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Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, Near Heflin, Alabama

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Cane Creek Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing was held on the third Sunday in May. B.M. Smith called the class to order leading 59. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 84; Glenda Collins 101t; Donna Bell 225t (for Lonnie Rogers), 106; Stanley Edwards 283 (in memory of Reba Norton), 340; Louise Holland 100, 68b; C.W. Garner 73t, 97; Lou Cotney 222, 300; Lewis Norton 176t, 30b; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 47b, 341.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Glenda Collins; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.


The class was called back to order by B.M. Smith. Leaders: Gennie Prater 460, 294; George Garner 99; Ann Simpson 452, 445; Curtis Hamrick 436, 77t; Bernice Steadman 143, 408; Judy Jones Green 147t, 127; B.M. Smith 358 (by request); Jeff Sheppard 297, 336.

Cecil Roberts conducted the memorial lesson. He led 45t in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Lois Bowman, Lonnie Rogers, Carolyn Thompson, Eunice Webb, Leon Owen, Barbara Poland, Bill Windom, Earl Albright, Madaline Lefebre, Mary Florence Smith, and Lucy Garner.

Glenda Collins and other members of the Norton family led 159 for the deceased. Those remembered were Reba Norton, Jimmie Denney, Pauline Ledbetter Edwards, Kathy Ewing, Bettye Owen Bradley, Alene Vaughn, Lula Scott, Charles Scott, William Andrew Brown, and Mildred Tolleson. Neal Pritchard offered prayer to close the memorial lesson. Charles Norton gave a report on the cemetery. Cecil Roberts blessed the noon meal at the table.


The afternoon session convened with B.M. Smith leading 123t. Leaders: Pam Nunn 280, 313t; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Hambrick Lefebre and Stanley Edwards 108t, 49t; Shelbie Sheppard 87, 114; Evelyn Harris 47t, 155; Glenda Collins and Burt Collins 282; Gennie Prater 496; Lewis Norton 490; Donna Bell and Paula Brooks 318 (in memory of Paula’s grandfather); Jeff Sheppard 321; B.M. Smith 284 (for Eunice Webb).

Following announcements, Lewis Norton led 112 (in memory of Gertrude Norton). B.M. Smith led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Curtis Hamrick, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Glenda Collins; Secretary—Donna Bell