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Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 2, 2004

The annual singing of the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming in Ashland, Alabama was called to order by Chairman Eugene Forbes leading 75. Jack Nelson 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—Edna Ruth Phillips.

Leaders: Chairman Eugene Forbes 32t; William Futral 36b, 341; Sheila Cotney 143, 358; Jack Nelson 30t, 566; Pam Anderson 490, 480; Virginia Futral 145b, 339; Krista Baker 45t, 145t; Wendy Futral 100, 46; Audress Gurley 274t, 517 (WB); Nell Estes 40, 313t; Floy Wilder 155, 123t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Eugene Forbes leading 89. Leaders: Vernelle Amason 373, 189; Lori Hinesley 112, 172; Jenny Acton 25 (JB), 340; Charlotte Bishop 110, 268.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Chairman Eugene Forbes leading 101t. Leaders: William Futral 491; Virginia Futral “A Light at the River”; Eugene Forbes 61, 63; Jack Nelson 294; Nell Estes 84; Vernelle Amason 405, 189; Martha Stanford 138 (t? b?), 300; Audress Gurley 108t; Lori Hinesley 59; Floy Wilder 73 (t? b?); Jenny Acton 288; the class (for the visitors) 45t, 147 (t? b?), 39 (t? b?), 36b, 452, 438, 421, 274t, 73 (t? b?), 47t, 176 (t? b?), 186, 62, 282, and 222.

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

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.