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Edwardsville Baptist Church

Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Edwardsville Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in April. Stanley Edwards welcomed everyone and called the class to order by leading 59 and 56t. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Pearl Guier; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 381, 341; Pearl Guier 63, 303; Robert Chambless 480, 84; Oscar McGuire 129, 171; Lou Cotney 172, 300; Henry Johnson 144, 147b; B.M. Smith 111b, 101t, 318; Judy Chambless 408, 415; Shelbie Sheppard 105, 104 (in memory of Alice Edwards).


John Plunkett brought the class back to order leading 156, 68b, and 236. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 276, 299; Myron House 148, 131t; Jerry Creason 49b, 38b; Jan House 451, 117, 79; Jeff Sheppard 176b, 182, 185.


The class was called to order by Robert Kelly leading 361, 358, and 355. Leaders: Lela Crowder 207, 31t, 131b. Rev. Bobby Garner, pastor of the church, gave a brief message of welcome, and offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 467. Leaders: Myron House and Jan House 155, 143.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Jan House. She led 340 for the following sick and shut-ins: Ruth Daniels, Evelyn Harris, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Dean Reed, Eunice Webb, Mary Florence Smith, and Lonnie Rogers.

Robert Chambless led 163b for the following deceased: Jimmie Denney, Cordia Robinson, Barbara Hamby, and Reba Norton. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 498; Lela Crowder 410b; Henry Johnson 375; Oscar McGuire 229; Lou Cotney 384; Jerry Creason 503; Pearl Guier 49b; Jeff Sheppard 61; Shelbie Sheppard 448t; Robert Kelly 322; Judy Chambless 501; Stanley Edwards 58; Jan House 46; Robert Chambless 452; Myron House 495.

Announcements were made. Plans for clean-up at State Line were made.

Stanley Edwards led 62 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Pearl Guier