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Burnham and Brown Memorial

Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 1, 2004

The annual memorial singing for Uncle Bob Burnham was held on the first Sunday in February at the Recreation Center in Jacksonville, Alabama. Pearl Guier, granddaughter of Bob Burnham, called the class to order leading 40. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. Pearl Guier and Jeff Sheppard led 28b; Shelbie Sheppard, Pam Nunn, and Elene Stovall 142 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Pam Nunn 138t; Margie Smith 373.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith and Pam Nunn.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 49t; Charlene Wallace 455 (for Joyce Walton); Richard Mauldin 168; Jeannette DePoy 34t; Don Bowen 34b; Betty Wright 138b; S.T. Reed 35; Karen Rollins 489; Randall Smith 137; Laura Clawson 274t; Dennis George 229; Cindy Tanner 406 (for Elsie Moon); Shane Wootten 276; Norma Green and Nate Green 131t; Daphene Causey 200; Henry Johnson 88t; Allison Ivey 495; Richard DeLong 336; Teenie Moody 217; Lonnie Rogers 186; Carlene Griffin 225t (for Gladys McGraw).


The class resumed singing with Jeff Sheppard leading 75. Leaders: Louis Hughes 337; Mary L. Smith 283 (for Mozelle Sheppard); Kim Galant (granddaughter of Ruth Brown) and B.M. Smith 49b; Linda Thomas 472; John Plunkett 470; Eunice Webb 436; Earlis McGraw 277; Joan Aldridge and Rachel Pike 551; Milton Oliver 176t; Reba Windom 224; Hugh McGraw 124; Karen Ivey and Richard Ivey 203; Rodney Ivey 328; Bridgett Hill 384; Bud Oliver 145t; Reba Norton 282; Loyd Ivey 420; Elene Stovall 182; Pearl Guier, Blake Driskell, and the family of Ruth Brown (Jane Galant, Mary Ann Brown, Kim Galant, and Shari Kenney) 45t. B.J. Harris offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Pearl Guier and Jeff Sheppard leading 87. Leaders: Max Berueffy 548; LaRue Allen 291; Ed Thacker 497; Jimmie Denney 313t; Judy Mincey 475; Jackie Tanner 208; David Ivey 572; Sandra Wilkinson 300; Scott DePoy 201; Tony Ivey 131b; Bobby Jackson 499; Amber Davis 216; Tony Hammock 135; Lou Cotney 222; Buell Cobb 417 (in memory of Ginny Easter); Louise Holland 147t; B.J. Harris 503; Kenneith Calvert 143; Amanda Denson 146; Ruth Daniel 378t; Cassie Franklin and Rodney Ivey 440; Ann Simpson 323b; Evelyn Harris and Nellie Mae White 47t; Pam Nunn and Reba Windom 196; Karen Ivey, Allison Ivey, and David Ivey 31t; Jeannette DePoy and Scott DePoy 278b; Danyell Sutton, Cassie Franklin, Cindy Tanner, and Jackie Tanner 172; Pearl Guier, Shelbie Sheppard, and Jeff Sheppard 122 (in memory of Ruth Brown); B.M. Smith 358 (by request)); Roy Nelson and Jeff Sheppard 434; Pearl Guier and Rodney Ivey 340 (for Estelle Vestgard, granddaughter of Bob Burnham).

A proposal was made, seconded, and passed to rename this singing to: Burnham and Brown Memorial, effective as of this date.

Announcements were made. Pearl Guier and Jeff Sheppard led 46 as the closing song. Rev. Tony Ivey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.