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Old Harmony Baptist Church

Abernathy, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The class was called together by B.J. Harris leading 32t. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer. B.J. Harris led 49b; B.M. Smith 101t, 222; Charlene Wallace 59, 61.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 503; Pearl Guier 100, 122 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Lonnie Rogers 298, 186; Glenda Collins 124, 81t; Hugh McGraw 448b, 139; Cecil Roberts 138b, 63; Lou Cotney 300, 189; Earlis McGraw 544, 132; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Stanley Edwards leading 340. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 78, 288; Judy Chambless 28t, 159; George Garner 155, 172; Evelyn Harris 47t, 73b (in memory of Alice Edwards); Oscar McGuire 54, 336; Shelbie Sheppard 156, 418; Robert Chambless 72b, 145b; Donna Bell 75, 408; Jeff Sheppard 236; Lovella Campbell 32b.

Stanley Edwards conducted the memorial lesson and led 84 for the following deceased: Nancy Allen, I.V. McWhorter, Sherri Edwards, Alice Edwards, Pauline Howle, Terry Simpson, Winford Iverson, Donnie McGraw, and Carolyn Huckeba.

Stanley Edwards led 103 for the following sick and shut-ins: M.B. Forbes, Buck Owen, Alma Owen, Howard McGuire, Margaret McGuire, Shirley Hardy, Marilyn Bradley, Gladys McGraw, Bill Green, Katherine Benefield, Reby Stanford, and Lois Stanson. Elder Neil Prichard closed the memorial with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Stanley Edwards leading 108b. Leaders: Sherry Lovvorn 143, 373; Elder Neil Prichard 341, 566, 204; Nellie Mae White 312b, 129; Elder Lewis Norton 30b, 292; Sherry Lovvorn and Lonnie Rogers 33b, 137; Mary Ann Simpson 323b, 146; Nellie Mae White, Evelyn Harris, Alene Harris, and Ruth Daniel 45t, 147t; Jeff Sheppard 569b; Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 480; Lovella Campbell and Cecil Roberts 406, 491; Eugene Forbes and Donna Bell 34b; Oscar McGuire 171; Earlis McGraw 225t (for Gladys McGraw); Hester Edwards, Pearl Guier, and Oliver Iverson 303.

After announcements were made, Stanley Edwards led 42 as the closing song. Elder Neil Prichard dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.