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Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church

Newell, Randolph County, Alabama

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in October. Lonnie Rogers called the class to order leading 101t. Jeff Sheppard led 176t and 439. The morning prayer was offered by Bud Oliver.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Mercy Watkins; Arranging Committee—LaRue Allen. A motion was made to retain Lonnie Rogers as Honorary Chairman. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 499; Eugene Forbes 299; Louise Holland 35; Glenda Collins 124; Henry Johnson 338; Judy Caudle 177; Evelyn Harris 87; Oscar McGuire 276; Faye Hollis 318; Shane Wootten 186; Sherry Lovvorn 454; Robert Chambless 225t; Geraldine Rice 456; Bud Oliver 47t; Myrline Redmon 358; Stuart Ivey 224; Sharona Nelson 137; Lela Crowder 30t (for Amanda Thompson); Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 303.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard called the class back together leading 152. Leaders: Ed Thacker 528; Floy Wilder 422; Bobby Watkins 222; Charlene Wallace 117; George Garner 112; Karen Rollins 178; B.J. Harris 503; Audress Gurley 28t; Rodney Ivey 383; Donna Wootten 76b; Richard Ivey 228; Ruth Daniel 335; Loyd Ivey 283; Jenny Acton 171; David Ivey 176b; Bridgett Hill 440; Marlon Wootten 64; Brittany Lea 99; Malik Williams 59; Cecil Roberts 480; Brandon Acton 53; Karen Ivey 473; Carolyn Berry 147t; Jeff Sheppard 444; Lonnie Rogers 97; Eugene Forbes and Karen Ivey 203; Louise Holland 371; Henry Johnson 81t; Karen Rollins 34b. Thaddeus Williams offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Stanley Edwards leading 436.

Karen Rollins and Sherry Lovvorn conducted the memorial lesson. Karen Rollins read the names of the deceased: Bobby Jackson, Sherri Edwards, Jim Monroe, Herbert Lee Hadley, and the grandson of Jean (Roy Avery’s daughter).

Karen Rollins read the names of the sick and shut-ins: Angela Davis, Pauline Langley, and Milton Oliver. Henry Johnson led 452 in memory of the deceased. Sherry Lovvorn led 340 in honor of the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Sharona Nelson.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 378t; Frank Bell Reaves, Pam Williams, and Sue Barker 274t, 339; Bud Oliver 170; Evelyn Harris 155; Judy Caudle 411; Myrline Redmon 569b; Geraldine Rice 434; Bobby Watkins 426b; Shelbie Sheppard 365; Floy Wilder 187; Shane Wootten 300; Oscar McGuire 344; Richard Ivey 399b; Lela Crowder 273; Ed Thacker 460; Audress Gurley 36b; Sharona Nelson 66; Rodney Ivey and Donna Wootten 56t; Malik Williams 37b; Brandon Acton 40; Bridgett Hill 142; Loyd Ivey 426t; Jenny Acton 457; Cecil Roberts 30b; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 34t.

Announcements were made. Stanley Edwards, Lonnie Rogers, and Jeff Sheppard led 341 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Bud Oliver, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Mercy Watkins.