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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial

Ephesus School, Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, March 5, 2006

The annual memorial singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers was held at Ephesus School on the first Sunday in March. The singing opened at 9:30 a.m. with Denney Rogers and L.L. Rogers leading 101t. Bobby Watkins offered the morning prayer. Denney Rogers led 75.

During the business session, the following officers were elected and committees were appointed: Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee—Mary Smith.

The traditional welcome to the city was given by Mayor Denney Rogers, then Stanley Edwards led 108b.

Leaders: Eunice Webb 283; Pearl Guier 32t (for Billy Joe Harris, who has had heart bypass surgery); Carlene Griffin 81t; Myron House 479; Glenda Collins 290; Earlis McGraw 475; Sandra Wilkinson 172; Sharon DuPriest 216; Jimmie Denney 111t; Teeny Moody 384 (for her granddaughter Judy); Jan House 361; Henry Guthery III 434; Phillip Langley 203; Bobby Jackson 112; Donna Duke 217; Daphene Causey 336; Shelbie Sheppard 556; Bentley McGuire 457; Nate Green 335; Charlene Wallace 168.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 42. Leaders: Milton Oliver 314; Judy Caudle 80t; Ed Thacker 362; Joel Jenkins 480; LaRue Allen 373; Karen Ivey 209; Reba Dell Windom 546; Betty Wright 569b; Bobby Watkins 383; David Ivey 225b; Henry Johnson 29b; Sarah Jenkins 222; Russ Hanson 186; Bud Oliver 343; Brittany Lee 99; Oscar McGuire 573; Louis Hughes 135; Loyd Ivey 337; Lou Cotney 218; the children of Lonnie Rogers (Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denney Rogers) 358 and 348b; Bridgett Hill 189; Susan Rice, Kayla Harrod, Laura Robinson, Beverly Thompson, Jade Thompson, Barry Rollins, and Randa Harris 268 and 59; Richard Ivey 352; Lela Crowder 157; Erica Hinton 34b; Rodney Ivey 389; Jeff Sheppard 250; Melinda Snow 472; Joyce Walton 65; Donna Bell 28t; Cecil Roberts 285t. The class sang to Karleen Williams for her birthday. Louis Hughes led the prayer for lunch.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Denney Rogers leading 100. Leaders: Jerry Creason 178; Jeannette DePoy 567; Laura Frey 163b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Karleen Williams, and John Plunkett led 339 for the deceased: Tillman Scott, Wayne Smith, Donnie McGraw, Sherri Edwards, Arrie Denney Skinner, Clara Rogers, Carolyn McGraw Huckeba, Missouri Craven, Alice Edwards, and Sgt. Phillip Dodson.

John Plunkett led 70t for the sick and shut-ins: Evelyn Rogers, Billy Joe Harris, Lois Stanson, Tom McGraw, and Judith Green. The memorial lesson was concluded with prayer by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Jean Payne 272; Scott DePoy 179; Lisa Webb 542; Richard DeLong 154; Bernard Denney 299; Rodney Ivey 328; Bentley McGuire 300; Richard Ivey and Bud Oliver 270; Henry Guthery III 543; Lonnie Rogers 225t (for Syd Caldwell); Russ Hanson 49b; Karen Ivey and Sarah Jenkins 532; Reba Dell Windom and Bridgett Hill 142; Louis Hughes 448t; Ed Thacker 284; LaRue Allen 198; Bobby Jackson 535; Jeff Sheppard 428; Henry Johnson 88t; Judy Caudle 224; Oscar McGuire 344; Loyd Ivey 97; Joel Jenkins and Brittany Lea 155; John Plunkett 197.

Announcements were made. The singing then closed in the traditional manner with the officers leading 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins.