Baldwin County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Montpelier Methodist Churchyard

Montpelier Methodist Churchyard photo
Location:
From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go east on Hancock St. and follow Highway 22 (Sparta Hwy) east for 4.1 miles. The church and cemetery are on the right at 449 Sparta Hwy.

GPS coordinates: 33 04' 47" N 83 09' 49" W
or in degrees only form: 33.07972° N X 83.16361° W
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GMD: 115
Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: White
Some extra info is per Rev. Edward Boyce Nelson, Sr.
Unmarked Grave Baby Wood

s/o of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wood
Grave 1
Owen Wayne Smith
Mar 26, 1880 - Apr 17, 1936

Grave 2
Evie Brookins Smith
May 1, 1896 - Dec 7, 1992
Mama
Grave 3
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 4
Lewis Elijah Smith
Apr 27, 1922 - Aug 21, 1996

Military Service: World War II
Pvt US Army
Grave 5
Felton L. Smallwood
Dec 25, 1910 - Apr 3, 1965

Military Service: World War II
Ga, Pvt US Army
Grave 6
Evelyn M. Jarvis
Sep 8, 1892 - Apr 3, 1957

Military Service: World War I
Ga, Pvt Co D 1 Development Bn
Grave 7
Unmarked Adult Slab


Grave 8
Lewis Brookins
Oct 1, 1910 - Mar 14, 1988
Son
Grave 9
Carl Rodney Brookins
Feb 10, 1909 - May 11, 1937
Masonic emblem. Son
Grave 10
Fannie Stubbs Brookins
Aug 31, 1880 - Jun 30, 1970
Mother
Grave 11
Louis Augustus Brookins
Apr 17, 1881 - Nov 24, 1933
Masonic emblem. Father
Grave 12
Debra Gail Brookins
May 8, 1958 - May 9, 1958
God must have needed another angel.
Grave 13
Mancy Madison Brantley
Jun 20, 1896 - May 30, 1982
Father
Grave 14
Katie Butts Brantley
Jan 10, 1908 - Jul 3, 1986
Mother
Grave 15
Nicholas Edward Smith
Mar 19, 2010 - Mar 20, 2010
All info per funeral home tag.
Grave 16
Thomas Jefferson Hall

Only T. J. appears on gravestone. First and middle names per editors.
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Co A Phillips Legion
Grave 17
Unmarked Adult Slabs

Graves 18-21 are unmarked.
Grave 18
Lonnie Lee Simmons, Jr.

- Feb 7, 1965
Our beloved son.
Grave 22
Marion Veal
Oct 11, 1918 - May 3, 1996
A man of deeds
Grave 23
Callie Sue Estes Veal
Dec 10, 1911 - Feb 5, 2002
A woman of faith.
Grave 24
Helen Jane Estes

- Sep 28, 1938

Grave 25
Frances Louise Gunnells
Feb 24, 1906 - May 28, 1987

Grave 26
May Dunahoo Estes
Apr 6, 1886 - Mar 5, 1959

Grave 27
James W. Estes
Sep 14, 1882 - Jan 3, 1946

Grave 28
Sammy J. Estes
Jan 25, 1935 - Aug 7, 1951

Grave 29
Helen G. Estes
May 18, 1916 - Aug 22, 1992

Grave 30
Thad W. Estes
Dec 15, 1907 - Dec 12, 1957

Grave 31
Michael D. Estes
May 11, 1948 - Nov 17, 1990

Grave 32
Van Mark Estes
Jun 23, 1950 - Jan 27, 2004

Grave 33
Robert M. Franks
Feb 2, 1919 - Jan 10, 1976
Father
Military Service: World War II
Cpl Army Air Forces
Grave 34
Bessie Lou Brookins Franks
Oct 11, 1920 - Feb 22, 1958
Maiden name not on stone. Maiden name per editors. Mother
Grave 35
Lizzie Sanders Franks
Dec 11, 1904 - Oct 31, 1972
Wife of W. B. Franks. Grandmother.
Grave 36
William Baxter Franks
Jul 28, 1913 - Jan 1, 1993
Granddaddy
Military Service:
US Army Air Corps
Grave 37
Unmarked Infant Graves Twins of Tonya Weaver

Buried at feet of grandmother, Lizzie Sanders Franks, per editors.
Grave 38
Carolyn Elizabeth Franks Bonner
May 19, 1947 - May 17, 1984
Beloved wife of Henry E. Bonner. "My darling Carroll"
Grave 39
Larry Baxter Franks
May 19, 1948 - Apr 30, 2008
Beloved Daddy, Son, Brother, PawPaw. Playing cards inscribed on gravestone. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
Military Service:
SSgt U.S. Army
Grave 40
Bryan Mark Estes
Nov 14, 1973 - Mar 31, 1997
A separate marker contains a long tribute: "He was not given the gift of speech, but he said so much … "
Grave 41
Thad W. Estes, Jr.
Jan 12, 1935 - Dec 31, 2003
The Lord's Prayer is on a marker between his marker and Irma Giles Estes' marker.
Grave 42
Irma Giles Estes
Aug 23, 1937 - May 6, 1983
A pink rose decoration appears on her grave marker. The Lord's Prayer is on a marker between her marker and Thad W. Estes Jr.'s marker.
Grave 43
Cecil L. Durden
Oct 14, 1919 - Oct 17, 1991

Grave 44
Edna Layfield Durden
Jun 12, 1922 - Dec 24, 2002
Only middle initial appears on gravestone. Maiden name is Layfield, per editors.
Grave 45