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Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing

Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Boaz, Alabama

March 10, 1996

The Gilliland Memorial Singing was held at Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in March. Cecil Gilliland opened this year’s singing leading songs on pages 36b and 104. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Cecil Gilliland led song on page 155. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Lawrence Underwood; Secretary—Helen Lambert; Arranging Committee—Pauline Oliver. It was announced that this singing would hereafter be known as the Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing, and that this session was dedicated to Mr. Luther Miller who had just recently passed away. It was also announced that this singing would be held on Saturday before the second Sunday in March in 1997, which will be March 8. Leaders: Lawrence Underwood and Lula Underwood 275b, 274t, 100, 358; Larry Lambert and Helen Lambert 74b, “Brown”, 410b; Martha Woodard 142; Jewel Wootten 168, 371; Lydia Baswell 143, 288; Ann Jett 546, 327; Lamar Smith 76b, 343; Bernice Greer 129, 313 (t? b?); Rhoda Norris 317, 460; Pauline Childers 318, 224.

RECESS

Bud Oliver called the class back together leading songs on pages 32t and 82t. Leaders: Willowese Malone 89, 354 (t? b?); Edith Tate 75, 167; Woodrow Brothers 348 (t? b?), 47b, 166; Eunice Kimbrell 134; Harrison Creel 30t, 111b; Linda Thomas 47b, 137; Roy Nelson 87, 270; Flarce Creel 454, 475. The class was dismissed with prayer by James Brothers.

LUNCH

Cecil Gilliland called the class back to order by leading songs on pages 175 and 138t. Leaders: Freeman Wootten 63; Milton Oliver 384, 321; Pam Sims and Austin Sims 127, 164; S. T. Reed 34b, 35; Carmon Brothers “That Beautiful Land”, 400; Mrs. Ervin Brothers (Sarah) requested 441; Martha Woodard 97; Roy Nelson 434; Bud Oliver 426 (t? b?); Harrison Creel 512, 378b; Lawrence Underwood and Lula Underwood 189; Ann Jett 269; Pauline Childers 480 (dedicated in memory of Lucille Brothers); Carmon Brothers 358 by request; Lawrence Underwood 383; Cecil Gilliland 294 and 38b by request; Ann Jett and Julianna Jett 146. Announcements were given and the closing song on page 62 was led by Cecil Gilliland. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Lawrence Underwood; Secretary—Helen Lambert.