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Jack and Henry Kerr Memorial

Camp Ground Methodist Church, North of Fruithurst, Alabama

January 8, 1995

The annual Kerr Memorial Singing was held the second Sunday in January, 1995. In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, the singing was called to order by B. M. Smith leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith. Lonnie Rogers made a motion that this singing in the future be known as the “Jack and Henry Kerr Memorial Singing”. Leaders: B. M. Smith 76b; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 101 (t? b?); Lois Kerr Bowman 119; Don Bowen 354t, 503b; Mary Florence Smith 378b, 565b; Alice Edwards 146, 73b; B. J. Harris 225t, 303b; I. V. McWhorter 213t, 317b; Evelyn Harris 87, [30T//30t]; Everett Denney 32t, 34b.


The singing resumed with Lonnie and Vivian Rogers leading song on page 186. Leaders: Margie Smith 494, 313t; Jeff Sheppard 203, 168; Revy Williamson 77b, 99; Louise Allen 81t, 123t; Carlene Griffin 117, 159; Lee Rogers 467b, 230; Shelton Williamson 318.


B. M. Smith led song on page 127 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Judy Mincey 523, 224; Shelbie Sheppard 183, 284; Luke Allen 111b, 277; Mildred McElroy 61, 222; Erica Abramski 358, 32t; Lou Cotney 300, 189, 497; Kenneth Mize 49b, 45t; Mark Fuller and Lonnie Rogers 59, 49b, 40; Jeff Sheppard and John Childs 55, 63; Marvin McElroy 112, 155; B. M. Smith led 179, 269 in memory of Jack and Henry Kerr, Dean Nelson, Leonard Kerr, and all members of the Kerr families. Evelyn Harris, in memory of Murphee Daniel, led 340. The class sang 335 for Harvey Austin, 75 for Walter Hamrick, and 68 (t? b?) for Cecil Edwards. The closing song on page 314 was led by Lonnie Rogers and the class was dismissed with prayer by John Childs.

Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.