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Burnham and Brown Memorial

Wesley Foundation Student Center, Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Uncle Bob Burnham, Leman Brown, and Ruth Brown was held on the first Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Pearl Guier leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson. Pearl welcomed the class, and requested that the singing be dedicated to the memory of Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Lou Cotney.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 40; Judy Caudle 42; Pam Nunn 186 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Robert Chambless 335 (for Evelyn Harris); Sharon DuPriest 218 (in memory of Lou Cotney); Margaret Thacker 303; Scot Oliver 313t; Cecil Roberts 312b; Loyd Ivey 208.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Nathan Rees; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Pam Nunn.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 410b; Judy Chambless 410t; Denney Rogers and Karen Rollins 203 (in memory of Franklin Rogers and Carlene Griffin); Paula Oliver 168; Ed Thacker 441 (in memory of Milton Oliver, Bud Oliver, and Lessie Reed); Sue Ann Reinesch 128; Henry Johnson 535; Cheyenne Ivey 217; Nate Green and Norma Green 90.


Nathan Rees led 129 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: John Plunkett 130; Drew McGuire 82t (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire); Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 216 (in memory of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard); Myron House 191; Angela Myers 192; Ellen Culpepper 155; Scott Ivey 34t; Matt Hinton 73t; David Ivey 195 (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard); Lauren Bock 464; Tom George 108t; Rodney Ivey 411; Daphene Causey 222 (in memory of Vivian Rogers); Dennis George 211; Karen Ivey 269; Rene Greene 522; Reba Windom 436 (in memory of Tat Bailey and LaRue Allen); Richard Ivey 96; John Kelso 188.


The class was brought back together by Pearl Guier leading 32t. Leaders: Charlene Wallace and Jesse P. Karlsberg 77t; Jesse P. Karlsberg 564; Kenneith Calvert 350; Sarah Jenkins 171; Linda Thomas 345b; Fallon Cook 504; Susan Harcrow 500; Eli Hinton 268; Anna Hinton 300; Judy Mincey 501; Sonja Randall and Pam Nunn 63; Jeannette DePoy 460; Joan Aldridge 276; Buell Cobb 302; Scott Ivey 92; Angela Myers 323b; Paula Oliver 480; Ann Simpson 358 (for Lois Murray), 445. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Ed Thacker.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Cecil Roberts leading 76b. Leaders: Rene Greene 426b; Karen Ivey 313b; Drew McGuire 134; Sharon DuPriest 212; Myron House 479; Lauren Bock and Jesse P. Karlsberg 291; Jessica Kelso and John Kelso 386; Richard Ivey and Bridgett Kennedy 70b; Fallon Cook, Elise Hollsinger, and Brailyn Hollsinger 340; Robert Rivers and Hugh McGraw 373; Ed Thacker and Sue Ann Reinesch 159; Robert Chambless and John Plunkett 84; Sarah Jenkins and Tom George 88t; Susan Harcrow and David Ivey 26; Dennis George and Jeannette DePoy 198; Kenneith Calvert and Henry Johnson 338; Karen Rollins and Judy Chambless 225t (for B.M. and Margie Smith); Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 209; Daphene Causey and Judy Caudle 140; Charlene Wallace and Ann Simpson 503; Matt Hinton, Erica Hinton, Anna Hinton, and Eli Hinton 277; Scot Oliver and Alanna Blanks 551; Judy Mincey 485.

Announcements were made. Pearl Guier and Nathan Rees led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Chairman—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Nathan Rees; Secretary—Judy Caudle