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Independence Day Singing

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

July 4, 1999

Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the class to order leading songs on pages 59, 75, and 32t in memory of Kim Cagle. Elder Buck Brabham offered the opening prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Edna Ruth Phillips and Audress Gurley.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 100; Jenny Acton “The Great Roll Call”, 340; Brandon Whitney “Jesus Loves Me”; Nell Estes 560, 145b; Lora Kelly 89, 378t (for her brothers and sisters); Annie Lee Price 110, 111t; Nelda Henry 112, 39b; Thomas Futral 147t, 341; Pam Anderson 405, 480; Opal Futral 98; Myrline Redmon 334, 569b; Elder C.V. Estes 288; Vernelle Amason 189, 124; Charlotte Bishop “Jesus Died For Me”, 551; Betty Forbes 148, 566; Lori Hinesley 143, 172; Eugene Forbes 400 (in memory of Brother Thompson’s grandfather Richardson).

Since the 4th of July fell on Sunday, we held our usual church services with preaching by Elder Buck Brabham.


Eugene Forbes called the afternoon session to order leading songs on 100 and 101b in memory of Odell Cleveland and M.B. Wallace and song on page 186 in honor of Elder Roy Avery. Leaders: Dollie Bush 490, 30b; Sonya Berry 373 (for her mother), 274t (for Uncle Byron); Opal Futral 77t; E.W. Bush 36b, 45t; John Alton Green 40, 170 (for his grandfather); Ina Brabham and Colton Brabham “Not Made With Hands”; Audress Gurley 108t (for Mavis Dale), 99; Lucille Forman 569b, 138b, 480 (by request); Edna Ruth Phillips 452b, 358; Jonathan Blakeley 378b, 108b (for his grandfather Blakeley); class sang “What A Day That Will Be”.

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

We would like to thank the class for the minute money, and invite them all to come back next year.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.