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John Etheridge Singing
(In Memorial to Winston Jones and Doss Bryan)

Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in July. Song selections are from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. The class was called to order by Wayne Jones leading 225t and 99. The morning prayer was offered by Bill Hogan. Tim Jones led 543 and 120. The introductory lesson was directed by Mike Jones leading 330t, 36b, and 385 (t? b?). Barbara Jones led 558.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wayne Jones; Vice Chairman—Tim Jones; Secretary—Barbara Jones.

Leaders: Bridgett Hill 84; Shane Wootten 416t; Sue Bunch, 54t; Nate Green and Norma Green 292t, 336t; Rodney Ivey 464.


The class was called to order by Tim Jones leading 63. Leaders: Judy Caudle 86; Frank Strickland 488t; Morgan Bunch 67; Sarah Kahre 335; Bill Hogan 524; Loyd Ivey 478; Learvene Bass 159; Adrian Nall 393t; Christine Gandy 127; Bill Aplin 166; Angela Myers 168.


Wayne Jones called the class back to order leading 30b (in memory of Winston Jones). Leaders: Mike Jones 76b, 105b (in memory of Doss Bryan); Edd Bass 358; Nancy Hogan 319; Tommie Spurlock 299; Jewell Rowland 384; Billy Kelley 572; Eva Padgett 355; Joe Nall 161; Lera Ellison 179; Larry Shaw 463; Voncile Nall 285t; Wilburn Ellison 465; Janet King 148; Ken Kelley 450; Vickie Aplin 329; Ernest Cockcroft 101t. Wayne Jones led 369, and Tommie Spurlock offered prayer to bless the food for the noon meal.


Wayne Jones brought the afternoon session to order leading 187. Leaders: Merlene Hughes 174; Brian Kelley 78; Linda Westbrook 229; Chip Westbrook 336b; Waverly Mims 567; Tim Jones 553, 283t (in memory of his father, Winston Jones); Rodney Ivey and Shane Wootten 98, 133 (in memory of John Etheridge); Bridgett Hill 515; Sue Bunch 274t; Nate Green and Norma Green 559 (?); Judy Caudle 380t; Frank Strickland 100; Morgan Bunch 142; Sara Kahre 268b; Loyd Ivey 511b; Angela Myers 220; Bill Hogan 404; Nancy Hogan 95b; Waverly Mims 491; Learvene Bass 143; Adrian Nall 505; Edd Bass 309; Wayne Jones 96.

Announcements were made. Wayne Jones and Tim Jones led 491 as the closing song. Bill Aplin offered prayer to dismiss the class.

Chairman—Wayne Jones; Vice Chairman—Tim Jones; Secretary—Barbara Jones