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Bob Burnham Memorial Singing

Jacksonville, Alabama

February 4, 2001

The thirty-fourth session of the Bob Burnham Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the first Sunday in February and was called to order by Chairman Ruth Brown leading song on page 59. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led songs on pages 208 and 336 (in memory of Bob Burnham); Shelbie Sheppard 333; and Margie Smith 317.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ruth Brown; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Ruth Brown 36b; Mary Florence Smith 144 (in memory of Millard McWhorter); Lonnie Rogers 318, 222; Alex Makris 425; Earlis McGraw 389; Karen Rollins 34b; Jimmie Denney 72t; Nate Green and Norma Green 390; Linda Thomas 350; Felton Denney 299; Mattie Townsel 168; Tom McGraw 448t; LaRue Allen 454; Ted Mercer 402; Pam Nunn 269; Milton Oliver 321.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey called the class to order leading song on page 145t, followed by David Ivey leading song on page 564.

John Smith, Councilman for the City of Jacksonville, Alabama, welcomed everyone to the city, and expressed his gratitude to all the singers who came to make this day a success.

Leaders: Eunice Webb 475; Dennis George 436; Karen Ivey 455; Marlon Wootten 99; Elene Stovall 200; Harvey Austin 335; Louis Hughes 153 (for Jap Walton); Betty Wright 410t; Bud Oliver 39b; Charlene Wallace 347; Max Berueffy 195; Shane Wootten 171; Roy Nelson 42; Laura Clawson 270; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 76b, 343b; Carlene Griffin 155; B.M. Smith 28b; Jeannette DePoy 457; Tim Cook 393. Roy Nelson offered the blessing on the food for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 97. Leaders: John Plunkett 113; Lou Cotney 172; Hugh McGraw 312b; Sonja Randle 128; Richard Ivey 567; Evelyn Harris 47t; Henry Johnson 435; Charles Woods 542; Glenda Watkins 282; Terry Wootten 534; S.T. Reed 275t; Stuart Ivey 186; Pearl Guier 448b; Richard DeLong 348b (in memory of Eron White); Bobby Jackson 445b; Scott DePoy 114; Sylvia Holland 45t; B.J. Harris 452; Eric Tweedy 442; David Yeager 107; Charles Creel 430; Rodney Ivey and Randall Smith 137; Ora Martin 212; Nancy Allen 146; Floy Wilder 142; Ted Mercer 138t; Daphene Causey 391; Laura Clawson 297; Shane Wootten 358; Nate Green, Norma Green, and Alex Makris 354b; David Ivey and Karen Ivey 112; John Plunkett 377; Richard Ivey 298; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 102; Earlis McGraw and Tom McGraw 148; Dennis George and Henry Johnson 224; Richard DeLong 349; Louis Hughes 384.

Announcements were made. Ruth Brown and Jeff Sheppard led song on page 46 as the closing song. Charles Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ruth Brown; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.