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Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Barrow County, Georgia

Bethel Church Rd
Bethlehem GA

Lat: 3355'49"N, Lon: 8345'55"W

From the intersection of GA-316 & GA-81, proceed south for .9 mi. Turn left on Bethel Church Road and travel .5 mile. Bethel Baptist Church is on the right. The cemetery is behind the church, except for two short rows which are on the right as you face the church.

Bethel Baptist Church received a deed from John O. Perry in Walton County on Feb 10, 1877, for a 1¼ acre tract of land of the purpose of erecting a place of worship. Logs cut from nearby woods were used to build the brush arbor and benches in the small community five miles from Jug Tavern (Winder) just off the Loganville Highway. The old brush arbor served the congregation until 1904 when it was replaced by a one room church with a front porch.

Arch Perry donated the land at the rear of the church building as a burial site for members of the church and of the community. There has never been a charge made for burial lots to anyone, and in recent years additional land for burials of members was donated by heirs of the Perry estate and nmumerous additions and improvements have enhanced the church property.

This is not a complete listing of burials! The records below were provided by contributors to Cemetery Records Online. Total records = 11.

Contributor's Index:

Lunch, Janette, Baby, b. 19 Nov 1946, d. 9 Dec 1946, Row 2, [AH]
Lynch, Blanne G., b. 1880, d. 1954 Mother (Double Marker), Row 1, [AH]
Lynch, C. Wando, b. 1876, d. 1949 Father (Double Marker), Row 1, [AH]
Lynch, Helen L., b. 19 Dec 1922, d. 9 Jun 1987 (Double Marker), Row 2, [AH]
Lynch, Paulette, Infant, b. ----, d. 5 Oct 1949, Row 2, [AH]
Lynch, W. Randloph, b. 4 Feb 1920. d. 16 Oct 1973 (Double Marker), Row 2, [AH]
Wallace, Bennie Joe, b. 1942, d. 1944 son of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Wallace, Row 2, [AH]
Watkins, L. Gus, b. 30 Mar 1898, d. 3 Mar 1982 Father (Double Marker), Row 1, [AH]
Watkins, Lorene C., b. 1 Mar 1908, d. 28 Apr 1992 Mother (Double Marker), Row 1, [AH]
Wright, Jeff T., b. 25 Jul 1964, d. 17 Sep 1979, Row 1, [AH]
Wright, Linda Faye, b. 4 Oct 1945, d. 10 Sep 1983, Row 1, [AH]

 

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