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Coy Putnam Memorial

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church

October 24, 1998

The annual Coy Putnam Memorial singing was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was offered by Lenard Hayes. Hershell King led song on page 34b.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—Jack Jordan; Arranging Committee—Carmon Brothers and Faye Jordan; Secretary—Irene Jordan.

Leaders: Hershell King 34t; Carmon Brothers 331, 81t; Jack Jordan 196, 569 (t? b?); Elder Dan Hopper 273, 91; Randall Smith 36b, 37t; Irene Jordan 480, 405; Judy Caudle 52t, 322; Sandra Light 143, 354b; Elder J.L. Hopper 26, 47t; Cecil Gilliland 39b, 271 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Hershell King leading song on page 340. Leaders: Ramona Light 439, 421; Lenard Hayes 68b, “That Beautiful Land”; Glenda Hopper 138t, 138b; Gene Wakefield 56t, 27; Lamar Smith 76b, 343b; Rhoda Norris 318, 358; J.C. Rutledge 490, 452b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 222, 111t (in memory of Elder J.O. Handley who recently passed away), 441, and 312b. Leaders: Wilda Holmes 426t, 565; Arvid Holmes 40, 155, 111b; Judy Caudle 481, 410t; Randall Smith and Judy Caudle 384; J.C. Rutledge 105; Gene Wakefield 284; Dan Hopper 434, 435, 113.

Hershell King led song on page 80 (t? b?) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Dan Hopper.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—Jack Jordan; Secretary—Irene Jordan.