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Mount Pisgah Singing Society (Cooper Book)

Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama

Saturday, May 21, 2005

The annual all day session of the Mount Pisgah Singing Society met at Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by President Don Clark leading 36b and 82. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Johnny Lee.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: President—Don Clark; Vice President—John Etheridge; 2nd Vice President—Bobby Jackson; Secretary—Mary Elizabeth Lee.

Leaders: Don Clark 99; John Etheridge 399; Bobby Jackson 522; Mary Elizabeth Lee 186; Betty Wright 511b; April Dell 122; Wilburn Ellison 31t; Nate Green and Norma Green 411; Wayne Jones 270; Henry Guthery, Sr. 450; Sue Bunch 133; Sandra Wilkinson 54t; Penina Kane 335; Elder Clarke Lee 336t; S.T. Reed 532; Oscar McGuire 276; Rodney Ivey 571.

RECESS

The second session was brought to order by Don Clark leading 111t. Bonnie Anglin Reynolds, Doris Smith Greene and Margaret Smith Awbrey were recognized. The parents of these ladies were charter members of this singing when it was organized in 1903. We were so pleased to have them with us today.

Leaders: John Plunkett 373; Helen Bryson 172; Jack Nelson and Mona Nelson 478; Stanley Smith 537; Henry Johnson 336b; Lela Crowder 183; Lee Rogers 218; Franklin Dillard 47b; Donna Bell 558b; Elder Johnny Lee 41; Charlene Wallace 497; Floy Wilder 182; Herby Bailey 573; Andy Anderson 168; Geraldine Rice 222; Frank Hataway 395b; Morgan Bunch 30t.

RECESS

Order was restored by John Etheridge leading 278b. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 377t; Ed Thacker 486; Syble Adams and David Lee 171; Ernestine Pipkin 110; Louis Hughes, Sr. 543b; Frank Strickland 367; Carol Buche 518; Isabelle Green 559; Karen Clark 358; Joe Nall 272; Velton Chafin 86; Daphene Causey 500; Andy Morse 199; Earlis McGraw 170; Kathy Lee 180; Jane Spencer 574.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Don Clark leading 520 (for Leonard Price and others). Leaders: Loretta Jones 138t; Evelyn Harris 47t; Faye Hollis 203; Brenda Merritt 567; David Lee 511t; John Merritt “Nothing But The Blood of Jesus”; LaRue Allen 192; Tommie Spurlock 98; Claudine Townson, Olivia Allen, and Syble Adams 505; Karen Clark 563; Bud Oliver 42; B.J. Harris 45t; Henry Guthery III 189.

RECESS

The final session of the day was called to order by Don Clark leading 100. Leaders: Judy Chambless 95; Lucy Sandridge and Lee Rogers 575; Riley Lee 300; Connie Stanton 143; Lera Ellyson 21t; Wayne Morgan 507b; Annie Lee Price 217; Sharon DuPriest and Rodney Ivey 229; Ellen Gwynn 129; Linda Westbrook 348t; Royce Sellers 501; Robert Chambless 72; Chip Westbrook 127; Julie Lee 277; Mary Elizabeth Lee 393t; Karen Clark and Carol Buche 488b.

Announcements were made. The officers led 62 and all who wished took the parting hand. David Lee offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed in order.

President—Don L. Clark; Vice President—John Etheridge; 2nd Vice President—Bobby Jackson; Secretary—Mary Elizabeth Lee.