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Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday night, March 15, 2008

The annual Stephenson, Wall, and Hocutt Memorial singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in March at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Boldo, Alabama. Velton Chafin brought the class to order by leading 31b. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35 (in memory of Edith Tate), 30t; Travis Keeton 111t, 284; Willodean Barton 145t, 101t; Sarah Smith 544; Sarah Smith and Danica Parker 401; Geraldine Sharpton and Danica Parker 168, 480; Seth Poston 275b, 274t; Brenda Merritt 142, 430; Bea Carnathan 472, 205; John Merritt 398, 358; Ken Tate 399b, 107; Henry Guthery III 456, 434; Bridgett Hill 171, 304; Nellie Alexander 56t, 81t; Judy Caudle 138t, 138b; Elene Stovall 558; Reba Lollar 82t, 424; Danny Creel 432; Henry Guthery 172, 475 (in memory of John Hocutt); Josie Hyde 302; Margaret McGowan 141, 30b; Gary Smith 63, 565; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 127, 348b; Velton Chafin 517 (WB) (in memory of Felton Woodley).

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton