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Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Ashland, Alabama

May 5, 2002

The annual Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming Singing was held on the first Sunday in May. Chairman Eugene Forbes called the class to order by leading songs on pages 30t and 32t. Brother Thomas Futral offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the class electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Audress Gurley and Myrline Redmon.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 59; Thomas Futral 339, 98; Vernelle Amason 189, 112; Jenny Acton 340; Shirley Berry 373, 137; Margaret Ray 143, 155; Mary Jean Payne 99 (for her mother), 290 (for her dad); Hazel McWhorter 358, 323b; Nell Estes 192, 438; Sharon Whitehead 49b, 294.

RECESS

Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the class to order leading song on page 100. Leaders: LaRue Allen 186, 460; Elder Vernon Estes 40; Lora Kelly 61, 358 (for Mrs. Braswell and Edna Ruth Phillips); Lori Hinesley 172, 405; William Futral 339, 36b; Floy Wilder 273, 63; Myrline Redmon 569 (t? b?), 108t (for Mavis); Audress Gurley 354b, 517 (WB); Jenny Acton 25 (JB) (by request).

LUNCH

Chairman Eugene Forbes led song on page 39b to bring the afternoon session to order. Leaders: Charlotte Bishop 119, 196; Virginia Futral 145b, “A Light At The River”; Thomas Futral 77t (for Opal); Shirley Berry 480; Vernelle Amason 288.

Chairman Eugene Forbes led song on page 378t for the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Margaret Ray 122 (for Mrs. Kate); Mary Jean Payne 513 (for Annie Mann); Hazel McWhorter 127; LaRue Allen 371; Nell Estes 34b; Lori Hinesley 496; Lora Kelly 61; Floy Wilder 313t; Virginia Futral 566; William Futral 569b; Charlotte Bishop 491b (WB); Eugene Forbes 203; Myrline Redmon 147t; Audress Gurley and Brandon Acton 45t.

Chairman Eugene Forbes led song on page 490 as the closing song. Brother William Futral dismissed the class with prayer.

We would like to thank the class for a collection of $60.80.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.