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Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, April 3, 2004

The annual Jones Memorial Singing was held at Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Opp, Alabama on Saturday before the first Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Chairman Mike Jones leading 68b. The morning prayer was offered by Tollie Lee.

Leaders: Aubrey Barfield 36b, 300; Bud Oliver 76b; Frank Hattaway 49b, 444t; John Merritt 522; Karen Clark and McKenzie Smith 509; Karen Clark 478; Tollie Lee and John Etheridge 84, 55; Coy Ivey 137, 99; Loretta Jones 406, 282; Rodney Ivey 486; Brenda Merritt 451, 567.

RECESS

Mike Jones called the class back to order leading 367. Leaders: Bob Bonnell 340, 285t; S.T. Reeves 541, 138t; Lois Bonnell 505; Tim Jones 38t; Waylon Cravey 563, 500; Velton Chafin 197; Sam Schofield 288; Don Clark 408; Paul King 500; Uel Freeman 388, 127; Darlene Dalton 488, 484; James Gardner 53, 163; Alice Mosley 68b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Mike Jones leading 330. Leaders: Ed Bass 64, 300; Kennon Smith 189, 239; Jewel Rowland 143, 341; Thurman Nall 443, 292b; Royce Crews 367, 348; Brynne Jones and Brittney Jones 139; Joe Nall 171; Christine Gandy 145, 319; Frank Strickland 492, 339; Margaret Spurlock 268t; Ernest Cockroft 422; Mrs. Ed Bass 72; Wilburn Ellison 47t. James Donaldson gave the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Mike Jones leading 76b. Leaders: Lois Bozeman 440b; Glen Powell 449; Linda Westbrook 571; Vickie Aplin 274; Ben Smith 391, 271; Rhonda Harrison 59; Wayne Jones 61; John Etheridge 133; Brian Kelly 559; Jenny Whitfield 324, 92; Eva Padgett 215, 47; Billy Kelly 466; Elsie Moon 406, 497.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 225t. Leaders: Bill Aplin 94; Emily Creel and Cassie Franklin 393t, 355; Milton Oliver and Alanna Blanks 54t, 270; Danny Creel 222, 230; Cheryl Foreman 558, 470; Tommy Spurlock 402, 183; Ramona Lee 180; Michael Jones and Olivia Jones 384; Bennett Floyd 451; Russ Schultz 376, 201; Stanley Smith 364, 216; Ford Bulger 491, 411; J.C. Hardin 68t, 74; Ann Jett 515.

Announcements were made. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Tollie Lee, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mike Jones; Vice Chairman—John Etheridge; Secretary—Faye Jones.