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Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Opp, Alabama

Saturday, April 1, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for Lonnie and Kate Jones convened at Cool Springs Baptist Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in April at 9:00 a.m. Mike Jones gave the welcoming address and led songs on pages 32t and 36b. Aubrey Barfield offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Stanley Smith 36t, 99; Aubrey Barfield 171, 220; Tim Jones 336t, 38t; Bill Aplin 336b; Wylene Williams 500, 572; Tommie Spurlock 217, 298; Kennon Smith 381b, 189b.

RECESS

Winston Jones brought the class to order leading song on page 299. Leaders: Frank Hattaway 49b, 283; Ford Bulger 511, 505; Buster Meriell 43, 67; Margaret Spurlock 108b, 112; Myrtle Richberg 450, 516; David Lee 184b, 571; Ann Jett 54t, 559; Bill Farris 401, 282.

RECESS

Mike Jones called the class to order leading song on page 31. Leaders: Earnest Crockraft 264b, 266b; Agnes Farris 345, 410; Elsie Moon 397, 202; Allison Jones 515; LaShon Tillman 229, 573; Paul Wyatt 411, 129; Dewayne Hawthorne 68t, 270; Edith Tate 39, 137; Danny Creel 182, 176b; John Etheridge 472, 285t. Elder James Donaldson graced the table.

LUNCH

Mike Jones called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 29b. Leaders: Joe Nall 443, 428; Ed Bass 300, 447; Wayne Jones 444, 94; Brandon Wood 79; Pearl Patillo 28b, 47b; Michael Jones 384, 73t; Rhonda Harrison 72, 145b; Cynthia Osberne 44, 89; Brittney Jones and Breane Jones 358.

RECESS

Mike Jones called the class to order leading song on page 225. Leaders: Richard Graham 563, 544; Emmie Lou Grayson 324; Bill Hogan 45b, 208; Alice Williams and Aubrey Barfield 199, 198; Eva Padgett 77t, 536; Vickie Aplin 268t, 274; Cathy Parker 341, 395; John Etheridge 292b (for Thurman Nall); Winston Jones 276; Maeghann Hawthorne, Emily Parker, and Bethaney Hawthorne 45t.

The children of Lonnie and Kate Jones (Mike Jones, Winston Jones, Wayne Jones, Carmaletta Hawthorne, Lela Ellison, Betty Jean Kendrick, and Willodean Thrash) led songs on pages 159 and 32 for the memorial lesson.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led song on page 343 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Tim Jones; Secretary—Faye Jones.