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Eugene Forbes Memorial Singing

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The class came together, and elected the following officers: Chairman—Jacob Acton; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless. Jacob Acton led 148. Elder Ken Milner offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Jacob Acton 277; Lori Hinesley 59, 496; Judy Chambless 37b, 82t; Jenny Acton 229 (CB), 340; Roy Nelson 341, 111b; Glenda Collins 35, 81t; Wendy Anderson 98, 100; Robert Chambless 163b, 225t; Bert Collins 542, 335; Brandon Acton 32t, 168.


Jacob Acton brought the class back together leading 108b. Leaders: Jack Nelson 399b, 518; Oscar McGuire 34b, 515; Pam Anderson 480, 490; James M. Wagner 504, 268; Shirley Berrey 155, 313t; Shellia Harris 143, 358; Winfred Kerr 283, 146; Eugene Forbes’ relatives (Lori Hinesley, Jenny Acton, Brandon Acton, Jacob Acton, Shirley Berrey, Kim Berrey, Pam Anderson, Shellia Harris, and Kenneth Forbes) 101t; Ken Milner and Jack Nelson 569b; Jasmine Anderson and Jack Nelson 339.


The afternoon session began with Jacob Acton leading 42. Leaders: Charlotte Bishop 551, 196; Jack Nelson 560; Shellia Harris 282; Lori Hinesley 373; Oscar McGuire 66; James M. Wagner 457; Jenny Acton 108t; Robert Chambless 303.

In the memorial lesson, Jack Nelson led 434. The following sick and shut-ins were recognized: Jonathon Smith, Virginia Dyer, Richard Delong, Charlene Wallace, and Dennis Simmons. The following deceased were remembered: Eugene Forbes, Ben McCormick, and Elder Roswell Smith—Alabama. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Elder Ken Milner.

Leaders: Glenda Collins 454; Brandon Acton 192; Shirley Berry 288 (in memory of Uncle M.B. Forbes); Bert Collins 300; Winfred Kerr 549; Roy Nelson 45t; Ken Milner 236.

Jacob Acton led 62 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Elder Ken Milner.

Chairman—Jacob Acton; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton