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Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, near Heflin, Alabama

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing at Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Stanley Edwards leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 31b; Cecil Roberts 91, 68b; Tony Hammock 61, 283; Robert Chambless 33b, 145b; Donna Bell 28b, 100; Judy Chambless 159, 174t; Ginnie Prater and Mandy Prater 87, 358.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Arranging Committee—Donna Bell; Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 79; Louise Holland 35, 43; George Garner 348b; Pam Nunn 186, 155; B.J. Harris 503, 49b.


The class was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 489 (for Felton Denney and Josephine Denney). Leaders: Lou Cotney 222, 384; Allen Jones 127, 294; Ann Simpson 445, 323b; Judy Green 147t, 45t; Neal Prichard 566, 204; Carlene Griffin 81t, 448b (for Charlene Wallace).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Glenda Collins. Hester Edwards, Louise Owen, and James Edwards led 68b in memory of Buck Owen, Alma Owen, Evelyn Perry, and Nannie Mae Coleman Roberts. Donna Bell led 568 in memory of Bobby Jackson and Julian Murphy. Judy Green and Allen Jones led 159 in memory of Grace Jones Barnett and Pauline Jones Borden.

Jeff Sheppard and Howard McGuire led 318 and 192 for the following sick and shut-ins: Gary Gray, Irvin Roberts, Charlene Wallace, Mary Florence Smith, Matt Owen, Josephine Denney, Felton Denney, Jimmy Denney, and Myrtle Smith. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Elder Lewis Norton.

Charles Norton gave the cemetery report.


The afternoon session began with the class singing 52t and 63. Leaders: Pearl Guier 32t, 122; Glenda Collins 143, 290; C.W. Garner 99; Lewis Norton and Janice Norton 176b, 61; Eunice Webb 480, 499 (in memory of Bobby Jackson); Nellie Mae White 119, 312b; Jeff Sheppard 313t, 329; Reba Norton 441, 208; Olivia Iverson 136, 148; Evelyn Harris 47t, 378t (for Ruth Daniel); Louise Owen, Paula Brooks, and Pam Nunn 358; Tony Hammock 400; Jeff Sheppard, Buddy Owen, and Janice Owen 146.

Stanley Edwards led 62 as the closing song. Announcements were made, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

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