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Alvis Brothers and B.I. Wood Memorial Singing

Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Attalla, Alabama

Saturday, November 3, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for Alvis Brothers and B.I. Wood was held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Attalla, Alabama on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. Ron Crocker brought the class to order leading songs on pages 31t and 39b. Carmon Brothers offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day by electing to keep the same officers as last year: Chairman—Ron Crocker; Secretary—Hazel Brothers; Arranging Committee—Ella Ruth Chamblee and Ruby Brothers.

Leaders: Amy Crocker 48t, 358; Andrew Crocker 128, 274t; Douglas Conn 278b, 35; Judy Caudle 34t, 34b; J.L. Hopper 33t, 113; Linda Thomas 87, 108t; Hershell King 112, 426t; Phil Brothers 45t, 144; Deborah Ritch 89, 168.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class to order leading songs on pages 30t, 59, 501 (CB). Leaders: Seth Crocker 84, 339; Judy Caudle 33b, 569b; Billie Dean Waid, Gloria Hutchens, and Doris Brown 490, 572, 566, 32t; Amy Crocker 143, 72b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Ron Crocker leading song on page 29t.

A memorial lesson followed with Carmon Brothers and Linda Thomas leading songs on pages 38b, 30t, and 172.

This year marks the 23rd year that this singing has been held in memory of Alvis Brothers with B.I. Wood being included in the memorial singing at a later time.

Carmon Brothers and Ruby Brothers led song on page 340 to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Leaders: Seth Crocker 58, 104; Ovetta Carr 42, 43.

Ron Crocker led song on page 127 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by Brother J.L. Hopper.

Chairman—Ron Crocker; Secretary—Hazel Brothers.