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Mt. Zion Homecoming Singing

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The annual Homecoming Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in May. Eugene Forbes called the class to order leading 101t. Roy Nelson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 32t; Jacob Acton 282, 34b; Glenda Collins and Bert Collins 81t, 340; Roy Nelson 31b; Lori Hinesley 40, 172; Shirley Berrey 143, 373; Judy Chambless 389 (for Karen Rollins), 527 (for Hugh McGraw); Jenny Acton 146, 358; Robert Chambless 569b (for Myrlene Redmon), 77b; Oscar McGuire 515, 229.


Jack Nelson led 369 to bring the class together. Leaders: Wendy Futral Anderson 111t, 36b; Richard Mauldin 133, 63; Rebecca Over 129, 82t.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Richard Mauldin led 37b for the following sick and shut-ins: Myrlene Redmon, Ottis Sides, Anne Mauldin Chalker, Hugh McGraw, Karen Rollins, Tommie Spurlock, Mary Frances Forbes, and Floy Wilder.

Richard Mauldin led 236 in memory of the following deceased: Steve Adams, Bill Smith, Christine Keeble, Kermit Adams, Elsie Calvert Moon, J. D. Morris, Gravis Ballinger, and Edna Ruth Phillips—Alabama; Earlis McGaw, Gail Jackson, and Geneva Prichard—Georgia; Joe Nall—Florida; and Janelle Davis—Illinois. Jack Nelson offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Brandon Acton 145t, 168; Pam Anderson 480, 334.


Jenny Acton led 100 to bring the class together. Leaders: Robert Anderson 98, 299; Taylor Kennedy 27, 45t; Winfred Kerr 314, 225t; Jack Nelson 399b; Rebecca Over 34t; Robert Chambless 72t; Richard Mauldin 43; Eugene Forbes 318; Jenny Acton 229 (CB); Glenda Collins and Bert Collins 335; Brandon Acton 551; Wendy Futral Anderson 339; Lori Hinesley 496; Roy Nelson 44; Oscar McGuire 163b; Taylor Kennedy 544; Winfred Kerr 516; Jack Nelson 166; Judy Chambless and Ken Milner 347.

Announcements were made. Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. Elder Ken Milner offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton