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Cooper Book Singing

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 5, 1996

The singing started at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman Rex Wilks bringing the class to order leading songs on pages 31t and 47t. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Leaders: Eddie Brown 67, 290; Pam Wilkerson 77t, 137; Milton Oliver 54, 50; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Thurman Nall 502, 541; Rachel Shavers and J. T. Shavers 449; Myra Dalton 455; Davis Wilkerson 348; Karen Travis 84; Hillary Brown 571; Rhonda Arnold 503; Syble Adams 559; Linda Thomas 478.

RECESS

Rex Wilks brought the class to order leading song on page 40. Leaders: Mel Kersey 47b, 122; Don Clark 292b, 138t; Bud Oliver 563, 444t, 444b, 445t; Cindy Franklin 393t; Johnny Lee 336t, 527; S. T. Reed 567, 570; John Etheridge 86, 447; Clarke Lee 38t, 430; Cassie Franklin 392, 98; Aubrey Barfield 522, 225t; Edith Tate 491, 404; Charlotte Heard 574. The class was dismissed for lunch, and the blessing for the food was led by Johnny Lee.

LUNCH

Syble Adams led songs on pages 328 and 229 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Marlon Wootten 285t; David Lee 516, 501; Flarce Creel 384, 275; Mike Jones 395, 381t; Joan Aldridge 515, 572; Tommy Spurlock 140, 183; Christy Blevins 511b, 508; Billy Williams 54t; Norma Latham 511t, 573; Joan Wilks 63; Terry Wootten 114b, 484; Margaret Spurlock 108b, 112; Myra Dalton 111t, 176t; Cindy Franklin 486; Clarke Lee and David Lee 488b, and walked the time; Syble Adams “Precious Memories”; Johnny Lee and Syble Adams 199. Announcements were made. Rex Wilks led song on page 62 for the closing song, and all who wished took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Rev. Warren G. Meadows.

Chairman—Rex Wilks; Secretary—Myra Dalton.