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Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday Night, March 20, 2004

The annual Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in March at Pleasant Gove Primitive Baptist Church in Boldo, Alabama.

Velton Chafin brought the class to order by leading 52t and 32t. Harrison Creel offered the opening prayer. Velton Chafin led 30t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton; Arranging Committee—Wanda Capps.

Leaders: Wanda Capps 142; Ken Tate 145t; Gary Smith 31t; Josie Hyde 224; Marlin Beasley 480; Amanda Denson 27; Chris Bell 475; Sarah Smith 129; Kermit Adams 426 (t? b?); Larry Ballinger 109; Willodean Barton 314; John Hyde 313t; Richard Mauldin and Jim Darden 36b; Faye Donaldson 111t; Leon Ballinger 84; Ivalene Donaldson and Wilton Donaldson 499; Flarce Creel and Ken Tate 229; Travis Keeton 342; Madge McCoy 335; Brenda Merritt 274t; Max Berueffy 316; Ann Jett 339; Tom George 300; Margaret Gowan 141; Dennis George 532; Elsie Moon 456; Julia Poston 166; Ozella Blackmon 167; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 127; Elene Stovall 392; Jim Helke 75, 327; Danny Creel 442; John Merritt and Dennis George “Fyffe” (composed by Dennis George); Harrison Creel 89; Dennis George and Tom George 155; Velton Chafin 76t (in memory of Agnes Hocutt).

Velton Chafin led 494 as the closing song. Brother Ronald Gilmore offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton.