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Thomas Futral Memorial Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, April 18, 2004

The Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming singing was held on the third Sunday in April. Chairman Jack Nelson brought the class to order leading 59. Eugene Forbes offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Virginia Futral.

By order and motion, the class agreed to change the name of this singing to “Thomas Futral Memorial Singing.”

Leaders: Jack Nelson 68b; Eugene Forbes 61, 75; Nell Estes 145b, 354b; Floy Wilder 123t, 186; Audress Gurley 36b, 517 (WB); Jenny Acton 25 (JB), 340; William Futral 341, 147t; Virginia Futral “A Light at the River”, 566; Denise Burleson 358, 300; Edna Ruth Phillips 108t, 480.


Preaching services were held.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Chairman Jack Nelson leading 294 and 154. Leaders: Wendy Futral 100, 46; Eugene Forbes 29t, 32t; Nell Estes 40, 313t; Floy Wilder 318, 155; Audress Gurley 37t, 569b; Jenny Acton 112, 405; William Futral 164, 143; Virginia Futral 490; Jack Nelson 332, 39b; Denise Burleson 203, 77t.

Announcements were made. Chairman Jack Nelson led “What a Day That Will Be” as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton.