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Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

October 10, 1999

The annual Walker Cates and Herbert Brown Memorial was held at Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 61. Roy Nelson offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 111t; B.M. Smith 82 (t? b?), 101t; Shelbie Sheppard 202, 203; Margie Smith 32t, 313t; and Mary Florence Smith 53, 274t.

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith and Mary Florence Smith.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 208 (for Estelle Flowers and Lois Stanson); Nancy Allen 146; Allison Dodson 335, 45t; Earlis McGraw 271t, 312b; Leola Smith 185, 318; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 389; Teenie Moody 34b, 47t.

RECESS

B. M. Smith brought the class to order leading song on page 270. Leaders: Jimmy Cates 144, 37b; Pearl Guier 358, 59; Roy Nelson 153 (for Jap Walton), 498; Mildred McElroy 186, 436; Richard DeLong 177, 395; Henry Johnson 267, 326; Charlene Wallace 84 (for I.V. McWhorter), 289 (for Revy Williamson and Reba Stanford); George Garner 222; Phillip Langley 110, 480; Louis Hughes 481, 147b; Evelyn Harris 155, 39b.

LUNCH

Jeff Sheppard brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 97. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 143, 30t; Jeannette DePoy 112, 278b; Howard McGuire 354b, 192; Lou Cotney 196, 172; Bobby Jackson 317, 290; Pam Nunn 269, 528; Milton Oliver 224, 314; Eloise Watkins 348b, 138b; B.J. Harris 303, 225t; Bonnie Flowers 48t, 299; Eschol Hughes 460, 111b; Reba Norton 282, 136; Corene Laminack 108t, 147t (by request, for Louise Brown Allen).

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and B.M. Smith led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by the pastor of the church, Donald Payne.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.