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Cates, Brown, and Sheppard Memorial Singing

Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The annual memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Cecil Roberts leading 49b. The opening prayer was offered by Jack Nelson.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 135; Pam Nunn 186, 155; Margie Smith 101t, 108t; Tony Hammock 72b, 111b; Robert Chambless 163b, 303.

A business session was called to order. The following officers were elected: Chairman-Rene Greene; Vice Chairman-Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Pam Nunn. The class passed a motion to change the name of the singing from Cates-Brown Memorial Singing to Cates, Brown, and Sheppard Memorial Singing. In addition, Virginia Dyer was recognized for providing commemorative bottles of sorghum syrup and honey to those attending the singing. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Donna Bell 283, 426t; Virginia Dyer 63, 192; Judy Chambless 464, 300.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Rene Greene leading 146. Leaders: Jack Nelson 176b, 165; Leigh Cooper 121, 472; Charlene Wallace 77t, 79; Hayden Arp 112, 329; Karen Rollins 297, 298; B.M. Smith 340, 389; Richard Mauldin 446, 84; Danny Creel 269, 498; Anna Hinton 40; Eli Hinton 268; John Kelso 214, 315. Cecil Roberts offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Cecil Roberts began the afternoon session by leading 35. Leaders: John Plunkett 85, 53; David Brodeur 528, 546; Edna Phillips 236; Alex Cotton 481, 313b; Erica Hinton 428, 432; Lisa Bennett 504, 182; Mike Hinton 318, 480; Mark Godfrey 348b, 208; Chance Cook 192; Matt Hinton 456, 569b; David Smead 37b, 547; Judy Mincey 424, 475; Oscar McGuire 485, 276; Ann Simpson 159, 354b; Fallon Cook 216, 47b; Fallon Cook, Chance Cook, Chase Cook, Jeffrey Greene, Virginia Albright, Tony Hammock, Rene Greene, and Pam Nunn 269 (in memory of Lessie Albright Cates); Rene Greene and Pam Nunn 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard).

Announcements were made. Rene Greene led 228 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Pam Nunn