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Fellowship Church Memorial Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

June 3, 2001

The Memorial Singing at Fellowship Church was called to order by Henry Guthery who welcomed everyone to the church. It was announced that this session of the singing was to be dedicated to Ted White and Eron White who were long time singers and supporters of Sacred Harp singing in the community. Their lives were lost in a house fire earlier this year and they will be sorely missed in the community and by their fellow singers.

Henry Guthery led song on page 59 as the opening song, and Doyce Jones offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Marie Guthrie; Finance—Billy Williams. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 123t; Don Robinson 100, 101t; Corene White 37b, 146; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 30t; Ruth Burleson 73t, 490; A.D. Chandler 371, 112; Ida Lee Starnes 45t, 72b; Ivalene Donaldson 145b, 275b.

RECESS

Henry Guthery called the class back to order leading song on page 88t. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 274 (t? b?), 34b; Willodean Barton 460, 82t; Buell Cobb 138b, 565; Amanda Denson 566, 276; John Hyde and Travis Keeton 75, 297; Josie Hyde 234, 477; Billy Williams 147t, 496; Travis Keeton 129, 159; Judy Caudle 78, 540.

A memorial was held. Henry Guthery led songs on pages 420b and 306 in memory of Ted White, Eron White, and for all loved ones who have passed away since the last session of this singing. Glenn Keeton closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Marie Guthrie 192, 434; Amber Springfield 441, 391; Eldagene Roberson 142, 203; Buell Cobb 457, 294.

LUNCH

Henry Guthery called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 240. Leaders: Corene White 314; Sherry Guthery 340, 58; Cecil Sanders 123 (t? b?); A.D. Chandler 32t, 72t; Ruth Burleson 430; Glenn Keeton 378b; Amber Springfield 299; Buell Cobb 425; Willodean Barton 122; Travis Keeton 388; Ivalene Donaldson 335; Don Robinson 426 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 546; Judy Caudle 448t; Billy Williams 448b; Amanda Denson 39 (t? b?); Wilton Donaldson 480; Sherry Guthery 64; John Hyde 63; Cecil Sanders 108t; Marie Guthrie 358; Eldagene Roberson 144.

Announcements were made. Henry Guthery led song on page 421 as the closing song. Wilton Donaldson dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.