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B. I. Wood and Alvis Brothers Memorial

Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Attalla, Alabama

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of B.I. Wood and Alvis Brothers was held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Attalla, Alabama, on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Ron Crocker leading 30t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Dan Hopper.

A business meeting was held with the class voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Ron Crocker; Secretary—Gloria Hutchens.

Leaders: Ron Crocker 77t; J.L. Hopper 85, 311, 394; Glenda Hopper 34t, 34b; Judy Caudle 36b, 39b; Dan Hopper 39t, 310, 84; Willouise Malone 89, 354b; Debra Ritch 133, 373.


Ron Crocker brought the class back to order leading 49b. Leaders: J.L. Hopper 48t, 49t, 68b; Glenda Hopper 90, 448b; Judy Caudle 278t, 278b; Dan Hopper 48b, 52b, 56b, 54; Willouise Malone 63; Debra Ritch 108b, 206. The noon blessing was offered by Othel Brothers.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ron Crocker leading 129 and 358. Leaders: J.L. Hopper 205, 461; Glenda Hopper 56t, 108t; Judy Caudle 64, 70t; Dan Hopper 287, 479; Debra Ritch 312b, 148; Ron Crocker 490, 501 (CB) (in memory of Billie Dean Hornsby).

Ron Crocker led 138b as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ron Crocker; Secretary—Gloria Hutchens