MEMBERSHIP ROLL CROSS CUT BAPTIST CHURCH 1910 - 1929
By John Limmer
It would appear the roll depicted in the "Cross Cut Baptist Church " log was accurate for the time period September, 1910 through September, 1929. The first Conference Meeting recorded in the "Convention Church Record" was held on February 7, 1943, with the final entry being dated April 27, 1955. Obviously, if a person were added to -and then removed from the church roll either prior to 1910~ or during the "record gap" between 1929 and 1943, the chance exists that person might not be included in the list below. With that unfortunate, but unavoidable disclaimer, I give you the It1en1bership roll for the Cross Cut Baptist Church:
Adams, Mrs. Frank Allison, Coy
Arledge, Alton, Belle, C. J., Jack, Mattie, Mr. & Mrs. T. A., Mr. & Mrs. F. A., Mrs. Jess, Nedra, S. P., and W. C.
Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. Hemy, and Mrs. T. J.
Barr, E. Hale
Baucom, Alto & Hattie, Arvin, Billie Jo, Billy Paul, Bobby, Emma, Inez, Marie, Bill & Daisy, and Mr. & Mrs. C. W.
Baum, Billie Ruth
Baxter, Aleck, Alvie, H., Leonard, and Neal
Bell, Mrs. Steve
Bishop, Docia, Isaac, Miss, and Virgil
Bryan, Herman, Mr.W. L. and Miss Lillie
Burkett, Mrs. Preston
Byrd, Addie, Courtney, Eliza, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse, Joe, Lawrence, Leroy, Leta, Beulah Lee, Lillian, Madie Belle, Mrs. Claude, Mrs.
Ernest, Mrs. Jake, Nannie, Ola, and R.
Calk, Billie, Doris, Gerald, Mr .& Mrs. , and Oberlee.
Carroll, (No first name or initials)
Cary, Isola, Josie, Lindsey, S. B., and Thomas
Casey, Coleman, Dave, and Lillie
Clark, Alton, Billie Ruth, Cisero, Claudie, E. B., Luke & Eva, F. J., J. C., Julie, L. Z. C., Lovonia, M. C., Mr. & Mrs. Clois, Mr. & Mrs. E. B., Mrs. John, Rip T. J., T. J. Jr., Vera, and Walton
Cole, Mr. & Mrs. Guy, and Mildred
Coley, Mr. & Mrs.
Conlee, Addie, Alta, I. D., John, Mary, Mr. & Mrs., and Addie
Conner, Rev. & Mrs. Jack
Corder, Mr. & Mrs. J. T., and Mrs. & Mrs. R. B.
Cowan, Mrs. Bryant, Bryant, Jr ., and Mrs. Kate
Crabtree, Ella, Emma, Maggie, and Willie
Davis, Harold, Wayland, and Willis & Neva Lee
Dixon, Mrs. J. W.
Dobbs, (No name or initial)
Dunlap, Mr .& Mrs. Due, Mrs. Vera
Dunn, Mrs. Temple
Eaton, Charlie, Josie, and Mr. & Mrs. S. C.
Edwards, Mr. Alec
Elsberry, Mrs. Fred, Fredie, Glena, Radon, and S. A.
Evans, Mr. & Mrs. R. P., and Elsie
Farley, Rev .& Mrs. Quint
Fomby, Forrest, Gladys, and Mr. & Mrs. 0. B.
Forbs, Dorce, Dorcus, J. F., and Luther
Ford, Mr. & Mrs. J. M.
Frye, Mrs. S. A. Gafford, Mrs. Ethel and Mrs. Goldie
Gaines, Addie, Anderson, Barrie, Carrie, Cora, Dan, Edman, G. B., Grandpa, Grandma, Irene, John H., Johnie, Louis, Major, Martin W., & Eddie, Sallie, Viena, W. F., W. M., Geraldean, and Henry.
Garlitz, Mr. & Mrs., and Dorma
Goddard, Mrs. Lottie
Gotcher, E. F., J. A., and Laska
Graves, Mr .& Mrs. Otic Greenwood, Nona
Greggs, Mr. & Mrs. Eldon, and Nelda
Griffin, Evelene, and Percy Leon
Harris, Mr. & Mrs.
Henderson, Mr .& Mrs. J. D .
Hill, Billie Frances, Elbert, Emma Lee, L. L., and Mr. & Mrs. J. D.
Hooper, Judson, and Mrs. J. A.
Horton, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Mary Francis, and Patsy Erline
Hull, Dora Lee, and Viola
Humphrey, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon
Jackson, Charlie, Dick, Doris, and Reverend Edd
Jones, Clemmie, Clint, George, Jim, Joetta, Margaret, and Reverend Aud
Jowers, Mr. & Mrs. George, Betty Pearl, Georgia, and Grace
Jutzee, Mrs. (Spelling uncertain)
Kitchen, Mrs. Geo. H.
