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Jack and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst, Alabama

January 14, 1996

The annual Memorial Singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church. Before the class was organized the following songs were sung: 32t, 33 (t? b?), 49t, 48t. The morning prayer was led by B. J. Harris. Election of officers were: Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Vice Chairman—B. J. Harris; Secretary—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards. Leaders: Walter Hamrick 68b, 491; B. J. Harris 225t, 503; Mary L. Smith 61, 75; Jimmie Denney 389, 313t; Alice Edwards 73b, 341; Charlene Wallace 155, 299; Pearl Guier 40, 59; Bill Waddington 28b, 49b; Geneva Prichard 75, 63.

RECESS

B. J. Harris called the class together leading songs on pages 77b and 45t. Leaders: Revy Williamson 137, 171, 327; Lonnie Rogers 186, 97, 176b for Ola Pruitt; Evelyn Harris 159, 47t, 378t. Lois Bowman gave a warm welcome to all who came, gave thanks to the Lord for a beautiful day, and was especially thankful for all of the Kerrs that were present. Lois Bowman, members of the Kerr family, and Shelbie Sheppard led song on page 179 for Uncle Jack Kerr, and song on page 94 for Uncle Henry Kerr. The songs were favorites for each of those that had been such an inspiration to all the family and their friends.

LUNCH

Singing was resumed with Walter Hamrick leading songs on pages 274t and 275 (t? b?). Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 82t, 289, 404; Carlene Griffin 117, 122; Louise Allen 143, 318; Shelbie Sheppard and Bill Laminack 319, 59, 36b; Lou Cotney 300, 189, 196, 497; Janice Kerr and Jeff Sheppard 294; Walter Hamrick 358; Bill Waddington 47b, 547; Jeff Sheppard 475; Class songs—345b, 178, 81 (t? b?), 100, 45t, 146, 106, 129, 263. Announcements were made. The song on page 445 was used as the last song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Vice Chairman—B. J. Harris; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.