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Elder Roy Avery’s Birthday/Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 8, 2004

The Elder Roy Avery Birthday/Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama on the second Sunday in February. Chairman Eugene Forbes called the class to order with 59. William Futral offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Charlotte Bishop.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 61; Floy Wilder 108t (for Nelda Henry), 123t; Nell Estes 560, 313t; Stanley Edwards 47b, 384; Myrline Redmon 569b (in memory of Elder C.V. Estes), 339; Linda Fagan 63, 335; Virginia Futral 145b, 566; Jenny Acton and Charlotte Bishop 25 (JB), 517 (WB) (for Audress Gurley).


Preaching services were conducted with Elder Steve Stathelson as the speaker.


Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the afternoon session to order with 100. Leaders: Isabelle Greene 48t, 270; Jordan Whitehead 111t, 354b; Paula Fagan 47t, 39b (for her mother); Dean Avery and Nell Estes “Light At The River”; Jenny Acton 25 (JB) (by request); Sharon Whitehead 480, 186; Leonard Price 290, 36b; Annie Lee Price 300; Stormy Britton 490, 460; Carla Smith 358, 143; Charlotte Bishop 496, 294; Edna Ruth Phillips 200, 373; Sylvia Wesson 164, 334; LaRue Allen 155, 212; Eugene Forbes 112, 489; Charlotte Bishop 196; Jenny Acton 340; Myrline Redmon 452, 147t.

Announcements were made. Chairman Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. Leonard Price offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.