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Labor Day Singing

Shoal Creek Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Monday, September 4, 2006

The annual Labor Day Singing was held at Shoal Creek Church in the Talladega National Forest, Cleburne County, near Heflin, Alabama, on the first Monday in September. Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading 32t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led 129; Richard DeLong 60, 65; Judy Chambless 81t, 82t; Kathy Williams 186, 273.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Kathy Williams; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 549, 538; Floy Wilder 297; Lela Crowder 138b; Robert Chambless 303; Karen Clark 466; Scott DePoy 448t; Elene Stovall 556 (for Don Bowen); Tony Hammock 112; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 503, 488; Karen Ivey 283; Sandra Wilkinson 224; Hugh McGraw 461; David Ivey 391.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard called the class back to order leading 42. Leaders: Nate Green and Norma Green 63, 147b; Erica Hinton 535; Henry Johnson 462; Phillip Langley 215; John Plunkett 447; Faye Hollis 299; Oscar McGuire 485; Lonnie Rogers 348b; Reba Dell Windom 182; Harry Eskew 40; Max Berueffy 548; Lou Cotney 218; Charlene Wallace 421; Robert Walker 480; Eugene Forbes 187; Shelbie Sheppard 484; Jeannette DePoy 475; Karen Rollins 163b; Jeremy Shipp 495; Edna Ruth Phillips 189; Matt Hinton and Kwame Nyarko 47b; Bobby Watkins 203; Bill Hogan 171; Carolyn Thompson 550.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with David Ivey leading 371. Leaders: Jason Hollis 383; Russ Hanson 222; Paul Robinson 128; Sam Jones 358; Bud Oliver 145b; Audress Gurley 282; Nancy Hogan and Bill Hogan 143; Kathy Williams 142; B.J. Harris 37b; Eric Robinson 101t; Joan Durdin 178; Ann Simmons 339; Evelyn Harris 350; Henry Johnson 544; Mary Jo Schaeffer 410t; Curtis Hamrick 196; Andy Anderson 68b; Karen Clark 335; Phillip Langley 430; Richard DeLong 328; Harry Eskew 146; Tony Hammock 148; Stanley Edwards 569b.

Jeff Sheppard led 147t (by request of the Jones family) and 46 as the closing songs. The closing prayer was offered by Sam Jones, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Kathy Williams.