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Nall and Floyd Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, Molino, Florida

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The 11th annual Nall and Floyd Memorial Singing was held at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Ryan Bowman leading 70t and 36b. John Kelley offered the opening prayer.

Gary Padgett led 456 and 40 as the introductory lesson. Leaders: Tim Jones 461; Ezra Eddins 572; Morgan Bunch 29t; Wynette Smith 139; Sam Wright 53; Joy Pearson 558; Ewan Eddins 463; Aubrey Barfield 169; Becky Briggs 73t; Paul White 235.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Ryan Bowman leading 60. Leaders: Tim Royappa 385t; John Kelley 282; Lisa Bennett 99; Evie Eddins and her grandmother 416b; Adam Brasich 270; Eli Eddins 507b; Mary Whitehurst 524; Dave Woodward 159; Erica Martinez 98; David Smead 504b; Sue Bunch 269; Gerald Manning 38b; Stanley Smith 39; Wayne Jones 464.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Ryan Bowman leading 87. Leaders: Elizabeth Royappa 132; Marion Patrick 580; Ken Sundberg 43.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Joe Nall and Hubert Nall. Joe Nall talked about when we hear certain songs, we remember the deceased loved-ones who used to lead those songs. Joe read the following list of names of the deceased: Voncile Nall, Bill Aplin, Christine Gandy, Arlie and Agnes Nall, Jack and Louisa Bryan, Meriam Bryan Walker, Marion Bryan, Levy Bryant, Eulie Bryant, Emmalou Grayson, Ben Patrick, Ethellene Patrick, James Cupp, Ben Smith, Frances A. Goodwin, Louise Powell, Lottie Nall, Willie Nall, and Raymond King. Joe Nall led 161 in memory of the deceased.

Hubert Nall read the following list of names of sick and shut-ins: Willodean Thrash, Doris Jones, Wilburn Ellison, and Margaret Spurlock. Hubert Nall led 422b for the sick and shut-ins. Brother Charles Ellis offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Kevin Eddins 507t; Loretta Jones 516. The class sang 369, and Tommie Spurlock offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session opened with the class singing 96. Leaders: Bill Hogan 140; Mike Jones 400; Nicole Bowman 587; Emily Eddins 148; Alice Sundberg 283; Hubert Nall 212; Tommie Spurlock 574; Elam Eddins 348t; Anne Royappa 133; Nancy Hogan 392; Joe Nall 504t; Billy Kelley 491.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Ryan Bowman leading 111b. Leaders: Adrian Nall 540; Dana Eddins 49b; Ernest Cockcroft 553; Chip Westbrook 398b; James Gardner 30t; Jackson Fleder 38t; Lloyd Jones 571; Georgeanna Presnell 573; Wynette Smith and Joy Pearson 358; Bill Hogan 393; Stanley Smith 222; Morgan Bunch and Sue Bunch 200; Nicole Bowman 203.

Ryan Bowman led 95b as the closing song. Adrian Nall offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ryan Bowman; Secretary—Nicole Bowman