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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. Elder Matt Jordan called the class to order at 9:45 a.m. leading 49t. The opening prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Matt Jordan led 59. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Matt Jordan 68b; Judy Caudle 48t, 61; David Light 176b, 112 (in memory of J.P. Hawk); Christopher Mann 38b, 47t; Nate Green and Norma Green 111b, 145b; Anna Grace Sipe 178, 335; Delone Cobbs 39b, 120; Milford Cobbs 127, 381.

RECESS

Matt Jordan led 480 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: J.L. Hopper 198, 295; Riley Grace Jordan 569b; Cindy Mann 159, 128; J.C. Rutledge 40, 568; Betsy Jordan 99.

A wonderful memorial lesson for Sharon Jordan Leach was conducted by several of her high school classmates and close friends from 1976. Personal experiences and memories of Sharon were shared with the class by Sandra Gibson, Keith Hawkins, Wendy McGee, Donna Wright Casey, and Janet Jordan. Three original poems, “Mirror”, “Planet Self”, and “Rocking Chair” were presented by Jackie Mills Maddox in memory of Sharon.

Leaders: Carol Fannin 225t; Sandra Gibson and Matt Jordan 282; William Clay 63, 354b; Holly Jordan 47b. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Delone Cobbs.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by David Light leading 143.

Leaders: Kenneth Fannin 340, 390; Joyce Lambert 82t, 56t; Tony Jordan 276; Larry Lambert and Helen Lambert 410b, 45t, 332; Jacklyn Protz and Matt Jordan 101t; Paul Protz and Matt Jordan 144; Tony Jordan and David Light 155; William Clay 168; Delone Cobbs 49b; Christopher Mann 77t; David Light 100 (by request); Riley Grace Jordan and Matt Jordan 31t; Matt Jordan 268 (in memory of Sharon Jordan Leach).

Announcements were made. Matt Jordan led 146 as the closing song. Kenneth Fannin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Judy Caudle