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Alexander, Hullett, Lowe, Brothers, and Hyatt Memorial

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

October 6, 1996

The thirtieth session of the annual memorial singing for Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander, Jimmy Hullett, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brothers, Maudine Alexander, Alvin Alexander, Arville Hyatt, and J. B. Lowe was called to order by Terry Hullett leading songs on pages 59 and 32t. The morning prayer was led by Calvin Phillips. Terry Hullett led song on page 40. Leaders: Jewel Wootten 63; Roie Alexander 313t, 317; Calvin Phillips 406, 143; Willie Mae Moon 225t, 441; Roy Nelson 145b, 176t; Linda Thomas 37b, 345b; Thurman Nall 34b, 523.

RECESS

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 166. Leaders: B. M. Smith 144, 284; Mel Kersey 47t, 347; Shelbie Sheppard 165, 142; Margie Smith 101t, 276; Freeman Wootten 47b, 43; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Velton Chafin 319, 78; Jeff Sheppard 359 for Bill Green, 475 for Virgil Phillips.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Terry Hullett leading song on page 189. Leaders: Bud Oliver 332, 270; Harrison Creel 30t, 111b; David Ivey 501, 177; Ann Jett 73t, 77t; Waylon Blakely 217, 216; Milton Oliver 171, 384; Flarce Creel 546, 498; Loyd Ivey 438, 388; Chita Blakely 121, 147t. Roie Alexander, Jewel Wootten and Donna McCray led songs on pages 155 and 119 in memory of J. B. Lowe, a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander.

LUNCH

Singing resumed with Terry Hullett leading song on page 222. “Happy Birthday” was sung for Aunt Lola Jenkins who is 95 today. Leaders: Philip Gilmore 273, 434 for Aunt Lola Jenkins; Keterina Sanders 389, 454; Marlon Wootten 186, 448b; Marie Hyatt 206, 128; Cecil Sanders 440; Carmon Brothers “That Beautiful Land”, “Brown”; Dorothea McCowan 137, 304; Paula Gilmore 31t, 68b; Cindy Franklin 285t, 499b; Wanda Capps 53, 411; Cassie Franklin 283, 282; Shelley Capps 512, 146; Terry Hullett, Philip Gilmore, Roie Alexander and Jewel Wootten led 45t as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Terry Hullett, Richard Hullett, Doyle Alexander and Elder Philip Gilmore; Secretaries—Jewel Wootten and Paula Gilmore.