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Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst, Alabama

January 10, 1999

The annual memorial singing for Jack Kerr and Henry Kerr was held on the second Sunday in January at Camp Ground Methodist Church, and was called to order by B.J. Harris leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 30t; Charlene Wallace 56t, 63; Mary F. Smith 123t, 146; Alice Edwards 271b, 73b, 104; Jeff Sheppard 129, 155, 208; Karen Rollins 373, 143, 34b; Everette Denney 335, 489b, 503; Carlene Griffin 81t, 117; Henry Johnson 493, 570, 138b.


B.J. Harris brought the class to order leading song on page 225t.

The class organized and voted to retain the same officers: Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards and Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 452b; Lee Rogers 73t, 516, 121; Lonnie Rogers 75, 101t, 222; Evelyn Harris 87, 108t, 47t; Hugh McGraw 71, 142, 179.

Lois Bowman welcomed everyone, and spoke of the Kerr family, especially her father, Jack Kerr. Lois Bowman and Irene Snow, daughters of Jack Kerr, and other relatives were recognized. Hester Edwards and Alice Edwards spoke of their Uncle Henry Kerr and the importance of the Sacred Harp to his family. They led songs on pages 45t and 100 in memory of all the Kerr family. Rev. Childers led the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon of singing began with B.J. Harris leading song on page 82t. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 569 (t? b?), 317b, 290; Mary F. Smith 277, 147t (in memory of Luke Allen); Hugh McGraw 145b; Lee Rogers 276; Everette Denney 405; Karen Rollins 36b; Henry Johnson 303; Mark Fullers and B.J. Harris 72b; Charlene Wallace 314 (for Cecil Edwards who is in the hospital); Lonnie Rogers 348b (in memory of Lois Palmer); Alice Edwards 186; Bobby Jackson 480; Lou Cotney 172, 358, 300, 189; Jeff Sheppard 500.

Announcements were made. B.J. Harris and Charlene Wallace led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Hugh McGraw.

Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.