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Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing

Old Clear Creek Primitive Baptist Church,
Marshall County, Alabama

Saturday, March 11, 2000

The Gilliland and Brothers Memorial Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Carmon Brothers leading song on page 59. W.T. Scott gave the morning devotion and prayer. Carmon Brothers led songs on pages 72b and 77t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Larry Lambert; Vice Chairman—Paul Gilliland; Secretary—Helen Lambert; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers and Helen Lambert; Memorial Committee—Steven Lambert.

Leaders: Larry Lambert 73t, 410t; Helen Lambert 74b, 332, 75; Linda Thomas 137, 345t, 345b, 290 (for Virgil Phillips and Ruby Phillips); John Merritt 499, 225t, 358.

RECESS

Larry Lambert brought the class to order leading song on page 410b. Leaders: Jewel Wootten and Freeman Wootten 82t, 30t, 37b, 426t; Steven Lambert 323b, 47b, 68b; Brenda Merritt 337, 319, 67; Willowese Malone 164, 147t (in memory of Elder J.O. Handley), 354 (t? b?) (in memory of Luther Gilliland); Paul Gilliland 565b, 490 (in memory of those passed on and in honor of Sarah Brothers who could not be in attendance); Lottie Martin 36t, 335, 434.

Elder J.L. Hopper offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Paul Gilliland called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 569 (t? b?); Kenneth Fannin led songs on pages 176b, 313t, and 405.

Steve Lambert led songs on pages 89 and 47b for the following deceased: Cecil Gilliland, Ozetta Gilliland, Ester Wall Brown, Alice Washburn, Elder J.O. Handley, and Ervin Brothers.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Lilly Lybrand, Annie Brothers, Virgil Phillips, and Ruby Phillips.

Leaders: Elder J.L. Hopper 117, 218, 188; Carol Fannin 109, 145b; Lydia Baswell and Vella Dailey 222, 452, 143; John Merritt 501 (CB); Brenda Merritt 436, 571 (CB); Larry Lambert 388.

Announcements were made. Larry Lambert led song on page 62 as the closing song. Carmon Brothers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Larry Lambert; Vice Chairman—Paul Gilliland; Secretary—Helen Lambert.