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New Year’s Day Cooper Book Singing

Pine Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church, Collins, Mississippi

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Andrew Albers called the class to order leading song on page 49t. Johnny Lee offered the opening prayer. Andrew Albers led song on page 35.

The class organized with the following officers elected: Chairman—Andrew Albers; Vice Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker; Chaplain—G.C. Waldrep.

Leaders: Andrew Albers 24; Bill Hogan 528; Nancy Van Den Akker 44; G.C. Waldrep 488b; Johnny Lee 511b; Brooks Strickland 393t; Wanda Gregg 40; Tim Cook 478; John Lee Van Horn 497; Martha Henderson 39; Ben Caston 85; Mark Davis 224; Junie McNeil 572; Henry McGuire 300; Curt Davis 45t; Jen Gray 545; Regina Glass 162; John Merritt 511t.

RECESS

Bill Hogan called the class to order with song on page 331b. Durwood Scarborough and Neva Dee Mayes were remembered in prayer. Also remembered in prayer: Arlon Gardner, Harry Eskew, Mary Turner, and Bill Green. Andrew Albers led the memorial lesson. Mark Davis led song on page 240 in memory of Durwood Scarborough. Andrew Albers closed the memorial with song on page 377.

Leaders: Tim Cook and Mako Cook 505, 484b; Martha Henderson 503; Johnny Lee 507b; G.C. Waldrep 524; Nancy Van Den Akker 573; Andrew Albers 369. G.C. Waldrep offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Bill Hogan and John Merritt called the class to order leading song on page 490. Leaders: Curt Davis 348t; Andrew Albers 267b; Bill Hogan 184b; Nancy Van Den Akker 384; G.C. Waldrep 192; Wanda Gregg 470; John Merritt and Curt Davis 392; Elizabeth Muhleisen 268t; Ben Caston 72; Tim Cook 553b; Henry McGuire 220; Regina Glass 339; Johnny Lee 515; Brooks Stickland 485; John Lee Van Horn 56; Junie McNeil 397; Jean Gray 299; Martha Henderson 376; Mark Davis 522; Andrew Albers 254.

RECESS

Andrew Albers called the class to order leading song on page 396. Leaders: Bill Hogan 68t; Nancy Van Den Akker 31t; G.C. Waldrep 86; Elizabeth Muhleisen 159; Wanda Gregg 38t; John Merritt 76b; Tim Cook and Mako Cook 571; Johnny Lee 47t; Martha Henderson 199; John Lee Van Horn 54t; Jean Gray 82; Regina Glass “Delusion” (text by John Merritt); Andrew Albers 543b, 45b.

Announcements were made. Andrew Albers led song on page 496t as the closing song. G.C. Waldrep dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Andrew Albers; Vice Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.