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Futral, Henry, and Nelson Memorial

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The annual Futral, Henry and Nelson Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Goodwater, Alabama. The class agreed to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral. Elder Ronnie Wilburn offered prayer.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 49t, 45t, 123t; Robert Chambless 285b, 77t; Winfred Kerr 59, 282; Judy Chambless 104, 105; Edna Ruth Phillips 164, 480; Richard Mauldin 146, 446; Denice Burleson 358, 288; Daniel Dean 67, 569b.


Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 524. The memorial lesson was conducted by Jack Nelson. The sick and shut-ins were Floy Wilder, S.T. Reed, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Myrlene Redmond, Anne Mauldin Chalker, Jacob Acton, Earlis McGraw, Hester Edwards, David Wilburn, and Sarah Wilburn. The deceased were Dawson Adams, Robert DuPree, and Elder Mike Smith—Alabama; Loraine Bayer—Ohio. Jack Nelson led 30b, and Elder Ken Milner closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 317, 39b; Jo Snodgrass 426t, 279; Shane Brown 410t, 445; Myra Goss 454, 200. Elder Durwood Hornsby blessed the food before the noon meal.


Jack Nelson brought the class back together leading 147t. Leaders: Stormy Britton 490, 323b; Robby Anderson 373, 452; Wendy Anderson 496, 98; Roy Nelson 31b, 44; William Futral 72b, 73t; Ken Milner, Taylor Kennedy, and Jack Nelson 45t, 47b; Richard Mauldin 358; Shane Brown 235; Daniel Dean 566; Stormy Britton, Myra Goss, and Sylvia Wesson 340; Robbie Anderson and Ronnie Wilburn 312b. By request, the class sang 25 (JB) and “What A Day That Will Be”. Elder Daniel Dean dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral