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Doss Memorial Singing

Sardis Baptist Church, Morris, Alabama

May 27, 2001

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 offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Floyd Screws 31b; Dick Nail 145b, 176t; Lora Cargo 498, 146; Jerry Ryan 345t, 111t; Willodean Barton 101t, 145t; Harrison Creel 111b, 30t; Flarce Creel 148, 475; Margaret Aderholt 348b, 203; Tim Whitaker 480, 354b.


Floyd Screws called the class to order leading song on page 270. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 39b, 73t; Wilton Donaldson 566, 565; Glenn Keeton 313b, 294; Gerstile Nail 569b, 155, 235; Amber Springfield 32t, 109; Lora Cargo 571 (CB) (for Ginger Self); Mamie Jenkins 100.

James Abel, pastor of the church, presented the memorial lesson. Margaret Aderholt led song on page 159 for the sick and shut-ins.

Dick Nail led song on page 274t for the following deceased: Rosa Hughes, Atha James, E.V. Sharit, Erah Doss, Icie Isbell, Obie Doss, Willie Dunn, Juanita Whitaker Moore, Edith Willis, Bill Kennemer, A.C. McGough, Marie Aldridge, and all of those who died on the battlefields in defense of our country.

Brother James Abel welcomed everyone and gave thanks for the noon meal.


Floyd Screws brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 384. Leaders: Travis Keeton 179, 48t; Buell Cobb 75, 33b; Bud Oliver 36b, 47t; Velton Chafin 225t, 45t; Edith Tate 37b, 88t; Danny Creel 76b, 269; Buell Cobb 567; Mamie Jenkins 112, 328; Dick Nail 312b, 294; Jerry Ryan 343b; Willodean Barton 290; Harrison Creel 512, 342; Flarce Creel 275b; Tim Whitaker 460; Lora Cargo 340; Wilton Donaldson 317; Glenn Keeton 358; Amber Springfield 503; Glenn Keeton 117 (in memory of Margaret Whitaker); Bud Oliver 421; Danny Creel 182; Elsie Moon 497, 436.

Floyd Screws led song on page 445b as the closing song. Gerstile Nail dismissed the class with prayer.

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