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Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst,
Cleburne County, Alabama

January 13, 2002

The annual memorial singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held on the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church. The class was called to order by Chairman Henry Johnson leading song on page 59. Everette Denney offered the morning prayer. Henry Johnson led song on page 138b; Vice Chairman Evelyn Harris 87, 89; Mary Florence Smith 63, 145b.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Evelyn Harris; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 441, 155; Lois Owens 168, 212; Jimmie Denney 143, 101t; Charlene Wallace 276, 283; Earlis McGraw 34t, 544; Eunice Webb 196, 390; Felton Denney 399b, 489; Elene Stovall 217, 208; Tommy McGraw 365, 176b.


The class resumed singing with Henry Johnson leading song on page 138t. Leaders: Reba Norton 373, 186; Everette Denney 46, 335; Carlene Griffin 117; Shelbie Sheppard 284 (in memory of Reba Edwards and Cecil Edwards); Max Berueffy 313t, 314; David Yeager 267, 27; Judith Green 384; Amber Springfield 76b, 340; Jeff Sheppard 301; Andy Morse 107, 28t; Teenie Moody 222.

Lois Bowman and several other descendants of Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr welcomed everyone who came, and led song on page 45t in memory of all the deceased members of the Kerr family.


Vice Chairman Evelyn Harris opened the afternoon session leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Bud Oliver 39b, 145t; Hugh McGraw 449; LaRue Allen 203; Lonnie Rogers 225t; John Plunkett 151; Judy Mincey 475; Rodney Ivey 142; Milton Oliver 270; Floy Wilder 227; Mark Fuller 72b; Cecil Roberts 36b; Nancy Yeager 84, 348b; B.J. Harris 303; Ruth Brown 73b (for Alice Edwards); Ruth Brown and Max Berueffy 68b; Tommy McGraw 112; Jeff Sheppard 528; Amber Springfield 391; Charlene Wallace 362; Henry Johnson 137; Elene Stovall 436; John Plunkett 564; Bud Oliver 358.

Announcements were made. Chairman Henry Johnson led song on page 48t as the closing song. Felton Denney dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Evelyn Harris; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.