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Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

October 11, 1998

The annual Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial was held at Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 30b. The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 61; Shelbie Sheppard 114 and 171.

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Judy Mincey and Mary F. Smith.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 89; Mary F. Smith 289, 288; Judy Mincey 50b, 480; Charlene Wallace 225t (for Revy Williamson), 384; Bobby Jackson 317, 290; Earlis McGraw 271t, 385t; Rene Greene 273, 299; Roy Nelson 422, 498; Jeannette DePoy 426t, 456; Don Bowen 283 (in memory of his father and mother, E.C. and Agnes Bowen), 348b; Susan Roberts 312b, 40; Louis Hughes 471, 470; Bonnie Flowers 127, 184.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading song on page 75. Leaders: Jesse Roberts 33t, 172; Lee Rogers 425, 170; Jimmy Cates 63, 112; Virginia Dyer 454, 193; Everette Denney 335, 34b; Pam Nunn 528, 300; Evelyn Harris 30t, 87.

LUNCH

Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Mary F. Smith 213 (t? b?), 148; Carlene Griffin 70t, 448b; Scott DePoy 179, 36b; Estelle Flowers 76b, 388; Richard DeLong 202 (in memory of Walker and Lessie Cates), 109 (for Horace DeLong and I.V. McWhorter); Fallon Dyer 269 (in memory of Lessie Cates), 146; Jimmie Denney 143 (for Felton Denney), 153; Leola Smith 176b, 418; Milton Oliver 403, 321; Lou Cotney 222, 189; Lonnie Rogers 186, 318; Phillip Langley 110, 168; Louise Nelson 282, 350; B.J. Harris 303, 452; John Plunkett 329, 150; Jesse Roberts 67 (for his dad, Jesse Roberts, Sr.), 147t (requested by Louise Allen).

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Jesse Roberts.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.