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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Sacred Harp Singing held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April was called to order at 10:00 a.m. David Light led 30t. Delone Cobbs offered the opening prayer. David welcomed the class.

In a business session, the following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: David Light 112 (in memory of J.P. Hawk); Nicholas Thompson 42, 76b; Judy Caudle 52t, 200 (in memory of Rhoda Norris); Daniel Bearden 144, 212; Christopher Mann 84, 503; Holly Roberson 47b, 178; David Ivey 418 (for Nate and Norma Green), 156; Tom George 290, 462; Nate Green and Norma Green 472, 77b; Will Roberson 77t, 58; Sarah Trumbore 176b, 428.

RECESS

David Light led 143 to bring the class together. Leaders: Linda Booth 220, 218; Riley-Grace Jordan 171, 99; Cindy Mann 159, 145b; Joshua Hooven 31t, 455; Sonya Sipe 45t (in memory of Milton Lee), 36b; Susan Allred 65, 183; David Light and Rick West 436; Anna Grace Sipe 47t, 49b. Elder Dan Hopper asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson leading 100. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 73t (in memory of Bud Oliver), 354t; Dan Hopper 450, 413; Jacklyn Protz 288, 67; Henry Guthery 548, 549; J.L. Hopper 532, 543; Nancy Phillips 388, 82t; Tom Booth 44, 309; Joyce Lambert 312b (in memory of Katherine Benefield), 56t (in memory of Homer Benefield); Nicholas Thompson 358 (by request). David Light gave a brief history of this singing and others held at Rocky Mount, and then announced that the church members and Jordan family members had decided to discontinue the singing. Announcements were made.

David Light led 480 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Judy Caudle