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Bob Burnham Memorial Singing

Jacksonville, Alabama

February 6, 2000

The thirty-third session of the Bob Burnham Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the first Sunday in February, and was called to order by Ruth Brown leading song on page 59. Roy Nelson led the class in morning prayer. Ruth Brown led song on page 63; Jeff Sheppard 61; Shelbie Sheppard 216, 208 (in memory of Uncle Bob Burnham); and Margie Smith 313t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ruth Brown; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretaries—Shelbie Sheppard and Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 503; Nancy Allen 32t; Richard Ivey 182; Teenie Moody 430; Lamar Smith 76b; Joyce Clackum 127.

Ruth Brown introduced the mayor of Jacksonville, Dr. Jerry Smith, and asked that he say a few words to the group. Dr. Smith welcomed everyone to the City of Jacksonville and expressed his appreciation to us for attending this event and extended an invitation to come again next year.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 390; Jeannette DePoy 229; Coy Ivey 99; Eloise Watkins 49b; Lonnie Rogers 348b; Daphene Causey 349.


Jeff Sheppard brought the class to order leading song on page 75. Leaders: Allison Ivey 377; Jimmy Cates 37b; Mary Florence Smith 383; Louis Hughes 57; Elene Stovall 189; Richard DeLong 41; Linda Thomas 303; B.M. Smith 28b; Katherine Benefield 111t; Tommy McGraw 480; Lou Cotney 318; Eschol Hughes 111b; Evelyn Harris 47t; David Ivey 202; Flora Skinner 434; Randall Smith and Rodney Ivey 137, 475 (for Virgil Phillips who was present, but not able to lead); Karen Ivey 201; B.J. Harris 225t; Cassie Franklin 373; Judy Mincey 367.


Jeff Sheppard brought the class to order leading song on page 87. Leaders: Scott DePoy 179; Eunice Webb 290; Howard McGuire 354 (t? b?); Jenny Wootten 66; Stuart Ivey 192; Charlene Wallace 218; Terry Wootten 436; Pam Nunn 200; Everette Denney 426t; Lee Rogers 534; Roy Nelson 283; Jewel Wootten 212; Jimmie Denney 155; Bonnie Flowers 299; S.T. Reed 567; Estelle Flowers 45t; Rodney Ivey and Allison Ivey 31t (by special request in memory of Greg Garret); Earlis McGraw 148; Susan Harcrow 217; Felton Denney 73 (t? b?); Reba Norton 275b; Buell Cobb 467; Bobby Jackson 569 (t? b?); Ora Martin 340; Don Bowen 270; Sarah Harcrow 347; Homer Benefield 56t; Sylvia Holland 456; Louise Holland 323b; Louise Nelson 350; Terry Wootten “Love At Home” (special request by Virgil Phillips); Flora Skinner 426b; Nellie Mae White and Ruth Daniels 378 (t? b?); Kanieth Calvert 159; Karen Reaves 339; Jeff Sheppard 142 (requested by Ruth Brown).

Ruth Brown, Pearl Guier, and Jeff Sheppard led song on page 46 as the closing song. Howard McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ruth Brown; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretaries—Shelbie Sheppard and Hester Edwards.