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Wall Memorial Singing
Glencoe Senior Citizen Center

Glencoe, Alabama (near Gadsden)

March 15, 1998

The annual Wall Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Glencoe Senior Citizen Center on the third Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Bud Oliver leading songs on pages 82t and 32t. The morning prayer was led by Billy J. Harris.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 59; Lonnie Rogers 75, 222; Pearl Guier 348b, 127; Felton Denney 31t, 155; Ruth Brown 36b, 146; Harvey Austin 101t, 335; Teenie Moody 89, 384; Don Bowen 283, 503; Norma Latham 56b, 317; Velton Chafin 494.

RECESS

Bud Oliver called the class to order leading song on page 145b.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Cindy Franklin. Leaders: Shane Wootten 73t; Henry Johnson 288; Leola Smith 408; Lamar Smith 76b; Mary Florence Smith 300; B. M. Smith 475; Rex Wilks 30t; Evelyn Harris 87; Coy Ivey 137; Flarce Creel and Cindy Franklin 344; Jenny Wootten 128; Patsy Gentle 147t; Everette Denney 34b; Ann Jett 141.

RECESS

Shane Wootten brought the class to order leading song on page 345b. Leaders: Louis Hughes 61; Shelbie Sheppard 440; Linda Sides 72b; Edith Tate 389; Thurman Nall 287; George Garner 318; Jenny Gurley 340; Kyle Blakeley 313t; Daphene Causey 203; Jackie Tanner 208; B. J. Harris 452; Judy Mincey 481; Mattie Townsel 143. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Lonnie Rogers.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Bud Oliver leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 45t; Milton Oliver 314; Cassie Franklin 215; Chita Blakeley 142; Rodney Ivey 29t; Wanda Capps 546; Edna Phillips 236; Roy Nelson 179; Jewel Wootten 319; Jimmie Denney 153; Terry Wootten 224; Harrison Creel 498; Pam Nunn 216; Myrline Redmon 569 (t? b?); S. T. Reed 271t; Waylon Blakeley 460; Freeman Wootten 441; Rene Greene 217; Louise Nelson 145t; Audress Gurley 108t; Martha Woodard 448t; Cindy Franklin 411, 84; Bud Oliver 171, 358, 454.

Announcements were made. Bud Oliver and Shane Wootten led song on page 270 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.