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Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 32t. Elder J.D. Morris offered the opening prayer. Jack Nelson led 34b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Myrline Redmon; Arranging Officer—Edna Phillips.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 34t, 560; Myrline Redmon 274t, 323b; Edna Phillips 535, 76t; Judy Chambless 58, 146; Robert Chambless 82t, 480; Ledora Morris 176b, 340; Cecil Roberts 48t, 49b; Marilyn Bradford 124, 59; Donna Bell 178, 503; Floy Wilder 297, 186.


Leaders: Tom Ingram 127, 49t; Charlotte Bishop 335, 229 (CB); Shelia Harris 143, 358; Audress Gurley, Myrline Redmon and Shelia Harris 571 (CB).


Jack Nelson brought the afternoon session to order. He conducted the memorial lesson, leading 141and 400 in memory of Bud Oliver and in honor of Eugene Forbes, Sammie Oliver, Loyd Ivey, George Garner, Lucy Garner, Carlene Griffin, Lois Bowman, Mona Nelson, Charles Griffis, Don Clark, and Nell Estes. Elder J.D. Morris closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Pam Anderson 100, 334; Roy Nelson 30b, 31b; Virginia Futral 569b, 145b; William Futral 61, 36b; Jack Nelson 234, 168 (for Eugene Forbes), 566 (in memory of Betty Forbes), “What A Day That Will Be”. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Jack Nelson.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Myrline Redmon