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Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church

Hwy. 69 East of Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 19, 1997

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial singing was held in the Fellowship Room of Rocky Mount Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April.

The class was called to order by Arvid Holmes leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was offered by Lamar Smith.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper; Secretary—Irene Jordan.

Leaders: Arvid Holmes 460; Carmon Brothers 97, “That Beautiful Land”; Eldagene Roberson 313 (t? b?), 139; Dan Hopper 138t, 54; Rhoda Norris 384, 137; Milton Oliver 348b, 448t; Martha Woodard 428, 271t; J. L. Hopper 397t, 149, 45 (t? b?).

RECESS

Marvin Beasley brought the class to order leading songs on pages 290 and 146. Leaders: Nancy Thompson 101 (t? b?), 40; Lamar Smith 76b, 343b; Sandra Light 143, 354 (t? b?); Cecil Gilliland 329, 34b; Ester Brown 349, 426t; Milton Oliver 224 (by request); Jonathan Blakeley 123t, 30b; Waylon Blakeley 126, 127; Paul Gilliland 358, 490; Judy Hopper Caudle 78, 566. The blessing of food was offered by Elder Dan Hopper.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Dan Hopper leading songs on pages 273 and 84. Leaders: Ramona Light 444; S. T. Reed 48t, 176b; Marie Guthrie 192, 411; Wilda Holmes 480, “Jesus Died For Me”; Irene Jordan 64, 268 (in memory of her daughter, Sharon Jordan Leach); Linda Thomas 82 (t? b?); J. L. Hopper 283 (by request), 295; Arvid Holmes 389, 171.

The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder J. L. Hopper.

Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Irene Jordan.