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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The 102nd session of the Mr. Ebron Church Memorial Singing was held on the first Sunday in November. Richard Mauldin called the class to order leading 31t.

The following officers were elected for the day: Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Secretaries—Josie Hyde (morning session) and Jayne Fulmer (afternoon session); Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Richard Mauldin led 378t. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 144, 101t; Margaret Keeton 59, 97; Josie Hyde 43, 481; Betty Baccus 396, 111t; Don Robertson 151, 161; Doyce Bailey 565, 34t; Roma Rice 460, 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Stella Pratt 317, 318; Travis Keeton 452, 235; Larry Ballinger 50b (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson and Wilton Donaldson), 224.

RECESS

The class was called back in session by Gravis Ballinger leading 410t. Leaders: Billy Williams 39b; Henry Guthery 348b, 371; Earl Ballinger 135, 141; Lisa Geist 171, 546; J.C. Rutledge 145b, 401; Joyce Hubbard 313t, 298; Reba Lawler 80b, 329.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Richard Mauldin leading 100 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson). Leaders: Velton Chaffin 149 (for Josie Hyde), 293; Kim Williamson 47t, 282; Jayne Fulmer 454, 157; Cecil Sanders 480, 340; Ken Tate 512, 285t.

Henry Guthery led 339 for the following deceased: Flarce Creel, Marie Guthrie, Heath Jett, Helen Plunkett, Herby Bailey, Wilton Donaldson, Cecil Wakefield, Mary Ballinger, Fred Killingsworth, Jr., B.J. Harris, LaRue Allen, Dick Mauldin, Theresa Smitherman Ernest (Willodean’s daughter), Homer Benefield, Gladys McGraw, Leo L. (Sam) Jones, and Geneva Horton.

Margaret Keeton led 122 for the following sick and shut-ins: Ralph Kimble, Amanda Denson, Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, Felton Denney, Josephine Denney, Jewel McCool, Roxie Keeton, Faith Tate, Pauline Childers, Rhoda Norris, and Pernie Pelfrey. Henry Guthery offered prayer to close the memorial.

Leaders: Earl Ballinger 273; Doyce Bailey 147 (t? b?); Don Robertson 440; Jayne Fulmer 155; Josie Hyde 236; J.C. Rutledge 143; Larry Ballinger 182; Don Robertson 74b; Lisa Geist 112; Ken Tate 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); Richard Mauldin 358 (in memory of his father, Dick Mauldin).

Gravis Ballinger and Richard Mauldin led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Velton Chafin.

Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Secretaries—Josie Hyde and Jayne Fulmer