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Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, north of Fruithurst,
Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The annual memorial singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held on the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church, near Fruithurst, Alabama. Henry Johnson called the class to order leading 205. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Tony Hammock 60, 166; Donna Bell 31t, 480; Judy Chambless 32t, 82t; Eugene Forbes 288, 78; Audress Gurley 36b, 147t; Ed Thacker 564; Reba Windom 332, 283; S.T. Reed 309, 322; Karen Rollins 327, 373; Bud Oliver 145b, 343; Virginia Dyer 63, 143; Hugh McGraw 369.

RECESS

Henry Johnson brought the class back to order leading 147b. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 209, 271t; Evelyn Harris 87, 155; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 389; Floy Wilder 402, 432; Robert Chambless 84, 72b; Myrline Redmon 340, 341; Andy Anderson 37b, 335; Cecil Roberts 97, 30b; Mary Jo Shafer 33b, 569t; Oscar McGuire 229, 573; Mildred McElroy 186, 436.

Henry Johnson introduced Lois Bowman (Jack Kerr’s daughter) and the Kerr family members present. Mrs. Bowman shared family history and fond memories of singing. The group led 282 for the deceased. Rev. Larigan closed the memorial with prayer, and included blessing the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Johnson leading 179. Leaders: John Plunkett 419, 308; Charlene Wallace 99, 441; Jeff Sheppard 263, 225b; Andrew Farris 454, 408; Shelbie Sheppard 365; Eunice Webb 475, 498; Ann Simpson 445, 378t; Virginia Dyer and Fallon Kitchens 323b, 358; Tony Hammock 434; S.T. Reed 176b; Oscar McGuire 168; Stanley Edwards 102; Fallon Kitchens 269, 146; Sarah Roberts 127.

Announcements were made. Henry Johnson led 45b as the closing song, and Lonnie Rogers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—Donna Bell