettles, Jr.            	August 19, 1919-May 17, 1981
unmarked
unmarked
Heddie Mae Wiggins            	March 6, 1954-July 24, 1976
Arzella Crawford              	March 23, 1923-July 14, 1987
Hybart Lett                   	April 8, 1940-October 31, 1997
unmarked
Michael Lyles                 	August 4, 1973-November 14, 1987
Leona Hamilton                	October 3, 1901-December 8, 1966
unmarked
infant unmarked
unmarked
Eva M. Dailey Smith           	November 14, 1930-August 15, 1995
Robert L. Dubose “Duke”       	July 31, 1943-April 16, 1999
Lena “Malena” Dubose          	May 14, 1914-May 30, 1997
John Tony Morris              	May 11, 1963-February 17, 1994
unmarked
unmarked
John Ester Cunningham         	July 9, 1976-July 2, 1989
Roy Leslie Cunningham         	May 10, 1955-April 17, 1975
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Rachel Lee
Alex Fountain                 	1888-1968
Rachel A. Fountain            	July 26, 1898-January 10, 1988
unmarked
Eddie Mae Lee                 	August 16, 1926-December 14, 1994
Katie Ruth Tate               	July 24, 1927-October 3, 1987
unmarked
unmarked
Mittie Mae McCorvey           	November 19, 1934-October 14, 1974
unmarked infant
Lonnie McCorvey               	September 9, 1889-September 19, 1955
unmarked
Larry Lenord McCorvey         	January 22, 1960-November 23, 1995
Willis McCorvey               	September 2, 1888-June 13, 1975
Lillie Belle McCorvey         	1898-1946
unmarked
unmarked
Hills Wiggins                 	1912-1981
John Wiggins                  	February 25, 1880-April 8, 1950
Carlie Lee Wiggins            	March 8, 1890-October 12, 1966
Annie L. Richardson           	September 8, 1907-April 30, 1969
Daisey L. Jones               	August 31, 1916-November 4, 1987
Charlie S. Richardson         	November 20, 1945-December 23, 1977
Albert Richardson             	1904-1990
Johnny Jeff Wiggins           	September 24, 1953-August 9, 1994
unmarked
unmarked
Luliene Finklea               	February 5, 1914-June 24, 1988
John Finklea Sr.              	September 29, 1906-November 23, 1976
unmarked
unmarked
Claude C. Lett                	March 9, 1912-October 22, 1988
L.C. Lett Sr.                 	July 6, 1931-June 14, 1982
Ethel Fountain                	September 12, 1910-November 6, 1993
Leslie Lett Jr.               	December 18, 1925-July 5, 1988
Leslie Lett Sr.               	October 8, 1900-November 21, 1985
Almeta Cauley Lett            	March 23, 1900-January 27, 1980
John E. Lett Sr.              	September 2, 1905-July 14, 1982
unmarked
Alberta M. Mobley             	August 13, 1924-August 27, 1988
Fannie McCorvey               	September 20, 1970
Elizabeth McCorvey            	June 1, 1900-January 13, 1990
John Red Lett                 	May 30, 1911-July 7, 1976
Erma Lett                     	May 1, 1918-August 1, 1994
Jerry L. George               	December 3, 1973-January 30, 1982
Lillie M. Riley               	September 7, 1916-December 23, 1978
Arthur Riley                  	September 8, 1913-October 26, 2002
John D. Riley                 	January 15, 1938-March 26, 1991
A.C. Lee                      	November 22, 1932-September 27, 1996
Charles Lett                  	1898-1983
Ethel H. Lett                 	1904-1938
James Leslie Lett Sr.         	June 23, 1931-February 20, 1996
infant unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Gussie Tait Stallworth        	April 19, 1927-May 15, 1999
Willie Cunningham Tait        	1905-1985
Charlie M. Tait               	1947-1963
Callie Cunningham             	1892-1966
unmarked
unmarked
