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Jones Chapel Senior Citizens Center

Cullman County, Alabama

July 1, 1998

The annual July Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held on the first Wednesday in July. Velton Chafin, in the absence of the chairman, called the class to order leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Velton Chafin led song on page 30t. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 225 (t? b?); Hershell King 176b, 97; Ruth Smith 358; Betty Shaver 53, 155; B. B. Mattox 318, 68 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 234; George Cleghorn 274t, 421; Aubrey Tyree 298, 189; A.C. McGough 454, 475; Reedie Evans and Iva Cleghorn 300, 269, 36b.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading song on page 69b. Leaders: Corene White 171 (in memory of Rosa McCoy and Charley McCoy), 216; Marie Guthrie 336, 411 (in memory of her brother, Vernice Calvert); Martha Woodard 569 (t? b?) (in memory of Pete Haynes); Stella Pratt 340, 426 (t? b?) (in memory of her mother, Bellvenie Woodard); Billy Williams 147b, 231; John Hyde 75, 73b; Travis Keeton 176 (t? b?); Margie Lee and Ruth Burleson 136, 445b, 143; Odem Holcomb 137.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class back to order leading song on page 56 (t? b?). Leaders: Josie Hyde 34 (t? b?); Cecil Sanders 123 (t? b?); Donald Robinson 513, 100, 142; Martha Woodard 330 (t? b?); Velton Chafin 145 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Velton Chafin leading songs on pages 317 and 157. Leaders: Don Robinson 101t; Marie Guthrie 126; Corene White 379 (in memory of her mother, Cora Collins); A.C. McGough 111 (t? b?); Billy Williams 147b; John Hyde 108 (t? b?); Eron White 146.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 144 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by A.C. McGough.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretaries—Eron White and Corene White.