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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial Singing

Ephesus School, Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The annual memorial singing for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers was held at Ephesus Elementary School on Sunday, March 1, 2009. The singing commenced at 9:30 a.m. with Denney Rogers leading 101t. Rev. Wayne Reed offered the invocation. Stanley Edwards led 52t and Karen Rollins led 274t (in memory of Frank Rogers and Dick Mauldin).

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee—Sherry Lovvorn and Margie Smith; Memorial Committee—Paige Harrod. Mayor Denney Rogers welcomed the singers to the city.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 89 (in memory of Elder Gerald Hand); Judy Caudle 48t; Oscar McGuire 276; Jeanette DePoy 129; Phillip Langley 130t; Charlene Wallace 171; Bud Oliver 421; Judy Chambless 168; Henry Johnson 278b; Donna Bell 278t; S.T. Reed 39b; David Ivey 298; Lela Crowder 383; Phillip Denney 84; Nathan Rees 39b (for Richard DeLong), 516; Lou Cotney 300; Louis Hughes 56t (in memory of Elder Homer Benefield); Reba Windom 159; Cheyenne Ivey and April Watkins 146; Henry Guthery 512 (for Harrison Creel).


Rodney Ivey and Karen Ivey brought the class together by leading 328.

A decision was made to lead multiple leaders so that everyone could lead by noon because of the bad weather. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 225t; the Marty Wooten family 99; Dennis George and Tom George 112; B.M. Smith and Loyd Ivey 475; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 157; Richard Mauldin and Robert Chambless 378t; Jade Thompson and Karen Rollins 97; Ed Thacker and Jonathon Smith 532; John Plunkett and Shannon Primm 123t; Wayne Reed 285t; Scott DePoy and Rodney Ivey 65; Betty Wright 59 (for her grandchildren); Gene Duke and Donna Duke 405 (in memory of his sister); Judy Mincey and Joan Aldridge 474 (in memory of Lee Rogers); Bobby Watkins 348b; Cecil Roberts 229; Beverly Thompson, Randa Harris, and Barry Rollins 294.

Paige Harrod spoke briefly to begin the memorial lesson. The children of Lonnie Rogers (Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Denney Rogers) led 358 and 143 in memory of the following: Jane Bruner, Ed Holloway, Nora Huddleston, Junior Rogers, and Jesse Cotney.

Charlene Wallace and Nathan Rees led 105 for the following sick and shut-ins: Beau Caldwell, Clarence McCool, Harrison Creel, Shelbie Sheppard, Tokay Shoemake, Mary Florence Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. George Garner. Prayer was offered by Louis Hughes.


The singing ended after lunch because of the increasing amount of snowfall.

Chairman—Denney Rogers; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Karen Rollins