First Baptist Church of Carthage Pictures

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The First Baptist Church of Carthage
The Carthage Baptist Church was organized on July 16, 1881, having its roots in Peyton's Creek
Baptist Church at Monoville. A building was constructed on a lot south of the present location.
On October 16, 1921 the old wood frame church building that they had worshiped in for 50 years
was destroyed by fire. (See Sketch below) A new building was then built on a lot at the corner of
Fite Ave and Main Street that they had purchased from Newt West.

In 1948 the name was changed from Carthage Baptist Church to First Baptist Church of Carthage.

Mens Bible Class Carthage Baptist Church 1928
Front Row L to R
Frank Bradford, Monroe Malone, Will Cothern, Frank Yeaman, Bobby Flippen, Vistor, Vistor, Vistor,
Tommy Sanderson, Lee Rains, Cecil Hindsley, Rev. Bunyon Smith, Pastor and C.C. Davis, Teacher.
Second Row
Yancey Beasley, Ed High, Mr. Duggan, Jim Porter, John Bryant, Mr. Craighead,
Charlie Bryant, John Petty, Andy Martin, Eddie Bowman, Mitch Moore.
Third Row
M.D. Fuqua, unknown, S.R.(Buck) Malone, Fred Dickens, Rube Fisher, Herman White, unknown, Dave
Porter, Buster Bowman, Johnny Hiett, Wes Bowman, Dude Goolsby, unknown, unknown, W.B. Granstaff.
Back Row
Walter Scott, Mr.Hopkins, Powford Coffee, R.E. Martin, Tom Porter, Ernest Hart Sr., Sam Ward, Jim
Robinson, man in front of Mr. Ward believed to be a Scott, W.H. Turner Sr., Chester Midgett, Henry
Matthews, Robert Turner, man with only part of head showing believed to be a Mr. Matthews.

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