unidentified headstone
unmarked
Gloria Lett                   	May 1951-May 1951
Shirley Lett                  	November 1948-February 1949
J.H. Lett                     	1886
Will Lett                     	1886-1938
Ellen Lett                    	1893-1939
Hubbard Lett                  	1900
Ezell Lett Jr.                	May 23, 1942-October 1, 1972                                
Unmarked
Unmarked
Sallie E. Riley               	April 26, 1901-January 5, 1982
Elmore Riley                  	1895-1959
Sealand Lett                  	1883-1951
Willie James Helton           	1917-1940
Unmarked
Baby Wiggins                  	10-1919
James E. McClammy             	March 14, 1938-June 16, 1947
Calvin David Armbrister       	March 31, 1962-August 17, 1987
Azilene wife of C.J.Wiggins   	August 26, 1896-October 26, 1919
Mattie L. McCreary            	June 11, 1944-November 11, 1995
Earnestine McCreary           	May 22, 1916-January 10, 1997
Claud H. McCreary             	September 12, 1910-April 6, 1997
Jeff Wiggins                  	June 20, 1855-February 14, 1911
Channie Wiggins               	May 22, 1857-March 20, 1931
Baby Boy Wiggins              	September 1927
Viola Lee Wiggins             	January 26, 1892-August 26, 1932
Tom Wiggins                     September 14, 1890-March 28, 1970
Lillie E. Booker              	October 4, 1887-January 18, 1929
Mary Wiggins                    March 5, 1878-February 2, 1966
Katie P. East                   January 22, 1891-May 13, 1951
Eligha East                     April 8, 1879-August 12, 1938
unmarked
Robert Lawrence East          	1923-1926
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Costella E. Lyons             	March 10, 1914-May 3, 1993
Goldring Lyons                	August 19, 1915-March 15, 1990
Mack Booker Sr.               	January 10, 1884-April 22, 1943
Lem Booker                      July 9, 1919-January 27, 1982
Katie East Crowe              	November 18, 1920-May 11, 1997
unmarked
Jacob East                      1860-1927
Elizabeth East                  November 16, 1855-June 22, 1910
Mattie Lett                     February 28, 1935
Fannie P. Booker              	April 1, 1912-August 22, 1945
Mack Booker Jr.               	March 26, 1914-October 2, 1990
J.B. Lett                     	19-11 thru 1986
Catherine Lett                  1914-1985                     
Takeva Tatiyanna Dailey       	October 31, 2001-November 1, 2001
unmarked
John McCorvey                 	1908-1989
James G. McCorvey             
Celeste A. Pharr              	December 12, 1920-February 11, 1984
Willie Ennis McCorvey         	1910-1976
Julia Nelson McCorvey         	1999-1966
Ennis J. McCorvey             	1882-1960
Mary McCorvey                 	1865-February 1927
Sandy McCorvey                	1866-August 30, 1945
Bobie Stallworth              	August 9, 1897
Eddie McCorvey                	1887-1959
Matilda L. Jones              	November 5, 1911-May 18, 1989
Unidentified headstone
D.E. Fountain                   October 1866-August 6, 1933
Roosevelt McCorvey            	1921-1943
Emma Jean McCorvey
Stallworth                      January 20, 1892-March 22, 1967
Dorothy M. Albright           	October 13, 1943-February 24, 1986
Willie James McCorvey         	1945-1968
Lucille McCorvey              	1914-2002
Lenna Fountain
unmarked
Harriett Richardson           	December 11, 1860-December 19, 1960
unmarked
unmarked
Mozell Stallworth             	February 23, 1925-September 1, 1989
Richard A. Stallworth                   
Richard A. Stallworth Sr.                
