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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, November 7, 2004

The ninety-ninth session of the Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing was held on the first Sunday in November. Wilton Donaldson called the class to order leading 30t. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.

Chairman Wilton Donaldson led 75. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 59, 32t; Cecil Wakefield 134, 290; Ivalene Donaldson 138b; Doyle Bailey 147t; Corene White 37b, 146; Winell Sanders 317; Gary Smith 68b, 565; Betty Briggs (for her sister, Ann) 145t, 569b; Kermit Adams 192, 99; Sharon Spangler 124, 408; Earl Ballinger 135, 139; Sarah Smith 323b, 137.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Richard Mauldin leading 129. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 78, 300; Donna Robbins and Haley Hill 294; Marlin Beasley 76b, 176t; Ozella Blackmon 76b, 282; Bridgett Hill 373, 276; Travis Keeton 157; Lisa Geist 546, 120; Julietta Haynes 209, 309. Ronnie Hodges, pastor of the church, welcomed everyone.

LUNCH

The class was called to order for the afternoon session by Wilton Donaldson and Willodean Barton leading 480. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 119, 50b; Brenda Merritt 217, 336, 460; John Hyde 544, 313t; Margaret Keeton 349 (for Clarence McCool), 440; Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 401, 153, 101t; Elizabeth Keeton 34b, 274t; John Merritt 51, 68b; Jayne Fulmer 454, 216; Glenn Keeton 117 (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Willodean Barton 482, 566; Edith Tate 35; Carla Morris 143, 145b; Nellie Alexander 176b, 81 (t? b?); Harrison Creel I11b, 498; Amber Davis 142; Josie Hyde 477, 45t.

Announcements were made. Wilton Donaldson and Richard Mauldin led 490 for the closing song, and for Clarence McCool. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.