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Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church Homecoming and Singing

Daviston, Alabama

May 16, 1999

Eugene Forbes brought the singing to order leading songs on pages 63 and 32t, followed with prayer led by Elder C.V. Estes.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Gurley; Arranging Committee—Charlotte Bishop.

Eugene Forbes led songs on pages 75 and 100. Leaders: Nell Estes 560 (for her dad, Roy Avery), 145b; Floy Wilder 186 (for Elder Roy Avery), 432; Edna Ruth Phillips 452, 318; Jenny Gurley 340, 36b (for her mother); Annie Lee Price 110, 111t; Jean Payne 290, 480 (for her dad, Roy Avery); Ben Keeble 490, 39b; Eugene Forbes 155, 222, 34b, 566 (for Betty Forbes).

A memorial was held. Judy Vergess led songs on pages 61 and 45t for Joda Mann and Lafayette Patterson, Jr.

Leaders: Judy Vergess 147t, 358; Jordan Whitehead 111t, 354b.


The class was brought to order by Eugene Forbes leading songs on pages 30t and 288 (for M.B. Forbes). Leaders: Charlotte Bishop “The Great Roll Call”, 499; Leonard Price 335, 100; George Marlett 112, 136; Sharon Whitehead 143, 63; Verlie McDaniel 127, 168; Charlotte Bishop and Jenny Gurley “The Great Roll Call” (by request); Edna Ruth Phillips 299; Floy Wilder 142; Annie Lee Price 300; Jenny Gurley 313t; Jean Payne 290; Sharon Causey and Daphene Causey 137, 212; Elder C.V. Estes 335; Elder Ben Keeble 47b; George Marlett 100; Sharon Whitehead 294; Nell Estes 438; Judy Vergess 196; Eugene Forbes 410t; Charlotte Bishop “Not Made With Hands” (by request), 73t.

Eugene Forbes led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Ben Keeble.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Gurley.