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Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming

Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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 32t and 75. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Ken Milner. The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Jacob Acton; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Jenny Acton.

Leaders: Jacob Acton 100, 168; Richard Mauldin 146, 43; Shellia Harris 490 (in memory of her mom, Edna Ruth Phillips), 358; Judy Chambless 454, 222; Karen Rollins 225t, 227; Cecil Roberts 512, 403.


Jacob Acton led 282 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Wallace cousins (Jenny Acton, Lori Hinesley, Shirley Berry, Pam Anderson, and Shellia Harris) 172; Jenny Acton 229 (CB); Taylor Kennedy 344, 457; Robert Chambless 354b, 163b; Pam Anderson 143, 480; Jack Nelson 283, 228; Myrline Redmon 274t, 569b.

A memorial lesson was held. Richard Mauldin led 551 in memory of the following deceased and in honor of the following sick and shut-ins. The deceased were Hugh McGraw, Ruth Garner, Daphne Causey, Floy Wilder, Louise Holland, Margaret Ray, Steve Helwig, and Eloise Wootten. The sick and shut-ins were Don Bowen, Mary Frances Forbes, Deanna Martin, Jarred Rollins, Jimmy Harris, Jimmy Bass, Betty Bass, and Charlene Wallace. Elder Ken Milner closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Samuel Williams 171, 95; Eugene Forbes 299, 155.


Jacob Acton began the afternoon session by leading 269. Leaders: Shirley Berry 189 (in memory of her mom, Betty Forbes), 373; Winfred Kerr 36b, 516; Lisa Bennett 207, 410b; Oscar McGuire 515, 229; David Smead 129, 141; Mary Huffman 556, 147t; Lori Hinesley 148, 137; Wendy Anderson 145b, 341 (for her dad); Stephen Huffman 142, 535; Jenny Acton 236 (in memory of Edna Ruth Phillips); Roy Nelson 31b, 39b; Ken Milner and Jenny Acton 39t, 58.

Announcements were made. Jacob Action led 268 as the closing song. Jack Nelson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Jacob Acton; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Jenny Acton