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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The seventh annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Singing was held at the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center on the campus of the University of Alabama. Tim Cook welcomed everyone and called the class to order by leading 34b. Prayer was offered by John Merritt. Robert Dupree led 63.

A business session for organizing the class was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Bill Stewart; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Bridgett Hill.

Leaders: Tim Cook 287; Judy Caudle 121, 283; Bill Stewart 569b, 36b; Bridgett Hill 37b, 276; Alexandra Makris 312b, 108t; Glenda Hopper 66, 108b; Regina Marshall 81t, 542; Julietta Haynes 64, 192; John Merritt 300, 240; Arlon Gardner 168, 457.


Tim Cook brought the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: J.L. Hopper 117, 543; Warren Steele 144, 545; Edward Howton 318, 101t; David Ivey 80b (in memory of Hershell King), 498 (in memory of John Hocutt); Jo Schultz 171, 489; Jayne Fulmer 460, 155; Ola Meadows 200; Lomax Ballinger 78, 565; Laura Kitchens 178, 107; Leslie Brady 31b, 30t; Derrick Kitchens 480, 65; Brett Price 40, 196; Adam Kinsaul 176t, 358. Prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.


Tim Cook brought the afternoon session to order leading 112. A memorial lesson was held with Bill Stewart reading the names of the deceased: Hershell King, Sue Kitchens, John Hocutt, Frasier Cockran, and Elman Howton. He then led 68b in their memory.

Robert Dupree read the names of the sick and shut-ins, and led 72b in their honor. Those remembered were Cecile Deason Cox, Toney Smith, Elsie Beasley, Phillip Wootten, Eldora Moody, Bill Green, and Beufa Green. The memorial lesson was closed.

Leaders: Nate Green and Norma Green 348b, 124; T.N. Kitchens 327 and 216 (in memory of his wife); Zilpha Cornelia 143; Tom Schultz 148, 313b; Jerry Creason and Ann Sieble 47b, 47t; Marlec Ray 426b; Marlec Ray and John Merritt 146 (in memory of Sue Kitchens and Lecil Kitchens); Mako Cook 515, 347; Sharon DuPriest 189, 212; Allison Ivey 383, 475; Daphene Causey 203, 434; Tim Cook and college students: Allison Ivey, Derrick Kitchens, Brett Price, Adam Kinsaul, Laura Kitchens, Katie Stephenson, and Alicia Lecroy 45t.

Announcements were made. Tim Cook thanked David Ivey for teaching the singing school on Friday night and for pitching the music for the day. Chairman Tim Cook led 323t for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Bill Stewart; Secretary—Judy Caudle.