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Little Branch Primitive Baptist Church

Albertville, Alabama

December 15, 1994

The annual singing held on Thursday before the third Sunday in December, was again held in Little Branch Primitive Baptist Church, Albertville, Alabama. The class was called to order by Elder Howard Cook leading song on page 45t and then leading in prayer. A business session was entered into with these officers being elected: Chairman—Hershell King; Arranging Committee—Cecil Gilliland; Secretary—Helen Lambert. Leaders: Hershell King 97; Helen Lambert 67, 277; Ella Ruth Chamblee 569b, 39b; Ervin Brothers 74b, 48 (t? b?), 95, 477; Ava Blackwood 145b, 145t; Carmon Brothers 152, “That Beautiful Land”, 52t; Willowese Malone 354b, 89; Gordon Wilkerson 384, 405.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Hershell King leading 34b. Leaders: Nell Smith 100, 119; Clayton Ezell 480, 32t, 33b; Marie Guthrie 171, 503: Calvin Rogers 49b; Ester Brown 124, 358, 36b, 441; Eugene Blackwood 186, 312t; Alpha Black 460, 345t; Lamar Smith 76b, 343.

LUNCH

The class was called back after lunch by Hershell King leading song on 80b. Leaders: Eunice Kimbrell 42, 129; Elvin Guthrie 452, 448b, 438, 564; Rhoda Norris 403, 73t; J. L. Oden 282, 285t, 410t; Cecil Gilliland 274t, 30t, 212, and then 61 in remembrance of Otis Roscoe.

This singing will be held again Thursday before the third Sunday in December of 1995. The song on page 68b was the closing song, and the closing prayer was led by Elder Howard Cook.

Chairman—Hershell King; Arranging Committee—Cecil Gilliland; Secretary—Helen Lambert.