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Jordan Chapel Methodist Church

Newell, Randolph County, Alabama

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The annual singing at Jordan Chapel Methodist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Karen Rollins leading 32t and 36b. Blake Sisemore offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Arranging Officer/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: B. M. Smith 101t, 30b, 47t; Judy Chambless 82t, 565, 142; Blake Sisemore 37b, 497, 436; Valerie Stoehr 354b, 176b, 133; Jack Nelson 560, 358, 551; Bert Collins, Glenda Collins, and Gary Creel 45t, 335, 340; Stacy Berkheimer 77b, 441, 100.


Karen Rollins brought the class back to order leading 106. Leaders: Robert Chambless 452, 84; Paul Landskroener 155, 207, 217; John Kelso 203, 82b, 447; Gerry Skerbitz 300, 475, 218; Angie Payne 270, 535, 148; Henry Johnson 267, 375, 539; Cecil Roberts 31t, 35, 97.

Robert Chambless conducted the memorial lesson, leading 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Dr. Julietta Haynes, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Mona Nelson, Lois Bowmen, and Louis Hughes.

He spoke and led 163b for the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Wayne Morgan, and Susan Payne Munroe. Jack Nelson closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


Jack Nelson brought the class back to order by leading 480. Leaders: Margie Smith 31b, 34b; Evelyn Harris 503, 303; Nell Estes 112, 313t, 192; Ruth Daniel 278t, 127; Nellie Mae White 119, 312b; Evelyn Harris, Ruth Daniel, and Nellie Mae White 159; Angie Payne 472; Stacy Berkheimer 215; Valerie Stoehr 49b; Gerry Skerbitz 473; Paul Landskroener 500; Henry Johnson, John Kelso, and Blake Sisemore 325; Jack Nelson and Nell Estes 165; Karen Rollins and Cecil Roberts 178; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 225t; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 384.

After announcements, Karen Rollins and Jack Nelson led 46 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Judy Chambless