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Coy Putnam Memorial

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

October 23, 1999

The annual Coy Putnam Memorial Singing was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Elder J.L. Hopper.

The class was organized, and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—Jack Jordan; Arranging Committee—Carmon Brothers and Eunice Kimbrell; Secretary—Irene Jordan.

Leaders: Hershell King 101 (t? b?), 87; Carmon Brothers 187, 58; Judy Caudle 150, 403, 78; Elder Dan Hopper 98, 147b, 287; Seth Allred 401, 59; Sandra Light 143, 354b; Will Allred 274 (t? b?), 354 (t? b?); Jennifer Allred 183, 196.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 112. Leaders: Eunice Kimbrell 129, 42; Ramona Light 138 (t? b?), 28 (t? b?); Susan Allred 480, 182; Irene Jordan 84, 405, 438; Rachel Allred 421, 159; Marilyn Burchett 335, 81 (t? b?); J.C. Rutledge 569 (t? b?), 490. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Elder Dan Hopper.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Hershell King leading song on page 97. Leaders: Mary Alice Crisco 30b, 37b; Elder J.L. Hopper 26, 352; Judy Caudle 322, 460; Gene Wakefield 136, 138t, 168; Savannah Kelly 235b, 45 (t? b?); Caleb Allred 87, 166; Glenda Hopper 81b, 207; Wilda Holmes “That Beautiful Land”; Carmon Brothers 340, 137; Jennifer Allred 290; Rachel Allred 68b; Marilyn Burchett 551.

Hershell King led song on page 80b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Dan Hopper.

Note: Seth Allred—age 12; Will Allred—age 4; Jennifer Allred—age 15; Rachel Allred—age 8; Savannah Kelly—age 10; and Caleb Allred—age 6 were all leaders who had attended singing school.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—Jack Jordan; Secretary—Irene Jordan.