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Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The annual singing in memory of Walker Cates and Herbert Brown was held on the second Sunday in October at Muscadine Methodist Church. Jeff Sheppard brought the class to order leading 82t. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led 177; Shelbie Sheppard 556; Pearl Guier 45t, 40.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier, Hester Edwards, and Sammie Oliver.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 340, 61; Bud Oliver 30t, 145b; Lela Crowder 99, 81t; Mike Hinton 490, 373 (in memory of his dad, Lebron Hinton); Cecil Roberts 335, 503; Mary L. Smith 309, 421; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 222; Teenie Moody 187, 411; Richard Mauldin 168 (in memory of Vera Nunn), 43 (in memory of Willie Carolyn Denson).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Stanley Edwards leading 59. Leaders: George Garner 112, 172; Charlene Wallace 302, 349; Hugh McGraw 37t; Reba Norton 182, 460; S.T. Reed 472, 477; Josephine Denney and Felton Denney 100, 101t; Andy Anderson 47t, 347 (in memory of his mother, Ruby Anderson); Susan Rice 343, 345t; Jimmie Denney 313t, 46; Jeannette DePoy 420 (in memory of her mother, Anne Block, and Barbara DePoy), 171; Virginia Dyer 532, 436 (in memory of Ray Hutcheson, who is being buried today); Louise Allen 318.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 124. Leaders: John Plunkett 425, 76t; Pam Nunn 365, 269; Richard DeLong 410b, 132; Fallon Dyer 63, 146; Tony Hammock 218, 312b; Shelbie Sheppard 454, 202; Nate Green 544; Evelyn Harris 155, 475; Oscar McGuire 441, 573; Judy Chambless 49t, 49b; B.J. Harris 303, 535; Rene Greene and Andrew Greene 200, 273; Bobby Jackson 499, 290; Robert Chambless 154.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and Stanley Edwards led 75 as the closing song. Donald Payne offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.