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Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Dadeville, Alabama

Sunday, May 16, 2004

The annual Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming was held on the third Sunday in May. Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the class to order leading 75. Leonard Price offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Charlotte Bishop and Carla Smith.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 87; Elder Ben Keeble 490, 59; Nell Estes 40, 145b; Annie Lee Price 111t; Ruby Avery and Nell Estes 560; Audress Gurley 36b, 517 (WB); Mary Jean Payne 99, 480; Eugene Forbes 146, 100; Jenny Acton 25 (JB), 340; Floy Wilder 110, 186; Modie McNeal 68b, 45t; Daphne Causey 212; Leonard Price 290, 335; John Merritt and Brandon Acton 108b, 101t; Carla Smith 274t, 358; Renee Taylor 128, 143 (for Sheila); Charlotte Bishop “A Light at the River”, 551; Sharon Whitehead 112, 294.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Chairman Eugene Forbes leading 123t and 122.

The memorial lesson was held. Floy Wilder led 36b for Walter C. (Dee) Gurley. Charlotte Bishop led 25 (JB) for all the deceased who have passed away since last year, and also years passed; then led 384 for the deceased members of the Annie Lee Price family. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Wendy Futral 100, 46; Virginia Futral 569b, 566 (for Nelda Henry); William Futral 341, 164; Renee Taylor and Carla Smith 143; Carla Smith 168 (for Verlie McDaniel), 196; John Merritt “Talietha Cumi”, “Nothing “But the Blood”; William Futral 340; Virginia Futral 496; Wendy Futral 369; John Merritt “Confederate Memorial”; Charlotte Bishop 408.

Announcements were made. Chairman Eugene Forbes led 145t as the closing song. Elder Ben Keeble offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.