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Jones Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The annual Jones Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in April at Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama. All song selections are from The B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. The class was called to order by Mike Jones leading 159. Wayne Jones offered the opening prayer. Mike Jones led 436t.

Brian Kelley led 108t, 63, and 404 as the introductory lesson. Leaders: Tim Jones 47t; Barbara Jones 276; Don Clark 497; Royce Sellars 507b; Rebecca Over 516; Eli Eddins 553; Shane Brown 427; Nancy Hogan 84; Gary Padgett 486; Tim Taylor 65; Karen Clark 520; Adam Brasich 68t; Mary Amelia Taylor 210; Bill Hogan 242; Emily Eddins 76t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Wayne Jones leading 99. Leaders: Edd Bass 309; Dana Eddins 291; Dewayne Hawthorne 122; Jamie Kelley 571; Stanley Smith 302; Ryan Bowman 524; Cynthia Sasser 44; Larry Shaw 478; Vickie Aplin 76b; Billy Kelley 442t; Evie Eddins 104; Loretta Jones and Lloyd Jones 45t, 77t; Kevin Eddins and Ewan Eddins 235; Aubrey Barfield 86; Learvene Bass 74b; Ken Kelley 559; Ewan Eddins 558; Wynette Smith 49b; Ezra Eddins 142; Ken Sundberg 330t. Mike Jones led 369, followed by prayer offered by Tommie Spurlock.

LUNCH

The class sang 96, led by Mike Jones to begin the afternoon session.

Leaders: Eddins family (Kevin, Dana, Evie, Emily, Eli, Ezra, Elam, Ewan, Edith, Eric, and Ethan) 42; Lonnie and Kate Jones grandchildren (Dewayne Hawthorne, Michael Jones, Tim Jones, Debbie Daughtry, Rhonda Harrison, Tina Blair, Ryan Blair, Laquetta Grimes, Gayle Craft, LaShon Tillman, Jill Jones, and Alison Perry) 283; Myrtle Richburg 450; James Gardner 187; Chip Westbrook 398b; Nicole Bowman 47b; Elam Eddins 384; Michael Jones 282; Linda Westbrook 465; Wayne Jones and his grandchildren (Connor Tillman, Avery Tillman, Amberly Tillman, Camryn Perry, and Caylen Perry 500 (for Willodean Thrash); Joe Nall 543; Alice Sundberg 156; Tommie Spurlock 112; Janice Gardner 293b; Kennon Smith 189; Ken Kelley and Will Kelley 348t; Marlene Hughes 174; Brianne Jones 75; Lois Bozeman 73t; Lonnie and Kate Jones children (J.D. Jones, Mike Jones, Wayne Jones, Betty Kendrick, and Lera Ellison) 447t; Tommie Spurlock 264b; Rebecca Over 411; Maureen Uney and Don Clark 239; Wayne Jones 464.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led 343 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Tim Jones.

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