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The Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

October 8, 1995

The annual Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial was held at Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on 32t. The morning prayer was led by Harvey Austin. Jeff Sheppard led songs on pages 37b and 173; B. M. Smith 101t, 225t; Shelbie Sheppard 146, and 269 for Virgil Phillips who is in the hospital, and in memory of Lessie Cates, Hubert Green, and Joe Beasley. Hubert Green and Joe Beasley passed away within the last several days. The class was organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith. Leaders: Judy Mincey 50b, 287; Don Bowen 137 for Virgil Phillips, 155; Charlene Wallace 49t, 63 for Mozell Sheppard; Roy Nelson 108t, 87; Carlene Griffin 126, 144; Harvey Austin 334, 335; I. V. McWhorter 72b, 371; David McGukin 165, 327; Pearl Guier 303b, 36b.

RECESS

B. M. Smith called the class to order leading song on page 123t. Leaders: Lou Cotney 196, 300; Mary Florence Smith 186, 318; Jimmie Denney 503b, 143; Revy Williamson 99, 299; Kathy Williams 147b, 515; Everette Denney 569b, 405; Lee Rogers 163b, 218; Alice Edwards 73b, 104.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 112. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 141, 389; Rene Greene 107, 313t; Jerry Sheppard 316, 336; Pam Nunn 216, 142; Cecil Edwards 147t, 176t; Liz Bryant 276, 542; Shelton Williamson 168; Louise Allen 59, 212; Bonnie Flowers 438, 179; Phillip Langley 183, 349; Estelle Flowers 278b, 436; Virginia Dyer 193, 195; Ginnie Prater 460, 496; Kenneth Mize 388, 490. A collection was given to the church by the class in the amount of $170.05.

RECESS

B. M. Smith called the class to order leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Florence Williams 78, 40; Fallon Dyer 401, 61; Roy Nelson 97; Lee Rogers 475; Lonnie Rogers 348 (t? b?) for Marshall Avery; Liz Bryant 31t. Announcements were made, and the closing song on page 46 was led by Jeff Sheppard and B. M. Smith. The class was dismissed with prayer by the pastor of the church, Donald Payne.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.