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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial Singing

Ephesus School, Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The annual memorial singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers was held at Ephesus Elementary School on Sunday, March 2, 2008. The singing commenced at 9:30 a.m. with Denney Rogers leading 101t. Bobby Watkins offered the invocation. Stanley Edwards led 60 and Karen Rollins led 32t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee—Mary Florence Smith; Memorial Committee—Sherry Lovvorn and Henry Johnson. Mayor Denney Rogers welcomed the singers to the city.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 340, 318; Phillip Langley 110; Sharon DuPriest 460; Daphene Causey 222; Jeannette DePoy 67; Bobby Watkins 528; Joyce Walton 269; S.T. Reed 411; Henry Johnson 96; Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denney Rogers 143; Joan Aldridge 466; Pearl Guier 448b; Cheyenne Ivey 88t; Malinda Snow 474; George Garner 383; Donna Duke 276; Robert Chambless 84; Judy Chambless 155; Nate Green and Norma Green 314 (for Milton Oliver); Charlene Wallace 365.


Stanley Edwards brought the class together by leading 436. Leaders: Mike Spencer 207; Richard Mauldin 312b; Bentley McGuire 142; Emily Creel 456; Nathan Reese 292; Wanda Capps 216; David Ivey 389; Reba Windom 328; Cindy Tanner 546; Bud Oliver 421; Rodney Ivey 228; Ed Thacker 112; Janice Paulk 478; Richard DeLong 422; Louis Hughes 107; Linda Thomas 217; Danny Creel 283; Russ Hanson 384; John Plunkett 381; Karen Ivey 187; Judy Caudle 500; Richard Ivey 428; Jonathon Smith 77t; Oscar McGuire 344; Bridgett Hill 300; Stephanie Tingler 527; Tommy McGraw 542; Susan Rice, Barry Rollins, Randa Harris, Beverly Thompson, Kayla McWhorter, and Laura Robinson (grandchildren of Lonnie and Vivian Rogers) 358; Mary Jo Shafer 33b; Jack Paulk 569b; Jerry Creason 503; Matt Hinton 108b. Prayer was offered for the noon meal by Louis Hughes.


Leaders after lunch included Lonnie Rogers and Denney Rogers 298; Sandra Wilkinson 120; David Ivey and Karen Ivey 99; Loyd Ivey 89; Evelyn Harris 47t; Erica Hinton 108t; Phillip Denney 53.

Henry Johnson and Sherry Lovvorn conducted the memorial lesson. Henry Johnson spoke about the last verse of Psalm 100. Sherry Lovvorn read the names. Richard Ivey led 403 for the following deceased: Heath Jett, Flarce Creel, Mary Ballinger, Marie Guthrie, Herby Bailey, Wilton Donaldson, B.J. Harris, LaRue Allen, Dick Mauldin, Elder Homer Benefield, Gladys McGraw, Felton Denney, Edith Tate, Fern Kitchens, M.B. Forbes, Delores Beasley, Elder Garnsey McGough, Amanda Denson, Reby Stanford, Asbury Walton, Chester Lacy, Loy Garrison, Pauline Langley, Tony Colquitt, and Jean Fincher.

Oscar McGuire led 229 for the following sick and shut-ins: Douglas Conn, Milton Oliver, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Anna Tate, and Toky Shumake. Ed Thacker closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 480; Louise Holland 147t; Cindy Tanner and Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Lou Cotney 218; Rodney Ivey 225t; Reba Windom 224; Richard DeLong 511; Danny Creel and Emily Creel 106; John Plunkett 150; Bentley McGuire 177; Louis Hughes 345t; Lonnie Rogers and children (Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denney Rogers) 45t.

Announcements were made. The Rogers family and officers led 62 as the closing song. David Ivey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins