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Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The annual Jones Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in April at Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama. The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 36b. John Merritt offered the opening prayer. Mike Jones led 68b. Velton Chafin led 336b and 373 for the introductory lesson.

Leaders: Barbara Jones 32t; John Etheridge 464; Morgan Bunch 299; Kathy Folsom 505, 358; Royce Sellers 290; Hobert Ivey 511b; Danny Creel 133; Nate Green and Norma Green 455t, 455b; Ross Brand 146; Christine Gandy 348t; Victoria Aplin 406; Edd Bass 563; Ann Jett 573; Wanda Capps 572; Lera Ellison 435; Brenda Merritt and Velton Chafin 478; Alice Bejnar 179; Eloise Wootten 515; Waylon Cravey 500; Marlon Wootten 31b.

RECESS

Mike Jones called the class back to order leading 330t. Leaders: John Merritt and Russ Scholz 380t; Sam Schofield 288; Elsie Moon 394; Tor Bejnar 463; Sue Bunch 544; Tim Jones 553; Tommie Spurlock 323t; Wayne Jones 86; David Ivey 416t; M.H. Creel 355; Joe Nall 211; Bill Aplin 567; Larry Shaw 282; Nancy Hogan 114b; Karen Ivey 540; Billy Kelley 558.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 98. Leaders: Ernestine Pipkin 110; LaShon Tillman, Connor Tillman, and Avery Tillman 229; Donna Jones 145t; Brian Kelley 404; Mary Whitehurst and Nancy Hogan 559; Aubrey Barfield 365; Bill Hogan 543; Bill Farris 401; Stanley Smith 522; Paul King 77t; Agnes Farris 410; Kennon Smith 189; Mike Jones led 369 and James Gardner offered prayer to bless the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Paul King leading 96. Leaders: Mike Jones 332; Adrian Nall 393t; Frank Hataway 283t; Ford Bulger 176t; Ernest Cockcroft 159; Voncile Nall 450; Margaret Spurlock 112; James Gardner 368b; Chip Westbrook 107t; Ken Sundberg 297; Loretta Jones 384; Wilburn Ellison 447t; Michael Jones 270; Russ Scholz, John Merritt, and Morgan Bunch 314; Linda Westbrook 507t; Frances Sightler 516; Cathy Parker, Cynthia Sasser, and Amanda Martin 341, 89; Rhonda Harrison 59; Mary Whitehurst, Nancy Hogan, and John Etheridge 414.

RECESS

Mike Jones called the class to order leading 300. Leaders: Alice Sundberg 400; Tommie Spurlock 574; Wanda Capps, Ann Jett, Danny Creel, and M.H. Creel 222, 76b; Tim Jones 506, 210; Morgan Bunch 277; John Merritt and Mike Jones 264b; Ross Brand 186.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led 395t as the closing song, and Tommie Spurlock dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Mike Jones; Vice Chairman—John Etheridge; Secretary—Barbara Jones