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Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church

Hwy. 69 East of Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 20, 1996

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Elder Matt Jordan leading songs on pages 31b and 59. Prayer was led by Hershell King. The class was organized by retaining the same officers: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Arranging Committee—Rhoda Norris and Carmon Brothers; Secretary—Irene Jordan, assisted by Linda Thomas. Leaders: Matt Jordan 32t, 101t; Hershell King 56 (t? b?), 97, 75; Irene Jordan 480, 569 (t? b?); Martha Woodard 69t, 65, 204; Estelle Napier 389, 217, 283; J. C. Rutledge “That Beautiful Land”, 105; Lula Underwood and Lawrence Underwood 300, 170, 274t.


Matt Jordan called the class back together leading songs on pages 68b and 30b. Leaders: Gerald Larson 406, 146; Lyles Burke 40, 137; Bud Oliver 30t, 47t, 39b for Virgil Phillips and Ruby Phillips; Irene Jordan 268 in memory of her daughter, Sharon Jordan Leach; Cecil Gilliland 345t, 275b, 343; Marie Guthrie 225t, 189, 192; Milton Oliver 321, 441; Linda Thomas 171, 39t.


Hershell King called the class back together leading song on page 176b. Leaders: Carmon Brothers 565, 74b, 175, 207 for Alice Washburn; Imogene Nelms 312b, 31t, 36b; Linda Thomas 155; Lyles Burke 112, 460; Rhoda Norris 276, 384; Gerald Larson 37b, 34b; Bud Oliver 73t; Lawrence Underwood and Lula Underwood 196; Milton Oliver 224; Carmon Brothers 340; Martha Woodard 335; Marie Guthrie 434; Imogene Nelms 200; J. C. Rutledge 46; Hershell King led song on page 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was led by J. C. Rutledge.

Chairman—Elder Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Irene Jordan, assisted by Linda Thomas.