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Albright, Cates, Brown, and Sheppard Memorial

Muscadine Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The annual memorial Sacred Harp singing held at Muscadine Church was called to order by Rene Greene leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Hayden Arp.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 33b; Pam Nunn 186 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Samuel Williams 142, 543; Karen Rollins 540, 350; Tony Hammock 72b, 284; Lisa Bennett 546, 454; Fallon Cook 487, 504; Winfred Kerr 165, 318; David Brodeur 80b, 77b; Nathan Rees 91, 449; Buell Cobb 107; Burt Collins and Glenda Collins 566, 340.

A business session was held. Rene Greene called for the nomination of new officers. Hayden Arp made a motion that the same officers be retained, which was seconded by Virginia Albright, and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Richard DeLong to change the name of the singing to Albright, Cates, Brown, and Sheppard Memorial to honor the founders of the singing. The motion was passed unanimously. The business meeting was closed.


Rene Greene and Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 137. Leaders: Jack Nelson 399b, 560; Alex Forsyth 296, 148; Chance Cook, Samantha Wilson, and Victoria Cofield 192; Sasha Hsuczyk 138b, 511; Isaac Green, Alex Forsyth, and Sasha Hsuczyk 411; Isaac Green, Fallon Cook, and Hayden Arp 426t; Darrell Swarens 36b, 208; Dalton Lewis 472, 354b; Albright family members 269 (in memory of Lessie Cates); Drew McGuire 37b, 512; Tim Williams 276, 73b; Chris Parris 358, 206; Virginia Albright 532 (in memory of Geneva Pritchard); Judy Chambless 549. The blessing before the noon meal was asked by Phillip Denny.


The afternoon session was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 312b. Leaders: Phillip Denney 55, 73t; Rebecca Over 319 (in memory of Earlis McGraw), 306; Andy Ditzler 245; Esther Williams 77t, 84; Hayden Arp 390, 283 (in memory of Earlis McGraw); Charlene Wallace 155; Oscar McGuire 171, 485; Shelby Castillo and Rene Greene 349, 500; Ann Simpson 388, 445; Robert Chambless 70t, 225t (in memory of B.M. Smith and Earlis McGraw); Richard Mauldin 43, 446; Rene Greene and Pam Nunn 216 and 217 (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard), 365 (in memory of Walker Cates).

Rene Greene and Fallon Cook led 146 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by the pastor of the church, Donald Payne.

Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Pam Nunn