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Kitchens Memorial Singing

Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The 4th annual Kitchens Memorial Singing was held at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Linda Sides leading 512. Adam Kinsaul offered the opening prayer, and welcomed the class.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Financial Officer—Jerry Kitchens.

Leaders: Linda Sides 225t; Brenda Chafin 76b, 222 (for Ozella Blackmon); Kermit Adams 99, 39b; Jack Pate 503, 75; Velton Chafin 38t, 271t; Joye Kitchens Leggett 568 (in memory of her parents, sister, and son); Bea Aaron 438, 441; Kathy Jones 282, 140; Richard Mauldin 64, 143 (in memory of his mother), 146 (in honor of his sister); Steve Adams 331, 378t.


Larry Ballinger brought the class back to order leading 56t and 57. Leaders: Betty Baccus 285t, 417 (for Steve Adams); Ottis Sides 145t, 530; Darrell Swarens 111b (in memory of Harrison Creel), 40; Mike Richards 523, 323b; Loretta Whitman 418, 454; Willodean Barton 440, 290; Danny Creel 340, 348b; Henry Guthery 291, 527; Lisa Geist 197, 273; Laura Rhodes 480, 178; Emily Brown 213t (in memory of Liz Bogart), 212; Richard Mauldin 43 (in memory of John and Josie Hyde); Kermit Adams 47b; Jack Pate 569b. Richard Mauldin offered thanks for the noon meal.


Linda Sides opened the first hour of the afternoon session by introducing “A Sampler of New Songs by Alabama Composers”. Leaders: Linda Sides “Swarens”, “Chafin”; Lisa Geist “Ashley”, “Joshua”; Mike Richards “McDowell”; Brenda Chafin “Spurlock”; Danny Creel “Longview”; Emily Brown “Lamb of God”; Brenda Chafin “Town Creek”; Linda Sides “Roscoe”; Kathy Jones “Tamed”.


Leaders: Darrell Swarens 481; Emily Brown 411; Bea Aaron 475; Lisa Geist 472; Laura Rhodes 33t; Larry Ballinger 177; Steve Adams 309; Mike Richards 77b; Danny Creel 77t.

Following announcements, Linda Sides led 276 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton