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Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The annual Jones Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in April at Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Opp, Alabama. The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 70t. Wayne Jones offered the opening prayer, followed by Mike Jones leading 377t. The introductory lesson was led by Ernest Cockcroft leading 31b, 32t, and 101t.

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

Leaders: Barbara Jones 276, 558; Ken Kelley 112, 383; Billy Kelley 100; Janet King 148, 82; Larry Shaw 478, 486; Frank Strickland 508; Janice Gardner 380t, 447t; Wayne Jones 73t; Rhonda Harrison and Donna Bowden 515, 440t; Waylon Cravey 293b, 505.


Mike Jones called the class back to order leading 330t. Leaders: Bill Farris 559; Learvene Bass 108t; Bill Hogan 210; Alice Sundberg 336t; Tommie Spurlock 183; Tammy Blue and Courtney Blue 571; Bill Aplin 466; Loretta Jones 138t; Nancy Hogan 84; Chip Westbrook 500; James Gardner 162; Cynthia Sasser 122; Edd Bass 507b; Myrtle Richburg 300.


The class was called to order by Wayne Jones leading 464. Leaders: Kennon Smith 189; Russ Scholz 28b; Linda Westbrook 229; LaShon Tillman and Avery 573; Adrian Nall 235; Vickie Aplin 377b. The class sang 369. Prayer was offered by Elder James Donaldson to bless the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Mike Jones leading 96. Leaders: Brian Jones and Brayden 59; Voncile Nall 146; Ken Sundberg 109t; Shannon Quinn 220; Aubrey Barfield 230; Agnes Farris 465; Mary Whitehurst 76b; Stanley Smith 104; Lloyd Jones 463; Cathy Parker 29b; Joe Nall 142; Michael Jones 270; Debbie Daughtry 72; Eva Padgett 98; Tim Jones 514; Jill Jones 543; Leland Phillips 30t; Lera Ellison 395b.


Tim Jones called the class to order leading 63 and 341. Leaders: Bill Hogan 408; Stanley Smith 331t; Wayne Jones 513t; Joe Nall 553; Adrian Nall 393t.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led 343 as the closing song. James Gardner dismissed the class with prayer.

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