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Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The 16th annual session of the Jones Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in April at Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama. The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 32t. Tim Jones offered the opening prayer.

The introductory lesson was conducted by Edd Bass leading 64, 309, and 507b. Leaders: Victoria Aplin 479; Ken Kelley 36b, 300; Larry Shaw 553, 478; Tommie Spurlock 217, 297; Hubert Nall 212, 573; Lloyd Jones 465, 500; Myrtle Richburg 559, 450; James Gardner 544, 293b; Wynette Smith 355, 577; Ken Sundberg 489, 277.

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

RECESS

Wayne Jones called the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Aubrey Barfield 497, 365; Voncile Nall 38t, 47b; Tim Jones 63, 120; Alice Sundberg 58; Frank Strickland 384, 145b; John Kelley 405, 119.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Tim Jones leading 424. Leaders: David Ivey 90, 92; Nora Kirkland 72, 288; Bill Aplin 567, 466; Nancy Hogan 49t, 505; Billy Kelley 100, 108t. The class sang 369, and was dismissed for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Mike Jones leading 330t. Leaders: Sam Schofield 200, 335; Janet King 282, 148; Bill Hogan 287, 434; Eva Padgett 383; Adrian Nall 358, 393t; Linda Westbrook 348t, 229; Buell Cobb 113, 368b; Loretta Jones 138t, 380t; Chip Westbrook 59; Lera Ellison 395b, 435; Stanley Smith 329, 134; Jill Jones 35, 543; Michael Jones 451, 270; Cathy Sasser 341, 89; Cathy Parker 275b; Ronda Harrison 75; Brad Ward 515; Brynne Jones 571, 139; Joe Nall 345t; Agnes Farris 82, 410; Bill Farris 559; Wayne Jones 464; Ernest Cockcroft 264b, 144.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led 331t as the closing song, and Elder Smith dismissed the class with prayer.

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