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Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

October 12, 1997

The annual Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial was held at Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading songs on pages 37b and 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Felton Denney. B. M. Smith led songs on pages 81t and 101t; Shelbie Sheppard 142, 202.

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 82t; Margie Smith 493, 69b; Pearl Guier 358, 143; Jimmy Cates 137, 155; Jan Ketelle 73t, 492; B. J. Harris 225t, 303; Carlene Griffin 516; Johnny Wright and Gaylon Barrow 159, 294; Melanie Hauff 27, 392; George Garner 112, 269.

RECESS

B. M. Smith called the class to order leading song on page 475. Leaders: Felton Denney 231, 523; Lee Rogers 158, 368; Lou Cotney 172, 497; Louis Hughes 564, 179; Louise Nelson 145t, 282; Henry Johnson 68b, 388; Marcia Johnson 113, 434; Phillip Langley 224, 436; Evelyn Harris 59, 32t; Roy Nelson 321, 498; Charlene Wallace 387, 570 (in memory of Willie Mae McClendon).

LUNCH

Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading song on page 432. Leaders: B. M. Smith 284; Lonnie Rogers 389, 348b; Pam Nunn 365, 200; Bobby Bailey 77b, 394; Judy Mincey 464, 540; S. T. Reed 60, 69t; Sheri Taylor 482, 216; Richard DeLong 407, 399 (t? b?); Rene Greene 217, 313t; Harvey Austin 566, 335; Virginia Dyer 192, 528; Everette Denney 161, 489; Estelle Flowers 212, 306; Alice Edwards 73b, 104; Bonnie Flowers 337, 495; Don Bowen 283, 386; Louise Holland 63, 168; Liz Bryant 384, 349; Falon Dyer 146, 401; Nancy Allen 153; Jan Ketelle 440; Melanie Hauff 347; Marcia Johnson 171. Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and B. M. Smith led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Roy Nelson.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.