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H.R. Avery Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Elder H.R. Avery Memorial Singing was held on the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Charlotte Bishop leading 32t and 36b.

In a business session, the class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Charlotte Bishop; Secretary—Isabelle Green; Arranging—Jordan McGuire. The business session was closed. Charlotte Bishop led 45t. Cecil Roberts offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 171, 155; Shane Brown 111b, 49b; Glenda Collins 454 (for Virginia Dyer), 138t; Waylon Blakeley 478, 335; Judy Chambless 37b, 82t; Jamey Wootten 31t, 131b; Sarah George 278t, 114; Stanley Smith 85, 84; Chita Blakeley 142, 53; Robert Chambless 163b, 34b.


Jordan McGuire called the class to order by leading 354b. Leaders: Charlotte Bishop 268, 496; Tom George 271t, 152; Bert Collins 124, 542; Audrey Blakeley 109, 123t; Winfred Kerr 373 (in memory of Rebecca Over), 146; Isabelle Green 67, 162; Cecil Roberts 33b, 229; J.T. Blakeley 39t, 288; Carla Hudson 358, 111t.


Charlotte Bishop called the class to order by leading 110 and 282 (requested by Justin Whitehead). Leaders: Sharon Whitehead 560, 112; Diane Avery 145t (for Nellie Estes), 300; Lynda Fagan 481, 127; Renae Dempsey 354b (in memory of Sheila Shivers), 143; Douglas Hubbard 72b, 45t; Jordan McGuire 39b, 480; Mike Hawkins 29t; Justine Whitehead 47b.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Charlotte Bishop and Charlotte Britton led 340 in memory of Jane Moran, Rebecca Over, and Lee Kerr. Jordan McGuire and Renae Dempsey led 143 in memory of Sheila Shivers. Charlotte Bishop led 229 (CB), and Stanley Smith led 348b for the sick and shut-ins. Announcements were made.

Charlotte Bishop led 56t as the closing song. Shane Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charlotte Bishop; Secretary—Isabelle Green