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Elder Roy Avery Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Roy Avery Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama, on the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 480.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Nellie Estes and Charlotte Bishop. Jack Nelson offered prayer, and led 489.

Leaders: Marion Patrick 358; Myrline Redmon 569b, 452; Wendy Futral 491, 100; Robert Chambless 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson), 145b; Floy Wilder 187, 389; William Futral 341, 340; Jenny Acton 222 (for Eugene Forbes), 229 (CB); Edna Ruth Phillips 146 (for Aunt Lora Kelley, who is 92 years old today), 318; Judy Chambless 426t, 393.


Jack Nelson brought the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Brandon Acton 282, 40; Jacob Acton 200; Brittney Price and Ted Price 457, 535 (for all Sacred Harp singers).


A brief preaching service was conducted by Elder Steve Stathelson, pastor of the church.


Jack Nelson called the class back to order leading 438. Leaders: Charles Estes, Nellie Estes, and Mary Jean Payne 111t; Don Clark 31t, 48t; Audress Gurley 176t, 334; Jack Nelson 30b (in memory of his mom), 99; Karen Clark 373 (in memory of Amanda Denson), 354t; Mary Jean Payne and Nell Estes 560 (in memory of their parents, Roy and Emma Avery); Mary Jean Payne 410t; Carla Smith 143 (for Sheila), 354b; Virginia Futral 339, 35; Paula Fagan 32t, 61; Nellie Estes 120; Ben Keeble 490, 39b; Charlotte Bishop 335, 496.

Announcements were made. Elder Ben Keeble offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton