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Reid Memorial

Old County Line Church, Corner, Alabama

October 18, 1998

The seventy-ninth session of the Reid Memorial singing was called to order by Chairman Harrison Creel at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was offered by David Ivey.

This singing is permanently organized, so leaders were called as follows: Jeff Sheppard 57, 129; Larry Ballinger 123t, 119; Gordon Wilkinson 215, 430; Randall Smith 36b, 137; Gravis Ballinger 78; Pernie Pelfrey 47t; David Roberson 340, 222; Lora Cargo 475, 454; Louise Nelson 87, 145t; Velton Chafin 355; Susan Harcrow 178, 183; Linton Ballinger 186; Melanie Hauff 196, 217; Amber Springfield 145b, 391; John Merritt 224.

RECESS

Harrison Creel led song on page 348b to bring the class to order. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 284; Ozella Blackmon 402; Jerry Ryan 345t, 343; Jim Brown 368, 159; Rodney Ivey 99, 299; Christine Gandy 319, 354b; S.T. Reed 220; Judy Caudle 110, 489; Rex Wilks 53; Marcia Johnson 179, 218; Matt McKey 176 (t? b?); Danny Creel 269, 383; Ila Ingle 442; Coy Ivey 354 (t? b?); Shelbie Sheppard 211; Louis Hughes, Jr. 411; Aubry Tyre 298, 208; Elene Stovall 436, 528; Julie Jett and Madison Jett 87, 59; Celia Carnes and Jim Carnes 146, 270.

LUNCH

Chairman Harrison Creel brought the class together leading song on page 512. Leaders: Travis Keeton 142; Marie Guthrie 397; Rachel Shavers and Tiffany Travis 128; Brenda Merritt 225t; Roy Nelson 274t; Charlotte McCarn 143; Lavaughn Ballinger 405; Eldagene Roberson 306; Karen Travis 163 (t? b?); Clayton Ezell 37b; Paul White 551; Joan Aldridge 546; Earl Ballinger 200; Josie Hyde 507; Charlie Ballard 45t; Pauline Childers 234; Dennis George 410t; Buell Cobb 409; Flarce Creel and Elsie Moon 389, 166; David Ivey 542; Leola Smith 187; Thurman Nall 523.

RECESS

Harrison Creel brought the class to order leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Jackie Tanner 172; Marie Aldridge 192; Mattie Townsel 68b; Elvin Guthrie 28b; Cassie Franklin 504; Milton Olliver 314; Willodean Barton 480; Lamar Smith 76b; Ann Jett 327; Johnny Humber 441; John Hyde 297; Odie V. Horton 378t; Ann Ballard 144; Henry Guthery 543; Wanda Capps 216; Edwin Ballinger 300; Edith Tate 294; Jayne Fulmer 373; Dorothea McCowan 361; Rebecca Wiggins 108t; Cindy Franklin 497, 198; Lucy Heidorn 460. After announcements were made, Chairman Harrison Creel led song on page 378b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Velton Chafin.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Marie Aldridge.