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Futral, Nelson, and Henry Memorial Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The annual Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. The class decided to keep the following officers: Chairman-Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman-William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral. Jack Nelson led 300. Elder Louis Culver offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Hubert Nall 48t, 49b; Buell Cobb 100, 72b; Philip Denney 73t, 61; Winfred Kerr 36b, 225t; Robert Chambless 303, 77b; Judy Chambless 568, 185; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 35, 81t; Myrline Redmond 108t, 569b.


Jack Nelson brought the class back together leading 399b. The memorial lesson was conducted by Jack Nelson, who led 86 in honor of the sick and shut-in and in memory of the deceased. The sick and shut-in was Ralph Redmond. The deceased were Margaret Ray, Floy Wilder, Hazel Redmond, Houston Jones, Hugh McGraw, Daphene Causey, Louise Holland, and Mary Shivers. Elder Ken Milner closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Ken Milner 155, 77t; Robby Anderson, Wendy Anderson, and Will Anderson 369, 98; Shane Brown 29b, 83t; Michael Thompson 82t, 87; Roy Nelson 31b, 32t. Elder D.M. Hornsby asked a blessing on the noon meal.


Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 228. Leaders: Hubert Nall 452; Buell Cobb 135; Winfred Kerr 294; Robert Chambless 145b (for Virginia Futral); Judy Chambless 37b; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 339; Myrlene Redmond 37t; Ken Milner 39t, 45t; Wendy Anderson 147t; Shane Brown 62; Michael Thompson 204; Roy Nelson 44, 39t; Jack Nelson and William Holley 340; Jack Nelson 25, 358 (by request), and “What A Day”. Elder Ken Milner closed the session with prayer.

Note: This is the last time this singing will be held. We will still have our September singing.

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