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Cooper Book Singing

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Dutton, Alabama

October 7, 1995

The annual Cooper Book singing held at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Dutton, Alabama on the first Saturday in October was called to order by the Chairman, Rex Wilks, leading songs on pages 31t and 45t. The morning prayer was led by Brother Dennis Hall, pastor of the church. Leaders: Mark Brown 30b; Jamie Dalton 224; Eddie Brown 505; Myra Dalton 39, 38t; Syble Adams 84, 450; Bud Oliver 449, 282; Freeman Wootten 61; S. T. Reed 567; Terry Wootten 412; Karen Travis 541, 573; Lamar Smith 501.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Rex Wilks leading song on page 40. Leaders: Wayne Wootten 540; Jerry Enright 436b, 393t; Thurman Nall 336t, 553b; Linda Thomas 507; Phil Summerlin 395, 435; Tommy Spurlock 140, 183; Hershel Wooten 515, 45t; Milton Oliver 54t, 137; Shane Wootten 286b, 38b; Marlon Wootten 49t; Lavon Wootten 572, 447t; Cindy Franklin and Richard Ivey 39, 559; Richard Ivey 270; Ruby Phillips 522, 528b. Lunch hour, 12:00-1:00. Brother Lamar Smith graced the table.

LUNCH

The class was called to order with Rex Wilks leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Virgil Phillips 225t; Flarce Creel 182, 217; Joan Aldridge 500, 511b; John Etheridge and Freeman Wootten 410; Pam Wilkerson 268, 77t; Arthur Norwood 383, 505; Stanley Smith 503, 98; John Etheridge 468; Brenda Carroll 511; Jewel Wootten and Linda Thomas 563; Opal Wooten 430, 498b; Hillary Brown 392; Claudine Townson and Olivia Allen 518, 541; Rhonda Arnold and Syble Adams 574, 229; Jamie Dalton 484, 142. Chairman Rex Wilks called for the announcements, after which the parting hand was taken. Brother Ralph Heard dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Rex Wilks; Secretary—Myra Dalton.