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Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The annual homecoming Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in May was called to order by Eugene Forbes leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Jack Nelson.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Myrline Redmon.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 39b; Stanley Edwards 42, 56t; Jack Nelson 354b, 300; Brandon Acton 388, 117; Jacob Acton 282, 101b; Virginia Futral 569b, 566; William Futral 61, 341; Wendy Futral 35, 59; Floy Wilder 63, 350; Jenny Acton 170, 108b.


The class was brought back together by Eugene Forbes leading 100. A memorial lesson was held at this time. Myrline Redmon led 45t for the following deceased: Elder Kenneth Perry, Williard Frederick, Lee Rodgers, Oma Baker, Lora Kelly, and John Etheridge. She led 378t in memory of the Wallace Family.

Eugene Forbes led 340 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: John Plunkett, Lonnie Rogers, Mary Frances Forbes, Vernelle Amason, Maudie Frederick, and Betty Perry. The memorial lesson was closed.

Leaders: Edna Ruth Phillips 164, 490; Audress Gurley 37t, 36b; Myrline Redmon 452, 571 (CB); Eugene Forbes 274t.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Eugene Forbes leading 27. Leaders: Roy Nelson 457, 317; Sara Nelson “What A Day That Will Be”, 148; Myrline Redmon 358; Eugene Forbes 112; Myrline Redmon 75; Virginia Futral 438.

Announcements were made. Eugene Forbes led 62 as the closing song. Roy Nelson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton