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Edwardsville Baptist Church

Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The annual singing at Edwardsville Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in April, and called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 42; Cecil Roberts 135, 503; Pearl Guier 40, 32t; Robert Chambless 77b, 143; Lela Crowder 138t, 129; Ed Thacker 530, 283; Carlene Griffin 113, 155; Oscar McGuire 441, 371; Shelbie Sheppard 179; Henry Johnson 288, 388; Reba Windom 171, 124.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 335 and 285t. Leaders: Judy Chambless 568, 274t; Robert Walker 34b, 510; Virginia Futral 145b, 566; Bentley McGuire 56b, 229; Hugh McGraw 37t; Karen Rollins 36b, 123t; Jack Nelson 480, 30b; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 298; Wendy Futral 196, 491.

Jeff Sheppard conducted the memorial lesson. Henry Johnson led 128 for the following deceased: Kathleen Powers, Eula Mae Vaughn, Billy Ross Thompson, Frank Gann, Charles Elkins, Pauline Jones Borden, Corene Ward, Jean Munroe, Lloyd Ferguson, and Flarce Creel.

Jeff Sheppard led 122 for the following sick and shut-ins: Carolyn Puckett, Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, Myron House, Sherry Lovvorn, Margie Benefield, Cordia Robinson, Robert Norton, Alma Owens, Buck Owens, Lewis Norton, Gertrude Norton, Myrtle Smith, Dale Harris, Reby Stanford, Gladys McGraw, Jimmy Cates, Amanda Denson, Felton Denney, Josephine Denney, Jimmy Denney, Ruth Daniel, and Barbara Hamby. The memorial was closed with prayer by Ed Thacker.

Rev. Bobby Garner, pastor of the church, welcomed everyone and invited all back for church services. Tony Hammock led 500 and 303.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 378b. Leaders: Betty Wright 569b, 565; William Futral 490, 341; Corene Laminack 405; Charlene Wallace 276, 314; Billy Joe Harris 47b, 45t; Olivia Iverson and Pauline Deese 312b, 323b; Roy Nelson 432, 87; Evelyn Harris 378t, 47t; Jeff Sheppard 236; Oscar McGuire and Bentley McGuire 407; Reba Windom and Lela Crowder 186; Ed Thacker and Henry Johnson 381b; Pearl Guier 448b (for Myron House).

After announcements were made, Stanley Edwards led 62 as the closing song. Ed Thacker dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Hester Edwards