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Elder Roy Avery’s Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Elder Roy Avery Birthday/Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama on the second Sunday in February. Chairman Eugene Forbes called the class to order leading 61 and 63. Opening prayer was offered by Elder Roswell Smith.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Charlotte Bishop; Arranging Committee—Nell Estes and Mary Jean Payne.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 186; Richard Ivey 32t, 89; Floy Wilder 297, 142; Stanley Edwards 82t, 75; Mattie Perry 120, 341; Jean Payne 290, 480; Nell Estes 560, 192; Eugene Forbes 288, 482; Tom Schultz 34b, 117; Hugh McGraw 35, 37b; John Merritt 294, 426t.

RECESS

Eugene Forbes called the class back to order. Leaders: Ted Price 300, 164; James Chambless 523, 68b; Jeff Sheppard 123t, 460; Charlene Wallace and Sherrie Gaither 49t, 59; Allison Ivey 335, 442; Judy Chambless 47t, 82t; Jo Schultz 84, 107; Charlotte Bishop 25 (JB), 551; Jack Nelson 438, 165.

RECESS

A brief preaching service was conducted by Elder Steve Stathelson, pastor of the church.

LUNCH

Chairman Eugene Forbes called the class back to order. Leaders: Wayne Morgan 503, 145b; Edna Ruth Phillips 143, 200; Myrline Redmon 569 (t? b?), 452; Carla Smith 358, 354 (t? b?); William Futral 340, 36b; Virginia Futral 566, “A Light At The River”; Wendy Futral 100, 491; Leonard Price 196, 45t; Elder Ben Keeble 39b, 490; Charlotte Bishop 40 (in memory of Mrs. Adell Willoughby); Stanley Edwards 37b; Richard Ivey 155.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Eugene Forbes leading 29t. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 512; John Merritt 560; Allison Ivey 425; Nell Estes, Mattie Perry, and Jean Payne 186, 392 (in memory of their parents, Elder Roy and Elma Avery); Jack Nelson 30b; Wayne Morgan 31t; Jo Schultz 473.

Announcements were made. Chairman Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. Wayne Morgan offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Charlotte Bishop.