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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial

Ephesus School, Ephesus, Georgia

March 5, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers convened at Ephesus School on the first Sunday in March. Chairman Lonnie Rogers called the class together leading songs on pages 75 and 33b, and the morning prayer was led by Elder Marshall Avery. B. M. Smith led songs on pages 81 (t? b?), 78; Mary F. Smith 53, 72b; Margie Smith 335, 313 (t? b?). Denny Rogers, Mayor, made a short talk and welcomed everyone; then he and Karen Rollins led page 100. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Vivian Rogers; Arranging Committee—Mary Florence Smith and Margie Smith; Memorial Committee—Sherry Lovvorn and Ruth Brown. Lonnie Rogers led song on page 186 and the following leaders called were: Shelbie Sheppard 47b; George and G. W. Rogers 318, 339; Virgil Phillips 137; I. V. McWhorter 371; Buddy Tindal 84; Daphene Causey 269 in memory of Lessie Cates and 327; Jeff Sheppard 297, 475; Carlene Griffin 309; Thurman Nall 285 (t? b?); Lucille Gunnells 136, 192.


The class was called together by L. L. Rogers leading song on page 298. Leaders were: Ruth Brown 101 (t? b?); Felton Denney 187, 523b; Lisa Webb 349, 454; Lonnie and Vivian Rogers’ children—Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denny Rogers 222, 358, 405; Henry Guthery 304, 456; Judy Mincey 287; Bud Oliver 145b, 345 (t? b?); Floy Wilder 430, 402; Jan House 284; Charlene Wallace 403, 503; Kim Cagle 373; Ruby Phillips 73 (t? b?), 39b; Jimmy Denney 155, 145 (t? b?).


The singing resumed after lunch with B. M. Smith leading song on page 497. Leaders were: Don Bowen 68b, 515; Grandchildren of Vivian and Lonnie Rogers—Susan Rice, Randa Rollins, Barry Rollins, Laura Williams, Beverly Rollins, Joseph Lovvorn, and Kayla Harrod 59, 143. The memorial lesson was held, and G. W. Rogers led song on page for the following deceased: Dura Blackmon, T. H. Ross, Harry Dumas, Carlton Hitchcock, Mrs. J. J. Aderhold, Grady Albright, Lessie Cates, Lois Green, Ted Godsey, Henry Kerr, Walter Phillips, Bonnie Traylor, Mrs. Loyd Kimbrell, Raymon Rollins, L. M. McCullough, Joyce Daniel, Vernon McCormick, David Langley, Millard Mitchell, Geraldine Wood, Amos Rogers, Willie Kelley, Mrs. Elsie Wilder, Ernest Brandenburg and Pauline Rogers. For all the sick and shut-ins, including Malcolm Rogers and Lewis Brown, B. M. Smith led song on page 386. Ruth Brown and Sherry Lovvorn led song on page 45t, and the memorial was closed with prayer by B. J. Harris. Leaders: Liz Bryant 66, 31 (t? b?); Elder Marshall Avery 74 (t? b?), 271 (t? b?); Evelyn Harris 378 (t? b?); Oscar McGuire 276, 441; Sheri Taylor and Lisa Webb 216, 369; Cecil Edwards 317, 491; Shelton Williamson 300; Louise Holland 323b; B. J. Harris 282, 452; Alice Edwards 73b, 146; Everette Denney 152b, 274 (t? b?); Eris Muse 340, 61. Announcements were made, and Lonnie Rogers and B. M. Smith led page 343 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Everette Denney.

Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Vivian Rogers.