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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 20, 2002

The Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. Hershell King called the class to order leading song on page 176 (t? b?). Elder Matt Jordan offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Elder J.L. Hopper; Arranging Committee—Jack Jordan; Secretary—Irene Jordan.

Leaders: Hershell King 460; J.L. Hopper 145t, 145b; Jack Jordan 49b, 196; David Light 192, 340; Rhoda Norris 177; Matt Jordan 565, 569b; Arvid Holmes 145b, 137; Irene Jordan 45b, 44; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 503; J.C. Rutledge 568, 105; Vernice Phillips 155, 143.


J.L. Hopper called the class back to order with song on page 73b. Leaders: Sandra Light 119, 354b; Judy Caudle 285 (t? b?), 344; Ivalene Donaldson 129, 343; Ramona Light 189, 172; Dan Hopper 171, 189. Carmon Brothers offered prayer for the noon meal.


J.L. Hopper called the afternoon session to order with song on page 34t. Leaders: Carmon Brothers 341, 544b; Hershell King 410 (t? b?); David Light 110; Irene Jordan 329; Wilton Donaldson 225t; J.C. Rutledge 426t; Ramona Light 431; Dan Hopper 115; Robert Walker and J.C. Rutledge 294.

An elderly friend in the community, Tat Bailey, asked the class to sing three songs while he recorded them. He wanted these for his funeral. We granted his request and J.L. Hopper led songs on pages 35, 45t, and 111t.

Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Secretary—Irene Jordan.