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Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 9, 2005

The annual singing in memory of Walker Cates and Herbert Brown was held on the second Sunday in October at Muscadine Methodist Church in Muscadine, Alabama. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led 61; Stanley Edwards 56t, 76b; Shelbie Sheppard 186, 202; Pearl Guier 59, 122.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 123t; Bud Oliver 145b, 30t; Pam Nunn 212 (in memory of Louise Brown Allen), 224; Oscar McGuire 283, 276; Judy Chambless 28t, 28b; Andrew Greene and grandmother, Rene Greene 155; Mary L. Smith 335 (in memory of Mildred Johnson who died October 8, 2005), 134 (in memory of Curtis McClendon); Lonnie Rogers 141, 225t; Charlene Wallace 373, 379; Robert Chambless 147t, 62b (in memory of Preston Warren).


The class resumed singing with Stanley Edwards leading 204. Leaders: Jeremy Shipp 267 (in honor of Larry Olszewski), 210; Teenie Moody 274t, 275b; Oscar Brown 339, 334; Carlene Griffin 70t, 448b; Bobby Jackson 480, 499; Karleen Williams 45t, 136; Jimmie Denney 313t, 154.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 121. Leaders: Richard DeLong 511 (in memory of Buford McGraw and Henry Kerr), 513 (in memory of his grandmother, Dolly Hudgins and Kenneth DeLong); Virginia Dyer 137, 193; John Plunkett 195, 297; Bridgett Hill 129, 440; Earlis McGraw 93, 568; Corene Laminack 340, 405; B.J. Harris 303, 503; Rene Greene 192, 142; Evelyn Harris 378t, 39b; Bud Oliver 406; Pam Nunn and Rene Greene 269 (in memory of their grandmother, Lessie Cates); Jeremy Shipp 495; Bobby Jackson 112; Bridgett Hill 448t; Oscar McGuire 485; Teenie Moody 73b (for Alice Edwards); John Plunkett 278t; Pearl Guier 49t.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and Stanley Edwards led 46 as the closing song. Donald Payne, pastor of the church, offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.