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Burnham and Brown Memorial

Jacksonville Community Center, Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 5, 2006

The annual singing for Uncle Bob Burnham and Leman and Ruth Brown was held on the first Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Uncle Bob Burnham’s granddaughter, Pearl Guier, leading 40. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 92, 430; Charlene Wallace 168, 171; Pam Nunn 234, 220.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 318, 441; Lou Cotney 384, 222; S.T. Reed 158, 159; Reba Norton 480; Robert Chambless 145b; Eunice Webb, 475, 499 (for Bobby Jackson); Milton Oliver 176t; Karen Rollins 178, 49t; Judy Chambless 93, 32t.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Pearl Guier leading 143. Leaders: Bud Oliver 42, 332; Sharon DuPriest 217, 189; Alex Chandler 232, 536; Mildred McElroy 218; Betty Wright 285t; Nate Green 141; Carlene Griffin 225t; Louise Holland 378b; Donna Bell 48b, 481; Loyd Ivey 420; Jan House 361, 340; Terry Wootten 370; Lonnie Rogers 373, 97; LaRue Allen 316, 328; John Plunkett 150, 381; Myron House 113, 227; Sandra Wilkinson 98, 229. Henry Johnson offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 556. Leaders: Lela Crowder 436; Rodney Ivey 540, 568 (for Bobby Jackson); B.J. Harris 503, 303; Daphene Causey 136, 140; Karen Ivey 99, 112; Joan Aldridge 521, 511; Jeannette DePoy 142; Buell Cob 26; Reba Dell Windom 455; Elene Stovall 395, 422; Jeremy Shipp 313b, 567; Bridgett Hill 107, 440; Henry Johnson 88t, 418; Max Berueffy 193; Coy Ivey 270; David Ivey 437; Evelyn Harris and Linda Thomas 47t; Roy Nelson 179; Judy Caudle 345b; Shelbie Sheppard, Reba Dell Windom, and Elene Stovall 216, 122 (in memory of Ruth Brown, and in honor of Louis and Janice Hughes, and Gladys McGraw); Louis Hughes 348b; Jeannette DePoy 542; Myron House and Jan House 479; Shelbie Sheppard and Pam Nunn 269 (in memory of Lessie Cates).

Announcements were made and thanks extended to all those who came to support this singing. Pearl Guier and Jeff Sheppard led 46 as the closing song. David Ivey dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.