Lange, Mr. & Mrs. H. C.
Lantz, Mr. & Mrs. D. E.
Lobstein, Berna Dean, and Betty Sue
Logan, Nollie, and Wanda
Logans, Mrs. Aruenia
Man, J. L., and Willie
Mathis, Mr. & Mrs.
Maxwell, Mrs., and Billy M.
McCasland, Rev. & Mrs. Paul
McDonough, Mrs. Charles
McKeehan, Mr .& Mrs. Jim, Alene, Billie Ellen, Delraye, Margaret, Mary Helen, and Peggy
Meadow, Florence, Jack, and Lillie
Melton, Mr. & Mrs. Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar, and Winnie Jane
Miller, Jess 0., and Junior
Moore, Mr .& Mrs. Birle, Annie, and Waymond
Murry , Mr .& Mrs. George
Necessary, Mrs., and Lauren
Nelson, Reverend & Mrs. A H., Carroll Lee, and Helen Norene
Newsome, Harry, L. W., LoUie, M F., Ralph, Raymond, and Sallie
Newton, Charlie, Emma, 1. M., J. W., Jennie, John, John P. & Irene, Johnnie Linden, Loyda, Mr. & Mrs. Roy, Nora, and Ross & Louise
Norris, Mr. & Mrs. Homer
Nunn, Oma, and W. N.
Oliver, Mr. & Mrs. F. B.
Overstreet, A. C. , and Emma
Parks, Jennie, and Ola
Parson, Mrs. E. H.
Pentecost, Bertha, and Edd
Pickett, Darcus, Eugene, Mr. & Mrs. Arvel, Mr. & Mrs. Robert, Nettie, and Tabitha
Plummer, Mrs. Laura
Purcell, Mr. & Mrs. Walter
Purvis, Mr .& Mrs. H. L.
Pyle, Mr .& Mrs. Ernest, Carrie, Dorris, Earl, Ida, Ina, and J. A.
Ray, M. E., and W. M.
Roach, Mr. J. A.
Russell, Henry , Allie, Edd, Harry , and Matt
Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs., and Adanial
Scott, Addie, Hattie, I. T., Jim, and Minnie
Sessions, Mrs. Lillian
Shaw, E. E., and J. H.
Sheppard, Mt. & Mrs. Calvin, Mrs. Tom, and Billie Joe
Sherman, Edd, and J. F.
Slate, Mr .& Mrs. Louis, and Lucy
Smelly, Mr. D. F., and Mrs. Ollie
Smith. Mr. & Mrs. H. H., Eva, and MoUie
Sowell" Mr. & Mrs. Charlie, Kenneth. and Stewart
Stacy, Marabel, Nettie, Saphorina, and Tom
Stambaugh, Roy and Laurita
Stewart, Mrs. J. T .
Stockton. Burnice, Elva, and Fay
Stone, Albert, Johnnie, and Myrtle
Sutton, Mr. G. W.
Swink, Mr. & Mrs. J. R.
Tabor, Mrs. Jewel
Teague, Mr. & Mrs. Charlie, Alton, Billy Wayne, Johnnie, and Mrs. John
Teston, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, A. B., Buna, Distil, Girtrude, Hestie, L. R., Mrs. S. A.
Underwood, Lizzie, and Norman
Upton, Dr. & Mrs. A. F., and Pearl
Walker , Charlie, Glyn, Irene, and OIVin Waiters, Beulah
Watson, Mrs., Daisy, Jennie, and Simon
Webb, Mrs. Lilia
Westerman, Mrs. Dow, Burla, Lula, and Sue
Wilhelm, Mr. & Mrs. Charley
Wilkins, R. L.
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon, Mrs., Adder, Effie, Jewel, Lucinda, and Robert
Wooldridge, Ausie & Vera, and May. Yancey , Mr .& Mrs. Allie
For a town whose total population never exceeded 150 souls, the list is impressive. Each of those on the roll at one time or another stepped into the soul-cleansing waters of the bayou or the baptistery a sinner, and emerged a born again Christian, and upstanding member of the Cross Cut Baptist Church. Unfortunately for a few, while baptism in the eyes of the typical layperson is a true Christian's key to the pearly gates, it does not necessarily carry a lifetime warranty. As the Bible says, "'the flesh is weak", and the shepherds of the church are ever vigilant to the actions of their flock. Evidence to that vigilance can be seen in an entry into the Church Conference journal during the Spring of 1923 meeting.
"Cross Cut Baptist Church Conference -May 28, 1944
A motion was made by Bill Baucom and seconded by Roy Newton to withdraw fel/owship .from Mr. And Mrs. Calvin Sheppard on grounds of heresy. Mr. Sheppard stated in conference, at Bro. Allen's request, that he had joined another church.