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Winston County Courthouse Memorial Singing

Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, February 24, 1996

The third session of the Winston County Courthouse Memorial Singing was held in memory of the singers and supporters who have passed away. The class was called to order by Milford Watts leading song on page 90. The morning prayer was led by Brother Blanton Adire. The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following: Chairman—Milford Watts; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Milford Watts led song on page 106. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 108b, 109; Lena Harper 460, 122; Keterina Sanders 59, 454; Amanda Denson 339; Gina Courtington 294 (for grandmothers, Lena Wakefield and Mrs. Cobb); Corene White 73t, 379; Eron White 300; Hubert Hood 340, 569b; Roxie Keeton 48 (t? b?); Brother Blanton Adire 159, 335; Estelle Napier 318, 283; Cecil Sanders 475 (in memory of Tom Roberson); A. C. McGough 410t, 390; Lola Roberson 137, 297 (in memory of her husband, Tom Roberson).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Odie Horton leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 147t; Elmer Conwill 146, 290; Juanita Whitman 37b, 39b; L. E. Hannah 83t (for Ora Lee Fannin), 273; Gladys Bonds 77t, 499; Buell Cobb 31b, 138t; Margaret Keeton 43, 57; Rose Altha Taylor 336, 144; Cecil Gilliland 123b, 329; Ada Godsey 34t, 63 (in memory of husband, Howard Godsey); Milford Watts 490.

LUNCH

Elmer Conwill called the class back to order leading songs on pages 416 and 275b. Leaders: Paul Gilliland 565b, 308; Clifford Wakefield 418, 421; Dr. Warren Steel 163 (t? b?), 390; Dorothea McCowan 218, 196; Mamie Jones 445, 442; Roma Rice 104, 147b; Josie Hyde 225t, 278t; Odie Horton 276, 426t; John Hyde 111b, 30t; Myrtice Graham 161, 157; Amanda Denson 373, 217; Milford Watts 183, 97. Milford Watts led the closing prayer.

Chairman—Milford Watts; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.