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Fellowship Church Memorial Singing
(in memory of Sherry Guthery)

Fellowship Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The annual Sherry Guthery Memorial singing met at Fellowship Church in Cullman County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Henry Guthery leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by John Merritt.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Elizabeth Keeton.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 100; Henry Guthery III 530, 456; Travis Keeton 343, 129; Judy Caudle 85, 301 (by request and in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ware); Jimmie Gilmore 68b, 276; Bea Carnathan 205, 568; John Merritt 65 (in memory of Amanda Denson), 271t; Corene White 171, 97; Don Robertson 151, 540; Arthur Gilmore 30t, 30b; Linton Ballinger 285t, 385t; Bridgett Hill 277, 384.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Henry Guthery III leading 542. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 168, 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Marlin Beasley 283 (in memory of W.G. McGough), 105 (in memory of Tom Ware); Stella Pratt and Don Robertson 137, 63; Leona Haynes 146, 196; Billy Williams 445, 448b; Sonya Sipe and Beth Ann Clay 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson), 150.

RECESS

Henry Guthery called the class to order leading “Higher Ground”. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 147t, 480; Lisa Geist 269, 327; Brenda Merritt 142, 430; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 145t, 163b, 86; Ken Tate 512 (for Harrison Creel), 389 (in memory of Edith Tate); Larry Ballinger 98, 76t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 527. Leaders: Jennifer Allred Lee and Rachel Allred 383, 440; Anne Chalker 235, 143; Josh Keeton 189, 408; Geraldine Sharpton 229, 347 (in memory of Bill Price); Carolyn Thompson 74t, 550; Richard Mauldin 36b; Richard Mauldin and John Merritt 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin and for John Merritt’s mother); Emily Thompson 178, 128; Steve Adams and Rachel Allred 309, 401; Josie Hyde 39b, 507; J.C. Rutledge 99, 87; Kermit Adams 426t, 424; Seth Allred 433, 39t; Susan Allred 183, 378b; Lena Keeton 425 (in memory of Lora Keeton), 270; Ken Tate 294 (by request), 220.

Following announcements, Henry Guthery led 521 as the closing song. Ken Tate offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton