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Doss Memorial Singing

Sardis Baptist Church, Morris, Alabama

May 26, 2002

The annual Doss Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Floyd Screws leading song on page 31b. Tim Whitaker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Floyd Screws 270; Dick Nail 79, 32t; Lora Cargo 30t, 421; Brenda Merritt 460, 448t; Ozella Blackmon 112, 172; John Merritt 225t, 358 (in memory of his mother); Amber Springfield 47b, 217; Amanda Denson 276, 277; Willodean Barton 290, 391; Tim Whitaker 100, 517 (WB); Ida Lee Starnes 317, 378t; Glenn Keeton 34b, 274t.


Floyd Screws called the class to order leading song on page 384. Leaders: Flarce Creel 275b, 475; Eugene Forbes 340, 148; Margaret Aderholt 138b, 205; Buell Cobb 75; Gerstile Nail 215; Harrison Creel 111b, 512.

James Abel, pastor of the church, conducted the memorial lesson. Margaret Aderholt led song on page 319 for the sick and shut-ins: Eleanor Bailey Bobo, Nina Bailey, and F.P. Cargo.

Dick Nail led song on page 445b for the deceased: Kelly Mayfield, Buddy Bailey, Febby Nail, Estelle Screws Powell, Tommy Knox, Mamie Jenkins, Albert Sharit, Clyde Crossfield, Auburn McGraw, Lucille Creel Tolbert, and all of those who died on the battlefields in defense of our country. The memorial was closed.

Brother James Abel welcomed everyone and gave thanks for the noon meal.


Floyd Screws brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 348b. Leaders: John Merritt 294 (in memory of his mother); Dick Nail 142, 300; Travis Keeton 176b, 155, 566; Danny Creel 35, 89; Edith Tate 73t, 37b; Willodean Barton 101b, 82 (t? b?); Margaret Aderholt 213t, 143; Leah Commer 569 (t? b?), 312b; Ozella Blackmon 335, 334; Pam Rossett 42, 146; Lora Cargo 222, 480; Eugene Forbes 208, 80b; Tim Whitaker 108 (t? b?), 354b; Kathy Amberson 45t; Buell Cobb 159, 339 (in memory of Mamie Jenkins); Amanda Denson, Ben Rossett, and Luke Rossett 63, 345b; Danny Creel 123t, 285t; Edith Tate 48t, 378b; Travis Keeton 61; Dick Nail family 36b; Dick Nail family and Amanda Denson 517 (WB).

Announcements were made. Floyd Screws led song on page 62 as the closing song. Margaret Aderholt led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Floyd Screws; Vice Chairman—Dick Nail; Secretary—Ruth Screws.