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Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church

Newell, Randolph County, Alabama

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Jordan’s Chapel Methodist Church was held on the fourth Sunday of October. The class was called to order by Karen Rollins leading 59. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 123t, 147t; Judy Chambless 146, 129; Blake Sisemore 138t, 217; Rachel Rudi 31t, 144; Henry Johnson 96, 409; Jeff Sheppard 378t, 354t; Robert Chambless 145b; Floy Wilder 350, 382; Charlene Wallace 349, 385b; Travis Peek 30b, 186; Ed Thacker 528, 411; Reba Windom 168, 300.

RECESS

Karen Rollins brought the class back to order by leading 389. Leaders: Richard Ivey 36b, 448b; Geraldine Rice 222, 373; Kelsey Sunderland 82t, 228; Margie Smith 569b; Oscar McGuire 344, 485; John Plunkett 136, 394; Cecil Roberts 283, 229; Marilyn Bradley 58; Evelyn Harris 47t (in honor of Tabatha and Logan Hancock, who had died recently), 155; Judy Chambless 358; Blake Sisemore 497; Reba Windom 176b; Ed Thacker 538; B.M. Smith 454; Travis Peek 448t; Rachel Rudi 153; Kelsey Sunderland 421; Jeff Sheppard 403; Henry Johnson 338; Floy Wilder 402; Charlene Wallace 139.

LUNCH

B.M. Smith brought the class back to order by leading 143. The memorial lesson was conducted by John Plunkett leading 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Bud Oliver, Carlene Griffin, Nick Griffin, and Julia Laverack. Ed Thacker closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 76b; Richard Ivey 482; Geraldine Rice 192; Oscar McGuire 327; Karen Rollins 501; John Plunkett 80t; Frank Bell Reaves and cousins (in honor of Frank Bell and Lonnie Rogers) 339, 354b; Rachel Rudi and Kelsey Sunderland 348b; Blake Sisemore and Travis Peek 460; Henry Johnson and Karen Rollins 390; Ed Thacker and Charlene Wallace 494; B.M. and Margie Smith 225t; Oscar McGuire and Cecil Roberts 138t.

After announcements, Karen Rollins led 56t as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Karen Rollins; Secretary-Judy Chambless