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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial Singing

Ephesus School, Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, March 6, 2005

The annual Memorial Singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers was held on the first Sunday in March at Ephesus School in Roopville, Georgia. L.L. Rogers and Denney Rogers called the singing to order by leading 101t. Prayer was offered by Bobby Watkins. L.L. Rogers and Denney Rogers led 75.

A business session was held with the following officers and committees duly re-elected and re-appointed: Co-Chairmen—Denney Rogers and B.M. Smith; Secretary—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee—Mary L. Smith; Memorial Committee—Paige Harrod and Sherry Lovvorn. Mayor Denney Rogers welcomed everyone to Ephesus and the business session was closed.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 318; Bobby Jackson 568; Carlene Griffin 306; Stanley Edwards and Sherrie Edwards 141; Daphene Causey 222; Pearl Guier 303; Jimmie Denney 143; Judy Chambless 531; Glenda Collins 124; Myron House 421; Milton Oliver 176t; Tokay Shumake 35; Joel Jenkins 496; S.T. Reid 125; Eunice Webb 480; Allison Ivey 110; Oscar McGuire 485; Robert Chambless 68b; Lela Crowder 203; Louis Hughes 481; LaRue Allen 392.

RECESS

The class was reassembled by B.M. Smith leading 136. Leaders: Nate Green and Norma Green 205; Hugh McGraw 354t; children of L.L. Rogers (Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denney Rogers) 405; Shane Wooten 560; David Ivey 570; Scott DePoy 410t; Sarah Jenkins 347; Richard DeLong 464; Tony Hammock 312b; Linda Thomas 391; Richard Ivey 138t; John Plunkett 431; Susan Rice, Barry Rollins, and Randa Harris 358; Bobby Watkins 385b; Bud Oliver 343; Rodney Ivey 389; Evelyn Harris 155; Sharon DuPriest 212; Teenie Moody and Carol Chapman 384; Cecil Roberts 335; Betty Wright 565; Jeannette DePoy 516; Max Berueffy 111b; Elene Stovall and Linda Thomas 269 (for Shelbie Sheppard); Phillip Langley 209; Billy Joe Harris 503; Judy Caudle 177; Sandra Wilkinson 311; Jerry Creason 49b; Marty Wooten 448t. Prayer was offered by Louis Hughes for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Denney Rogers led 100 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Scott Ivey 99; Tony Ivey 57; Louise Holland 186; Louis Hughes 201; Lou Cotney 218.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Paige Harrod who mentioned that death strikes without warning, and that a young man in Ephesus had died that morning. She read the names of the deceased and the sick and shut-ins. Richard Ivey and Allison Ivey led 134 for the following deceased singers and friends who died within the last year: John Hocutt; Hershell King, Beatrice Bailey, Gary McGraw, Naomi Sailors, Ronald Crews, Lois DePoy, Barbara DePoy, and Tom DePoy.

Oscar McGuire led 129 for these sick and shut-ins: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Felton Denney, G.W. Rogers, Toney Smith, Jap Walton, Joyce Walton, Kelly Beard, Mary Hackney, Wayne Smith, Charles Polston, Cynthia George, Bill Green, and Eldora Moody. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer by Billy Joe Harris.

Leaders: Shane Wooten 528; Charlene Wallace 276; LaRue Allen 182; Jerry Creason 569b; David Ivey 107; Joel Jenkins and Sarah Jenkins 77t; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 270; Bud Oliver 39b; John Plunkett 476; Richard DeLong 336; Max Berueffy 470; Rodney Ivey and Evelyn Harris 47b; Elene Stovall 498 (in honor of Harrison Creel and in memory of John Hocutt); Bobby Jackson 34t; S.T. Reid 271t; Tony Hammock 148; Tony Ivey and Scott Ivey 532; Phillip Langley 76b; Betty Wright 30b; Judy Caudle 76t; Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest 142; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 81t.

Announcements were made. The singing closed in the traditional manner by the leading of 62 by the officers and L.L. Rogers. David Ivey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairmen—B.M. Smith and Denney Rogers; Secretary—Karen Rollins.