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Alexander, Hullett, Lowe, Brothers, Hyatt, Putman, and Wootten Memorial

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

October 5, 2003

The thirty-seventh annual session of the singing held as a memorial for Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander, Jimmy Hullett, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Roie Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Alexander, Arville Hyatt, J.B. Lowe, Alton Lowe, Rev. James Putman, and Freeman Wootten was held on the first Sunday in October at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. The class was called to order at 9:45 a.m. by Terry Hullett leading 59. Rev. Jimmy Wadsworth offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 144, 87; Philip Gilmore 30t, 32t; Jewel Wootten 100, 122; Willie Mae Moon 217, 225t; Pam Green 111t, 274t; Bud Oliver 42, 332; Gene Wootten and Jewel Wootten 347; Gene Wootten 486t (WB); Nate Green and Norma Green 39t, 51; Carmon Brothers 348b, 480; Henry Johnson 135, 205; Donna Wootten 278b, 56t; Glenn Keeton 278t, 475.


Terry Hullett called the class to order leading 235. Leaders: Chris Green 335, 236; Deborah Ritch 286, 183; Judy Caudle 120, 121; Eloise Wootten 208, 441; Elene Stovall 430, 198; Beecher Yancy 48t, 47t; Susan Harcrow 35, 159; Marlon Wootten 171; Rodney Ivey 371, 318; Shane Wootten 43, 300.


The afternoon session began with Terry Hullett leading 166 and 297 in memory of Ruth Alexander, widow of Alvin Alexander, who passed away in November 2002. Leaders: Judy Caudle and Linda Thomas 149, 345b; Paula Gilmore 270, 317; Bud Oliver 145b, 145t; Nate Green, Norma Green, and Bud Oliver 418 (in memory of Aunt Nettie Green); Henry Johnson 267; Glenn Keeton 49b; Donna Wootten 76b; Eloise Wootten 424; Willie Mae Moon 224, 401; Carmon Brothers 490; Susan Harcrow 408; Beecher Yancy 565; Rodney Ivey 49t; Chris Green 106; Shane Wootten 170; Philip Gilmore, Paula Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, John Gilmore, and Grace Gilmore 45t; Jewel Wootten, Shane Wootten, and Terry Hullett 501 (CB) (in memory of Freeman Wootten).

Elder Philip Gilmore and Terry Hullett led 146 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairmen—Terry Hullett, Richard Hullett, Doyle Alexander, and Elder Philip Gilmore; Secretaries—Jewel Wootten and Paula Gilmore.