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Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Ashland, Alabama

May 4, 2003

The Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming was held on the first Sunday in May. Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the class to order and led 75 and 63. Elder Buck Brabham offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Myrline Redmon and Edna Ruth Phillips.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 100; Nell Estes 34b, 436; Audress Gurley and Mavis Dale 517 (WB); the Wallace girls (Audress Gurley, Mavis Dale, Edna Ruth Phillips, and Myrline Redmon) 108t; Floy Wilder 186, 373; Mattie Perry 560; Mattie Perry, Nell Estes, and Mary Jean Payne 460; Stanley Edwards 340, 81 (t? b?); LaRue Allen 99, 36b; Jack Nelson 294, 30b; Mary Jean Payne 410t, 480; Vernelle Amason and Eugene Forbes 189, 112; Margaret Ray 119, 335; Sheila Cotney 143, 358; Pam Anderson 490, 164; Myrline Redmon 569b, 147t (for her Mom and Dad).


This portion of the homecoming was set aside for preaching services.


The afternoon session was brought to order with Chairman Eugene Forbes leading 101t and 32t. Leaders: Jenny Acton 25 (JB); Jenny Acton and Jacob Acton 452; Virginia Futral 145b, “A Light at the River”; William Futral 341, 98; Edna Ruth Phillips 371, 566; Shirley Berry 288 (for Uncle M.B. Forbes), 313t (for Uncle Byron Forbes); Shirley Berry and Lori Hinesley 148; Lora Kelly 358 (by request), 378t.

Eugene Forbes conducted the memorial lesson and led 489 in memory of Elder C.V. Estes; 99 in memory of Sister Elma Avery; and 27 to close the memorial.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 236, 155; Stanley Edwards 127, 318; Jack Nelson 165, 52t; Nell Estes 40; Shirley Berry 137; and Myrline Redmon 323b.

Announcements were made. Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. Jack Nelson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.