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Labor Day Singing

Shoal Creek Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Monday, September 7, 2009

The annual Labor Day Singing was held at Shoal Creek Church in Talladega National Forest, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the first Monday in September. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 72t; Richard DeLong 205, 109; Judy Chambless 35, 501.

The class was organized in a business session with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless and Margie Smith.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 403; B.M. Smith 475; Scott DePoy 410t; Ed Thacker 449; Rodney Ivey 571; Reba Windom 168; Karen Rollins 406 (for Lonnie Rogers); Jeannette DePoy 414 (in memory of Frank Block); Darrell Swarens 47b (in memory of William Reynolds); Loyd Ivey 288; Virginia Dyer 454; Robert Chambless 145b; Danny Arms 313t; Cecil Roberts 429; Erica Hinton 460; Henry Johnson 515.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Richard DeLong leading 271t. Leaders: Glenda Collins 282; Hubert Nall 176b; Angela Myers 82t; Michael Thompson 329; Tony Hammock 148; Jim Aaron 163b; Ray Holley and Joyce Holley 120; Judy Mincey 538; Frances Jones 127; Matt Hinton 217; Curtis Hamrick 192; Mary Jo Shafer 225t; Charlene Wallace 99; Ruth Daniel 335; Ann Simpson 358; Evelyn Harris 155; Erin Mills 267; Richard DeLong, Michael Thompson, and Danny Arms 458; Tony Hammock 321; Jeannette DePoy 142; Rodney Ivey 134.

Sonya Randall, of the historic society, presented a history of Shoal Creek Church. Ms. Randall and Hester Edwards led 87. Jeff Sheppard offered the blessing for the noon meal at the table.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 187. Leaders: Henry Johnson 88t; Anna Hinton and Eli Hinton 277; Michael Rich 388; B.M. Smith 222; Matt Hinton 300; Karen Rollins 347; Darrell Swarens 542; Ed Thacker 400; Michael Thompson 418; Glenda Collins 100; Scott DePoy 179; Loyd Ivey 208; Hubert Nall 203; Erin Mills 430; Robert Chambless 503; Cecil Roberts 31t; Judy Caudle 123b (for S.T. and Lessie Reed); Angela Myers 452; Reba Windom 84; Jim Aaron 63; Judy Mincey and Louise Schrock 474; Danny Arms 200; Curtis Hamrick 436; Erica Hinton 389; Ann Simpson 445; Mary Jo Shafer 229; Michael Rich 340.

Jeff Sheppard and Richard DeLong led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Judy Caudle