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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 17, 1999

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in April.

The class was called to order by Carmon Brothers at 10:00 a.m. with his leading song on page 59. Hershell King offered prayer. Carmon Brothers led song on page 406; Irene Jordan led songs on pages 480, 64, and 405.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairmen—Carmon Brothers and Hershell King; Arranging Committee—Eunice Kimbrell; Secretary—Irene Jordan. Carmon Brothers to act as chairman until noon, and Hershell King to assume responsibilities in the afternoon.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 425b, 48t, 61; Hershell King 67, 34t; Marlin Beasley 68b, 63, 49 (t? b?); Judy Caudle 76t, 322, 540; Arvid Holmes 171, 137, 460; Rhoda Norris 318, 187, 358.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers called the class back to order leading song on page 354b. Leaders: Sandra Light 119, 143; Milton Oliver 403, 217; Linda Thomas 123t, 73b; Gene Wakefield 168, 112, 100; Marie Guthrie 88 (t? b?), 222, 389; Wilda Holmes 384, “That Beautiful Land”; Larry Lambert 410t, 410b, 332.

LUNCH

Hershell King called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 97. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 312b, 231, 66; Eunice Kimbrell 129, 42; Travis Keeton 300; Gene Wakefield 341; Marlin Beasley 512; Helen Lambert 108b, 159; Judy Caudle 52 (t? b?); Arvid Holmes 49t; Marie Guthrie 343b; Eldagene Roberson 441.

Hershell King led song on page 426t as the closing song. Marlin Beasley dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen—Carmon Brothers and Hershell King; Secretary—Irene Jordan.