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Futral, Nelson, and Henry Memorial Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The annual Futral, Nelson, and Henry Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Goodwater, Alabama. The class was called together by Jack Nelson leading 45t. Elder Ken Milner offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral. The class elected to not have a memorial lesson, but let each leader mention anyone they wished as they led.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 500; Eugene Forbes 203, 282; Jim Aaron 68b, 503; Robert Chambless 354t, 145b; Edna Ruth Phillips 147t, 480; Judy Chambless 34t, 34b; Myrlene Redmond 340, 341; Terry Futral 300, 40; Ed Thacker 498, 176b; Nathan Rees 65, 440; Margaret Thacker 396, 569b.

RECESS

Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 318. Leaders: Nell Estes 313t, 551; Cecil Roberts 312b, 335; William Futral and Wendy Futral 490, 491; Marilyn Bradley and Cecil Roberts 225t, 229; Debra Rich 108b, 373 (by request); Nathan Rees 172; Wendy Futral 496, 35. Elder Ken Milner offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 560. Leaders: Denise Burleson 383, 200; Tom Ingram 68b, 127; Bufrey Dean 39t, 312t; Myra Goss 170, 145t; Roy Nelson 32t, 33t; Virginia Futral 566 (by request); Jack Nelson 179, 290.

The class sang 46 as the closing song. Elder Ken Milner offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral