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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

November 2, 2003

The ninety-eighth session of the annual Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing was held on the first Sunday in November. Christopher Rice called the class to order leading 59. Marlin Beasley offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Rice; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.

Leaders: Chris Rice 426t; Wilton Donaldson 317, 30t; Cecil Wakefield 268, 282; Sarah Smith 318, 137; Clarence McCool 112, 172; Nellie Alexander 81 (t? b?), 274t; Marlin Beasley 111t, 37b; Ivalene Donaldson 335; John Hyde 168, 129; Vernice Phillips 222, 143; Gary Smith 503, 68b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Wilton Donaldson leading 32t. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 120, 138t; Linton Ballinger 378t, 213t; Faye Donaldson 430, 225 (t? b?); Lisa Geist 45t, 180, 546; Travis Keeton 157, 179; Roma Rice 495, 496; Kermit Adams 277, 285t; Sharon Spangler 108t, 406; Larry Ballinger 119, 50b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Chris Rice leading 34 (t? b?) and 384. Leaders: Ken Tate 358, 124; Jayne Fulmer 146, 297, 273; Connie Robbins 294, 111b; Dawson Adams 77t; Latrive Bailey 517 (WB), 300; Clarence McCool 569 (t? b?); Julie Poston 166; Sarah Smith and Gary Smith 72b; Marlin Beasley and Juanita Beasley 73t; Lisa Geist 215; Larry Ballinger 73b; Jayne Fulmer 454 (in memory of the Shaddix family); Cecil Wakefield 134, 373; Travis Keeton 201; Ken Tate 83 (t? b?) (for Edith Tate); Kermit Adams 99.

Chris Rice led 40 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Rice; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.