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Lillian Calvert and Irene Woodley Memorial

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo, Alabama

January 9, 1999

The annual Birthday/Memorial Singing for Lillian Calvert and Irene Woodley was held at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Boldo Community, near Jasper, Alabama on Saturday night before the second Sunday in January. The class was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading song on page 48t. The evening prayer was offered by Ronald Gilmore.

Leaders: Elvin Guthrie 73b; Ashley Keeton 146; A.C. McGough 147t, 392; Jettie Lawson “Not Made With Hands”; David Roberson 340, 388; Sherry Guthery 64, 58; Ronald Gilmore 276, 475; Doris Talley and Fay Naramore 75, 56t; Pam Keeton 275t, 274t; Gene Wakefield 284, 138t; Randy Moon 143, 45 (t? b?); Elsie Moon 434, 395; John Merritt 240, 77t; Eldagene Roberson 313t; Joshua Keeton 268, 408.

REFRESHMENTS

Elvin Guthrie brought the class to order leading song on page 225t. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 215, 383; Ann Jett 327, 269; Larry Ballinger 88 (t? b?); Brenda Merritt 42; Travis Keeton 273, 30t; Henry Guthery 488, 505; Edith Tate 37b, 532; Velton Chafin 144; Marie Guthrie 374; Shelley Capps Davis 73t; Flarce Creel 389; Wanda Capps 29t, 212; the Woodley children (Betty, Jettie, Fay, Doris, and Frank) 176 (t? b?), 379; the Calvert children (Marie, Flarce, and Elsie) 454; Harrison Creel 275b, 342; Willodean Barton 290; Elvin Guthrie 499.

The class was dismissed with prayer led by Glenn Keeton.

The singing will be held again in the year 2000. In 1954, Doris Woodley and Elsie Calvert, then seniors in high school, decided to give their mothers, Mrs. Irene Woodley and Mrs. Lillian Calvert, a surprise (supposedly) birthday singing. Well, it is 1999 and their families still have a singing in their memory. There were four generations of the Calvert family present this year. Thanks to all who have helped over the years to keep it going.

Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Wanda Capps.