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Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church

Hwy. 69 East of Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 15, 1995

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing was held at Rocky Mount Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. Prayer was offered by Matt Jordan. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Arranging Committee—Rhoda Norris and Carmon Brothers; Secretary—Irene Jordan. Matt Jordan led songs 32t, 39b, 61. Leaders: Irene Jordan 490, 480; Marie Guthrie 48t, 430; Rhoda Norris 73t, 403; S. T. Reed 176b, 176t; Ester Brown 36b; 47t; Lamar Smith 76b, 343b.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class back together leading song on page 52b, and “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Milton Oliver 137, 171; Martha Woodard 297, 87; Vernice Calvert 298, 318; Lula and Lawrence Underwood 190 (?), 189; Essie Calvert 384, 340; Jewel Wootten 47b, 97; Velton Chaffin 68b.

RECESS

Matt Jordan brought the class back together leading song on page 569b. Leaders: Manila Hudson 551b, 30t; Linda Thomas 123 (t? b?), 37b; J. L. Hopper 43, 131t; Brenda Merritt 89, 399b; Lyles Burke 40, 99; Norma Latham 317b, 565; Hermon Wilkinson 285t, 155.

LUNCH

Matt Jordan called the class back with song 30b. Leaders: Arvid Holmes 106, 460; Mattie Townsel 335; Ella Roberson 144, “Not Made With Hands”; Imogene Nelms 446, 66; Wilda Holmes “Jesus Died For Me”, 145b; David Light 300, 112; J. P. Hawk 75, 100; Leonard Hayes 143; Jack Jordan 348b in memory of his dad, 323 (t? b?) in memory of his daughter, Sharon; Hershell King 426t, 410 (t? b?); Lora White 235b; Lyles Burke 276; Leonard Hayes “Lily of the Valley”. The song service was closed with prayer by Hershell King.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Irene Jordan.