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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Sacred Harp singing held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by David Light leading 30t. Marlin Beasley offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: David Light 274t; Nicholas Thompson 36b, 213t; Riley Grace Jordan 49b, 47b; Butch White 34b, 86; Marlin Beasley 61, 137; Daniel Bearden 448b, 317; Nancy Thompson 138t, 112; Billy See and Vickie See 480, 178, 288, 108b; Anita Landess 101t; J.C. Rutledge 87, 568; Wes Reid 163b, 159.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 32t and 358. Leaders: Robert Walker 145b; Daniel Bearden 101b, 162; David Light 143, 208; Nancy Thompson 215, 343; Marlin Beasley 282, 318; Wes Reid 497, 479; Riley Grace Jordan 99, 569b. Butch White asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with David Light leading 176b (in memory of Sharon Jordan Leach) and 200. Leaders: Anita Landess 312t, 328; Nicholas Thompson 472, 532 (by request); Daniel Bearden 387, 287; Butch White 278t, 448t; Nancy Thompson 278b, 384 (in memory of Willard Hopper), 405 (for Kenneth Fannin); Wes Reid 475, 354b; Marlin Beasley 460, 276; Billy See and Vickie See 30b, 503; Robert Walker 171; David Light 436; Nicholas Thompson 192 (by request); Butch White 547.

Announcements were made. David Light led 46 as the closing song. Nicholas Thompson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Nicholas Thompson