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Elder Roy Avery Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The annual Elder Roy Avery Memorial singing was held the second Sunday in February at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama. Jack Nelson called the class to order by leading 480.

The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Judy Chambless. The morning prayer was offered by Jack Nelson.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 282; Stanley Edwards 442, 439; Robert Chambless 494, 225t; Floy Wilder 120, 227; Buell Cobb 75, 72b; Nell Estes 172, 192; Fred Hoerr 178, 34b; Ted Price 35, 108b; Myrline Redmon 340, 341; Oscar McGuire 276, 155.

RECESS

Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order by leading 309. Jack Nelson conducted the memorial lesson leading 39b for the sick (Eugene Forbes, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, and Audress Gurley) and deceased (Mary Smith, Jerry Enright, Vernelle Amason). Leaders: Cecil Roberts 418, 229; William Futral 490, 36b; Marti Hoerr 421, 503. Elder Keeble offered a prayer, and Elder Staphelson preached.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 438. Leaders: Jean Payne and Nell Estes 560; Jean Payne 111t; Marion Patrick 143, 424; Karen Clark 77t, 31t; Virginia Futral 569b, 145b; Charlotte Bishop 268, 229 (CB); Diane Avery 312b, 486; Sharon Whitehead 112, 480; Isabell Green 100, 388; Carla Smith 358, 354b; Judy Chambless 565, 50 (t? b?).

After announcements, Jack Nelson and Stanley Edwards led 441. William Futral offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Judy Chambless