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Cates-Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 8, 2006

The annual singing in memory of Walker Cates and Herbert Brown was held on the second Sunday in October at Muscadine Methodist Church in Muscadine, Alabama. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 37b. The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 82t; Pearl Guier 59, 40; Shelbie Sheppard 135, 139; Oscar McGuire 171, 283; Charlene Wallace 276, 441; Tony Hammock 60, 434; Judy Chambless 100, 89; John Plunkett 435, 549; Lela Crowder 131b, 101t; George Garner 186; Carlene Griffin 81t, 113.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Jeff Sheppard leading 203.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging committee—Pearl Guier.

A motion was made that the singing name be changed to the Cates-Brown Memorial, and to include the names of Lessie Cates and Louise Brown Allen. The motion was approved by the congregation.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 70b, 36b; Amanda Denson and Tom McGraw 297, 299; Bentley McGuire 208, 215; Faye Hollis 168, 340; Lonnie Rogers 298, 389; Paul Robinson 128, 45t; the class sang birthday wishes to Paul Robinson; Jeannette DePoy 392, 457 (in memory of her mother); Hugh McGraw 145t; Virginia Dyer 63, 137; Gabriel Pline 122, 125; Karen Rollins 503, 34b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Hugh McGraw leading 343. Leaders: Robert Chambless 72b, 480; Earlis McGraw 206, 317 (in memory of the Cates, the Browns, and Bobby Jackson); Rene Greene 528, 172; Mike Hinton 288, 490; Lou Cotney 222, 358; Eric Robinson 569b, 494; Gabriel Pline 178, 406; Pam Nunn 300, 269; Tom McGraw 91, 475; Evelyn Harris 379, 47t; Cecil Roberts 56t (in memory of Luke Allen and Louise Allen); Eunice Webb 436, 155; B.J. Harris 348b, 225t; Joyce Lambert 111t, 111b; Homer Benefield 127.

Following announcements, Jeff Sheppard and Hugh McGraw led 46 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.