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Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing

Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Boaz, Alabama

Saturday, March 7, 1998

The Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing was held at Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in March, and was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Cecil Gilliland leading song on page 75. The morning prayer was led by Elder J. L. Hopper. Cecil Gilliland led songs on pages 74b and 67.

A business session was held and the following officers elected: Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Helen Lambert.

It was decided to again hold this singing the same weekend in 1999. Leaders: Helen Lambert 426t, 441, 285t; Lamar Smith 76b; Jewel Wootten 77t, 145b; Carmon Brothers 133, 167, 499; Linda Thomas 82t, 47b, 47t; Milton Oliver 321, 176t; Glenda Hopper 30t, 80b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Cecil Gilliland leading song on page 134. Leaders: Velton Chafin 454, 34b, 144; Pam Sims and Austin Sims 103, 146; Freeman Wootten 37b; Elder J. L. Hopper 39b, 322, 220; Calvin Rogers 32t; Paul Gilliland 490, 569b, 268. The noon prayer was led by Elder J. L. Hopper.

LUNCH

Cecil Gilliland called the class back to order by leading song on page 137. Leaders: Avie Blackwood and Carmon Brothers 206, 207, 222 (for all sick), 480; Velton Chafin 153; Paul Gilliland 30b; Jewel Wootten 101t; Elder J. L. Hopper 162; Lamar Smith 36b; Milton Oliver 217; Calvin Rogers 31b.

Announcements were made. Cecil Gilliland led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lamar Smith.

Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Secretary—Helen Lambert.