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Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday Night, March 15, 2003

The annual Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in March. Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading 33b. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered the opening prayer.

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton; Arranging Committee—Wanda Capps.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t; Wanda Capps 146; Travis Keeton 131b; Willodean Barton 290, 313 (t? b?); Dennis George 278 (t? b?), 142; Lora Cargo 145 (t? b?), 480; Ivalene Donaldson 61; Max Berueffy 276, 316; Margaret Keeton 212; Henry Guthery 546, 151; Kermit Adams 99, 77t; Elene Stovall 298, 436; Willodean Barton and Elene Stovall 475, 143; Edith Tate 93, 98; Wilton Donaldson 490, 348b; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 400; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 349, 275b; Ozella Blackmon 441, 426 (t? b?); Elder Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 339, 460; Margaret Gowan 141; Charles Kitchens 166, 90; Larry Ballinger 161; Harrison Creel 512; Mary Gardner and Ozella Blackmon 234; John Merritt 358.

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Charles Kitchens offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton.