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Doss Memorial Singing

Sardis Baptist Church, Morris, Alabama

May 25, 1997

The annual Doss Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Floyd Screws leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Tim Whitaker.

Floyd Screws led song on page 31 (t? b?). Leaders: Dick Nail 168, 300; Dolores Wilks 143, 294; Cindy Franklin 75, 123 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 32t, 82 (t? b?); Keterina Sanders 389, 454; Willodean Barton 44, 290; Henry Guthery 134, 39 (t? b?); Cecil Sanders 460, 434; Ann Jett 436, 496; Clayton Ezell 225 (t? b?), 475; Hugh McGraw 410 (t? b?), 510; Tim Whitaker 100, 551.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Floyd Screws leading song on page 348b. Leaders: Cassie Franklin 422, 530; Regina Glass 117, 500; Dorothea McCowan 196, 304; Margaret Aderholt 186, 217; Buell Cobb 57, 467; Flarce Creel 229, 269; Toney Smith 150, 511.

By request, Floyd Screws led “Not Made With Hands” for the McGraw Family. Dick Nail led song on page 58 for the sick and shut-ins. John Jenkins gave a very appropriate talk for the memorial service. Cindy Franklin led song on page 403. Cindy Franklin and Cassie Franklin led song on page 37b for the loved ones that have passed away.

A short business meeting was called by the Chairman, Floyd Screws, who submitted his resignation as chairman. Lora Cargo was elected new chairman. Lora Cargo led song on page 166b. Brother Chris Tortorice, pastor, welcomed everyone and led the noon prayer.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Floyd Screws leading song on page 111b. Leaders: John Hocutt 321, 225b; Velton Chafin 494, 34b; Liz Bryant 270, 542; Sandy Hill 30b, 344; Rosa Hughes 383; Jeanette Tyner 442, 273; Anita Landis 480, 68 (t? b?); Lora Cargo 345 (t? b?), 340; Harrison Creel 378b, 498, 512; Ann Ballard 284, 222; Kathleen Traywick 224, 274 (t? b?); Sherry Guthery 64, 49 (t? b?); David Branham 119, 354 (t? b?); Buell Cobb 358, 294; Lida Mullins 339; Dick Nail 146 (in memory of Isabelle Russell); Cassie Franklin 192; Dolores Wilks 371, 546; Harrison Creel 342; Henry Guthery 45 (t? b?).

Floyd Screws led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by David Branham.

Chairman—Floyd Screws; Chairman Elect—Lora Cargo; Vice Chairman and Arranging Committee—Dick Nail; Secretary—Dolores Wilks; Acting Secretary—Ruth Screws.