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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing, Fall Session

First United Methodist Church of Springdale, Arkansas

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing, Fall Session, was called to order by Syd Caldwell. He led 36b. Bill Caldwell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 85; Bill Caldwell 189, 191; Dan Brittain 141, 460; Katy Black 384, 217; Anita Buswell 86, 87; Andrew Albers 132, 28t; Reba Windom 72b, 155 (for Evelyn Harris); Harry Scott 313b, 28b; Rene Greene 84, 313t; Pam Nunn 186, 300; Cory Winters 112, 146.


Syd called the class back together by leading 76b. Leaders: Alexis Walker 277, 335; Mary Ellen Wilkinson and Bill Caldwell 59, 159; Dan Brittain 11 (MH), 160 (MH); Bill Caldwell 135 (MH), 138 (MH); Syd Caldwell 127 (MH) (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard); Anita Buswell 51 (MH), 177 (MH); Katy Black 113 (MH), 276; Reba Windom 176b (in memory of Jeff Sheppard), 145t; Rene Greene 178, 200; Pam Nunn 280; Harry Scott 260, 344; Andrew Albers 461, 223. Mary Ellen Wilkinson offered grace.


Syd Caldwell led 224 and 138t to bring the class back into session. Leaders: Cory Winters 117, 113; Dan Brittain 116, 301; Bill Caldwell 353, 472.

Dan Brittain opened the memorial service by reading the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Bill Cleino, Sherrie Cleino, Evelyn Harris, Jack Paulk, S.T. Reed, Jewell Wootten, Lea Caudle, Suzie Dickerson, Andy Worthington, Curtis Owen, and Edith Owen. Andrew Albers led 267.

Dan Brittain read the following list of names of the of deceased: Bill Aplin, Lou Cotney, Hobert Ivey, Mike Nunn, Shelbie Sheppard, Ginny Whitworth, C.T. Williams, and Betty Wright—Alabama; Josephine Denney and Carlene Griffin—Georgia; David Rust—Indiana; Doris Hanks and Sally Foreman—Texas. Dan Brittain led 235 in their memory. Dan Brittain then gave thanks for these who have been ill, but are restored to our group today: Holly Childs, Darryl Criss, Lea Criss, and Mary Ellen Wilkinson. Dan led 328 in thanks for their returning. The memorial service was closed.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell and Reba Windom 216 (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard); B.R. Black and Syd Caldwell 39b.


Syd Caldwell brought the class back together leading 88t and 89. Leaders: Katy Black 63, 40; Harry Scott 569b, 497; Katy Black 496; Syd Caldwell 268, 269; Andrew Albers, Melanie Albers, Rhoda Albers, and Mark Albers 94; Cory Winters 274t; Syd Caldwell 180 (MH).

Announcements were made. Syd Caldwell led 62 as the closing song. Mary Ellen Wilkinson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Katy Black