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Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst,
Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, January 8, 2006

The annual memorial singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held on the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church. Chairman Henry Johnson brought the class to order leading 49t. Rev. Larigan, church pastor, offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—LaRue Allen; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 96; Ed Thacker 311, 312t; Stanley Edwards 39t, 42; Tony Hammock 148, 135; LaRue Allen 314, 396; Cecil Roberts 452, 284; Donna Bell 77t, 569t; John Plunkett 501, 500; Eunice Webb 426t, 426b; Robert Chambless 68b, 72b; Charlene Wallace 84, 99.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey called the class to order leading 81t and 300. Leaders: Dennis George 38b, 133; Judy Chambless 82t, 569b; Bud Oliver 278b, 61; Alex Chandler 280, 159; Sharon DuPriest 137, 212; Chris Chandler 215, 495; Jeremy Shipp 232, 48t.

Members of the Kerr family present made comments of family history and memories of Sacred Harp singing with those who are deceased. The memorial was closed with the Kerr family leading 45t. Chairman Henry Johnson led 138t.

LUNCH

Vice Chairman Tony Hammock called the class to order leading 97 and 326. Leaders: Floy Wilder 432, 350; Lonnie Rogers 141, 222; Daphene Causey 422, 431; Hugh McGraw 553; Mildred McElroy 186, 436; B.J. Harris 503, 303; Bridgett Hill 101t, 276; Oscar McGuire 573, 485; Evelyn Harris 87, 47t; Corene Laminack 75, 100; Rodney Ivey 282 (for Sherri Edwards); Hugh McGraw, Eloise Jerome, and Bettye LaPann 340; Dennis George 86 (by request); Jeremy Shipp 117.

Announcements were made. Henry Johnson led 73b (for Alice Edwards) as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—LaRue Allen.