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Elder Roy Avery Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The annual Elder Roy Avery Memorial singing was held on the second Sunday in February at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama. Jack Nelson brought the class to order by leading 480 and 36b. He offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Jenny Acton 229 (CB), 30t; Fred Hoerr 313b, 277; Diane Avery 312b, 300; Brandon Acton 40, 112; Charlotte Bishop 196 (in memory of Roy Avery), 335; Buell Cobb 52t, 56t; Marti Hoerr 148, 503; Robert Chambless 303, 32t; Myrline Redmon 569b, 358.


Jack Nelson brought the class back to order leading 318. Leaders: Nell Estes 186; Nell Estes and Diane Avery 560; Karen Clark 475 (in memory of Wayne Morgan and David Headrick), 535; Jacob Acton 294, 282. Elder Keeble offered a prayer, and Elder Staphelson preached.


Jack Nelson brought the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Myra Goss 100, 380; Ted Price 110, 440; Wendy Futral 369, 35.

Jack Nelson conducted the memorial lesson, leading 457 for the following sick and shut-ins: Jonathan Smith, Eugene Forbes, Floy Wilder, Jean Payne, Edna Phillips, Audress Gurley, Julietta Haynes, Coy Ivey, Lonnie Rogers, and Wygelia Sims and for the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Wayne Morgan, and Travis Keeton.

Leaders: William Futral and Wendy Futral 340, 341; Isabel Green 270, 47b; Sharon Whitehead 143, 480; The Avery Family 99, 53; Judy Chambless 107, 108t; Jenny Acton 571 (CB).

After announcements, Jack Nelson led 62 as the closing song. William Futral offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Judy Chambless