Nelson Nell Fountain Sr.      	May 14, 1930-August 16m 1995
unmarked
unmarked
Brownie Lee Coston            	September 24, 1943-December 12, 1986
unmarked
Alabama Fountain              	February 3, 1886-March 18, 1953
Tommie Lee Fountain 		July 3, 1928-December 27, 1955
unmarked
unmarked
Minnie Knight Lett            	October 6, 1899-April 11, 1989
Lucy D. Knight                	1866-1916
Lelia K. Jefferson            	1885-1921
Willie Fountain               	July 16, 1898-August 6, 1953
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Virginia Richardson           	August 20, 1847-September 4, 1911
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Mary B. Kyles                 	March 15, 1893-July 5, 1961
Hudy Booker                     July 1888-December 1962
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Lexana Kyles Lett             	November 12, 1927-July 25, 1996
unmarked infant
Lenard Lett, Sr.              	September 16, 1905-November 26, 1982
unmarked
unmarked
Lenard Lett, Jr.              	May 10, 1944-February 14, 1993
unmarked
Lizzie Lee Smith              	March 4, 1920-August 13, 1981
Wilbert E. Smith              	July 26, 1949-March 8, 1972
unmarked
Ruby B. Best                    January 18, 1945-April 4, 2001
Willie Howard Brown 		January 29, 1946-May 27, 2001
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked infant
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Peter Randalson               	December 23, 1886-January 23, 1962
Mary E. Randalson             	August 7, 1893-August 21, 1978
unmarked
unmarked
Sam Randalson                 	September 9, 1926-July 19, 1957
unmarked
Eddie L. Riley                  November 10, 1918-April 17, 1978
Alexander Randalson           	May 25, 1912-March 10, 1951
Hal Lett                      	August 10, 1862-January 27, 1928
Ellen Lett                      July 31, 1867-February 13, 1947
unmarked infant
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Ozzie Montgomery              	1911-1944
Lillie Carey                    1906-1940
Brownie Randalson             	July 5, 1891-December 23, 1939
Mary Sheppard Richardson      	February 14, 1907-November 30, 1939
unidentified infant
unmarked
Peter Randalson               	1850-1911
Shepard Randalson             	August 31, 1851-February 23, 1916
James H. Randalson            	September 12, 1940-November 29, 1993
unmarked
unmarked
Crissie Cunningham            	May 1917-1979
Eddie Helton                    July 9, 1896-My 10, 1919
unmarked
unmarked
Ransome Lett                    December 24, 1884-December 9, 1909
Minnie Randelson Robbins      	May 25, 1916-December 31, 1993
Lee Randelson                 	1885-1976
Willie Randelson              	1891-1977
Louise Lett                     November 12, 1869-May 23, 1945
unmarked
Prince Dailey                   April 15, 1899-September 16, 1963
Mary Dailey                     August 22, 1898
Isom “Bo” Dailey              	1892-1963
Alice V. Dailey               	1897-1967
Mattie Lett McMillian         	April 25, 1893-August 23, 1987
Birdie Ryan                     February 19, 1888-May 10, 1989
unmarked
Earlis Randelson              	February 4, 1950-January 11, 1983
unmarked
unmarked
Sherman Randelson             	January 7, 1925-December 13, 1957
Audrey Davison Clark          	July 11, 1956-September 19, 2002
unmarked
Nettie B. Davison             	May 3, 1921-October 20, 1972
Major “Lil Bro” Eugene
Davison                       	April 11, 1946-July 8, 1998
Hubert Lett                     January 16, 1906-February 5, 1952
Will H. Reaves                	July 8, 1887-April 25, 1944
Jannie V. Reaves              	May 1, 1890-November 22, 1953
Azalea Lett                     August 11, 1916-November 16, 1947
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
unmarked
Jennifer Evonne Mosley        	August 3, 1862- March 3, 1996
Margaret Louise M.
Armstrong                     	September 1, 1949-October 4, 1979
Johnny Armstrong             	November 4, 1947-June 6, 1984
Rev. Herman Armstrong         	February 2, 1963-June 27, 1994
unmarked
unmarked
Dedric T. Smith               	February 5, 1977-March 22, 1994
unmarked
Rebecca E. Pope               	January 14, 1922
Lizzie Dailey                  	December 29, 1878-November 3, 1971
Richard L. Dailey             	August 15, 1876- June 16, 1956
Samuel Dailey                   May 10, 1901-January 31, 1956
Robert Pugh                     August 31, 1930-April 29, 1997
Wash Pugh
headstone unidentifiable
unmarked
Elmira McCorvey               	July 1900-February 1964
Stokes McCorvey               	May 1882-March 1961
Lula R. Reaves                	October 12, 1894-March 3, 1985
Shirley Reaves                	May 29, 1888-July 3, 1971
Dug Fry                       	June 18, 1875-December 25, 1961
Lillian Fry                     born 1800's died 1900's
unmarked


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