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Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church

Newell, Randolph County, Alabama

October 22, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Lonnie Rogers leading song on page 75. Rev. Julian Murphy, pastor of the church, offered the opening prayer. Lonnie Rogers led song on page 101t, followed by B.J. Harris leading songs on pages 303 and 503.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—B.J. Harris; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards; Memorial Committee—Mary Florence Smith and Pam Brown.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 298; Mary Florence Smith 123t, 81t; B.M. Smith 145 (t? b?), 222; Glenda Watkins 124, 410t; Jeff Sheppard 336, 318; Everette Denney 490, 489b; Syd Caldwell 390 (in memory of Rosa Hughes and Vedie Touchstone), 481 (for Dan Brittain); Shelbie Sheppard 290, 142; Rodney Ivey 155, 475; Evelyn Harris 47t, 82t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by B.J. Harris leading song on page 143. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 235, 358; Eunice Webb 436, 406; Bernard Collard 480, 63; Don Bowen 73t, 39b; Elene Stovall 430, 99; Max Berueffy 272, 278b; Tabitha Murphy 45t, 59; Hans Guttmann 270, 34b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Lonnie Rogers leading song on page 335. Leaders: Roy Nelson 97, 274t; Stuart Ivey 196, 206; Ruth Daniel 278t.

Mary Florence Smith presented the memorial. B.M. Smith led song on page 284 for the following deceased: Nadine Murphy, Robert Melton Murphy, Annie Mitchell, Dorothy Murphy, Helfin Murphy, Vedie Touchtone, Evelyn Williams, and Arthur Heard. Syd Caldwell led songs on pages 177 and 306 in memory of Rosa Hughes, Velma Richardson, Vedie Touchstone, and Don Wilkerson.

Judy Mincey led song on page 50b for the sick and shut-ins, and the memorial was closed with prayer led by Mary Florence Smith.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 47b, 267; Sherrell Durand 127, 159; David Ivey 309; Geraldine Rice 269, 224; Frank Bell and Pam Brown 339, 119; Karen Ivey 313t, 569 (t? b?); Judy Mincey 540; Tabitha Murphy 128; Stuart Ivey 189, 182; Bernard Collard 28t, 84; Syd Caldwell 442, 171 (in memory of J.L. Edge and Carl Hughes); Max Berueffy and Karen Ivey 532; Hans Guttmann and his mother 299, 178; Pam Brown and Frank Bell 341, 354 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. Lonnie Rogers led song on page 340 as the closing song. B.J. Harris dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—B.J. Harris; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.