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Mount Pisgah Singing Society (Cooper Book)

Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church,
Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The annual all-day session of the Mount Pisgah Singing Society (organized in 1903) met at Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order by Karen Clark at 9:00 a.m. leading 70t. Fred Hoerr offered the morning prayer. Karen Clark led 478.

The officers of the singing are the following: President—Karen Clark; First Vice President—Rodney Ivey; Second Vice President—David Lee; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Don Clark and Cathy Love.

Leaders: Rodney Ivey 73t (for Bud Oliver); David Lee 447t (in memory of John Etheridge); Donna Bell 383; Gavin Blakeley 142; Jack Nelson 165; Judy Chambless 391; Andy Morse 462; Hubert Nall 507b; Louis Hughes 563; B.M. Smith 559; Karen Rollins 406; Frank Strickland 515; Bea Carnathan 119; Robert Chambless 484 (remembering our veterans); Amy Lee 268t; Waylon Blakeley 60; Eugene Forbes 280.


The singing resumed with Rodney Ivey leading 558. Leaders: Marion Patrick 358; Nate Green and Norma Green 336t; Chita Blakeley 567; Henry Johnson 154t; Kristie Powell 210; Lloyd Jones and Loretta Jones 463; Morgan Bunch 516; Helen Bryson 222; Rick Foreman 273; Tollie Lee 180 (for his granddaughter, Katherine Debreceni, and in memory of John Etheridge); Ann Jett 503; Lynda Fagan 488b (for her mother, Paula Fagan, and in memory of all the deceased from Alabama this year); Edna Phillips 453t.


Order was restored by David Lee leading 76b. Leaders: George Burdette III 129; Wendy Futral 500; Syble Adams 47b; Jonathan Blakeley 96; Kathy Lee 171; Fred Hoerr 38t; Matt Hinton 31t; Cheryl Foremen 50b; Guy Bankes 30t (for Laura Densmore); Sonny Erwin 464; Tommie Spurlock 217; Tammy Powell 192; Buell Cobb 41; Janie Short 200; Sue Bunch 293b; Stanley Smith 70b; Gaylon Powell 555; Jeff Sheppard 176t. Elder Jonathan Blakeley offered the blessing before the noon meal at the tables.


The afternoon session of singing began by Karen Clark leading 573. Leaders: Carol Buche 488t; Charlotte Bishop 229 (by request); Darlene Dalton 410; Anna Hinton 40; Eli Hinton 239; Erica Hinton 447t; Verona Campbell 274t; Rebekah Gilmore 220; Philip Gilmore and Grace Gilmore 67; Paula Gilmore 270; Karen Clark 444t (by request, in memory of Bobby Jackson), 445t (by request); Carol Buche and Karen Clark 386; Tollie Lee and Karen Clark 283t; Rick Foreman 543; Kristie Powell 203; Morgan Bunch 508; Amy Lee 416t.


Gaylon Powell called the final session of the day to order leading 335. Leaders: Sonny Erwin 430; Janie Short and Tammy Powell 99; Guy Bankes 505; Cheryl Foreman and Virginia Glass 465; Sue Bunch 159.

Announcements were made, and all who wished took the parting hand while singing 95b. David Lee offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

President—Karen Clark; First Vice President—Rodney Ivey; Second Vice President—David Lee; Secretary—Donna Bell