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Edwardsville Baptist Church

Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 3, 2022

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville, Alabama, was held on the first Sunday in April. Cecil Roberts welcomed the singers and visitors to Edwardsville Baptist Church. He led 59 as the opening song. Karen Rollins offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 89; Judy Chambless 475, 335; Winfred Kerr 282, 503; Glenda Collins 32t, 76b; Robert Chambless 452, 303; Oscar McGuire 34b, 229; Karen Rollins 227, 373; Laura Frey 159, 358; Bert Collins 542, 97.


Oscar McGuire called the class back to order leading 37b and 345b. Cecil Roberts called the business meeting to order. The following officers were elected: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Glenda Collins; Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Sheri Taylor 39t, 75; Philip Denney and Gayle Denney 101t, 448b; Cecil Roberts 399b, 285t; Winfred Kerr 314, 36b; Glenda Collins 100, 454 (in honor of Virginia Dyer); Robert Chambless 28b, 225t; Oscar McGuire 171, 163b.

Judy Chambless gave the memorial lesson for the deceased (Lois Bowman, Steven McElroy, Rebecca Over, Coy Ivey) and the sick and shut-ins (Barbara Brooks, Shane Wootten, Marlon Wootten, Jack Nelson, William Futral, Virginia Futral, Virginia Dyer, Rita Haley, Barry Rollins, and Angela Benton). Judy Chambless led 549 for the memorial lesson. Robert Chambless closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Karen Rollins 155, 153; Laura Frey 47b, 178; Philip Denney 84, 384.


Cecil Roberts brought the class back to order leading 312b. Leaders: Ann Simpson 445, 388; Bert Collins 300, 278b; Sheri Taylor 146, 156; Cecil Roberts 547; Winfred Kerr 544; Glenda Collins 566; Robert Chambless 347; Oscar McGuire 323b; Karen Rollins 389; Laura Frey 87; Bert Collins 124; Sheri Taylor 79. After announcements, Cecil Roberts, Glenda Collins, and Judy Chambless led 138b as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Glenda Collins; Secretary—Judy Chambless