Philip & Bartholomew (Nathaniel) In memory of Mr. John True, Sr. by his wife and children.
At the top is the patriarchal cross and spear, recalling Phillip's martyrdom after his missionary activity in Phrygia and Galatia. Also shown is a Basket and Tau Cross, symbolic of Philip's words in association with the feeding of the multitudes as written in John 6:5-7.
Bartholomew is shown with a fig tree from his calling as a disciples referenced in John 1:44-51. Shown with Bartholomew are the open Bible and a flaying knife, symbolic of his faith in God's Word as well as the instrument of his death.
James the Less & Thomas (the twin) Given in honor of Mr. & Mrs. H.L. Branscom by their daughters Marcheta and Norma Jean
At the top are three stones symbolizing the stoning and martyrdom of James. He also holds the saw, another instrument of his persecution and the most widely used symbol of this apostle.
Pictured with Thomas are the carpenter's square and a vertical spear. Thomas is said to have built a church building with his own hands in Mallpur, in India making him known as the patron saint of builders.
Thomas holds the arrows and stone, intruments of his persectuion and the spear is nearby representing the instrument used in his martyrdom.
Peter & Andrew Given in memory of Mr. Edgar Giese by his wife Elizabeth GIese
Representing Peter is the crowing rooster symbolizing his three time denial of Jesus. Also represented are the inverted cross indicating the method of Peter's crucifixion because he felt he was unworthy to be crucified like the Savior.
Shown also, are the keys to the Kingdom referencing Jesus' statement to Peter that "upon this rock I will build my church". With Andrew, Peter's brother, are symbols of his occupation as a fisherman.
Pictured are the saltier, or St. Andrew's cross, the fish and the boat hook. The net in the background symbolizes Jesus' statement in Matthew, "I will make you fishers of people..."
John and James (sons of Zebedee) Given in memory of Mr. Edgar Giese by his wife Elizabeth Giese
With John is the depiction of a scroll, also a symbol of the four evangelists.
Pictured as well is the chalice and the serpent.
Three shells symbolize James as well as the staff and the wallet of the pilgrim.
Matthew & Jude (Thaddeus) Given by Dr. & Mrs. Worth Walrod in memory of Mrs. Walrod's father, Mr. Kenneth Clay Fawcus and in honor of her mother, Martha Fawcus.
When Matthew is depicted as an Apostle and not one of the four evangelists, his symbol is that of a shield with three purses, referring to his first occupation as a tax collecor.
He is also pictured with the halberd indicating his probable decapitation and martyrdom.
Jude, or Thaddeus, is pictured with a boat with a cross shaped mast representing his missionary travels with Simon that took him into Arabia, Syria, and Mesopotamia. He is also shown with a boat hook, another usual symbol of this Apostle.
Simon & Matthias Given by Dr. & Mrs. Worth Walrod in momory of Mrs. Walrod's father, Mr. Kenneth Clay Fawcus and in honor of her mother, Martha Fawcus.
Simon is depicted with his most familiar symbol of a book with a fish lying upon it indicating his great love of being a "fisher of men" through the power of the Gospel. He also holds oars and a battle axe, other common symbols used for Simon.
Matthias is the Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot and is often substituted for the traitor who betrayed Jesus. His most common symbol is an open Bible and double battle axe. Another usual attribute for Mattias is the sword or scimitar held by the point.