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Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, near Heflin, Alabama

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing at Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Stanley Edwards leading 60. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Lewis Norton.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 159; Cecil Roberts 73b, 503, 569b; Pearl Guier 63, 30t; Tony Hammock 83b, 89.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Glenda Collins; Vice Chairperson—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Donna Bell.

Leaders: Glenda Collins 100 (dedicated to Lois Bowman); Mary Jo Shafer 163b, 82t, 33b; Lewis Norton 75, 338, 208 (in memory of Gertrude Norton).

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Glenda Collins and Burt Collins leading 124. Leaders: Louise Holland 72b, 68b; Lou Cotney and Faye Cotney 172, 300; Jeff Sheppard 212, 313t; Marilyn Bradley 303, 47b, 146; G.W. Garner 147t, 45t; Ann Simpson 30t, 111t, 445; Evelyn Harris 274t, 155, 47t.

Pearl Guier conducted the memorial lesson. Jeff Sheppard led 204 in memory of the following deceased: Myrtle Smith, Reby Stanford, Felton Denney, Jimmy Cates, Milton Oliver, Janice Sims, Brady Monroe, LaRue Allen, B.J. Harris, Corene Laminack, Gladys McGraw, Amanda Denson, Homer Benefield, Gertrude Norton, Sam Jones, Scott Edwards, Edward Thompson, Mary Lee Smith, and Sally Wade Edwards Little.

Louise Holland led 63 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Sylvia Holland, Lonnie Rogers, George Garner, and Renea Campbell.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened by Stanley Edwards leading 29t. Leaders: B.M. Smith 340, 222, 475; Shelbie Sheppard 341, 28b; Neal Prichard 139, 452, 566; Eunice Webb 480, 392; Margie Smith 569b; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Nellie Mae White 378b, 36b; Louise Owen, Paula Brooks, Cindy Owen, and Amber Owen 358, 282; Donna Bell 31t, 97 (for Lonnie Rogers), 39t; Lois Owen 373, 460.

Glenda Collins led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Elder Neal Prichard.

Chairperson—Glenda Collins; Vice Chairperson—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Hester Edwards