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Jones Chapel Senior Citizen Center

Cullman County, Alabama

November 17, 1996

The annual Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Chairman John Hocutt leading songs on pages 124 and 129. The morning prayer was led by Henry Guthery. The class organized and the following officers were elected: Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretaries—Josie Hyde and Eron White; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders. Leaders: Corene White 73t, 97, 379 (in memory of her mother, Cora Collins); Keterina Sanders 389, 317; Lena Wakefield 235, 335, 34b; Ruth Walker 115, 183 (in memory of her mother, Aver Crider), 430; Imogene Nelms 441 (in memory of her father, Harley Guthrie), 391, 411.


The class reassembled with John Hyde leading songs on pages 30t, 375, and 313t (in honor of Uncle Tom Harper). Leaders: B. B. Mattox 186, 168, 421; Gene Wakefield 100, 136, 138t; Larry Lambert 332, 74b (in memory of Ervin Brothers), 410 (t? b?); Billy Williams 331, 28b (in honor of Unie B. Williams); Travis Keeton 278 (t? b?) (in memory of Ben Keeton), 37b, 48t.


The class was called back by Henry Guthery leading song on page 101t. Leaders: Helen Lambert 480, 95 (in memory of her father, Ervin Brothers), 277; Roma Rice 93, 426 (t? b?) (in honor of Rose Altha Taylor, who is to have surgery on Monday), 297; Elvin Kilgo 42, 192.


The afternoon session was called to order by John Hocutt leading song on page 146. Leaders: Elder Gene Robinson 139, 438; Willodean Barton 274 (t? b?), 434; Josie Hyde 103, 358 (by request), 384 (for Uncle Tom Harper, who is unable to attend); Pernie Pelfrey 566 (in memory of Tom Roberson, and in honor of Lola Roberson and Rose Altha Taylor), 312 (t? b?) (in memory of Earl Pelfrey); David Robinson 63, 36b; Ada Godsey 34b (in memory of Howard Godsey), 448 (t? b?) (for her brother, Bob Fannin), 80b (in honor of Rose Altha Taylor and L. E. Hannah); Marie Guthrie 222, 189, “That Beautiful Land”; Cecil Sanders 294, 475; Eron White 340 (in memory of all the singers who have passed away that attended the Jones Chapel singing), 273; Henry Guthery 450, 402. After announcements were made, John Hocutt led song on page 47t. The closing prayer was led by Ulys Walker.

Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretaries—Josie Hyde and Eron White.