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Kitchens Memorial Singing

Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama

August 17, 2013

The 2nd annual Kitchens Memorial Singing was held at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Linda Sides leading 276. The opening prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Arranging Committee—Zilpha Kitchens Cornett and Jerry Kitchens.

Leaders: Linda Sides 56t; Glenn Keeton 99, 278t (for Toney Smith); Jerry Kitchens 405 (in memory of Bobby Kitchens), 39b; Zilpha Cornett 358, 122 (for Charles G. Kitchens); Jim Aaron 68b, 163b; Marlec Ray 186 (in memory of Birdie Kitchens), 146 (in memory of Lecil Kitchens); Lauretta Kitchens Price 480 (in memory of Darlene Kitchens), 313t (for Melinda Blair); Katelyn Cornett 268; Emily Cornett 159; Emily Cornett and Katelyn Cornett 354b; Bea Aaron 205, 438; Becky Briggs 460 (for Elsie), 336.


Danny Creel led 76b and 456 (for Elsie Moon) to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Joye Kitchens Leggett and Jackie Kitchens Sherer 512 (in memory of J.E. and Elma Kitchens and Jetty Kitchens), 87; Emily Brown 216, 228; Wanda Capps 546; Laura Kitchens 178, 84; Mary Kitchens Gardner 385b, 442; Ann Jett 136, 108t; Ottis Sides 530, 475; Kenneth Fannin 455, 436; Dorothea Maynard 142, 528; Elene Stovall 440 (in memory of her father), 316 (for Toney Smith); Richard Mauldin 317, 446; Adam Kinsaul 217, 179 (for Charles Kitchens); Henry Guthery 488, 225b; Bridgett Kennedy 48t. Elder Charles Kitchens, pastor of the church, spoke and offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Linda Sides leading 215. Leaders: Ken Tate 498, 166; Earl Ballinger 172, 439; Lisa Geist 532, 477; Larry Ballinger 394; Steve Adams 309, 378t; Geraldine Sharpton 318, 300; Sarah Beasley 129; Isabella Keeton and Matthew Keeton 235, 30t; Jack Pate 145b, 282; Cora Sweatt 111b, 49b; Sharon Kitchens Wouters 274t, 333; Amber Davis 192, 391; Charles Kitchens 90, 116; Lena Keeton 425, 482; Faye Naramore 335.

Following announcements, Linda Sides led 225t as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Linda Sides