Stone County Missouri
History Of Missouri Baptists
Stone County Association
This body was organized in 1923 by churches formerly in Lawrence County, Christian County and Taney County Associations. These churches were Bethany, Brown Springs, Elsey, Hurley, Keystone, New Prospect, Smyrna, Ponce de Leon, pleasant View, Union Grove, Union Ridge, and Walnut Shade. They reported 731 members. The officers in 1924 were R.W. Forbis, moderator, and M.H. Threlkeld, clerk. This year there were 14 churches with 624 members. There had been 53 baptisms during the year. The pastors were D. J. Estep, C. W. Fortner, A. Mosher, N.W. Whittington, R.W. Fricks, Floyd Hanks, J.C. Palmer, E. Melton, Geoffrey Swadley, B. F. Clark and Albert Gray.
Stone County Association in 1933 reported 14 churches, 45 baptisms, and 760 members. The moderator was W. A. geren and the clerk, Elizabeth Gatton. The pastors in the association this year were: Stephen Maples, Charles Russell, W. E. Brown, Albert Roley, J. M. Langston, J. C. Standlee and W. C. Geren.
[Pg. 401; Published by the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist General Association, R.S. Douglass, 1934 - Transcribed by: Carrie Tuck]