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Alexander, Hullett, Lowe, Brothers, and
Hyatt Memorial

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

October 3, 1999

The thirty-third session of the annual memorial singing for Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander, Jimmy Hullett, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brothers, Maudine Alexander, Alvin Alexander, Arvill Hyatt, J.B. Lowe, and Alton Lowe was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Terry Hullett leading song on page 59. Lamar Smith offered the morning prayer. Terry Hullett led song on page 63.

Leaders: Jewel Wootten and Roie Alexander 203, 317; Roy Nelson 283; Martha Woodard 303; Lamar Smith 36b; Buddy Davis 565, 384; Henry Johnson 569 (t? b?); Margie Smith 494, 393; Milton Oliver 403, 325; Jackie Tanner 89, 39b; Leola Smith 109, 136; Willie Mae Moon 434 (in memory of Mae Seymour), 225t; B.M. Smith 389 (for Lonnie and Vivian Rogers), 475 (for Virgil Phillips); Shelbie Sheppard 290 (for Ruby Phillips), 137 (for Virgil Phillips).

RECESS

Terry Hullett called the class to order leading song on page 222. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 144, 300; Elene Stovall 298, 299; B.J. Harris 503, 452; Joshua Keeton 327, 30t; Evelyn Harris 101t, 47t; Dennis George 84, 30b; Max Berueffy 349, 37t; Jeff Sheppard 34b, 34t; Brenda Merritt 440, 442; Carmon Brothers 318, 402; Ashley Keeton 455, 196; Shane Wootten 345b, 270; Ann Jett 217, 546; Karen Ivey 445, 208; Lora Cargo 498, 454; Terry Hullett 45t (in memory of Alton Lowe).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Terry Hullett leading song on page 166. Leaders: John Merritt 71, 268; Marlon Wootten 74b, 147t; Stuart Ivey 189, 112; Cassie Franklin 182, 192; Sarah Harcrow 75, 178; David Ivey 90, 319; Glenn Keeton 117, 47b; Eloise Watkins 108t, 35; Cindy Franklin 335, 76b; Harrison Creel 348b, 512; Linda Thomas 556; Dennis George “Beulah Land”; Ernest Phillips 74t, 376; Deborah Ritch 286; Freeman Wootten 33b, 277, 97; David Ivey 441 (for Roie Alexander); David Ivey and Rodney Ivey “Trusting”; Harrison Creel 342 (by request).

Sandra Alexander Thames presented Terry Hullett with her father’s (Alvin Alexander) Sacred Harp, 1911 edition, book. Alvin Alexander was the oldest son of John and Della Alexander.

Terry Hullett led song on page 285 (t? b?) as the closing song. Glenn Keeton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen—Terry Hullett, Richard Hullett, Doyle Alexander, and Elder Philip Gilmore; Secretaries—Jewel Wootten and Paula Gilmore.