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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The 104th session of the Mt. Ebron Memorial Singing was held on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Richard Mauldin leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. Steve Wakefield, pastor of Mt. Hope Church.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—

Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton and Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 84; Travis Keeton 340, 475; Jayne Fulmer 360, 273; Don Robertson 142, 216; Betty Baccus 396; Betty Baccus and Steve Wakefield 46; Kermit Adams 428, 434; Gary Smith 111t, 99; Sarah Smith 319, 97 (in memory of Corene White); Stella Pratt 63, 318; Harrison Creel 111b; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 101t, 309; Leona Haynes 277,192; Richard Mauldin 294.

RECESS

Travis Keeton led 300 to call the class to order. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 528, 224; Earl Ballinger 283, 203; Buell Cobb 109, 322; Lisa Geist 546, 304 (for Josie Hyde); Gravis Ballinger 472, 112; Amber Davis, Carson Davis, and Jada Williams 76b, 276.

Henry Guthery conducted the memorial lesson. The sick and shut-ins honored were Clarence McCool, Cecil Sanders, and Victoria Bolles. The deceased remembered were Ray Tate, Corene White, Bill Reynolds, Gertrude Hannah, Franklin F. Hathaway, and John Etheridge. Henry Guthery led 420. Richard Mauldin closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Bea Carnathan 136, 295; Wendell Wakefield 108b, 421.

LUNCH

Richard Mauldin called the afternoon session to order by leading 66. Leaders: Henry Guthery 140, 108t; Josie Hyde 442, 365; Roma Rice 338,120; Leona Haynes 339; Lisa Geist 197; Gary Smith 299; Margaret Keeton 349, 301; Larry Ballinger 291; Earl Ballinger 177; Gravis Ballinger 138t; Bea Carnathan 205; Don Robertson 500; Betty Baccus 465,159 (for Bernice Wakefield); Josie Hyde 198; Harrison Creel 498; Henry Guthery 527; Sarah Smith 213t; Jayne Fulmer 236 (for Andrea Fulmer); Richard Mauldin 323t.

Announcements were made. The closing prayer was offered by Harrison Creel, and the class was dismissed.

NOTE: The church building has been rented and the name on the church sign now reads Mt. Hope at Mt. Ebron. We will meet again at the same location next year.

Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer