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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

November 7, 1999

The ninety-fourth session of the annual Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing was held on the first Sunday in November and was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 39b and 37b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: John Hyde 61; Kenneth Tate 124, 343; Corene White 73t, 379; Vernice Phillips 112, 300; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405; Gladys Bonds 499, 77t; Wilton Donaldson 30 (t? b?), 31b; Marie Guthrie 166, 189; Earl Ballinger 187, 292; L.E. Hannah 498, 83t; Travis Keeton 348 (t? b?), 179; Mae Conwill 314, 298; Bobby Robbins and Lavaughn Ballinger 445, 45 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class reassembled with Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 129 and 74b. Leaders: Roma Rice 448 (t? b?), 49 (t? b?); Donald Roberson 340, 274t; Edith Tate 212, 446; Pastor Joel Hutchenson and Lavaughn Ballinger 294, 79; Eldagene Roberson 215, 203; Margaret Keeton 577, 495; Harrison Creel 111b, 512.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Larry Ballinger leading song on page 78. Leaders: Flarce Creel 270; Elvin Guthrie 373, 398; Amber Springfield 391, 58; Willodean Barton 418, 101 (t? b?); Kenneth Shaddix and Jayne Fulmer 454, 358; Faye Donaldson 431, 40; Christopher Rice 384, 276; Joyce Norris 327; Betty Baccus, Ashley Cook, Julie Ann Cook, and Matthew Cook 59, 388; Dawson Adams 68 (t? b?); Kenneth Tate 37 (t? b?), 275 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 507; Edith Tate 532; Josie Hyde 220, 236.

John Hyde and Travis Keeton led song on page 63 as the closing song. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.