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Labor Day Singing

Shoal Creek Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Monday, September 3, 2007

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. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 72t; Kathy Williams 108t, 85; Mike Thompson 82t, 153; Henry Johnson 467, 135; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 503, 173; Richard DeLong 158, 121; David McGukin 87, 32b; Lela Crowder 367, 160b; Rodney Ivey 354t, 318; Robert Chambless 225t, 480; Donna Bell 348b, 159; Bobby Watkins 313t, 426t; Mandy Cummings 63, 312b; Bud Oliver 332, 421.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard opened the next session leading 36t. 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 492, 527; Bob Meek 56b, 424; David Ivey 308, 375; Shelbie Sheppard 277, 105; Louise Holland 36b, 73t; Joe Jones and Frances Jones 569b; John Plunkett 370, 423; Mary Jo Schafer 163b, 229; Matt Hinton 168, 142; Phillip Langley 475, 110; Glenda Collins and Burt Collins 340, 143; Karen Ivey 399b, 101t; Charlene Wallace 171, 299; Erica Hinton, Matt Hinton, and Elijah Hinton 540, 287.

LUNCH

Richard DeLong opened the afternoon session leading 345b and 295. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 230, 231; Cecil Roberts 61, 30b; Les Scott 40, 47b; Joan Durdin 148, 178; Joyce Walton 316, 439; Lou Cotney 172, 384; Evelyn Harris 479, 155; Ginnie Prater 268, 269; John Shippey 107, 84; Ruth Daniel 335; Debra Gross 454, 455; Judy Chambless 339, 490; Anna Hinton 282; Rodney Ivey 389 (for Lonnie Rogers); Jeff Sheppard 358.

Jeff Sheppard and Richard DeLong led 45t and 46 as the closing songs. The closing prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

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