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Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church
(Cooper Book)

Highway 13, Morton, Mississippi

October 25, 1997

The annual Cooper Book singing at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October, and was called to order by Chairman John Merritt leading song on page 36b. The morning prayer was led by Elder Sidney Shows.

Andrew Albers was elected Vice Chairman; Pat Hamby as Secretary; and Regina Glass as Arranging.

Leaders: Regina Glass and John Merritt 204; John Merritt 58; Bill Hogan 268, 270; Junie McNeill 501, 397; Durward Scarborough 500, 45; Nancy Van Den Akker 171, 475; Elizabeth Muhleisen 64, 140; Jean Gray 297, 143.

RECESS

The class was called together by Andrew Albers leading song on page 73b. Leaders: Sidney Shows and John Merritt 358; Mark Davis 54, 522; Andy Davis 127, 87; A. E. Probst 575, 239; Ben Burroughs 49b, 200; Hugh Bill McGuire 503, 515; Brenda Merritt 319, 559; John Lee Van Horn 511, 225; Regina Glass 98, 365; Andrew Albers 373, 391; Mark Davis 38; Andrew Albers 548; Regina Glass 264b (in memory of Omega Stewart Baker).

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by John Merritt leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Bill Hogan 77, 434; Gaither Jones and John Merritt (Old School Hymnal) 103, 154; Junie McNeill 344, 164; Jean Gray 572, 573; Mark Davis and Kurt Davis 348, 274; Velton Chafin 355, 478; Durward Scarborough 240, 339; Nancy Van Den Akker 207, 229; Elizabeth Muhleisen 393, 571; Ben Burroughs 155, 299.

RECESS

Leaders: Andrew Albers 145, 146; Mark Davis 497, 154b; Arlon Gardner 83, 168; L. B. Smith 56, 58; Andy Davis 224, 492; A. E. Probst 489; John Lee Van Horn 410, 411; Hugh Bill McGuire 488, 563; Andrew Albers 378b, 428.

John Merritt led song on page 496 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Mark Davis.

Chairman—John Merritt; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Pat Hamby.