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John Etheridge Singing
(Memorial to Winston Jones and Doss Bryan)

Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The annual John Etheridge Singing in memory of Winston Jones and Doss Bryan was held on the fourth Sunday in July at Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama. Wayne Jones welcomed the class and led 54t (CB) and 36b (CB). Ken Kelley offered the opening prayer.

Ken Kelley, Ezra Eddins, Eric Eddins, and Eli Eddins led the introductory lesson. Ken, Ezra, and Eric led 47b (CB) and 507t (CB). Ezra and Eli led 40 (CB).

Leaders: Edd Bass 309 (CB), 507b (CB); Sue Bunch 171 (CB), 276 (CB); Sam Schofield 61 (CB), 288 (CB); Ryan Bowman 513t (CB), 191 (CB); Linda Westbrook 584 (CB), 465 (CB); Nate Green and Norma Green 33 (CB), 443 (CB).

RECESS

The class was called to order by Wayne Jones leading 99 (CB). Leaders: Billy Kelley 491 (CB); Victoria Aplin 337 (CB); Evie Eddins 38t (CB), 324 (CB); Ken Kelley 163t (CB); Morgan Bunch 573 (CB); Ellen Gwynn 28b (CB); Elam Eddins 572 (CB); Chrissy Schofield 492 (CB); Lloyd Jones and Loretta Jones 571 (CB); Mike Jones 381t (CB).

RECESS

The class was called to order by Tim Jones leading 63 (CB). Leaders: Nicole Bowman 341 (CB); Chip Westbrook 398b (CB); Dana Eddins 146 (CB); Kennon Smith 239 (CB); Janet King 148 (CB); Ewan Eddins 70t (CB); Beverly Dalton 31t (CB), 486 (CB); Leland Phillips 439b (CB); Mary Whitehurst and Evie Eddins 395t (CB) (in memory of deceased singers). The class sang 369 (CB). Tommie Spurlock offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Wayne Jones brought the afternoon session to order leading 137 (CB). Leaders: Ernest Cockcroft 405 (CB); Eli Eddins 96 (CB); Sarah Kahre 520 (CB); Joe Nall 170 (CB); Emily Eddins 444t (CB); Stanley Smith 282 (CB); Ezra Eddins 30b (CB); Tommie Spurlock 376 (CB); Barbara Jones 277 (CB); Tim Jones 553 (CB) (in memory of Winston Jones); Cathy Parker 29b (CB); Gayle Craft and David Craft 573 (CB); Mike Jones 385t (CB) (in memory of Doss Bryan); Sue Bunch 516 (CB); Morgan Bunch and Sue Bunch 514 (CB); Ellen Gwynn 335 (CB); Beverly Dayton 269 (CB); Tim Jones 32t (CB) (for Wilburn Ellison); Edd Bass 447t (CB) (for Wilburn Ellison); Mary Whitehurst 465 (CB) (for Wilburn Ellison); Wynette Allen 355 (CB) (for Wilburn Ellison). Wilburn Ellison was our special guest after lunch. Tim Jones led 92 for Lera Ellison.

Announcements were made. Wayne Jones led 95b (CB) as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Kennon Smith, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Wayne Jones; Vice Chairman—Tim Jones; Secretary—Barbara Jones