About Us

Financial Goals and Performance

The two endowment funds of the Friends of Mill Creek Baptist Church Graveyard, Inc. have grown in market value through careful investments made through the Tennessee Baptist Foundation. The market value of the General Endowment Fund at the Tennessee Baptist Foundation on February 9, 2001 was $28,249.34. On November l, 2007 it was $40,279.22. On February 28, 2009 it was $19,044.38. On September 30, 2009 it was $26,185.71. On September 30, 2010 it was $29,768.03.  On October 31, 2011 it was $34,614.00. The market value of the Amelia Edwards Endowment Fund on December 31, 2007 was $6,734.58. On February 28, 2009 it was $9,374.31. On September 30, 2009 it was $10, 318.72. On September 30, 2010 it was $10,722.75. On October 31, 2011 it was $11,277.15.  Increasing the balance of the two endowment funds is the Board of Directors’ top priority.

The regular endowment fund was started soon after the formation of the FOMCBCG organization. It has been the Board of Directors’ goal to make this fund grow by special donations being placed in the fund and allowed to remain as long term investments. The Amelia Edwards Endowment Fund was established to recognize the contribution of talent and goodwill Amelia provided to the Friends of Mill Creek Baptist Church Graveyard, Inc. organization. Amelia was directly resposnible for the establishment of the organization and played an important role in almost all of its significant accomplishments for the rest of her life. The goal for donations to Amelia's Fund is $20,000, which is now 56.3 percent accomplished. Her son Bill Edwards now serves on the board as Treasurer.


Board of Directors

Otho Whitsitt Higley, Jr., President
Lu Whitworth, Vice President
William Heath Edwards, Treasurer
Harriet Jewel, Secretary
John F. Eldredge, Marketing
James H. Goodrich, Membership