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Jack and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst, Alabama

January 11, 1998

The annual memorial singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held on the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church, and was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Myron House.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 61, 75; Myron House 135, 71; Jimmy Cates 37b, 100; Evelyn Harris 47t, 155; Don Bowen 171, 82t; Jan House 515, 373; Phillip Langley 47b, 142; Judy Mincey 410t, 34t (in honor of Mrs. T. H. Ross); Henry Johnson 388, 569b; Karleen Williams 63, 143.


The class was called together by Bobby Jackson leading songs on pages 341 and 312 (t? b?).

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards and Charlene Wallace.

The class resumed singing and the following leaders were called: B. J. Harris 452; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 112; Louise Allen 81t, 318; Tom McGraw 268, 126; Alice Edwards 104, 73b.

Lois Bowman, Irene Snow, and Robert Kerr (all children of Jack Kerr) welcomed everyone and expressed their appreciation for remembering their father through song. They honored their oldest sister, Tinzie Simonton, who is 99 years of age and still going strong. Rev. John Childs welcomed everyone.


Charlene Wallace called the class to order leading song on page 283. Leaders: Roy Nelson 87, 145t; Earlis McGraw 271t, 77t; Liz Bryant 66, 384; Everette Denney 335, 426t; Gladys McGraw, Patti McGraw, Tom McGraw, and Carlene Griffin 333, 345t; Lou Cotney 137, 172, 358; Mark Fuller 45t, 72b; Luke Allen 277, 111t; Henry Johnson 127, 338; Alice Edwards, Hester Edwards, Lois Bowman, and Irene Snow 274 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers, Vivian Rogers, and Karleen Williams 405; Myron House and Jan House 421; Judy Mincey 50b; Liz Bryant 270; Roy Nelson 434; Don Bowen 77b (for Revy Williamson); Phillip Langley 110.

Announcements were made. B. J. Harris and Charlene Wallace led song on page 62 for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. John Childs.

Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Hester Edwards.