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Mount Pisgah Singing Society (Cooper Book)

Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church,
Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The annual all-day session of the Mount Pisgah Singing Society (organized in 1903) met at Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Karen Clark leading 70t. Phillip Reeves offered the morning prayer. Karen Clark led 573.

The officers of the singing are as follows: President—Karen Clark; First Vice President—Rodney Ivey; Second Vice President—David Lee; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Don Clark and Laura Densmore.

Leaders: David Lee 176t; Donna Bell 505; Jack Nelson 501; B.M. Smith 563; Ken Kelley 464; Faye Hollis 98; Frank Strickland 145b; Karen Rollins 136; Ann Webb 142; Bill Hogan 210; Nell Estes 192; Henry Johnson 553; Nancy Hogan 84; Erica Hinton and Eli Hinton 511t; Oscar McGuire 276; Nate Green and Norma Green 380t.

RECESS

David Lee led 76b to begin the second session. Leaders: John Plunkett 320; Sandra Wilkinson 571; Lloyd Jones and Loretta Jones 45t; Claudine Townson 572; J.T. Blakeley and Audrie Blakeley 60; Stanley Edwards 58; Judy Whiting 507b; Shannon Primm 268b; Matt Hinton 38t; Laura Densmore 30t; Stanley Smith 225t (in memory of Christine Gandy and Earnestine Pipkin); Jonathon Kelso 96; Helen Bryson 559; John Merritt and Laura Densmore 392.

RECESS

David Lee brought the class back to order leading 274t. Leaders: Jonathon Blakeley 146; Judy Caudle 567; Chris Brown 95b; Judy Chambless 358 (by request), 138t; Carol Buche 488b; Lela Crowder 380b; Anna Hinton 40; Buell Cobb 45b; Sharon DuPriest and Pam Nunn 189; Lacey Blakeley, J.T. Blakeley, and Audrie Blakeley 112; Judy Mincey 273 (in memory of Lee Rogers); Alison Zunklei 270; Karen Clark 369 (in memory of John Etheridge). Elder Jonathan Blakeley blessed the noon meal at the tables.

LUNCH

Order was restored for the afternoon session by Karen Clark leading 155 and 444 (for all the Jackson Family). Leaders: Robert Chambless 508 (for all the singers unable to attend); Bridgett Kennedy 450; Stanley Edwards and friends Susan, Amy, Eric, Shawn, Corwin, and Ian 47b; Tommy Spurlock 277 (in memory of his sister-in-law, Earnestine Pipkin, recently killed in an auto accident); Daphene Causey 137; Phillip Reeves 49b; David Lee 447t ; Ron Crocker 108t; Dave Richardson 344; Ed Thacker 575; Syble Adams 576; Chris Brown 28b; Nate Green and Norma Green 418 (for Bud and Sammie Oliver); Jeff Sheppard 497; John Merritt and Laura Densmore 522 (in memory of John’s cousin, Leonard Price, and his uncle, John Kelley); Judy Whiting 212.

RECESS

Karen Clark led 478 as the final session of singing began. Leaders: Ann Webb 82; Wayne Morgan 513; Fred Hoerr, Marty Hoerr, and August Hoerr 30b; Claudine Townson, Syble Adams, Virginia Glass, and Larry Wootten 29t; Carol Buche 488t; Phillip Reeves 63; Dave Richardson 395b; Ben Keeble 108t; Don Clark and Syble Adams 171.

Announcements were made, and all who wished took the parting hand as the officers led the closing song. Fred Hoerr offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

President—Karen Clark; First Vice President—Rodney Ivey; Second Vice President—David Lee; Secretary—Donna Bell