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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial

Ephesus, Georgia

March 3, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers was held at Ephesus School on the first Sunday in March. Lonnie Rogers called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading songs on pages 75 and 101t. Louis Hughes led the morning prayer. John Plunkett led songs on pages 428 and 52b.

Denney Rogers, mayor of Ephesus, welcomed everyone, and extended an invitation to all to stay for a dedication ceremony that was being held immediately after the singing. The new library of Ephesus School was being dedicated in honor of Lonnie and Vivian Rogers.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairmen—B.M. Smith and Denney Rogers; Secretary—Pearl Guier; Arranging Committee—Mary Florence Smith and Hester Edwards; Memorial Committee—Teenie Moody.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 318; Denney Rogers 345t; Bobby Jackson 445b; Daphene Causey 172, 304 (for Vivian Rogers); Paige Harrod, Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, and Denney Rogers 222; Jarrod George 300; Betty Wright 515; S.T. Reed 284; Lela Crowder 306; Louis Hughes 271t; Cindy Tanner 335; Rodney Ivey 208; Tokay Shumake 45t; Amber Springfield 151; Kenneth DeLong 382; Floy Wilder 336; Shane Wootten 217; Jeannette DePoy 278b; Jeff Sheppard 225t; Henry Johnson 539.


B.M. Smith called the class to order leading song on page 186. Leaders: Judy Mincey 475; Bud Oliver 145t; B.J. Harris 503; Jackie Tanner 317; Richard DeLong 513; Shelbie Sheppard 101b (for Polly Moore); Evelyn Harris 155; Dennis George 512; Scott DePoy 383; Milton Oliver 384;Oscar McGuire 171; Felton Denney 385b; Glenda Collins 81t; Gene Duke and Donna Duke 114; Gene Duke 535; Lou Cotney 218; Earlis McGraw 568; Jimmie Denney 145b; Hester Edwards and Pearl Guier 303, 72b (for Alice Edwards); Jarrod George 354b. Felton Denney offered the blessing for the noon meal.


B.M. Smith called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 137. Leaders: John Plunkett 136; Louis Hughes 201; Charlene Wallace 349; Kenneth DeLong 386; Amber Springfield 436; Shane Wootten 224; Eunice Webb 434; grandchildren of Lonnie and Vivian Rogers (Beverly Rollins, Randa Rollins, Barry Rollins, Laura Robinson, Joseph Louvorn, Roger Harrod, Dan Harrod, and Kayla McWhorter) 345t, 348b; Cindy Tanner 138b; Henry Johnson 111t; Dennis George 198.

Teenie Moody presented the memorial lesson. Judy Mincey led song on page 28t and Rodney Ivey led song on page 285t. The deceased remembered were: O.D. Janney, Doris Thornton, Wilford Denney, Curtis Rogers, Lucille Bentley Cosper, Herbert Wilder, Verdie Woods, Freeman Wootten, Pauline Cathey, Eula Johnson, George Cox, and Lane Albritton.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Beau Caldwell, Kelly Beard, I.V. McWhorter, Donnie McGraw, Mozelle Sheppard, Ike Stanford, Reby Stanford, Revy Williamson, Polly Moore, Roy Nelson family, Jack Lacy, Vivian Rogers, Alice Edwards, Coy Ivey, Marie Ivey, Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, and Joe Norton. Teenie Moody closed the memorial lesson by leading song on page 340, followed by prayer.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 274t; Sheri Taylor 178; S.T. Reed 567; Scott DePoy 277; Daphene Causey 56 (t? b?); Shelbie Sheppard 269; children of Lonnie and Vivian Rogers (Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Louvorn, and Denney Rogers) 235 (for George Rogers); Philip Denney 120, 164.

Announcements were made. A thanks was given to the class for a contribution of $92.00. Lonnie Rogers, B.M. Smith, and Denney Rogers led song on page 46 as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—B.M. Smith and Denney Rogers; Secretary—Pearl Guier.