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Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church

Newell, Randolph County, Alabama

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 59. Rev. Brian Moore, pastor of the church, offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 60; Jeff Sheppard 61, 72 (t? b?); Donna Bell 178, 117.

A business session was held with the following officers retained: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Honorary Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—-Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 500; Judy Caudle 121, 120; Ed Thacker 228, 176b; Alberta Hardy 148, 229; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 303, 73b; Oscar McGuire 155, 276; Judy Chambless 100, 101t; B.M. Smith 72b, 318 (in honor of Lonnie Rogers); Geraldine Rice 217, 212; Ann Simpson 47t, 122; Ethan Hardy 479, 50t; Robert Chambless 143, 84.

RECESS

Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order leading 383. Leaders: Mary Jo Shafer 225t, 569b; Lonnie Rogers 298, 373; Nell Estes 490, 371; Cecil Roberts 105, 319; Karleen Williams 45t, 40; Henry Johnson 70b, 77t; Jean Payne 290, 99; Karen Rollins 97, 540; Carlene Griffin 113, 299; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Charlene Wallace 168, 186; Frank Bell Reaves (grandson of Frank Bell, organizer of this singing) and other descendants of the Bell family 339, 274t (in memory of Papa Bell). Rev. Brian Moore blessed the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Stanley Edwards leading 560. Leaders: Louise Holland 323b, 300; Henry Johnson 390; Robert Chambless 503; Jeff Sheppard 415; Alberta Hardy 163b; B.M. Smith 358 (by request); Ethan Hardy 86; Donna Bell 480; Oscar McGuire 344; Lonnie Rogers 222; Judy Chambless 66; Geraldine Rice 224; Karleen Williams 32t; Cecil Roberts 30b; Mary Jo Shafer 410 (t? b?); Ann Simpson 452; Alberta Hardy 350; Ethan Hardy 294; Nell Estes 551; Karen Rollins 354t; Jean Payne 460.

Following announcements, Stanley Edwards led 42 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class dismissed.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Honorary Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Donna Bell