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Pine Grove Singing

Near Collinsville, Alabama

April 19, 1998

The annual third Sunday singing in April was called to order by S.T. Reed leading song on page 82t. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Leaders: S.T. Reed 30t; Milton Oliver 32t, 61; Randall Smith 36b; Lamar Smith 76b; Bud Oliver 77t, 39b; Boyd Scott 127, 358; Henry Johnson 138b, 288; Dennis George 64; Norma Latham 66.

RECESS

The singing resumed with S.T. Reed leading song on page 42. Leaders: Don Bowen 59, 97; Sue Wills 318; Leola Smith 192, 186; Kyle Blakeley 313t; Mary Ruth Stiefel 134, 135; Sandra Jordan 31b; Carmon Brothers 283, 31t; Alanna Blanks, Scot Oliver, Milton Oliver, Paula Oliver, and Bryant Beard 354b; Jim Brown, Matt McKee, Kevin Keith, Christopher Sweet, Susan Campbell, Ty Cofield, and Beth Godsey (of Samford University) 159, 268; Judy Mincey 538; Tonia, George, Tommy George, and Dennis George 117.

RECESS

Milton Oliver called the class back together leading song on page 403. Leaders: Velton Chafin 573; Patsy Gentle 63; Rex Wilks, John Travis, and Rachel Travis 145b, 87; Lisa Geist 532, 528; Danny Smith, Randall Smith, and Lamar Smith 343b, “That Beautiful Land”; Linda Thomas “Sweet By And By”; Eric Blanks and Sheryl Beard 496; Lavaughn Ballinger, Matt McKee, Kevin Keith, and Christopher Sweet 405, 322; Verlon Stiefel 457; Edith Tate 73t; Betty Wright 145b; Jackie Tanner 47t, 222; Karen Travis 29t, 147t; Mattie Townsel 155.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Bud Oliver leading song on page 270. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 182, 475; Terry Wootten 224, 480; Shellie Capps 512; Marlon Wootten 201; Glenn Cohn 45t; Levon Wootten 49b; Syble Adams 350; Ashley Spaulding and Myra Dalton 39t, 385t; Larry Ballinger 101t; Cassie Franklin and Rachel Travis 202, 436; Dewayne Wootten 136; Wanda Capps 142, 200; David Ivey 500; Cindy Franklin 213 (t? b?), 198; Charles Stiefel, Dennis George, and Randall Smith 290, 285 (t? b?); Eloise Wootten 384; Glenn Meadows and Myra Dalton 138b; Bud Oliver 317b (for Nelda Tolbert).

S. T. Reed led song on page 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Glenn Meadows.

Chairman—S. T. Reed; Vice Chairman—Milton Oliver; Secretary—Randall Smith.