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Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing

Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Boaz, Alabama

Saturday, March 8, 1997

The Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing was held at Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in March, and was called to order by Cecil Gilliland leading song on page 39b.The morning prayer was led by Elder J. O. Handley. Cecil Gilliland led songs on pages 74b and 134.

A business session was held and the following officers elected: Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Helen Lambert.

Carmon Brothers led song on page 65 and “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Helen Lambert 285t, 166, 441; Hershell King 460, 426 (t? b?); Rhoda Norris 317, 145b; Henry Johnson 388, 68b; Martha Woodard 335, 111t; Lamar Smith 343, 76b; Linda Thomas 32t, 345b; Virgil Phillips 137, 475.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Cecil Gilliland leading song on page 273. Leaders: Henry Johnson 454 (in memory of Luther Miller); Ella Ruth Chamblee 569b; Woody Brothers 490, 75; Pam Sims and Austin Sims 127, 164; Velton Chafin 225t, 34 (t? b?); Willowese Malone 147t, 354b; Steven Lambert 147b, 175; Larry Lambert and Steven Lambert 332, 410t; Carmon Brothers 406 (requested by Avie and Eugene Blackwood). Virgil Phillips requested the class to sing “Brown”.

LUNCH

Cecil Gilliland called the class back after lunch by leading song on page 155. Leaders: Eugene Blackwood 112, 100; Henry Johnson 49t; Lamar Smith 36b; Steven Lambert 120; Rhoda Norris 384; Martha Woodard 340; Carmon Brothers 45t; Ette Miller 146; Velton Chafin 49b, 278t; Hershell King 544; Ella Ruth Chamblee and Helen Lambert 490; Woody Brothers 480; Larry Lambert 410b.

Announcements were made. The class was dismissed with prayer by Velton Chafin.

Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Secretary—Helen Lambert.