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Reid Memorial

Old County Line Church, Corner, Alabama

October 15, 2000

The eighty-first session of the Reid Memorial singing was called to order by Chairman Harrison Creel at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 335. The morning prayer was offered by Clayton Ezell. Harrison Creel led song on page 317. The singing is permanently organized.

Leaders: Lucy Heidorn 30t, 88t (in memory of her mother, Marie Aldridge); Teenie Moody 171; Clayton Ezell 421, 425; Jeff Sheppard 392, 316; Bickett Howton 373, 436; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 84; Ivalene Donaldson and Willard Donaldson 426t, 39b; Velton Chafin 57; Karen Ivey 217, 203; Karen Ivey and Max Berueffy 532 (by request); Richard Mauldin 63, 36b.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Kenneth Tate leading songs on pages 343 and 119 (for Ray Tate). Leaders: Odie Horton 403, 200; Jarrod George 300, 358; Mary Florence Smith 302, 334; Roy Nelson 522, 318; Amber Springfield 192, 391; John Hyde 75; Lisa Geist 344, 150; Richard Ivey 399b; Mark Brown 49b.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Chairman Harrison Creel leading song on page 498. Leaders: Henry Guthery 558; Julie Tate 35; Leola Smith 283; Ashley Keeton 441, 389; Gordon Wilkinson 475; Edie Richardson and Edith Tate 159; Paula Springfield 297, 408; Larry Ballinger 91; Dennis George 355; Travis Keeton 388; Laura Clawson 142, 76b; Charlotte Richardson McCarn 100; Billy Williams 450; Amanda Denson 250; Willodean Barton 416.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Chairman Harrison Creel leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 512; Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land” (for Ray Tate); Shelbie Sheppard 282; Henry Johnson 378b; Stuart Ivey 189; Ann Jett 503, 37b (in memory of Tommy Creel); L.E. Hannah 187; Jackie Tanner and Cindy Franklin 270; Max Berueffy 73t; Danny Creel 269; Brenda Merritt 470, 196; Nathan Green and Norma Green 544, 410b; David Ivey 352; Clarissa Springfield 166, 445; Earl Ballinger 155; Josie Hyde 507; Johnny Humber 340; Milton Oliver 314; Flarce Creel 384; Buell Cobb 30b; Wanda Capps 33b; Ila Ingle 442; John Merritt 240; Julie Poston 101t; Gravis Ballinger 110; Elene Stovall 430; Edith Tate 212, 275b, 42.

Chairman Harrison Creel led song on page 348b as the closing song. Glenn Keeton offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn; Arranging Committee—Cindy Franklin.