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Doss Memorial Singing

Sardis Baptist Church, Morris, Alabama

May 28, 2000

The annual Doss Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Floyd Screws leading song on page 59. Tim Whitaker led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Floyd Screws 31b; Lora Cargo 345b, 322, 100; Dick Nail 58, 571 (CB) (for Tressie Doss); Glenn Keeton 285 (t? b?), 274 (t? b?), 45 (t? b?); Jerry Ryan 345t, 145t, 343b; Amber Springfield 30b, 49b, 166; Julianna Jett 88t; Gerstile Nail 155, 47b; Ann Jett 73t, 448b, 565b; Tim Whitaker 32t, 354t, 460.


Floyd Screws called the class to order leading song on page 270. Leaders: Mamie Jenkins 85, 112, 124; John Merritt 358, 290 (in memory of his mother and Margaret Whitaker); Buell Cobb 75, 138b, 33b; Brenda Merritt 426t, 448t.

The memorial lesson was given by Floyd Screws. Lora Cargo led song on page 454 for the sick and shut-ins. Dick Nail led song on page 235 for the following deceased: Geneva Jones, Margaret Whitaker, Lamana Bige, Polly Thomas, Pauline Humphrey, Edna Thomas, Eugene Wright, Elvert Kilgo, and all of those who died on the battlefields.

The pastor, Brother Abel, welcomed everyone and gave thanks for the noon meal.


Floyd Screws brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 348b. Leaders: Velton Chafin 97, 144, 225t; Nora Parker 36b; Aquilla Branham 145b, 143, 68b; David Branham 119, 312b; Audrey Branham 45t, 571 (CB); Leah Nail Commer and Pam Nail Rosser 146, 85; Mamie Jenkins 358; John Merritt “Delusion”; Jerry Rhyne 39b; Buell Cobb 159; Glenn Keeton 457; Lora Cargo 269; Amber Springfield 34b; Gerstile Nail 40; Dick Nail 300; Brenda Merritt 89; Tim Whitaker 64; John Merritt and Tim Whitaker 294; John Jenkins 339.

Floyd Screws led song on page 62 as the closing song. Pastor Abel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Floyd Screws; Vice Chairman—Dick Nail; Secretary—Ruth Screws.