Bear Creek Baptist Church
Located 492 Bear Creek Church Rd
Bear Creek Baptist Church was organized on March 30 1792. The organization was effected by the
Rev William Petty and the Rev Lazarus Whitehead. The church was built around 1856, remodeled
and additions made down through the years.
Damage to some of the older stones in Bear Creek Cemetery
On July 4 2004, during a visit to the cemetery, I noticed damage to some of the older stones
in the Bear Creek Cemetery. As circular lines were visible around the stones it was evident
(to me) that some sort of weedeating device was causing the damage.
The pastor has been notified and the matter has been turned over to the cemetery committee.
Hopefully, this problem will quickly be resolved. Never-the-less, the damage to these and other
stones cannot be undone.
In Memory of William Marlow He departed this life September 1825
65y 10m 14d
One of the damaged stones at Bear Creek Church Cemetery, for William Marlow.
Wanted to get a better photo of this stone, to enable reading all of the inscription. This will never be!
Here Lies the Body of
Melinda Marlow DEC. June 10 1820 Age 6 Y
(Left) Here Lies the Body of
Strangeman Marlow DEC. April 17 1820 19 Years
Photos: 4 July 2004
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