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Coy Putnam Memorial

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church

October 26, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of Coy Putnam was called to order by Matt Jordan leading songs on pages 31 (t? b?), 63, and 566. The morning prayer was led by Hershell King. The class was organized, and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Rhoda Norris; Arranging Committee—Dan Hopper and Willard Hopper. Leaders: Hershell King 67, 100; David Light 274 (t? b?), 300; Imogene Nelms 523, 53; Judy Caudle 131b, 171; Wilda Holmes 384, 145 (t? b?); Sandra Light 143, 354b.


The singing resumed with Matt Jordan leading song on page 146. Leaders: Milton Oliver 321, 270; Rhoda Norris 317b, 318; Carmon Brothers “That Beautiful Land”, 445; Marie Guthrie 123t, 430; Ramona Light and David Light 441, 172; J. L. Hopper 374, 26, 28 (t? b?); Dan Hopper 27, 54; Matt Jordan 45t (by request), 480 (in memory of J. P. Hawk). The class was dismissed for lunch, and prayer was led by Elder J. L. Hopper.


The afternoon session was called to order by Matt Jordan leading songs on page 390 and 410 (t? b?) in honor of J. L. Oden who is in the nursing home. Leaders: Nancy Thompson 143 (in memory of Mary Cobbs); Herbert Cobbs 73t, 37b, 37t, 295; Lessie Grant 108b, 27; Dan Hopper 235, 294. This singing will remain at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Highway 69 (t? b?), east of Arab, Alabama. Matt Jordan led song on page 72 (t? b?) as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Dan Hopper.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Rhoda Norris.