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Lillian Calvert and Irene Woodley Memorial

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday Night, January 11, 2003

The annual Memorial Singing for Lillian Calvert and Irene Woodley was held at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church in the Boldo community near Jasper, Walker County, Alabama on Saturday night before the second Sunday in January.

The class was called to order by Chairman Harrison Creel leading 317. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Cindy Tanner; Secretary—Wanda Capps.

Leaders: Harrison Creel 335; Willodean Barton 480; John Merritt 405 (for Lavaughn Ballinger); Ozella Blackmon 419; Wilton Donaldson 348b; David Roberson 222; Brenda Merritt 163b; Leon Ballinger 195; Randy Moon 143; Ashley Keeton 384; Blair Waters 84; Travis Keeton 99; Marie Guthrie 434; Fay Narramore 75; Sherry Guthery 340; Jackie Tanner 138t; Jimmie Gilmore 146; Max Berueffy and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Thrasher 68b, 358; Danny Creel 475; Ken Tate 426b; Charles Kitchens 333; Julianna Jett 59; Jettie Lawson 460.


The singing resumed with Harrison Creel leading 89. Leaders: Elvin Guthrie 172; Edith Tate 157; Velton Chafin 57; Eldagene Roberson 399b; Linton Ballinger 299; Ann Jett 269; Elene Stovall 216; Larry Ballinger 300; Elsie Moon 503; Glenn Keeton and Ashley Keeton 504; Arthur Gilmore 378t; Dorothy Evans 73t; Henry Guthery 532; Flarce Creel, Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, Danny Creel, and Cindy Tanner 270; Betty Kitchens 379; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 47b; Wanda Capps 142; Margaret Gowen 141; Cassie Franklin 95; Victor Atkinson 47t, 45t; Cindy Tanner 123t, 198 (by request), 76b, 77t (in memory of Lillian Calvert), “Happy Birthday” to Cassie Franklin.

Harrison Creel led 111b as the closing song. Velton Chafin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Wanda Capps.